Enjoy a 4 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Golden Monkey Tracking safari in the Virunga mountains / Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda’s leading safari destination. This safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda for gorilla tracking and Golden Monkey tracking with a community-based tour. The tour begins and ends in Kigali/Kigali International Airport.

  • Golden Monkey tracking
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Community based tour

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali

Day 2: Golden Monkey Excursion

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking

Day 4: Community-Based Tours & Departure to Airport

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Upon arrival at Kanombe International Airport in Kigali, you will be welcomed by our representative in Rwanda who will transfer you to Musanze later in the evening. First of all, the guide takes you on a city tour. You start off with a historical-minded exploration of Kigali city with visits to landmarks from colonial, post-independence, genocide and post-genocide times i.e. Kigali Genocide memorial site where over 259,000 genocide victims were put to rest in mass graves, Presidential Palace Museum, Belgian camp where they killed the 10 Belgian UN soldiers who were protecting the moderate prime minister before the start of genocide and others if time allows.

After the city tour, you are transferred to Musanze for your dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Gorilla Hotel.

Day 2: Golden Monkey Excursion

After breakfast, you will go for golden monkey tracking. This activity also takes about 2-3 hours in the Virunga forest. Transfer to the entrance of the Park early this morning to see the Golden Monkeys. It is now believed the only feasible population of these Golden Monkeys resides only in Volcanoes National Park. They are beautiful and also endangered primates which have become quite habituated to humans making it possible to observe them closely. Return to base and transfer back to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, you can either choose to relax or opt to visit the twin lakes and some local communities.

Accommodation: Gorilla Hotel

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking

Brief of the day: Early morning - Gorilla Trekking and visit Buhanga forest in the afternoon where all the Rwanda kings were initiated or Kinigi Cultural Village for traditional dances and music, bio-mimicry and traditional healing lessons.

Volcanoes National Park:

After breakfast, you transfer to the park headquarters for briefings and groupings. Visitors are allocated their specific Gorilla groups for tracking in respect to their physical abilities.  Having completed your park formalities then you embark on a once in a lifetime experience of tracking mountain gorillas. The tracking lasts about 1to 6 hours depending on how soon the gorillas are encountered as they keep moving from one point to another.

Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long lost cousin. This is perhaps one of the most breathtaking wildlife experiences on earth!!! You get so close to these awesome giant primates. You stare at each other blankly not knowing who to break the long silence first. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a magical experience.

Be back at the base in time for a late lunch! Some gorilla families, however, are more elusive and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy.

After lunch, you are driven back to your hotel to rest. Alternatively, you could opt to visit Buhanga Forest in the afternoon, a place where all the Rwanda kings were initiated or Kinigi Cultural Village for traditional dances and music, bio-mimicry and traditional healing lessons.

Accommodation: Gorilla Hotel

Day 4: Community-Based Tours & Departure to Airport

Have your morning breakfast then depart from hotel to go visit villages where they showcase the production of banana and sorghum beer as you also get the opportunity to interact the locals. Later return back to your lodge for early lunch and transfer back to Kigali city reaching in the afternoon.

Depending on your time of departure, you will either be transferred to the Airport for your flight back home or be dropped off at your Hotel in Kigali for dinner and overnight stay at your own expenses and that marks the end of this 4 days Gorillas & Golden monkey safari.

 

No of Persons Rate per Person
2 USD 3,573
4 USD 3,016
6 USD 2,862
8 USD 2,732

 Tour Package Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Full board Accommodation ( all meals inclusive)
  • Kigali city tour & reconciliation village educational tours,
  • Park entry fees
  • Thrilling Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking Permits
  • Waterfall hike & Canopy walk
  • Historical – cultural site tours
  • Experiential community based tours
  • Ground transport
  • Professional driver guides & trekking guides
  • Taxes and Administrative costs.

Package Excludes:

  • Visa fees
  • Health & travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Personal expenses on alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips and phone expenses.

Courtesy reminder

  • The above rates are based on contract rates of the current period. A final quote will be provided upon confirmation
  • The rates quoted are non commissionable
  • The above is a tentative quote, confirmation of rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Reservation request on hold will be considered as confirmed booking
  • Quotes may change without prior notice, whether there is any fluctuation in prices
  • Transfers and tours will be according to the itinerary provided at the time of booking.