4 Days Rwanda Gorillas, Golden Monkey Trek

This 4 days Rwanda gorillas and golden monkey trekking safari which commences and ends in Kigali – Rwanda, come prepackaged with a gorilla permit for Volcanoes National Park plus a Golden Monkey tracking permit. Rwanda is one of the finest spots in Africa for mountain gorilla tracking hence, an opportunity to encounter some of the last remaining endangered mountain gorillas in the entire world is a very awesome experience. This 4 days safari was crafted to reward you the best gorilla moments accompanied with a few interesting tourism activities in a relatively short time.

4 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Golden Monkey Trekking Safari

As said previously, this safari begins and ends in Kigali and can be booked at any time of the year. The package also comes with comfortable lodging facilities at the best prices to ensure some level of comfort on your safari. Please look through the detailed itinerary below.

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Upon your arrival, you will be offered a free airport transfer by any of our professional safari guides in case you are arriving by plane else, picked from any hotel around Kigali and transferred to Volcanoes National Park – Ruhengeri in a 4×4 safari vehicle. As you transfer, your safari guide will drive you around Kigali as he explains the various history and facts you might need to know about this legendary tiny city. The short tour includes visits to several cultural markets, the genocide memorial monument plus visits to more interesting places around Kigali.

As you may know, Rwanda’s past depicts very sad and terrorizing moments that you will witness when you pay a visit to the genocide memorial monument. Our experienced guides are instilled with a lot of knowledge and will narrate to you a lot of history at this spot accompanied by several site guides you might find. Upon finishing our brief Kigali tour, we shall then proceed to Volcanoes National Park for an overnight as we prepare for a mountain gorilla tracking experience the following day.

Accommodation choices

Luxury / Slumber: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Mid-Range – Comfortable: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Budget: Kinigi Guest House
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking and Twin Lakes Visit

This is the day we reunite with our long time cousins in the mist. We shall rise to an early morning breakfast and go to the park headquarters for a short briefing session and make our respective ways into the jungles of Volcanos after. This exciting trek that stretches through the beautiful foothills of the Virunga Conservation Area rewards excellent and extremely inspiring views in all directions. We shall search for these primates until we locate them and spend up to an hour of close contact (7 meters of closeness) interacting with them, taking photographs, learning more about them and the likes. We shall then return to our lodge for relaxation and head for a visit to Rwanda’s twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera in the evening, a perfect opportunity for you to bond with the local culture and traditions of Rwanda. After this magical event, we shall retire to our place of stay for dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation choices

Luxury / Slumber: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Mid-Range – Comfortable: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Budget: Kinigi Guest House
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Dian Fossey Trekking / Golden Monkey Tracking

This day we we either choose between Dian Fossey Trekking or Golden Monkey Tracking depending on your preference. As usual, we shall have an early morning breakfast and head back to the park headquarters for a short briefing that should last for not more than 30 minutes before undertaking our respective activities. After receiving briefing, we shall either go for Dian Fossey Trekking at Karisoke Research Center or Golden monkey trekking in the misty jungles of Volcanoes. The Dian Fossey hike is more physically challenging and lasts up to 7 hours whereas Golden monkey trekking should last for a maximum of 4 hours. We shall then return to the lodge for a lunch break, relaxation and probably an evening filled with leisure. Supposing you opt for Golden monkey trekking, you will return early enough and immediately transfer to Gisenyi to catch glimpse of Lake Kivu and enjoy our evening whilst having dinner at the shores of this magical lake. We shall then head to our place of stay for an overnight as we rest for more non-challenging exciting activities the following day.

Accommodation choices

Luxury / Slumber: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Mid-Range – Comfortable: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Budget: Kinigi Guest House
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Kigali City Excursion and Departure

After having breakfast, you will embark on a journey to Kigali City where we shall head for a much broader city tour that should highlight visits to Capalki market, a pottery project, the Franco-Rwandan cultural center, handicraft shops and the genocide memorial monument. We shall then have lunch at the legendary Hotel Rwanda enroute and later on transfer to Kigali International Airport for your onward flight.

End of 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari