4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Golden Monkey

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Golden Monkey Safari

  • 4 Days, 3 Nights
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Start/End: Kigali
  • $2394


The 4 days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Golden Monkey safari takes you  to Volcanoes National Park, a haven for both the tender mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and many other primates.Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is best known for mountain gorilla trekking though it is also the best destination for Golden Monkey Trekking as it is an evergreen bamboo forest with grassland areas, swamp, and heath in other areas.

The mountain gorillas are the prime attraction in volcanoes national park with gorilla trekking happening all year round and now the endangered Golden monkeys too that attract massive numbers of tourists. The park is located only 2 hours from Kigali in the north of Rwanda.

Safari Highlights

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Visit Dian Fossey’s grave site
  • Kigali City Tour

Itinerary Summary

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking
Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking and visit Dian Fossey’s Grave site
Day 4: Transfer to Kigali and City Tour

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Day 1:Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

After an early breakfast, embark on your Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari as you head North of Kigali city to Kinigi at the foot of Volcanoes National Park. Enjoy the spectacular views  and the amazing scenery of the Virunga Mountains en route as you head out to Ruhengeri. Check into the lodge and rendezvous at the lodge as you prepare for next days amazing activities Rwanda gorilla Trekking and viewing the attractive Golden monkey in their natural setting and later enjoy dinner surrounded by the evergreen tropical forest.

Accommodation: 5 Volcanoes Lodge / La Palme / Muhabura Hotel

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

With an early breakfast, drive to the park headquarters for gorilla briefing.Your Gorilla Trekking Safari begins when you start venturing into this gigantic forest. With a packed lunch, comfortable clothes, shoes and a walking stick you will set of for the day and encounter the gorillas. The time spent gorilla tracking is unpredictable and it varies from 2-8 hours before an encounter with the family of these gentle creatures. The location of each gorilla family depends on temperature, their feeding range and movement of the previous day.

Enjoy an hour with these majestic creatures as you watch and capture this memorable experience while they go about their day to day activities, and the young ones playing around the old ones, feeding each other and eating foliage. Later retire for an overnight at the lodge.

Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

After an early breakfast, embark on the Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari, you will be driven to the Headquarters of Volcanoes National Park and there you will be allocated groups and a guide  and you will be led through the jungle as you search for the beautiful creatures. Enjoy the beauty of these fragile creatures that illuminate the park with their lovely golden fur.

The monkeys can easily be encountered as they live at the bottom of the Volcano Mountains with in the bamboo forest, and by following the traces of fresh leftovers from the bamboo shoots eaten, the trackers are then able to locate them with in less than an hour. These monkeys spend most of their time at the top of the bamboo and also climb trees.

Later visit the grave site of the famous primatologist Dian Fossey, a brave lady who protected and saved a lot of these gentle creatures from inhuman savages and later retire to the lodge for an overnight as you reflect on the day’s encounters to your amusement and delight.

Accommodation: 5 Volcanoes Lodge / La Palme / Muhabura Hotel

Day 3: Transfer to Kigali City

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

Early in the morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Kigali where you will enjoy a Kigali city tour including the National Museum and Genocide memorial center that tales of the happenings of the massive deaths in April 1994, the time you spend on your city tour depends on your outbound flight. Later  connect for your flight back home.

End of the Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari.


Included in the price

  • Gorilla Trekking Permit-$ 1500
  • Golden Monkey Trekking Permit- $ 100
  • All Accommodation as per itinerary
  • 4×4 Safari Vehicle Trasportation
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Airport Pickup and drop off

Not Included

  • Items of personal nature
  • Visa processing and Visa Fees
  • International Flights
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Anything not included in itinerary