4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Golden Monkeys Safari

Rwanda Chimps & Gorillas Safari

Destinations: Kigali | Volcanoes National Park

Overview

Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is often described as “life changing” and with good reason. With only an estimated 880 Gorillas left in the world, to see these gentle creatures in their natural habitat is a truly unique moment. This gorilla trekking adventure gives you a chance to meet the endangered mountain gorillas, the rare golden monkeys and get a glimpse of the cultures and scenery of the land of Thousand Hills.

Highlights of this Safari

  • Mountain Gorilla trekking
  • Golden Monkey Trekking and stunning views
  • Kigali city tour and cultural experiences
  • Visit the Genocide Memorial Site

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kanombe Kigali airport

Upon arriving at the airport you will be warmly welcomed by your guide from Africa Sceneries, who will then give you a short briefing and transfer you to your hotel in Kigali town.

Overnight: Mille Colline Hotel/ Golf Hills Residence

Meals: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes national park

Pick up from your hotel in Kigali by your guide who will take you on a tour of Kigali city to visit the gisozi genocide site, local markets. You will have the opportunity to learn about Rwanda's history and to see just how impressive the Rwandan people are with the ability to recover after the Genocides. After lunch we will hit the road driving through the winding hills of Rwanda north-wards to Volcanoes national park in Musanze province former Ruhengeri. Arrive late and check in to your lodge for dinner.

Overnight: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Villa Gorilla

Meals: Full Board

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park – Ibywacu Cultural Village

After breakfast, equipped with your packed lunches and the necessary trekking gear, you will head to the ranger station for a briefing. The rangers will select the family in which you will be tracking, depending on your requests, the distance of the family, and your fitness level. The expert guides will lead you through a hushed, green cathedral-type atmosphere to deliver you almost face to face with enormous mountain gorillas, relaxed in their natural environment. You’ll spend an hour with them, watching infants play and mothers groom each other, all overseen by the watchful silverback. After the encounter and in the afternoon have a cultural experience at the Ibyiwacu cultural village to lear about the Banyarwanda culture.

Overnight: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Villa Gorilla

Meals: Full Board

Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking -Kigali

After breakfast return to the ranger station for a short briefing before we enter the forest in search of the rare Golden Monkeys. These Golden Monkeys have been habituated to human presence, which allows you to enjoy their normal interactions in the wild. After one hour with the monkeys we return to the hotel for a shower and lunch before making the drive back to Kigali. You will have a day room at a hotel to shower and have dinner before you are dropped off at the airport for your return flight back home.

End of Safari