Three Day Gorillas and Golden Monkeys Tour

Short Overview

Combine a day with Rwanda's iconic mountain gorillas with a Kigali City Tour and a visit to the playful golden monkeys for a more complete Rwandan experience. 

This four day itinerary is perfect for those who have limited time and want to see the best that Volcanoes National Park has to offer.

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Details

Details of Three Day Gorillas and Golden Monkeys Tour

DAY ONE - KIGALI TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

You'll be picked up from your hotel or the airport and begin the journey to Musanze, Rwanda's second largest city.

Set against the backdrop of the five Virunga volcanoes, Musanze will be your base from which to explore Volcanoes National Park.

DAY TWO - GORILLA TREKKING

After an early breakfast at your hotel, you'll proceed directly to the Volcanoes National Park's headquarters to meet your guides. After completing the briefing, you'll embark on the once in a lifetime experience of tracking the enigmatic mountain gorillas.

There is no guarantee how long or difficult your tracking experience will be as it depends on where the family of gorillas is and on weather conditions, It can take anywhere from two up to six hours of trekking through the mountain forest at relatively high altitudes. Fitness is definitely recommended for those wishing to undertake the excursion.

One of the most memorable experiences you're likely to ever have, you'll be allowed an hour of close contact with the gorillas once you've found them. You'll be privileged enough to come within mere metres of a family of these rare and beautiful animals, observing their family dynamics and getting to learn a bit about each gorilla's distinct personality in serene silence.

Once your time with the gorillas is done, you'll return to your hotel for lunch.

If time allows, you may wish to pay a visit to the nearby Twin Lakes or to the Iby Iwacu Cultural Village during the afternoon. You may, of course, simply wish to relax at your lodge.

DAY THREE: GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING

We'll spend the day tracking another of the Volcanoes National Park's primate inhabitants, the beautiful golden monkeys which can only be found in the Volcanoes Conservation Area.

You'll trek through sun-dappled glades and dense stands of bamboo in search of these playful monkeys, who are well accustomed to visitors. This means you'll be able to view the golden monkeys playing, feeding, and leaping from tree to tree as if you weren't there. While your time with the monkeys is limited to an hour, this is ample time to see the inquisitive creatures in their natural habitat.

After a hot lunch at your lodge, you'll then return to Kigali for your onward travel.

Info

Info

SKU
  • SAR1-4D-102
Destination
  • Rwanda
When to visit?
  • All year round
Tour style
  • Gorilla trekking
Tour duration
  • 3 DAY
Safari Circuit
  • No
Included in the price
  • All meals on the safari.
  • All Park entrance fees.
  • Flying Doctors rescue insurance for the time of the tour with Shadows of Africa.
  • Hotel/lodge/camp accommodation for the duration of the safari.
Excluded from the price
  • Any sightseeing
  • excursions and optional activities other than those specified
  • Entry visas
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Please
  • read our Terms and Conditions
  • Tips and gratuities to safari crew - recommended: 15-20 USD per day to safari driver
  • 10 – 15 USD per day to safari cook
  • Travel insurance
Itinerary Note
  • US Dollar notes from the years before the year 2006 are not accepted in Rwanda .

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Itinerary in Brief


  • DAY 1 - KIGALI - VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK Optional Kigali city tour. (L,D)

  • DAY 2 -  VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK Gorilla trekking. Optional afternoon activities (B,L,D)

  • DAY 3 - VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK - KIGALI Golden monkey trekking. Transfer. (B,L)

B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

All year round

Attractions


  • An unforgettable gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park.

  • Golden Monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park.

  • Optional Kigali city tour.

  • Optional cultural activities in Musanze.

Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

Tailor Made, Private Tours

Tailor Made, Private Tours

We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
Expert Advice

Expert Advice 24/7

With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
Specialized Safari Vehicles

Specialized Safari Vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
Full Financial Protection

Full Financial Protection

With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
Your One Stop African Operator

Your One Stop African Operator

We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.

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