Three Day Gorillas and Golden Monkeys Tour

Three Day Gorillas and Golden Monkeys Tour

Short Overview

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

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

All year round

January - February, June - September & December

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.

Included

• Professional English-speaking safari and tour guide / driver
• All meals on the safari. When staying at lodges it will be on full board basis.
• All Park entrance fees & taxes.
• All prices are quoted in US Dollars.
• EMES rescue insurance for the time of the tour with Shadows of Africa.
• Game safari to national parks as specified
• Hotel/lodge/camp accommodation for the duration of the safari.
• Private 4x4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch and sliding windows for 360-degree view of the wildlife surrounding you
• First aid kit - Every safari vehicle comes standard with a fully stocked first aid kit. Our guides are all trained in providing basic first aid.
• Spare tires - for any unforeseen issues that may arise on bumpy African outback
• Charging station - Each car includes a charging station so you can charge your phone, camera battery, or laptop while on the road.
• WIFI - Our Rwandan vehicles come standard with Wi-Fi so that you can stay connected while on the road, of course this depends on reception.
• Wildlife tours according to your itinerary preferences.
• All game viewing activities specified Safari

Excluded

• Any sightseeing excursions and optional activities other than those specified
• Entry visas
• International flights
• Laundry
• Tips and gratuities to your own driver/ guide
• Tips and gratuities to park rangers and porters
• Travel insurance

Addons

Extensions

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

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.

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