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3 days Rwanda Gorilla and Golden Monkey Tracking

Tour Overview

A 3 Day Rwanda Gorilla trekking tour in Volcanoes National Park home of the Mountain Gorillas. Among other activities you will do during this tour includes; a Kigali city tour, a tour of the ibylwacu cultural village, and golden monkey trekking or an optional Dian Fossey Hike.

Tour Highlights

Mountain Gorilla
  • Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park.
  • Day 2: Gorilla Tracking – Ibywacu Cultural Village
  • Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking / Dian Fossey Tomb Hike and transfer to back Kigali.

Activity highlights

  • Mountain Gorilla tracking
  •  Visit the ibylwacu cultural center
  • Optional Golden monkey trekking, visit Musanze caves, Dian Fossey hike, visit the twin lakes
  • Kigali city tour

3 days Rwanda Gorilla and Golden Monkey Tracking: Detailed Itinerary

 Day 1: Transfer to Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Pick up from either your hotel in Kigali or from the airport by our Gorilla Safaris Guide who will take you for the Kigali city tour in which you visit the city’s top attractions including the genocide site memorial center at Gisozi, a tour of the local markets and later depart for the Musanze province where volcanoes national park is located. You will arrive late and proceed to check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation options:

  • Muhabura Hotel (Budget)
  • Le bamboo gorilla lodge (Mid-range)
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)

Destination: Volcanoes National Park

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking – Ibywacu Cultural Village 

You will wake up for an early breakfast at your hotel before setting off to the park headquarters at Kiningi for a briefing about the Gorilla trek. You will then transfer to the starting point of the gorilla trek by 8:30 am to track the gorilla family you have been assigned. Your ranger guide will guide you as you track the gorilla, following through the jungles trying to locate the constant moving gorillas using information of their last known whereabouts. A maximum of 1 hour is allowed with the Gorillas after you meet them.

After the encounter with the mountain gorillas, return to your hotel for lunch, and in the afternoon have a cultural experience at the Ibyiwacu cultural village to learn about the Banyarwanda culture. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking / Dian Fossey Tomb Hike and transfer back to Kigali

Early in the morning you will go to the park headquarters for briefing, but this time about the Golden Monkeys. You will head back to the forests to trek the golden monkeys after which you will return to the Lodge and prepare for the trip back to Kigali and thereafter to the airport for your flight back home.

End of Tour

Includes & Excludes

Tour includes

Gorilla trekking permits
All activities on itinerary & park entry fees
Accommodation and meals
Transport in Standard Safari vehicle
Professional Tour Guide

Package Excludes

International Flights
Items of Personal Nature
Tips and Gratuity

Getting There

The trip will start from Kigali International Airport to Volcanoes National Park and you will be dropped off at Kigali International Airport.

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    Tour can depart on any day of the week.
    Tour can be customized
    Transportation in Landcruiser or minivan with pop up for game viewing
    Suitable for solo travelers
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