Gorillas, Golden Monkeys and Kigali

A quick stop for one of nature's great experiences

Safari Length

4 Days

Price Guide

From $3500

Best Time to Go

May - October
December - February

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Overview

This short but sweet tour allows you to experience the best of what Volcano's national park has to offer by tracking both the magnificent Mountain Gorillas and the playful and inquisitive Golden Monkeys, in the ultimate African mountainous jungle.

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You Will Visit:
Price based on mid-range style accommodation for 2 people sharing and includes:

All accommodation

All meals as shown in the itinerary

Gorilla and chimp tracking permits

All park entry fees and activities

Experienced guide

4WD safari vehicle and fuel

Drinking water in the safari vehicle

 

Itinerary:
 
Day 1: Arrive in Kigali
You will be met by your guide at the airport, briefed about your upcoming safari then transferred to your 5* Hotel, which was the setting for the 2004 Hollywood film "Hotel Rwanda", where you will enjoy one of their panoramic view rooms. There are plenty of great places to eat in Kigali and your guide can recommend somewhere for you upon your arrival.
 
Meals Included: None
Accommodation: Hotel Des Mille Collines
 
Day 2: Kigali City Tour and Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast at your hotel, you will check out and go on a city tour, visiting the genocide memorial, which is a 'must-do' for any trip to Rwanda, where you will learn about the tragic history of this beautiful country. You will also get to see how the country has developed since, which with the help of international aid has been remarkable. After grabbing your lunch at one of the many restaurants you have to choose from, you will take the scenic drive north to Volcanoes NP to check-in at your lodge at the base of the extinct volcano, Mount Karisimbi.
 
Meals Included: Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
 
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking
After an early breakfast, you will set off on the unforgettable experience that is Mountain Gorilla tracking. After trekking through the dense forest to where the Gorillas were found the day before, you begin your tracking, searching for the largest primate in the world. Upon sighting them, you will stay with them for one hour as they eat, rest and bond with their young. To reach them it can take anywhere between 30 mins to 4 hours, so be prepared for a long trek through the humid rainforest. Afterwards, you will spend the afternoon relaxing and taking in your beautiful surroundings.
 
Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
 
Day 4: Golden Monkeys and Back to Kigali
Golden Monkeys are rare and endemic to this region, living in the bamboo areas found at the base of the volcanoes themselves. Playful and inquisitive, these monkeys are a pleasure to watch. There are two troops you can track both numbering around 80. Once you have reached the Golden monkeys you will watch them for one hour as they go about their daily lives. In the afternoon you will transfer back to Kigali ready for your evening flight home.
 
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch