Golden Monkey Trekking & Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

 Golden monkey in Volcanoes National Park - Rwanda
Golden monkey in Volcanoes National Park - Rwanda

From $1,900 (USD)

  • Rates are per person and based on 2 people sharing 1 room

  • Excluding international flights (from / to your home country)

Safari overview

This tour takes you to Volcanoes National Park for an encounter with the endangered giant apes (mountain gorillas) as well as golden monkeys or Dian Fossey's tomb and later allows you time to rest at the magnificent beaches of L. Kivu. You may as well get a chance to visit the markets and genocide monuments in Kigali on the last day depending on your flight schedule.

Tour Summary

  • You'll go to Rwanda 
  • This tour starts and ends in Kigali (Rwanda) 
  • You'll visit Volcanoes National Park & Lake Kivu
  • Activities: gorilla trekking & Golden Monkey trekking
  • Getting around: pop-up roof minivan
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra 

Accommodation & Meals (If fully booked, a comparable accommodation will be suggested)

Day 1-2: Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP (All meals included)

Day 3: Water Front Resort Mid-range resort located in or near Lake Kivu (All meals included)

Day 4: End of tour (no accommodation)All meals included

 

Day by Day

Arrival

  • You'll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost.

Day 1: Pick Up for Kigali City Tour and Volcanoes National Park

Our company tour guide will pick you up from your Kigali hotel or the Airport and transfer you to Kigali city for a city tour visiting the local markets, art and craft shops, genocide memorial grounds and later transfer to Volcanoes National Park driving through a beautiful country side and a home to the mountain gorillas.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking and Ibyiwacu Cultural visit

After an early morning breakfast, you will transfer to the park headquarters together with your packed lunch early enough to be briefed about the code of conduct while with the gorillas. This will be followed by entering the forest in search of the gorillas in the forest which may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in the jungle. Meet and stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour. Ascend for a community walk to the Banyarwanda people (Ibyiwacu cultural village) and enjoy their different performances and also explore more about their unique culture.

Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking / Dian Fossey Hike and Transfer to Lake Kivu

Have an early morning breakfast and then proceed to the park headquarters to trek golden monkeys along with other primates in the forest. You can also take a hike to the Karisoke Research Center for a visit to the Dian Fossey Tombs. Along the way, you may come across some primates such as the black and white Colobus monkeys, Vervet monkeys, L’hoests monkeys, and some bird species.

  • Main destination: Lake Kivu
  • Accommodation: Water Front Resor t Mid-range resort located in or near Lake Kivu
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 4: Transfer to Kigali and Departure

After breakfast, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Kivu to the different islands on the lake and later embark on a transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

  • Main destination: Kigali
  • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (on all days)

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees