4 days Gorilla Trekking & Golden Monkeys

Tour Itinerary

This safari will enable you do both gorilla and golden monkey tracking at volcanoes national park, one of the three national parks in the world where gorilla tracking can be done safely in their natural setting and tracking gorillas is regarded the most exciting activity at the park and regarded memorable. So mixing gorillas with golden monkeys is so rewarding, if you’re a primate lover don’t wait just book your safari with us you will never regret.

Detailed itinerary
Day 1: arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative/ tour guides who will greet you and brief you about the safari. If you arrive in time you will go for Kigali city tour and visit interesting places like the market centre, genocide memorial sites among other interesting places in Kigali. After you will be transferred to the north of the country to Volcanoes National Park with a gorgeous view throughout. Check in into your accommodation for Dinner and an overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Lodge (Midrange), Kinigi Guest House (Budget)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking
After breakfast, you will be escorted by a ranger guide to the park headquarters at 08:00hours for a short briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas and also get a signed to the group booked for. After the briefing from the authorities of the park, set off into the rain tropical forest to begin the activity, Gorilla tracking is regarded as the most interesting activity on earth. Gorilla tracking time is unpredictable as it may take between 3-8 hours searching for these species. And it may involve passing through muddy and thick forest, so it is advisable to move with tracking gears like packed lunch and bottled water, long khaki or jean trousers, non flash cameras, rain gear, strong boots among others. Ounce gorillas are found you will forget all the troubles you’ve gone through and start observing their behavior and feeding patterns as you’re taking photos, before retracing your way back to the headquarters for certificate issuing and you strictly allowed staying with them for only one hour. After this wonderful moment come back to the lodge for relaxation or if you have the evening free have a scenic drive to the twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo OR go for a cultural walk to visit the neighboring people Batwa. Retire back to the lodge for Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Lodge (Midrange), Kinigi Guest House (Budget)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Golden Monkey trekking
Have breakfast at the Lodge and then after you will be lead by a ranger guide to the park headquarters for a short briefing a bout the dos and don’ts while with these species. After proceed to the thick forest to begin the activity. These primates are splendid to watch and they are regarded endangered and one of the most beautiful primates on earth. You either follow Kabatwa at the base of Sabyinyo or Musanga at the base of Karisimbi. This takes a few hours, you will return to the lodge for lunch. If the evening is free visit Lake Kivu or trek to Dian Fossey’s grave a prominent researcher who studied the behaviors of these giant gorillas for a period of about 20 years. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at luxury Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Midrange: Le Bombou Lodge/La Palme Hotel, Budget: Kinigi Guest House. Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: departure
After breakfast, set back to Kigali. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to the airport for your scheduled flight back home.

End of safari

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