3 Days Rwanda Gorillas, Golden Monkey

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Volcanoes National Park is a primate haven, it may not be as the counterpart Nyungwe forest but the primates of Volcanoes are unique; Mountain Gorillas and Golden monkeys are the highlights. The 3 days safari explores the park for these two and has a touch of culture and history.


  • Gorilla and Golden monkey tracking permits
  • Driver guide
  • Safari vehicle and gas
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as indicated
  • Drinking water on board
  • AirPort Transfers
  • Hiking fees
  • Activities mentioned


  • Visas and international flights
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses like cigarettes, shopping, souvenirs, etc
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages

Day 1-Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Meet your guide either at the hotel or airport. He will have a short briefing before the journey to the park. You can spend a little time in the Rwandan capital before the drive to North-west. It is about 3 hours but you can chat with your guide about stops and anything interesting you meet on the way. Arrive in the afternoon and check in at your lodge. There are two options for an afternoon activity after your arrival

-Cultural village tour

-Ellen DeGeneres Campus of Dian Fossey Visit

Accommodation: DaVinci Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2- Gorilla tracking and visit to the twin lakes

You will have breakfast at the lodge and if you want carry packed lunch too. The park has 12 families to see and your guide will operate the transfer from the lodge to the Park headquarters where you will meet guides, rangers and porters from the park, receive a briefing and later head into the park for the trek. You will meet a gorilla family led by a dominant male, enjoy an hour of watching and photography before you return to the lodge. After the return, refresh and the visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo.

Accommodation: DaVinci Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3- Golden Monkey tracking and back to Kigali

Golden monkeys receive little attention and live in the shadows of mountain gorillas. They are little known and are subspecies of the blue monkey. They are fast moving and you might not get close them as you did with the mountain gorillas and photographing them isn’t much easy but the experience of finding them in the Bamboo zone is amazing. You will start early because the treks only happen in the morning and your guide will arrange the transfer still to the park office to meet the rangers and guides for the trek. When you return, drive to Kigali for your exit flight. You will leave typically midday or afternoon.


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