This safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park (Parc Nationale des Volcans) in Rwanda for gorilla trekking and Golden Monkey tracking. The tour begins and ends in Kigali/Kigali International Airport.
Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will meet our safari guide representative. Then we head north to Ruhengeri, a city in northern Rwanda's Musanze district and serves as the base for gorilla trekking. The journey takes you through beautiful terraced hillsides that display Rwanda's natural landscape. At the lodge, you can stroll around the premises or simply take in the panoramic sunset over the volcanoes.
We head to the park headquarters for a briefing from the park rangers before setting off to the forest to see the gorillas. The ranger guides will take you through the forest to track gorillas, which can take from half an hour to five hours. A reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. If you have the afternoon free, you can visit Gisenyi, an orphanage, Lake Kiva/Bulera or a local school.
Golden Monkey Tracking
Today we return to Volcanoes National Park for Golden Monkey tracking. The Golden Monkeys are a rare highland monkey with a golden orange patch of hair on its back. The monkeys is one of the most endangered primates in Africa. After the mandatory briefing from the park rangers, we hike into the forest to spend an hour with these colorful creatures. If you have the afternoon free, you can visit Gisenyi, an orphanage, Lake Kiva/Bulera or a local school.
Depart to Kigali
After breakfast, drive to Kigali and have a city tour. In the afternoon transfer to the airport if applicable.Learn everything you need to know about safaris in Rwanda on our sister site – GORILLA TREKS.
- Airport transfers
- Game drives in 4x4 safari vehicle
- Gorilla and chimpanzee permits (if applicable)
- All park fees
- All meals
- Ground transportation
- Guide / driver
- All Value Added Tax (VAT)