2 Days Golden Monkey Trekking Safari Rwanda


Kigali city tour, Iby’iwacu Cultural tour, Golden Monkey trekking


RWANDA Kigali Volcanoes National Park.


2 Days


All Year Round



This 2 Days Rwanda Golden Monkey trekking safari in the Volcanoes National Park takes you to one of Africa’s Oldest Wildlife Conservation areas. The Volcanoes National Park is located in the Northwestern part of Rwanda and is the most popular National Park in Rwanda. Ever since the reopening in 1999 after the civil war and Genocide, the park has seen a significant increase in the number of Visitors. Gorilla Tracking is the main key attraction, however, the park is also home to Golden Monkeys, forest elephants, buffaloes, bush duikers and spotted hyenas. The Volcanoes National park has 178 species of birds on record. The park has diverse vegetation including afro-alpine types (on higher altitudes), bamboo forest on the lower mountain slopes, rainforests, savannah grasslands and swamps. The main reason for this remarkable biodiversity is the existence of five volcanoes within the park; Mount Karisimbi, Mount Sabyinyo, Mount Bisoke, Mount Gahinga and Mount Muhabura. Golden monkey trekking in Rwanda involves hiking through diverse vegetation to encounter one of the cutest monkeys on earth. Golden monkeys are a sub-species of the blue monkey. They are only found within the Virunga ranges in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Uganda, they are found in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park while in Congo they are found in Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega National Park. Apart from the Volcanoes National park. Golden Monkeys are characterized by fur coats that are golden-orange in colour. They live in troops that can have 80 individuals. Golden monkeys feed on mostly bamboo, insects and will raid gardens for potatoes. Their chief enemy is the African Eagle. They are always on the lookout for Eagles especially when it is raining. There are 2 habituated groups of golden monkeys in the Volcanoes National Park numbering about 85. These two habituated groups live within the slopes of Mount Sabinyo.


DAY 1: Kigali City Tour – Transfer to Ruhengeri – Iby’iwacu Cultural Village Tour

Our Safari representative from MuAfrika Adventures will pick you up from your Hotel in Kigali city or at the airport. He will brief you about the 2 days Golden monkey trekking Safari Rwanda and take you for a city tour of Kigali which involves visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, the former presidential palace, city markets and the craft shops. Enjoy your lunch and proceed by road to the Northern Province to the Volcanoes National Park, Ruhengeri in Musanze District. The journey takes about 2 hours through the amazing countryside with beautiful rolling hills and sights of people working in their gardens. On arrival to the Park, transfer to your lodge for check in to freshen up as you enjoy the majestic views of the Virunga volcanoes. Later the driver will pick you up and take you for a tour of the Iby’iwacu Cultural Centre. The Iby’iwacu Cultural Village is Rwanda’s most visited cultural site where all Rwanda’s tribes gather to showcase their cultural heritage through dance, drama and storytelling. This is where you will learn everything there is to know about the people and culture of Rwanda. You will be requested to participate and buy one of the local souvenirs. Later return to the Lodge for Dinner and Overnight at

Luxury Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Sabinyo Silverback Lodge

Midrange Accommodation: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / Hotel Muhabura

Budget Accommodation: Kinigi Guest House / La Palme

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2: Golden Monkey trekking Experience – Departure to Kigali.

Wake up early for your breakfast before transferring to the Park headquarters in Kinigi. The briefing starts at 7:30 and ends at 8:00 am. From here, you will be taken with other trackers to the starting point which is at the foot of the Volcano. The scenery is beautiful with dense green forest and the five volcanoes standing in all directions, Finding the monkeys is easy because they love eating bamboos which are found on the lower slopes of the Volcanoes. After finding them, you are allowed one hour with them. You are free to follow them if they move about. Golden monkeys are not shy once they finish the process of habituation. Expect to have close encounters with them which will allow you to get nice photos of them. Unlike mountain gorillas, golden monkeys don’t mind flash cameras. In fact, they love being photographed. Taking good photos is not easy because of their mobility but you will have no issues with videos. Golden monkeys are very playful primates and you will be amazed as you watch them demonstrate their natural skills in climbing trees and picking tasty shoots from the edges of the bamboo trees. They love potatoes and will not hesitate to go out into human gardens to get a few. You will learn more about their behaviour and why they are endangered.  You will return to the starting point after your one hour with the Golden Monkeys is over and then continue your journey back to Kigali, where you will either be transferred to your hotel or Airport for your flight.

End of  Your 2 Days Golden Monkey Trekking Safari Rwanda Tour!

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch.

The above 2 Days Golden Monkey Trekking Safari Rwanda package is inclusive of:

  • Ground transportation and Fuel in a 4×4 wheel drive
  • English speaking Safari driver Guide
  • Full board Accommodation as per Tour Plan
  • All Park Entrance Fees
  • Golden Monkey Tracking Permits
  • Bottled Water throughout the Tour
  • Airport transfers
  • Kigali City Tour
  • Iby’iwacu Cultural Tour
  • All Activities as per Itinerary
  • Government Taxes

The above 2 Days Golden Monkey Trekking Safari Rwanda Package excludes:

  • Airfares
  • Visas
  • Health insurance
  • Tips to Porters, Guides. Rangers or Hotel staff
  • Laundry
  • Beverages
  • Porter Fees
  • Telephone bills
  • Other items of personal expenses

Time & Dates of Travel: This is a private tour, departure can be organised for any time throughout the year subject to availability of accommodation and transport.

Accommodation Booking: The Accommodations Mentioned in the Program depend on availability and Reservations are only made after your booking Confirmation. In case the mentioned accommodations are not available during the requested period, we will always do our best to book one for you in the same Class. This is done only after consulting you. While on a Safari always be sure to have all your belongings before checking out of the Accommodations to avoid losing things that may be important to you.

Transport: Our Safaris involve a lot of travelling on the main Tarmac and Dirt Roads thus transport is provided in closed 4X4 Wheel drive Toyota Land Cruisers for all luxury Tours and the standard 4×4 Wheel drive Safari minivans for all Midrange – Budget Safaris. All Vehicles are provided with pop-top roofs for easy and excellent safari viewing. All passengers will have a dedicated window seat. Your professional English speaking and courteous driver/guide will be at your disposal for questions or translations.

What to Wear and Carry with you on your Golden Monkey trekking Safari

  • Hiking or Trekking Boots
  • Long-sleeved Shirt or  Blouse
  • Long  Trousers
  • Gloves
  • Water Proof Jacket
  • Water Proof Day Pack or Bag
  • Light Waterproof Jacket
  • Cameras and Extra Batteries
  • Sunglasses and Hat
  • Wear a Poncho
  • Insect Repellent.

For more information about our 2 Days Golden Monkey Trekking Safari Rwanda;
BOOK TOUR Or Contact us by Email at: info@muafrikaadventures.com

You can also choose to go for our 21 days Uganda Rwanda primates and wildlife or our more interesting safari package  15 day Uganda wildlife & Gorillas