3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari & Golden monkey trekking tour


Gorilla trekking, Golden monkey trekking, Iby’Iwacu cultural village/ Gorilla Guardians Village,Twin Lakes Visit.


Rwanda Kigali Volcanoes National Park


3 Days


All Year Round


This 3 days Rwanda Gorilla Safari and Golden Monkey Trekking Tour is an experience conducted exclusively in search of two amazing endangered animal species, the mountain gorillas and golden monkeys sighted in one park, Volcanoes National park is home to over 400 gorillas. The thrill of trekking Mountain Gorillas in the challenging forest terrain and the humbling experience of coming face to face with them as they feed, play, rest, and bond with their young. visit the Genocide museum in Kigali to pay tribute to more than 1, 000,000 people who lost their lives during the genocide of the 1990s and view the awesome scenic features of the volcanic landscapes. This 3 days Rwanda Gorilla Safari & Golden Monkey Trekking Tour will start and end in Kigali Rwanda’s capital and it includes Gorilla trekking with a gorilla tracking permit which costs $1,500 Per Permit and a Golden Monkey Tracking Permit which Costs $100 Per Permit. Other activities will include a City tour of Kigali the capital of Rwanda the land of a thousand hills, a visit to the Twin lakes, and experience the nearby cultural village experience at the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village to get to know the people and learn about their customs and about the activities of the local people in relation to conservation and how better their standards of living. it is a short but fully packaged primate safari experience.

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari & Golden monkey trekking tour


Day 1: Arrival in Kigali Rwanda, Kigali city tour and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

On arrival at Kigali International Airport, your driver guide from MuAfrika Adventures will brief you about your 3 days Rwanda Gorilla Safari & Golden Monkey Trekking Tour and explore Kigali which is a small, clean and well-designed city. While in the city you will visit the Genocide war memorial site, the former presidential palace, the main market, and artisan shops. To honour the thousands of victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, a centre was constructed in Kigali. After your Kigali city visit, you will have lunch before you transfer north for the 3-hour / 80km drive to the Volcanoes national park. You will enjoy views of the stunning hilly scenery on the way to the park and see why people commonly refer Rwanda to as “The Land of a Thousand Hills’’. On arrival at the Volcanoes National Park Check into your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at

Accommodation options: Muhabura Hotel (Budget), Le bamboo lodge / Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange), 5 Volcanoes lodge / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)

Meal plan: Lunch, and Dinner

Day 2. Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park – evening cultural village experience at the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village or Twin lakes visit

Get up early for breakfast and then proceed to the briefing point at the park’s headquarters for your gorilla trekking at 7:00 am and the briefing includes information about the park’s history, the gorilla groups, Dian Fossey, and the guidelines and prerequisites for gorilla trekking. On how to behave around the gorilla family, you will also receive advice and after signing up and being assigned a gorilla group, you will have the option to hire a porter. One of the ten gorilla families that have been habituated have been chosen for a gorilla safari in Rwanda. The allocation is determined by your fitness and this is due to the fact that some gorilla families move further into the bush, making hiking more difficult. The moment you encounter the endangered mountain gorillas is a great experience and it is amazing to observe a family of gorillas, watching the kids play, then the silverback, young children, and nursing mothers. Observe the mountain gorillas and heed your guide’s recommendations even when a family member gets close to you, maintain your composure and avoid making unexpected moves. You will return to the starting point, where your safari guide will be waiting for you after your hour with the gorilla group. The diver will drive you back to the hotel where you can eat lunch and relax. Later in the afternoon, the safari guide will pick you up and transport you to the Musanze-based Iby’iwacu cultural community to enjoy the traditional dances while learning more about the Rwandan culture. One of Rwanda’s top cultural institutions, the centre is currently known as the Gorilla Guardians Village where you will learn more about Rwanda’s culture and its people. Or you can opt for a visit to the Twin Lakes Burera and Ruhondo which are two beautiful crater lakes that are bordering each other thus being called twin lakes. The Lakes Burera and Lake Ruhondo are located at the base of Mount Muhabura giving off breathtaking scenery. Later return to your Accommodation as above:

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3: Volcanoes National Park-Golden Monkey trekking experience & Departure

From the lodge, you will again be driven back to the Volcanoes National Park headquarters for the golden monkey trekking. The Golden monkeys are slender, smaller, and more active than the mountain gorillas. At times the golden monkeys come closer to the nearby local community gardens, meaning they are not always sighted far away from the usual habitat areas. Similarly to mountain gorilla trekking, you will be briefed before going for the golden monkey trekking. Although they can be seen perched on small bamboo trees, the golden monkeys will come down to the ground to feed. The trek takes 1– 4 hours and you have one hour to stay with the Golden monkeys once found. Don’t forget to admire the adorable primates while you take pictures of them as you like. Later return to the lodge for lunch and drive back to Kigali for a drop off to the airport or your Hotel in Kigali city.

End of your 3 days Rwanda Gorilla Safari and Golden Monkey Trekking Tour.


The above 3 days Rwanda Gorilla Safari and Golden Monkey Trekking Tour includes:

  • Accommodation and meals for 2 nights
  • 4WD safari vehicle and fuel for 3 days.
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Golden Monkey permits
  • Pickup and drop-off at the airport
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/guide.
  • Cultural visit to the Gorilla Guardians Village
  • Kigali City Tour
  • Return airport transfers.

The above 3 days Rwanda Gorilla Safari and Golden Monkey Trekking Tour Excludes:

  •  International flights
  • Insurance
  • Visas
  • Beverages and Other drinks apart from bottled water
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local guides
  • Telephone expenses
  • Porter fees while trekking Gorillas
  • Personal Insurance
  • Cigarettes

Requirements for this 3 days Rwanda Gorilla Safari and Golden Monkey Trekking Tour:

  • A Visa for Rwanda
  • Gorilla trekking permit paid for in advance
  • Golden Monkey trekking permit
  • Travel & Health insurance arranged by you in your home country before you travel.
  • Yellow fever vaccination (certificate for proof)
  • Physical fitness

What to wear and take on your on your 3 days Rwanda gorilla and golden monkey trekking safaris

Both trekking activities are very adventurous and challenging. The right Clothing and Footwear on a Gorilla Trekking protects you from Nettles, Thorns, Branches, pesky flies, soldier ants, spiders and With changeable weather conditions and dense forest vegetation, it is advisable to take layers of protective clothing.

  • t-shirt
  • long-sleeved top shirt
  • warm fleece/jumper
  • Long thick trousers
  • thick wool socks (and gaiters preferably)
  • strong lightweight waterproof walking boots
  • hat with brim
  • garden gloves to aid scrambling up banks
  • water
  • packed lunch and snacks
  • Binoculars
  • Insect repellant
  • camera/video camera with spare battery, memory cards or film
  • light-weight rain Mac / poncho
  • Walking sticks are available at the Park headquarters and porters can be
    hired for approx. US$20.
  • A sealed plastic bag around the camera/lenses will help keep them dry on the
    Pockets are useful for valuables and spare camera batteries/lenses etc.
    as all other equipment must be left with porters approx. 200 meters away
    from the gorilla groups.

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