4 Days Rwanda Golden Monkey and Gorilla Safari
These 4 Days Rwanda Golden Monkey and Gorilla Safari might turn out to be the best days on any African safari you will ever have. They take you to Volcanoes national park in Rwanda; a popular home for mountain gorillas in Africa with almost half of the world’s total population of mountain gorillas.
The four days allow you to track the golden monkeys in Volcanoes national park the only park in Rwanda where you can track both the mighty silver backs and the beautiful golden monkeys. You will then visit the popular Ibyawachu cultural village that displays all the three Rwanda’s Ethnic groups in just one stop center.
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS of 4 Days Rwanda Golden Monkey and Gorilla Safari
- Day 1: Drive to Volcanoes national park
- Day 2: Gorilla trekking
- Day 3: Golden monkey tracking and Ibyawachu cultural village
- Day 4: Departure
DAY 1: DRIVE TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
On arrival at the airport, our driver guide will pick you up, brief you about the trip and immediately start your journey to Volcanoes national park the prime destination for gorilla trekking in Rwanda. The park is also a home to numerous golden monkeys that can easily be trekked. The journey furnishes opportunities for clearer views of the Virunga Mountains and the thousand hills of Rwanda.
LUXURY – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, MID RANGE – Le Bambou gorilla lodge, BUDGET – Kinigi guest house / Muhabura Hotel
On waking up to an early breakfast, set out to the park headquarters for a simple briefing from the local ranger guide about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. You will be divided into groups of eight people to trek one gorilla family per a day.
Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park involves walking into the jungle in search of the mighty apes in their natural habitats. Hiking through the thick forest, having to hold onto tree branches for support and pave your way through the forest with your hands or a hand stick, the experience is simply thrilling.
On encountering with the mighty apes, spend one magical hour with them, watching them conduct their daily normal lives, watch the juveniles play from one tree branch to another and also the silver backs aggressively watch over their family members.
Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking & Ibyawachu Cultural Visit
Early morning at 8 am after breakfast, head to the park headquarters for a simple briefing about the trek and then start on the move through the forest in search of the stunning golden monkeys. Watch the gold meeting the silver in one home, running up in the high forest canopies as they swing from one tree branch to another.
The experience is extremely exceptional.
Later on after lunch, visit the famous Ibyiwachu cultural village that gathers together all the three ethnic groups of Rwanda in only one stop point. Engage in the traditional dances performed here. A taste of the local cuisine is a guarantee except to those that don’t want.\
Day 4: Departure.
After breakfast start the journey that heads back to Kigali to either fly back home or relaxation at the lodge of your choice.
INCLUSIONS on 4 Days Rwanda Golden Monkey and Gorilla Safari
- Gorilla permit
- Golden monkey trekking permit
- Ibyawachu cultural center
- Vehicle & Fuel
- Drinking water
- Guiding fees
EXCLUSIONS; Any other activity not included in the itinerary, Drinks other than water, Souvenirs and other shopping, Visas and Air tickets