Safari Highlights: Gorilla trekking, Golden Monkey trekking and a visit to the Rwanda Genocide Museum
While tracking gorillas in the Virungas Volcanoes National Park, you will be immersed in the dense, lush rainforest. The vibrant bird calls and squabbles of the golden monkeys will eventually bring you to the gorillas in their natural habitat.
Day One: Kigali – Ruhengere
Travel time: Approx: 2-3 hours drive
Activities of the day: Transfer to Ruhengere.
In the morning, your guide will pick you up from Hotel and go a visit to the Genocide museum. You will later depart for Ruhengeri, the two-hour drive through the rolling hills of Rwanda takes you to the base of the magnificent volcanoes of the Virunga mountain range.
You will arrive at the lodge in the evening and prepare for the next day’s gorilla tracking.
Budget: Villa Gorilla
Medium: La Palme hotel OR Mountain Gorilla View Lodge OR La Bamboo
Luxury: Five Volcanoes OR Virunga Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, dinner
Day Two: Gorilla tracking in Parc de national
Activities of the day: Gorilla tracking in Rwanda
Today you will set off for gorilla trekking in Parc des Volcans national park. Ascending the slopes of the Virungas, you will be immersed in the dense, lush rainforest. The vibrant birdcalls and squabbles of the golden monkeys will eventually bring you to the gorillas in their natural habitat. Starring into the eyes of these gentle giants is a truly once in a lifetime experience.
Overnight at your chosen accommodation
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day Three: Ruhengere – Kigali
Travel time: Approx: 2.5 hours drive
Activities of the day: Golden Monkey tracking and transfer to – Kigali.
Go for Golden Monkey Tracking in the morning and later transfer to Kigali where you will explore Kigali, by visiting the Caplaki Crafts Center for about 3-4 hours if time allows and later transfer to your accommodation or airport.
The cost includes:
- All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary.
- Golden Monkey permit
- All ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle.
- Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide.
- Water while on safari.
- All airport pick-ups and drops.
- All activities at stipulated in the itinerary.
- And all government taxes/levies.
- Gorilla permit at $1,500, optional forest walks, cultural visits
- Phone calls and bar bills
- Personal insurance
- Air fare
- All other Services of a personal nature.
- Driver guide’s gratuity.
With the current Covid19 pandemic, travelers should come with a negative test certificate done at least 72 hours to arrival. We continue to follow all the Ministry of Health / World Health Organisation Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) throughout the safari period.
Gorilla tracking is dependant on the permits availability at the time of your booking. Gorilla permits in all park are on a very high demand and we advise that you book them as early as possible.