5 Days Rwanda Gold Monkey & Gorilla Trekking Safari

5 Days Rwanda Gold Monkey & Gorilla Trekking Safari

Meet the mountain gorillas of Rwanda on this fully customizable gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes National Park.

Hike through the forests of the Virunga Mountains to see Rwanda’s mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

Enjoy the finest amenities of Rwanda’s luxury lodges.

Choose from a range of optional activities in and around Volcanoes National Park.

Itinerary

A very warm welcome to Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills! Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport in the morning, you will be picked up by your driver/guide and transferred to your hotel.

ACCOMMODATIONS: The Retreat, Kigali Serena, Heaven Boutique Hotel, Governor’s Residence

In the morning, explore Kigali in the company of your guide.  Your visits might include the Kigali Genocide Memorial, Camp Kigali, Nyamirambo Women’s Center, Inema Arts Centre, or others.  Enjoy lunch in the city before setting of for Volcanoes National Park.

 

Upon arrival at the Volcanoes National Park region, enjoy a visit to the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund to learn about mountain gorilla conservation.  Check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Wilderness Sabyinyo, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, Bisate Lodge, Virunga Lodge, Singita Kwitonda

The hike of a lifetime begins today.  Enjoy an early breakfast before heading to the park headquarters to meet your park rangers who will serve as your guides for the day’s excursion. On average, gorilla trekking lasts three to six hours total, but once you meet the gorillas, you will be able to spend an unforgettable hour with them in their native habitat.

Afterwards, return to the lodge or enjoy an optional activity in Volcanoes National Park.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Wilderness Sabyinyo, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, Bisate Lodge, Virunga Lodge, Singita Kwitonda

The day is yours to explore Volcanoes National Park.  Depending on your preference, at the time of booking, you might opt for one of the following activities, among others:

Embark on a second gorilla trek for another chance to meet the mountain gorillas of Rwanda.

Set out on a Golden monkey trek in Volcanoes National Park to meet these playful, inquisitive primates.

Hike to Dian Fossey’s original Karisoke Research Camp in Volcanoes National Park, where you’ll be able to imagine what it must have been like for Dian when she arrived in Rwanda to set up her research camp to study and protect the endangered mountain gorillas back in 1967, and have the chance to pay respects at the gravesite of Dian Fossey and her favorite gorilla friend, Digit.

Visit the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village or the Musanze Caves to learn about Rwandan history and culture.

Enjoy one of the many nature walks or hikes available in the region.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Wilderness Sabyinyo, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, Bisate Lodge, Virunga Lodge, Singita Kwitonda

Depart for Kigali by road, transferring to Kigali International Airport in time for your outbound flight.

INCLUDED: Breakfast, Airport Transfer

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