4 Days Gorilla Trekking & Golden Monkeys
DAY 1: Arrive at Kigali International Airport – Transfer to your hotel in Kigali
You will be greeted at the airport by your DTours guide/driver. After a short briefing about your tour in Rwanda, immediately transfer to your hotel in Kigali for dinner and overnight.
Overnight: From Luxury, Midrange, to Budget Facilities
DAY 2: Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park
Morning city tour of Kigali and after that you’ll visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial, which commemorates the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and how Rwanda has dealt with that past. We continue with our tour and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience.
After your tour, we’ll drive to Musanze (formerly called Ruhengeri) in the northwest part of Rwanda, the main base town for Gorilla trekking. The drive is through beautiful rolling hills, bypassing coffee, tea, and banana plantations on a comfortable, paved road. Travel time is approximately 2.5 hours from Kigali. Arrive at your lodge for Dinner and Overnight.
Overnight: From Luxury, Midrange, to Budget Facilities
DAY 3: Gorilla Trekking
Wake up early, have breakfast, and report to Park headquarters for a briefing about your gorilla trek. Join your experienced ranger guides in the forest while searching for mountain gorillas. Your adventure may take between 2 to 6 hours depending on the movement of the gorilla groups therefore, you’ll need your packed lunch, water, and trekking gears. Watch and enjoy their gorillas for one hour while taking photos to remember this magical moment. Return to your lodge, relax, and the rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight: From Luxury, Midrange, to Budget Facilities
DAY 4: Golden Monkey Trekking– Kigali – Departure
After a morning breakfast, report to the Park Headquarters for your second experience with a different endangered species in the volcanoes “ the Golden Monkeys.” It is normally an easy trek which might take between 45 minutes and 2 hours.
After trekking, return to your lodge, relax, then transfer to Kigali International Airport for your flight home.