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This 8 days is designed to give you an encounter with Rwanda’s endangered primates – mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. Both of these primate species can be trekked and encountered in Volcanoes National Park. While on this safari, you will also enjoy; a Kigali city tour, a drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park, a trip to Butare town, a visit to Kibuye resort, a boat cruise on Lake Kivu, and a trip to Gisenyi town.
Kigali International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Your 8 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Golden Monkey Safari will include;
A guide will pick you from Kigali airport and drive you to a comfortable lodging within the city. Your first excursion will be a Kigali city tour. In the evening, you will retire to your lodge fro dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, you will embark on a drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park, you will explore Butare town en-route. Butare is the second largest city in Rwanda and is regarded as Rwanda’s intellectual hub. When you arrive at the park, you will embark on a nature walk before retiring to your choice lodging.
The first adventure will be a chimpanzee trekking excursion in the forest. After tracking and encountering the chimps, you will embark on a primate and canopy walk. You will encounter the various primate and bird species living in the park. At the end of your excursions, you will retire to your accommodation.
After having breakfast, you will transfer to Kibuye – one of the three resorts on the shores of Lake Kivu. You will take out time to unwind at the resort and later embark on a boat cruise on the lake. You will visit the various islands spread across the Lake.
You will embark on a transfer to Gisenyi town in the early morning. You will pass through hilly terrain, villages, tea and coffee plantations. The area has a series of waterfalls which you will visit. You will spend the day exploring the various attractions in Gisenyi town.
You will transfer to Volcanoes National Park in the early morning. The park is famous for its resident mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. You will embark on a golden monkey tracking excursion when you arrive at the park. Dinner and overnight will be had at your choice lodge.
You will report at the park headquarters in the early morning. After a briefing on gorilla trekking etiquette, you will hit one of the trails to begin your pursuit for an encounter with a habituated gorilla family. You will later embark on a canopy walk in the park.
At the climax of your safari, you will explore the lakes and caves in the park. After the adventure, you will embark on a drive back to Kigali town. Your guide will drive you to Kigali airport if you have a flight to catch.