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.
Departure & Return Location
Kigali International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Gorilla Trekking Permit
Golden Monkey Trekking Permit
7 Nights Full Board Accommodation
All transportation in destination location
Guide Service Fee
Air Tickets & Visa Fees
Any Private Expenses
What to Expect
Your 8 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Golden Monkey Safari will include;
Kigali city tour
Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest
Boat cruise on Lake Kivu
Travel to Volcanoes National Park
Golden monkey trekking excursion
Gorilla trekking excursion
Explore a series of lakes and caves – end of safari
Day 1Kigali city tour
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.
Day 2Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park – explore Butare town en-route
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.
Day 3Chimpanzee trekking excursion – canopy walk in the park
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.
Day 4Visit Kibuye – boat cruise on Lake Kivu
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.
Day 5Explore Gisenyi town
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.
Day 6Travel to Volcanoes National Park – golden monkey trekking excursion
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.
Day 7Gorilla trekking excursion – canopy walk in the park
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.
Day 8Explore the lakes and caves – return to Kigali – end of safari
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.