Our 5 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Expedition will take you to remote Africa in search of rare mountain gorillas. Become one of the privileged few to get an up-close and personal encounter with a group of habituated primates while gorilla trekking in Rwanda. Witness the sight of the impressive Virunga Mountains and prepare you cameras for incredible wildlife and landscape photography.
Day 1. Arrival
In arrival at Kigali Airport, you will clear customs and collect your baggage. A representative will be waiting to welcome you and brief you on your safari. Outside the airport arrival section you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 2. Kigali City Tour & Transfer to Volcanoes N P
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit the genocide museum and enjoy a city tour of Kigali.
Lunch in Kigali.
Depart on scenic drive North West wards through the beautiful terraced hillsides that display Rwanda’s landscape.
Arrive at Ruhengeri, the base for Gorilla trekking at the Volcanoes National Park.The town itself is located only 25km from Uganda boarder, is relatively a small city of about 70,000 people. The constant flow of humanity is quite remarkable. The Town has great views of the surrounding volcanoes.
Day 3. Golden Monkey Trekking
After a morning breakfast you will go trekking the Golden Monkey in the Volcano National Park.
Trekking to see the golden monkeys is another highlight of Volcanoes National Park. The Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus Mitis Kandti) is a local subspecies of the widespread Sykes Monkey, also known as the “Blue Monkey” and is endemic to the high altitude forests of the Volcanoes National Park area. The monkeys are playful and inquisitive and often spend their time leaping from bamboo branches or frolicking on the forest floor.
There are two habituated groups of Golden Monkey, one group comprises around 80 – 100 members and has its home at the foot of Mt Sabyinyo. As with treks to see the Mountain Gorillas, treks to see the Golden Monkeys take place in the mornings and visitors are permitted to stay for 1 hour with the monkeys.
After the Golden monkey trekking, go back to your lodge for lunch.
Afternoon visit the Ibyiwacu cultural village.
Dinner at the lodge.
Day 4. Gorilla trekking
Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park HQs for the first gorilla trek.
Briefing by your trackers then drive to the trail head for the start of your amazing Gorilla Tracking adventure.
Your trek again starts in the cultivated foothills of the Virunga’s offering stirring views in all directions. Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting; raising their young.
Porters may be hired for the trek to carry your backpack and gear.
The cost is ten USD per person/per day. We advise that you utilize this service.
After the trek, rejoin your driver Guide for a transfer to your lodge for lunch.
Afternoon visit the twin Lakes Ruhondo and Bulera.
Dinner at the lodge
Day 5. to Kigali
Breakfast at the lodge.
Depart from foothills of the volcanoes and drive on a scenic drive to Kigali.
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight (Cost of flight not included). A flight after 18H00 is recommended.
- Entry Permits
- Park Ranger Fees
- Relevant Government Taxes
- Full time English or/and French speaking Driver/Guide
- Full Board Accomodation
- Ground Transportation by a 4×4 vehicle
- Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends
- Visa Fees
- Personal Insurance
- Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
Find the list of recommended lodges to be enjoyed during your stay in Volcanoes national Park during Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda.
Volcanoes national park is located in the northern province of Rwanda , its ranked as the home to the mountain gorillas and all gorilla trekking tours offered by Active African Vacations leads to Volcanoes national Park. Hotels & lodges found in this park include mountain gorilla view lodge,volcanoes lodge, Kinigi guest house,Muhabura hotel,Villa Da Gorilla,Five volcanoes lodge.
|Muhabura Hotel Budget
||Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
||Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge luxury
Nyungwe forest national park is well known for chimpanzee tracking & canopy walk, its located in southern rwanda, it has accommodation facilities ranging from Mid Range, Budget and luxury lodges. it has Gisakura guest house, Nyungwe forest lodge and nyungwe hill top Lodge. Book a Discounted price safari to nyungwe with Rwagasabo safaris Rwanda to enjoy the stay in any of the accommodation below.
|One & Only Nyungwe House
Visit Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking in nyungwe forest with the overnight stay in One & Only Nyungwe House that is a luxury lodge 5 Stars hotel recommended by Active African Vacations.
|Gisakura Guesthouse budget
Traveling on budget option , Gisakura guest house is recommended to primates travelers that visit Nyungwe forest national park for chimpanzee tracking in the wild,its offering basic accommodation for travelers.
|Nyungwe hill top view Mid range
Find mid range accommodation in nyungwe forest recommended by Active African Vacations called Nyungwe Hill Top lodge , offering moderate accommodation facilities to travelers .Book chimps Trek in Rwanda.
Akagera Wildlife national park is among the top destination for wildlife conservation, enjoy wildlife game drive & Boat cruise in Akagera National Park. Its still lacking budget lodges and accommodation needs to be booked in advance.
Being one of the best getaways and destinations at Akagera Np, the lodge offers exquisite reliable accommodation that is comfortable to all that visit the park on holiday.
Situated along the shores of Lake Ihema offering exceptional views of the surrounding, Ruzizi tented camp has 7 en-suite tents suitable for all travelers worldwide.