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4 Days Rwanda PNV Gorillas & Golden Monkey Trekking Safari

4 days Rwanda gorillas, monkeys and Fossey tour is a short trip and it introduces you into Volcanoes National Park. At Volcanoes National Park, you will embark on 3 distinct experiences that is lifetime mountain gorilla trekking experience, golden monkey tracking and hike to the Dian Fossey graveyard.

Volcanoes National Park lies in Ruhengeri, the Northern Province of Rwanda. This is Rwanda’s oldest park, founded in 1925 primarily to offer refuge to mountain gorillas and presently, it is home to numerous floral and faunal species. The 160sq.km Volcanoes Park hosts up to 12 habituated gorilla families, 5 volcanoes (Bisoke, Muhabura, Karisimbi, Gahinga and Sabyinyo) and over 200 species of birds. Your 3 nights, 4-day Rwanda tour begins and ends in Kigali.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Kigali city excursion & travel to Volcanoes Park

Meet your tour leader for briefing about this rewarding 4 days Rwanda gorillas, golden monkeys and Fossey safari. This trip takes you to one destination, Volcanoes National Park which is found in Northwestern Rwanda, also the country’s leading gorilla trekking destination.

Before heading to Volcanoes Park, you will have 2 hours to explore Kigali capital and you will be visiting Kigali genocide memorial, local market -Kirimonko, the presidential palace museum and nearby craft shops. After, settle for a leisurely lunch, and later, transfer to Volcanoes N/Park, 2-3 hours’ drive from Kigali city.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking -Volcanoes Park

Briefing about gorilla trekking rules begins at 7:00am at Kinigi offices of Volcanoes Park, Ruhengeri region. At 8:00am, the briefing and allocation of gorilla families will be done, and you will begin your trek which may go for 2-6 hours. This includes an hour of a close encounter with mountain gorilla group, photography and in-depth exploration about their daily behaviors in the wild. Throughout your long day gorilla trekking adventure, ensure that you observe the guidelines and your guide’s instructions. You will return to the lodge for relaxation after you have taken pictures and explored about gorillas. Stay at the lodge for rest of the evening or go visit the Twin Lakes- Burera & Ruhondo (optional).

Day 3: Golden monkey tracking & Iby’Iwacu village tour

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy a delicious breakfast, and after, proceed to Volcanoes Park offices at Kinigi to get briefed by park official on guidelines for golden monkey trekking. Golden monkeys are strikingly charming creatures, and tracking them today takes 2-4 hours with one hour of photography and face-to-face encounter guaranteed. During photography, make sure you are sharp enough because golden monkeys keep jumping from one tree to the other unlike mountain gorillas. In the evening, there will be a tour to Iby’Iwacu cultural village to explore more about Rwandese cultures, norms and traditions.

Day 4: Dian Fossey trek & depart

With breakfast served to you early in the morning, leave the lodge for briefing at Kinigi and begin your trek to visit Dian Fossey tomb site. Have an in-depth learning about Dian Fossey, her mountain gorilla conservation legacy and more. After, return to the lodge to relax a little, then check out and meet your driver guide to take you back to Kigali.

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