3 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park – Track mountain gorillas & the endangered golden monkeys & the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera

Rwanda Gorilla Tours

Wildlife, Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris in Rwanda

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Overview of the 3 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park

3 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park features an all-inclusive Ape encounter in the Virunga Mountains. The Mountains of Virunga where the Volcanoes National Park is located shelters these two ancient apes of which mountain gorillas are critically endangered while the golden monkeys are listed as endangered on the red list of IUCN. Tracking these two primate species in three (3) days only which include arrival and departure presents a perfect short Rwanda safari that generates lifetime memories. The 3 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda and offers you accommodation options of the Luxury lodge like Mount Gorilla View Lodge, Midrange Lodge like the La Palme Hotel and the Budget Lodge like the Muhabura Hotel but still maintaining an opening for the traveller to choose a lodge of his / her choice in a range of lodges in Volcanoes National Park. The walk to the twin lakes offers impressive scenic views of the lakes in the mountain shadows.

Safari Highlight of the 3 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park

Day 1 of the 3 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport and transfer to Ruhengeri – Volcanoes National Park

Day 2 of the 3 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park: Do gorilla trekking & do the twin lakes walk

Day 3 of the 3 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park: Do golden Monkey tracking and transfer to back to Kigali and depart

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 3 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park

Day 1 of the 3 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport and transfer to Ruhengeri – Volcanoes National Park

You land at Kigali International Airport following your flight from the country of origin where you will be welcomed courteously by the guide giving you briefing about Rwanda and the safari in particular. You embark on the transfer to Volcanoes National Park 116km about 2 – 3 hours’ driving through impressive hills of Rwanda that have earned her the naming as the land of a thousand hills making stops at ideal spots for sightseeing and photography. You continue to arrive in Volcanoes National Park for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Hotel La Palme

Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel

Camping

Day 2 of the 3 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park: Do gorilla trekking & do the twin lakes walk 

rwanda-gorillas

 

After our breakfast, start your Rwanda gorilla tracking safari by driving to the headquarters for briefing by park officials at 8am and after enter into the jungle to search for the shy mountain endangered gorillas in Rwanda. Requirements like firm walking shoes, hut, insect repellent, sun screen, rain gears, packed lunch and bottled water are a must plus other tools that one may need once in the tropical rain forest. The gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes is beyond gorilla alone. The sights of the Volcanic Mountains that stretch from Congo through Rwanda to Uganda, the verdant green vegetation that shelter their slopes, the counts of birds along with fauna like duikers and buffaloes combine to generate lasting safari memories.  The gorilla trekking activity tends to last from 2 to 8 hours or more depending on the day’s gorilla movement. The one hour of direct encounter with the gorillas brings you closer to these ancient apes, look into their eyes, their gigantic structure that makes them most powerful of all apes and see them forage and play before retreating to the starting point and connect to the lodge for short relaxation. In the afternoon, you embark on the hike / walk to the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera offering magical scenic views. The adjoining lakes in the shadows of the eight mountain chain of the Virunga Volcanoes feature a thrilling boat which you can optionally engage yourself in to interact with the local fishermen gain more views of the lakes and Islands. The walk offers you sights of birds and the views of the Volcanoes. An extension to Russumo falls can be undertaken too. Retire from the activity and connect back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Hotel La Palme

Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel

Camping

Day 3 of the 3 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park: Do golden Monkey tracking and transfer to back to Kigali and depart

After breakfast, you embark on the golden monkey tracking commencing at 7am from Kinigi Park headquarters with any number of people that will be available. You head to the trail head and embark on the search for the golden monkeys that tend to dwell in the Bamboo Zone. The golden monkey tracking experience tends to last 4 hours and this includes one full hour on direct viewing. It is an exciting experience as you explore this golden backed monkeys jumping from stem to stem of the Bamboo and playing hide and seek games. You retreat from the encounter and embark on the transfer to Kigali 116km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive to catch up with your evening flight departure back home.

End of the 3 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park

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