3 Days Golden Monkey Trekking Safari in Volcanoes NP

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3 Days Golden Monkey Trekking Safari in Volcanoes NP

Golden monkey trekking is one of the great primate experiences in Rwanda, the rear golden monkeys are only found in few areas along the Virunga massif corridor and not seen anywhere in the world, this is a perfect add on to your gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes national park, this distinctive monkey species are rear and endangered and encounter with them in Volcanoes national park is a top safari experience to look out for while planning your safari to Africa.

Our 3 Days golden monkey trekking safari in Volcanoes NP is a perfect safari collection for combined Uganda & Rwanda safaris, one may opt for cheap gorilla trekking Uganda and then cross over to Rwanda’s volcanoes national park for the golden monkey trekking experience

Safari highlights

  • Golden monkey trekking
  • Kigali city tour
  • Lake Kivu beach holiday

Safari itinerary

Day 1: pick up from Kigali and transfer to Volcanoes national park

After morning breakfast you will be picked from the lodge by our guide and transfer to Kigali for a short city tour where you will visit the Kigali Genocide Museum, after the visit depending on the time you finish you may have lunch in Kigali, after lunch you will then transfer to Volcanoes national park for check-in and overnight.

Day 2: Golden monkey trekking experience and transfer to Lake Kivu

After early morning breakfast, you will be picked from the lodge by our guide and transfer to Kinigi park headquarters for a golden monkey trekking experience, after the briefing you will be transferred to the trailhead where you will start walking on foot to trek the golden monkeys, after finding the golden monkeys you will view them for 1 hour after which you will return to the lodge for refreshment and later drive to Lake Kivu for relaxation.

Day 3: Drive back to Kigali

You will enjoy a lazily day in the morning after you will start your drive to Kigali, upon arrival in Kigali you will be transferred to the lodge or transferred to the airport for your outbound flight


  • Kigali city tour entrance fee
  • Golden monkey permit
  • Boat cruise on Lake Kivu


  • International flight
  • Rwanda tourist Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Pre & post-safari accommodation
  • Tips for hotels and guides
  • Personal expenses like alcoholic drinks and donations
When to book safari itinerary

Any time as there are no issues with securing golden monkey permits but clients should bear in mind that the summer holiday from June to October does get busy so when traveling around that time you may need to Make contact earlier.

Best time to travel

All year round, there are no weather conditions for this safari package but the dry season in Rwanda is from June to October, and January for those looking for the dry season may consider traveling around that time.



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