4 Days Dian Fossey Grave Hike & Golden Monkey Trekking Safari

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When planning a safari to Rwanda many people are always quick to think of Mountain gorillas but the hike to the Dian Fossey graveyard will give you a superb safari experience, Fossey used to live in the mountains as she did her research on the endangered mountain gorillas that live in hills of the Massive Volcanoes, the avid conservationist was killed by unknown poachers in Volcanoes national park north of the main Capital Kigali.

Our 4 Days Dian Fossey grave hike & golden monkey trekking safari will give you the opportunity to trek the Mountain gorillas, trek the golden monkey and see where Diana Fossey used to do her research during her time in Volcanoes national park.

Safari highlights

  • Karisoke research center
  • Mountain gorilla trekking
  • Golden monkey trekking
  • Kigali city tour

Safari itinerary

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

After morning breakfast the guide will pick you up from the lodge or hotel in Kigali and transfer you for a short city tour where you will expect to visit the Kigali genocide memorial and the Belgian peace center before having lunch at the famous hotel Rwanda, after lunch you will start your drive to Volcanoes national park upon arrival you will check-in, relax and overnight.

Day 2: Diana Fossey grave hike

After early morning breakfast, you will transfer to Kinigi park headquarters for a briefing about the Diana Fossey grave hike, after the hike you will drive to the starting point for the hike, the hike takes about 3-4 hours en route you will expect to encounter wildlife, birds and tremendous nature after the visit you will return to the endpoint and drive back to the Lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Day 3: Golden Monkey trekking experience

After early morning breakfast, you will transfer to the park headquarters in Kinigi for a briefing about the golden monkeys, after the briefing, you will transfer to the starting point to start your trek on foot, after locating the golden monkeys you will then stay with them for one hour as you photograph the golden monkeys and later return to the lodge for overnight and relaxation.

Day 4: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Kigali

This will be one of the highlights of your expedition, gorilla trekking is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife encounters, coming face to face with the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is one of the greatest moments and once in a lifetime safari experiences in Rwanda, your guide will pick you up early morning and you will transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about the gorilla trekking, after the briefing, you will drive to the trailhead to start your trek on foot in the rainforest, after locating the gorillas you will spend one hour with 1 hour and later return to the lodge for refreshment and later drive to Kigali for your departure flight or overnight.

Trip includes

  • Accommodation
  • Vehicle, guide, and fuel
  • Diana Fossey grave hike fees
  • Golden monkey permit
  • Gorilla permit
  • Enroute meals and drinking water
  • Free airport transfers
  • Kigali city tour fees

Trip Excludes

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Rwanda tourist Visa
  • Pre and post-safari accommodation
  • Personal expenses like Alcoholic drinks, donations, and shopping
When to book safari package

This trip can be booked 6 months to 1 year in advance to allow us to secure your gorilla and golden monkey permits in good time.

Best time to trek Mountain gorillas in Rwanda

Rwanda is all year round safari destination but the dry season from June to October and December to February is the best time to see the mountain gorillas as the trails are drier with less rainfall.



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