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7 Days Golden Monkey Trekking Safari & Rwanda Gorilla Safaris
One of the most safari activities in volcanoes national park Rwanda is gorilla trekking experience followed by golden monkey trekking, the two primate encounters are considered top safari activity where gold meets silver.
Our 7 Days golden monkey trekking safari & Rwanda gorilla safaris will give you a perfect safari to see the mountain gorillas in the foothills of Volcanoes national park and the golden monkeys in the bamboo zone before taking an idle relaxation on the shores of Lake Kivu before driving to Africa’s largest remaining lowland forest cover in East Africa the Nyungwe forest for a chimpanzee trekking experience.
- Golden monkey trekking experience
- Gorilla trekking experience
- Lake Kivu beach relaxation
- Kigali genocide memorial
- Chimpanzee trekking experience
Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and transfer to Volcanoes national park
After morning breakfast your guide will pick you up from the lodge and transfer you to Kigali for a short city tour, after you will start driving to Volcanoes national park upon arrival you will check-in and relax at the lodge for the rest of the day.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes NP
This will be a very exciting day as you will be ready to come face to face with the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, after morning breakfast your guide will pick you up and transfer you to Kinigi park station for a briefing, after the briefing you will drive to the trailhead to start your trek into the forest, after locating the gorillas you will spend 1 hour with the mountain gorillas and later return to the lodge for relaxation.
Day 3: Golden monkey trekking experience in Volcanoes NP
After a great experience with the Mountain gorillas, you will again get ready for another day of primate encounter, after your morning breakfast your guide will pick you up from the lodge and transfer Kinigi park headquarters for a golden monkey trekking experience upon arrival you will meet the park rangers for a briefing after you will drive to the starting point for golden monkey trekking after you will start your trek o foot to located the monkeys, upon locating the golden monkeys you will then spend one hour with the monkeys and later return to the lodge for relaxation.
Day 4: Drive to Lake Kivu for relaxation
After lazily breakfast you will drive to Musanze to visit the Diana Fossey Museum, after you will then drive to Lake Kivu in Karongi where you will do a sunset boat cruise on the Lake with drinks and snacks and later return to the lodge for relaxation.
Day 5: Drive to Nyungwe forest national park
This will be a lazy day; you will enjoy a walk on the shores of the lake and lunch after lunch you drive to Nyungwe forest national park, upon arrival you will check in to the lodge for relaxation as you prepare for chimpanzee trekking experience in Cyamudongo.
Day 6: Chimpanzee trekking experience in Nyungwe forest NP
After early morning breakfast, you will drive to Gisakura park headquarters to meet the rangers, after a short briefing, you will drive to the Cyamudongo section of Nyungwe forest start your trek, upon arrival you will head into the forest, upon locating the chimpanzees you will spend 1 hour with the chimpanzees and later return to the lodge for relaxation.
Day 7: Drive back to Kigali
After morning breakfast you will bid farewell to the lodge and start your drive via the forest to Butale where you will visit the ethnographic museum after you will continue to Nyanza where you will visit the King’s palace and enjoy the Rwandan cultural experience and later continue to Kigali, upon arrival in Kigali you will be transferred to your booked lodge or transfer to Kigali.
- Kigali Genocide Museum fees
- Gorilla permits
- Golden monkey permits
- Boat cruise on Lake Kivu fees
- Chimpanzee permits
- Ethnographic entrance fees
- Nyanza king’s palace entrance fees
- International flights
- Rwanda tourist Visa
- Travel insurance
- pre & post-safari itinerary
- Tips for hotels and guides
- Personal expenses like donations and Alcoholic drinks
When to book safari package
Due to the limited number of gorilla permits, it’s best to book this gorilla permit 6 months to 1 year in advance for proper planning.
Best time to travel
Rwanda is open for tourism all year round but the dry season is from June to October and a short one in January when the country receives less rainfall and trekking is easier