3 Day Gorilla & golden monkey trekking Tour in Rwanda

Tour overview

rwanda gorillasThe tour starts and ends in Kigali and includes a gorilla permit worth $1500 per person in the final costing. This national park is also outstanding for great sight views and you will enjoy the environment and also adventure the mountain gorillas. This trek will take place in volcanoes National park through the tropical rain forest with the search for the mountain gorillas.

Tour highlights

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Volcanoes National park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in the park

Day 3: Transfer to Kigali


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Upon your arrival, you will be picked by the company guide who will drive you from the airport to Kigali town where you will engage in a city tour and view many attractions including the Genocide memorials site as well as the museum. Have lunch and then drive to Volcanoes National park which will take 2 hours. On arrival, you will check in at the lodge where you will have dinner and an overnight. This national park also lies in north western part of Rwanda and is well known for gorilla trekking and is home to many different animal species. This national park is well known for 8 volcanoes of the virunga mountains including; Bisoke, Gahinga, Muhabura, Karisimbi and Sabyinyo. These are also covered in bamboo and the rain forest inside the park, you will see the golden monkeys and also visit Dian fossey tomb.

Dinner and Overnight at Mountain gorilla view lodge/ La palme/ Kinigi Guest House

Day 2 Gorilla trekking safari

You will wake up so early and then have breakfast, with your packed lunch, proceed to the headquarters for your briefing and then go for gorilla trekking with the ranger guidance. This gorilla trek will take 3 to 8 hours and will depend on the movement of the gorillas. You will be given 1 hour to spend with the mountain gorillas. More so, depending on how long you will have to spend before getting to the gorillas, you will sit with them in the forest or at the lodge as you enjoy your lunch. After there, you will visit the twin lakes in the evening to get some relaxation. Another option would be to stay at the lodge in order to settle down after the long day.

Dinner and Overnight at Mountain gorilla view lodge/ La palme/ Kinigi Guest House

Day 3: Transfer to Kigali

Return to Kigali and in case time allows, you will visit some shops and then buy some crafts. Later on in the evening, you will be taken to the airport for your flight back home.


Tour inclusions

  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • full board accommodation,
  • Full time English speaking professional driver/guide,
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary,
  • Bottled water while on safari,
  • Transport

Tour Exclusions

  • Kigali hotel fees( the eve of the safari and the night after the safari),
  • Tips,
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • international flights,
  • Visas,
  • Items of a personal nature,
  • Optional activities in the itinerary