5 days Gorilla & Golden monkey trek Rwanda

This 5 days Gorilla & Golden monkey tracking / Trek Rwanda is an exciting one. It features the optional gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park as the prime activity supplemented by a range of other activities including the golden monkeys tracking where you encounter the endangered species that thrive only in the virunga massif, the hike to the Dian Fossey site to pay tribute to the world’s famous gorilla conservationist and eventually beach relaxation at kivu. The largest water body in rwanda. The twin lakes tour are incorporated to spice up the experience.
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SAFARI HIGHLIGHT for 5 days Gorilla & Golden monkey trekking safari Rwanda

Day one : Arrive in Rwanda (Kigali international airport ) and transfer to Ruhengeri –Volcanoes national Park.
Day two; undertake gorilla trekking in volcanoes National Park( optional)
Day three :undertake golden monkey trekking and visit the market
Day four: optional hike to the grave of dian fossey and transfer to lake kivu (Gisenyi)
Day five: transfer back to Kigali and flight departure.

SAFARI IN DETAIL for 5 days Gorilla & Golden monkey trekking safari Rwanda

Accommodation ( click on a particular accommodation to view more details about it)

Day 1 : Arrive in Rwanda and transfer to Ruhengeri –Volcanoes National park

Arrive in Rwanda at her main entry point Kigali international airport where you are welcomed by the company representative who will brief you about the tour and the country in particular before embarking on the transfer to Ruhengeri where the Rwanda gorilla haven of Volcanoes National Park is located 116 km about 2-3 hours drive arriving in the evening, relaxation and overnight.


Upmarket/Luxury: mountain gorilla view lodge
Midrange/standard:Hotel La palme
Basic/Budget: Muhavura Hotel

Day 2 : Optional Gorilla trekking Volcano

After breakfast connect to the park headquarters at kinigi to undertake the gorilla trekking experience.  You arrive at the headquarters and if its earlier than 8 you first enjoy the traditional performance of the banyarwanda demonstrating their magical intore dance. The hot Rwandan coffee is available at the site where you can take a cup of coffee and gain warmth amidst the mountain coldness. At 8 am the gorilla families are allocated and you attend a briefing in your respective trailhead to start the trekking.

The search for the gorillas is a lifetime adventure where man begins the quest to unite with the long lost cousin since their ancestors parted ways millions of years ago. The magical bird songs, the sounds of the forest, the sights of lush plants and amazing scenery combine to make the track to the gorillas a memorable one. The moment with the gorillas is far beyond the ordinary and it neutralizes long treks through challenging landscapes that you might have encountered. Encounter the gorillas as they forage and thrive comfortably in natural habitat. You are free to take as many photos as possible and interact with the gorillas directly while maintaining the 7 m distance. Retreat from the encounter and return to the lodge for relaxation


Upmarket/luxury: mountain gorilla view lodge
Midrange/standard: La palme Hotel
Budget/Basic: Muhavura hotel

Day 3 : Do golden monkey tracking and visit a market.

After briefing embark on the golden monkey tracking. The encounter starts at 7 am at the kinigi park headquarters where you head to the forest in unlimited numbers in search of these endangered species. You take about one hour encounter with them where you see them roll themselves on the bamboo stems and present themselves with no much shyness as it has been reduced through habituation and enjoy the sights of their silver patch. Retreat from the activity and return to the lodge for relaxation. In the late afternoon you have a walk to the musanze market. Later return to the hotel for overnight


Upmarket/Luxury: mountain gorilla view lodge
Midrange/standard: Hotel La Palme
Budget/Basic: Muhavura hotel

Day 4 : Optional hike to the dian fossey grave and transfer to lake kivu (Gisenyi)

After breakfast embark on the hike to the Dian Fossey site at karisoke research station. Karisoke is located on a raised ground thus it involves an active hike through the forested slopes. You enjoy the views of karisimbi and Bisoke mountains. The site features the tomb of Dian Fossey and that her favorite silverback Digit. There are also a lot of gorilla collections. Or you transfer to the twin lakes and undertake a walk to the lakes of Ruhondo or Bulera where you have an encounter with the local fishermen and also enjoy the views of the lake. After lunch transfer to gisenyi 110 km about 2 hours drive arriving in the early afternoon. The Gisenyi beach offer a remarkable evening experience like swimming, beach sports and boat cruise among others. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight.


Upmarket/Luxury: lake kivu serena
Midrange/standard: Hotel gorillas lake kivu
Budget/Basic: paladise Malahinde

Day 5 : Transfer back to Kigali

After relaxed breakfast drive to Kigali doing a kigali city tour and if time allows visit the genocide memorial of Gisozi. Tranfer to the airport to catch your flight back home.

COST PER PERSON SHARING for 5 days Gorilla & Golden monkey trek Rwanda

Persons Date Price per person
Premium 2 Persons Any date USD2100.00
Comfort 2 Persons Any date USD1600.00
Budget 2 Persons Any date US1450.00

Safari Inclusions for 5 days Gorilla & Golden monkey Trek Rwanda

  •  All meals and accommodation as per day
  •  Transportation in a 4*4 safari land cruiser
  •  Professional English or german speaking driver guide
  •  Bottled water during the safari
  •  Golden monkey permit
  •  All activities as stipulated in the itinery
  •  All airport pickups and drops
  •  All government taxes
  •  All fuel costs

Safari Exclusions for 5 days Gorilla & Golden monkey Trek Rwanda

  •  Gorilla trekking permit
  •  International flight
  •  Visa to Rwanda ($ 30 per person)
  •  Personal insurance
  •  Phone calls and bar bills
  •  Tips while on safari
  •  Optional hike to Dian fossey grave