Immerse yourself in 3-day Rwanda gorillas and golden monkey trek. The captivating beauty of Rwanda with this exhilarating 3-day adventure that delves into the world of mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. This meticulously planned itinerary provides an overview of your journey, featuring mid-range accommodation options, a detailed day-by-day itinerary, inclusions, exclusions, and essential information on how to get to Rwanda for this once-in-a-lifetime primate trekking experience.
Mid-Range Accommodation Options
- Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge: Nestled in the foothills of the Volcanoes National Park, this lodge offers comfortable rooms with spectacular views. Its rustic charm and warm hospitality make it a perfect base for your gorilla and golden monkey treks.
- Gorillas Volcanoes Hotel: Situated near Kinigi, this hotel provides cozy rooms with modern amenities. The lush gardens and welcoming atmosphere offer a peaceful retreat after your primate encounters.
Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda
Land at Kigali International Airport, where you’ll be greeted by your guide and embark on a scenic drive to your chosen mid-range accommodation near Volcanoes National Park.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at the lodge and take in the tranquil surroundings.
Savor a delightful dinner at the lodge restaurant, and unwind as you prepare for the adventure that awaits.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking
Rise early for a hearty breakfast before departing for the Volcanoes National Park headquarters. Here, you’ll receive a briefing on gorilla trekking protocols and safety measures.
Venture into the dense bamboo forests of the Virunga Mountains for an incredible gorilla trekking experience. Spend awe-inspiring moments observing a gorilla family in its natural habitat, capturing memories and photographs.
Return to your mid-range lodge, where you can share your day’s adventures with fellow travelers over a sumptuous dinner.
Day 3: Golden Monkey Trek and Departure
After breakfast, embark on a thrilling golden monkey trek. These playful primates inhabit the bamboo forests of the Volcanoes National Park, providing a unique and entertaining encounter. Spend quality time with the golden monkeys before returning to your lodge.
Enjoy a farewell lunch at the lodge and check-out.
Depart for Kigali International Airport, marking the end of your unforgettable primate adventure.
- Accommodation: Two nights in a selected mid-range lodge.
- Meals: All meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 3.
- Transport: Transfers from the airport to the lodge and back.
- Permits: Gorilla and golden monkey trekking permits.
- Professional guide/driver
- Flights: International flights to and from Kigali, Rwanda.
- Visa: Any necessary visa fees.
- Travel Insurance
- Personal Expenses: (Souvenirs, additional activities, and personal expenses.)
- Tips for guides, lodge staff, and porters (recommended but discretionary).
How to Get There
To embark on this extraordinary gorilla and golden monkey trekking adventure, you can take an international flight to Kigali International Airport in Rwanda. Upon arrival, your tour operator or lodge will welcome you and provide transportation to your chosen mid-range accommodation near Volcanoes National Park, which is approximately a 2-3 hour drive from Kigali. After completing your primate trekking experiences, you’ll be transferred back to Kigali International Airport for your departure, concluding your remarkable journey in Rwanda.