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Iconic Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkey's
There are no words to describe the feeling you get as you watch the majestic Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat. You are so aware that you are on their turf and guests in their home. This is such a special experience and the emotion of that can take you by surprise.
Besides the amazing experience of the Mointain Gorillas and the Golden Monkeys you also get to experience the kistory of one of the most fascinating countries on the planet.
The history of Rwanda dates back centuries, Kigali has been a part of it for 100 years. Founded in 1907 as a German settlement, Kigali did not become the capital until Rwanda’s independence in 1962 when it replaced the colonial seat of power in Butare.
Visit the old Kigali and the craft centres then visit the genocide memorial site. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide. Learn about other genocides in the world and how this country has dealt with that past. Tour more and see the new developments in Rwanda, the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience.
Day 1 - Kigali
Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, our representative will warmly meet you outside the airport arrivals area and transfer you to your hotel.
Day 2 - Kigali/Volcanoes National Park
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then proceed on a city seeing tour of Kigali. (Cost of city tour included)
On completion of the Kigali City tour enjoy lunch in Kigali. Later in the afternoon depart Kigali and drive to Ruhengeri, a 2.5 hrs drive arriving at the Volcanoes National Park in the early evening. Once you have checked in take in the artistic style of the lodge before a sumptuous dinner.
Day 3 - Volcanoes National Park – Golden Monkey Trekking
This morning enjoy an early breakfast at your lodge. At 0630 hrs you will be transferred to the Volcanoes National Park Headquarters. After briefing depart for the golden monkey tracking returning at the lodge in time for lunch. This afternoon enjoy a cultural tour with a visit to the local village and experience the way of the local people. This will be crowned by traditional Ibyiwac’u dancers. Return back to the lodge for dinner.
Day 4 - Volcanoes National Park – Gorilla Trek
Enjoy early morning breakfast. At 0620 hrs: Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park HQs for your first day of Gorilla trekking. 0700 hrs: Briefing by your trackers then drive to the trail head for the start of your amazing Gorilla Tracking adventure. Porters may be hired for the trek to carry your backpack and gear.
The cost is 10 USD per person/per day. We advise that you utilize this service.
Day 5 - Kigali
Enjoy breakfast at the lodge before departing from foothills of the volcanoes and start the scenic drive to Kigali. Everything and everywhere, sheer green and hanging on the hills; Rwanda truly - land of a thousand fertile green hills. The drive takes approximately 2.5 hrs. Transfer to Kigali International airport for your scheduled departure flight.
Nyabihu, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda