Experience the majesty of Rwanda’s wildlife with this 4-day adventure in the heart of Africa, tracking the endangered mountain gorillas and playful golden monkeys. Near the park, an immersion into the Iby’Iwacu cultural village awaits. Volcanoes National Park provides a natural sanctuary to these magnificent creatures and offers visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness them in their native habitat.

Tour includes

  • Transportation in 4WD vehicle with a guide
  • Full board Luxury/midrange accommodation
  • Gorilla and golden monkey tracking permits
  • Cultural tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Travel From Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

You will meet with your guide on arrival at Kigali. Depending on arrival time, you may start with an optional tour of Kigali city or you will do this after the trip. A visit to the Kigali genocide memorials and a local market will be offered. Afterwards, You will transfer to Volcanoes National Park which is a 2 hour’s drive. Therefore, you will reach your lodge in the evening for dinner and a night’s rest. Accommodation: Da Vinci lodge/ Muhabura hotel/ La Bambou.

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes National Park

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will head to the Kinigi visitor center to catch up on the 8:00 a.m. briefing about the gorilla tracking. After briefing and verification of the gorilla permit, you will be allocated to a group with other trackers and get to the starting point where you will dive into the montane and bamboo hilly forest of Volcanoes National Park in search of the endangered mountain gorillas.  Depending on the trail you will have taken, it will take you 1-5 hours to find the gorillas in their locale. When you meet the gorillas, you will strictly spend one hour with them taking their pictures and videos. Be sure to adhere to the rules and regulations stipulated to you by the park ranger. The gorillas are such welcoming animals and a moment with them is exhilarating.  At the death of an hour, you will walk back to the starting point where your safari guide will be waiting to drive you back to the lodge for lunch. You will spend the rest of the day at the lodge shaking off the fatigue that you will have accumulated during the trekking experience.

Accommodation: Da Vinci lodge/ Muhabura hotel/ La Bambou

Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking and Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village Tour

golden monkey trekking
Another morning will spent hiking to the bamboo zone above 2000 meters above sea level. You will search in the bamboo forests in search of the golden monkeys and enjoy 1 hour of taking their pictures.
Return back to the lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Iby’Iwacu cultural village just outside the park. The culture village has various activities to participate in such as dressing as king and queen, cooking, wood carving, food harvesting, and preparation to learn about the traditional ways of life of local people in their homes. The day will end with traditional dance performances of Rwandan people.

Later in the evening, you will get back to your lodge for supper and a night’s rest.

Accommodation: Da Vinci lodge/ Muhabura hotel/ La Bambou

Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali

After breakfast, you will embark on a journey back to Kigali on the scenic roads. Upon arrival, you may do a city tour if your departure flight is later evening.

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