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3 Days Rwanda Safari Tour – Gorilla Trekking & Golden Monkey Tracking In Volcanoes National Park

3 Days Rwanda Safari Primate Tracking Tour – Overview

Your exciting 3 Days Rwanda Safari Primate Tracking Tour is a 3 days Rwanda tour, featuring amazing Gorilla trekking and Golden Monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park with a walking tour to the beautiful Twin Lakes: Bulera, and Ruhondo.

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is by far the most sought-after wildlife experience in Rwanda that gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the Mountains Gorillas on the lush misty slopes of the magnificent Virunga Mountains in Volcanoes National Park.

Sharing in the same home as the gorillas in the Virunga Mountains are a strikingly beautiful species of monkeys called the Golden Monkeys which are found only in the Virungas.

The Golden Monkeys which live in the bamboo forests near the base of the mountains are exciting to watch and photograph against the beautiful backdrop of the Virungas, and as such a great addition to the Rwanda gorilla trekking adventure.

On this 3 days Rwanda safari, you travel in a 4×4 safari vehicle, seeing some of the scenic Rwandan countryside as you drive from Kigali to Volcanoes and back again.

If you would like to book or customize this 3 days Rwanda safari primate tracking tour to include your special desires.

3 Days Rwanda Safari Primate Tracking Tour – Prime Safari Activities

  • Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Track rare and endemic golden monkeys in Volcanoes NP
  • Tour the beautiful Twin Lakes: Bulera and Ruhondo
  • The drive from Kigali into the breathtaking Virunga Volcanoes
  • Optional Kigali city tour and genocide museum visit

3 Days Rwanda Safari Primate Tracking Tour – Featured Safari Destinations

Day 1: Volcanoes National Park & Twin Lakes

Day 3: Kigali and depart

3 Days Rwanda Safari Primate Tracking Tour – Highlights

Day 1: Arrive at Kigali International Airport & transfer to Volcanoes National Park.

Day 2: Morning Gorilla trekking adventure & evening tour of beautiful Twin Lakes

Day 3: Do golden Monkey tracking in Volcanoes NP & transfer back to Kigali

3 Days Rwanda Safari Primate Tracking Tour – Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive At Kigali International Airport & Transfer To Volcanoes National Park.

At Kigali International Airport, your tour driver guide will be there to welcome you to Rwanda. If your flight arrives early enough, then your guide can take you on the Kigali city tour. Kigali is safe and clean.

Once a month, residents undertake ‘Umuganda Day’ when they engage in compulsory cleaning of all aspects of the city. It is taken seriously, and Rwandans are justifiably proud of their capital. As a means of combating litter and pollution, all forms of plastic bags are prohibited in the country.

The city tour visits key attractions in the city, including the Genocide Memorial, a place for remembrance and learning about what happened in Rwanda in 1994.

From Kigali, embark on a scenic 2-3 hour drive northwest, through the beautiful rolling green hills that characterize this region of Rwanda.

Your accommodation will be in Musanze near Volcanoes National Park headquarters. This stunning 160km2 park contains 5 of the 8 Virunga Mountains and a third of the world’s mountain gorilla population, plus hundreds of Golden monkeys.

Tonight, relax as you prepare for your unforgettable gorilla trek tomorrow.

The highlight of the Day: – Driving through Rwanda’s beautiful, terraced hillsides


Luxury: – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge/Virunga Lodge

Midrange: – Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Budget: – Muhabura Hotel

Meal Plan: – Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – 116km/2-3 hours

Activities & Services:-

  • Pick up from the airport
  • Transfer to Volcanoes

Optional Activity: –

  • Kigali city tour

Day 2: Morning Gorilla Trekking Adventure & Evening Tour of Beautiful Twin Lakes

Have an early breakfast at 6 am. Then, transfer to the park offices to meet your excellent local park rangers/guides for a gorilla trekking briefing.

At 8 am, start your unforgettable trek deep into the jungle through volcano forests alongside an expert guide to search for the endangered Mountain Gorilla.

Trackers leave before the tourist groups to locate the gorilla groups so your guide should know where to take you.

In the wet and muddy conditions, the gorilla trek can be relatively tiresome as you hike through the dense vegetation and climb to the base of the Virunga Volcanoes where the gorilla families are found.

But know that if you spot these gentle human-like creatures (we share 98% of our DNA with them) it will all be worth it.

You can get very close to the gentle mountain gorillas and watching their movements is like seeing a mirror image of yourself.  Your visit with the gorillas will last one unforgettable hour.

You then return to your lodge for a late delicious lunch and relaxation. In the evening, take a walk to the beautiful twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera where you have an encounter with the local fishermen and also enjoy the spectacular views of the lake. Retire for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the Day: – Trekking rare Mountain Gorillas


Luxury: – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge/Virunga Lodge

Midrange: – Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Budget: – Muhabura Hotel

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Gorilla tracking
  • Drive back to Kigali

Optional Activity: –

  • Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village tour

Day 3: Do Golden Monkey Tracking & Transfer Back To Kigali

After an early breakfast at 6.30 am, you’ll go back to Volcanoes NP for yet another exciting adventure – golden monkey tracking – to view this primate species which is even more endangered than the mountain gorilla. Golden monkeys are endemic bamboo forests of the Virunga Mountains.

They have beautiful golden fur coats and their spiritedly character makes them an exciting encounter. The trek to find them is relatively easy as they are at the bottom of the mountains.

Golden monkey tracking will take about 1-3 hours to locate them and then you have one with the habituated group with more than 80 individuals.

Retreat from the activity and return to the starting point to meet your safari guide. You then embark on a 2-3 hour drive back to Kigali. Connect to the airport for your return flight home at the end of this remarkable 3 days safari in Rwanda primate tracking tour.

The highlight of the Day: – Tracking the rare and beautiful Golden monkeys

Meal Plan: – Breakfast &Lunch

Activities & Services: –

  • Golden monkey tracking
  • Transfer back to Kigali
  • Drop off at the airport

Optional Activities:-

  • Mount Bisoke hike
  • Dian Fossey tomb hike

End of The 3 Days Rwanda Safari Primate Tracking Tour

Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross-border safaris)

Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kigali (Arranged on request)