In this 3 days Gorilla and golden monkey trekking in Rwanda, every moment counts as you get a chance of drawing closer to your relatives, possessing an estimate of 95% of human genes and not forgetting similar behaviors and social life.
You will trek these primates and many more in volcanoes National park. Also, there are other activities included such as city tour where you stand s chance of visiting the local craft markets to purchase some souvenirs as well as visiting the Genocide memorial grounds. The tour starts and ends in Kigali city, East Africa’s cleanest city
Day one: Pick up and transfer to Volcanoes National park
After breakfast or arrival at the airport, our expert driver-guide will warmly welcome you for the 3days tour, starting with briefing you on some of the things you have to expect as well as answering some of the questions you might be having.
Thereafter, visit some of the attractions around the city such as the local markets and the Genocide memorial grounds before hitting the road for a proximately two hours(80kms) to the park, arriving at noon ready for your sumptuous meal prepared by expert chefs for you.
Afterwards, relax a little then visit Lake Ruhondo and Burera spread across the Virunga mountain chains. Return for dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day Two: Morning Gorilla trekking
After enjoying an early morning breakfast, get your packed lunch, hiking attire, sufficient water, plus all the documents and head to the packs headquarters for a a pre-trekking briefing whereby the park tour guide will brief you on the dos and don’ts while at the jungle with these Apes, as well as verifying the validity of the documents while sipping a cup of coffee.
Upon finishing, the guide will lead you to the jungle in quest for the Apes, an activity that can last for approximately 6 hours depending on how far the creatures have gone. Finding them, maintain a 7m distance, no use of flash cameras and avoid noise in the one you will spend observing the silverbacks exercise authority and the mothers nurse their young ones. The day will end after having dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking and Departure
After breakfast, you will head to the park for the golden monkey trekking, these monkeys may seem similar yet very unique, eye-catching and playful, shifting from fast from one tree branch to another. so, during the briefing session, the guide will tell you of the dos and don’ts while trekking in the jungle.
The 3-4hour adventure gives you a bonus of spotting some other primates including the red-tailed monkeys, Columbus monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys and blue monkeys among others. when you are done spending one hour with these creatures, return for lunch then commence with a drive to the Kigali airport for your flight.
End of Tour.