3 days rwanda gorilla trek

Trip Overview

Book a 3 Days Rwanda gorillas & golden monkey trekking tour to Volcanoes National park. Discover and enjoy an encounter with Rwanda;s mountain gorillas and golden monkey monkeys in their natural habitats. Volcanoes National park located in North western Rwanda is the central place for primate trekking in the Land of a thousand hills.  Enjoy guided gorilla treks to meet up with one of the 10 gorilla families habituated in Volcanoes National park. Mountain gorilla Trekking is reviewed as the best wildlife experience in the world. Over 70% of total travelers to volcanoes National Park consider gorilla trekking as their first priority.  A valid gorilla permits which costs $1500 is a must have for all travelers visiting gorillas in Rwanda. Travelers are allowed to spend an hour with the endangered mountain gorillas  in their families.  Volcanoes National park spreads over 160 square kilometers and ts apparently undergoing expansion to create more space for the increasing population of mountain gorillas. Habituated gorilla groups in Volcanoes Park include Agashya, Umubano, Kwitonda, Hirwa, Sabyinyo, Karisimbi, Bwenge and Susa A among others.  The 3 Days trip also include golden monkey trekking experience. Volcanoes National park has two habituated 2 golden monkey communities which make it a best place to see these endangered primates. A permit to see golden monkeys costs $100 which make it quite affordable for budget travelers. You will also have a brief tour in Kigali city to explore the genocide memorial center, art galleries an local markets. Other lifetime activities  to do in Volcanoes National park include Dian Fossey Graveyard Hike,  bird watching, musanze caves, nature walks, cultural tour to the Gorilla Guardian village and a boat cruise at Bulera and Buhondo twin lakes. Volcanoes National park is roughly 3 hours drive from Kigali International Airport which make it the most accessible gorilla national park compared to Bwindi Forest in Uganda, Mgahinga & Virunga park in Congo. in Africa. This tour starts in Kigali with a city tour to the Kigali genocide memorial site, local markets. Endeavour to pack some essentials such as hiking boots, long pants, long sleeved shirts,gardening gloves, bottled drinking water, first aid kit, energy giving snacks, rain jackets, hat, sunglasses,and warm sweaters for cold nights. You are also advised to hire a walking stick and a porter to ease your trekking expereince.  Lets Go Tours Rwanda is your guide for this  3 Days  2 nights Rwanda gorilla tour

Trip sumamry

Day 1: Kigali city tour & transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla trekking & Iby’iwacu cultural tour

Day 3: Golden monkey trekking & Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kigali city tour – Transfer to Volcanoes National park

3 Days Rwanda gorillas & golden monkey trekkingYou will be picked up by our company representative early morning from either a hotel or Kigali International Airport for an amazing Kigali City Tour; visiting the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site, National Museum and many other exceptional tourist centers within the city before hitting the road for your transfer to Volcanoes National Park. Dinner and overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge(Luxury).

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Iby’wacu Cultural Center

Enjoy an early morning breakfast and assemble at the Kinigi park head offices by 7:00am for morning briefing on the trekking guidelines before taking onto your adventurous expedition. Usually, it takes about 30 minutes to several hours to encounter the mountain gorillas; but once got, enjoy an hour with them before retrieving to the starting point (for Certificates of Participation) before retrieving your lodge. Later in the afternoon, head out for the Iby’wacu Cultural tour for a clearer understanding of the Rwandese Culture. Dinner and overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury).

Day 3: Golden Monkeys and Departure

3 Days Rwanda gorillas & golden monkey trekking tourHave an early morning breakfast and retrieve the Kinigi park offices by 7:00am for morning briefing on the golden monkey tracking code of conduct. Unlike mountain gorillas, golden monkeys exist in large families and can be seen jumping from one tree branch to another; playing and looking for food. You are granted an hour with the playful creatures before returning to your lodge for your return trip to Kigali for departure flight.

End of the 3 Days Rwanda tour

Tour inclusions

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Golden monkey trekking permit
  • Full time English speaking guide
  • Accommodation & meals
  • Ground transport
  • Miscellenoius
  • Government axs
  • Cultural tour
  • Kigali city tour
  • Bottled drinking water
  • All activities included in the itinerary

Tour Exclusions

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Porters fee
  • Tips
  • Additional activities not included in the itinerary
  • personal expenses