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4- Days Remarkable Rwanda Tour. Gorillas & Golden Monkeys Trekking. - 4 Days

Nothing on earth compares with the experience of meeting a family of mountain gorillas at home in their forest. Volcanoes National Park is the Rwandan section of the great volcanic massif called the Virunga Mountains that straddles the borders of Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC. The massif covers a huge area of over 8,000km², encompassing six active and three extinct volcanoes.

Gorillas, of course, pay no heed to borders and are known to cross between the countries, although most habituated groups are to be found in Volcanoes National Park. The massif is home to around half of the world’s precious mountain gorillas – some 400 of them – making Rwanda probably the best place in Africa for a tracking safari.

Overview

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is often described as a life changing travel experience and with good reason. With only an estimated 1000 mountain gorillas left in the world, to observe these gentle giants in their natural habitat ranks among the most epic wildlife holidays in the world. Observe endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys on treks through Volcanoes National Park. This 4 day gorilla safari in Rwanda will start and end in Kigali Rwanda’s capital.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Kigali International Airport

Arrival of flight at Kigali International Airport. Meet and greet assistance. You will be handed over to and warmly welcomed by our Pallid Safaris representative outside customs and immigration hall. Transfer to your city hotel and assisted with check in. Tour briefing will be conducted at the lobby. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2
Kigali City Tour then Drive to Musanze and the Volcanoes.

09h00: After breakfast, you will join your driver guides for a a tour of Kigali city that includes a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial and Inema arts centre. Lunch will be at the Heaven Restaurant. 14h00: Proceed on a scenic road transfer to Musanze & Volcanoes National Park, in the north of the country. Upon arrival at 17h30 you will check in at the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Evening will be at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3
Volcanoes National Park Gorillas Trekking

06h30: After an early breakfast at the lodge, proceed to the park headquarters in time for Gorilla Trek briefing at 07h00.
We will then transfer you to the trail head of your guided walk that begins at 08h00.
After this memorable experience, you will return to the lodge for lunch. This afternoon at 15h00– You will visit the Ibyi Iwacu village for a cultural experience. Return to your lodge in the evening. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4
Volcanoes National Park, Golden Monkeys trekking then Drive back to Kigali - Departure

Today, you have an early breakfast and at 07h00 you will be driven back to the park headquarters for Golden monkey trekking briefing. You will then be transferred to the start point of your guided walk at 08h00. The Trekking usually takes about 4 hrs. Once you come to the habituated families, you will spend the allowed one hour with them as they go about their daily life. After this memorable experience, you will return to the lodge for lunch. 15h00, you will check out and have a leisurely drive back to Kigali. You can have a stopover at some local art markets just in case you would like to purchase souvenirs of this wonderful country. Later, transfer to Kigali International Airport. Bid farewell to your driver guide. Check in for your outbound flight

Cost Includes

  • • Meet and greet assistance on arrival.
  • • Airport and inter-hotel transfers from day 1 to the last day
  • • Accommodation at all the lodges and hotels mentioned in itinerary
  • • Exclusive use of a private safari Toyota Land cruiser 4x4 with WI-FI in receptive areas
  • • All activities and extra meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • • 1 Gorilla permit per person (this includes briefing at RDB offices, guide, trek – US$ 1500.-)
  • • 1 Golden monkeys permit per person (this includes briefing at RDB offices, guide, trek – US$ 100.-)
  • • Services of a professional, experienced English speaking driver guide
  • • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle during the tour
  • • Emergency Medical Evacuation Services
  • • Our assistance

Cost Excludes

  • • International and domestic airline tickets unless where indicated,
  • • entry visa fees,
  • • optional extras whilst in Kigali
  • • drinks throughout the trip,
  • • tips and gratuities,
  • • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, mini bar, porter-age, travel insurance, etc.
What is the best month to go on safari in East Africa?

The best month to go on an African safari will depend on the climate. The seasons are however complex, which will depend on the game viewing experience you have. Peak season is between June and September, where the weather is hot and safari game animals are active across Kenya’s National Parks, including the Wildebeest Migration. However, going between January and March are also months where game viewing is at it’s peak and the weather is mild.

Is an East African Safari Safe?

East Africa is a safe safari destination and for most tourism in general. During your safari, our tour guides will take care of your experience, ensuring you stay safe throughout your trip.

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