3 Days Gorilla tracking adventure safari & Dian Fossey Tombs or Golden Monkeys
Trekking to see the golden monkeys is another highlight of Volcanoes National Park. The monkeys are playful and inquisitive and often spend their time leaping from bamboo branches or frolicking on the forest floor. Rwanda has two habituated groups of Golden Monkey, one group comprises around 80 – 100 members and has its home at the foot of Mt Sabyinyo. As you trek to see the Mountain Gorillas, also treks to see the Golden Monkeys take place in the mornings and visitors are permitted to stay for 1 hour with the monkeys. Departure for the Golden Monkey trek is from the Park’s Kinigi Headquarters at 07:00am. The number of visitors is not limited which gives a chance to many as they enjoy their stay with the rare primates.
Day 1: Arrival & scenic drive to volcanoes national park
Arrival at Kigali international airport, followed by warm welcome from our staff and transfer northwards to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri, a home to 360 Mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Gorillas view Hotel (Luxury)/La Palme Hotel (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel Or Kinigi guest house (Budget)
Day 2: Gorilla tracking/Community Discover
Have breakfast at your lodge of residence and prepare yourself for the day’s incredible experience of gorilla tracking. Later transfer to Kinigi Headquarters with packed lunch, water and light rain jackets, attend a 30 minutes briefing about Gorilla tracking. You are advised to wear trekking boots /shoes because tracking goes through steep and slippery jungle grounds of the forest. Gorilla tracking is tiresome but meeting and staying with these giant apes is worth the effort. You will be allowed to stay with gorillas for 1 hour and watch them play with their young ones as you take Nice and right positioned photos. If the evening is free, you can take community walk around the park area. Return to the same lodge for dinner and overnight
Day 3: Golden Monkey Trek or Hike to Diana Fossey tombs
Start the day with a wonderful trek for Golden monkeys which expose you to exceptional birding and other primates like Colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, Red tailed monkeys and Grey Cheeked Mangabeys among others. After the trek, you can have a brief excursion to the spectacular panoramic views of the Twin Lakes; Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo and the Virunga mountain chain before embarking on the return journey back to Kigali. OR hike to Diana Fossey’s grave tombs nestled between the beautiful volcanic peaks of Karisimbi and Bishoke before returning back to Kigali Airport for your flight back home.
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