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4 Days Mountain Gorillas & Golden Monkey Trekking

Rwanda, Kigali, Northern Province
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4 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size



English, French


Embark on our thrilling 4-Day adventure to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, where you will have the incredible opportunity to trek Mountain Gorillas and observe the playful Golden Monkeys. The journey begins with a scenic drive from Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, through picturesque landscapes of rolling hills.


  • Kigali Genocide Museum
  • Lifetime encounter with Mountain Gorillas
  • Trekking the Golden Monkeys the ‘Little Primates’ of Virunga


Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International Airport

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be welcomed by our designated meet-and-greet lounge host, who will help you with Immigration procedures and luggage collection. Please look for a white signboard with your name. Thereafter, you will be handed over to our waiting driver guide, who will transfer you to your hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight. Lodging: Kigali Serena Hotel (Luxury), Hotel Des Milles Collines (Midrange) or Chez Lando Hotel (Budget) Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Kigali Genocide Museum and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Meet and greet with our driver guide at the airport or hotel and then drive to Kigali Genocide Museum; a place of remembrance and reflection. Learn about Rwanda's tragic history and the resilience of its people. Here you will pay tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi and gain a deeper understanding of the country's journey towards healing and reconciliation. After the memorial visit, you will embark on a scenic drive to the North Volcanoes National Park, home to the endangered species of Mountain Gorillas. Along the way, you will enjoy the scenic beauty of the hilly countryside and understand why Rwanda is known as ‘The Land of a thousand hills.’ Upon arrival at your lodge, check-in and rest. Dinner and overnight stay. Lodging: Singita Kwitonda Lodge (Luxury), Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Mid-range) or Ingagi Park View Lodge (Budget) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Mountain Gorillas Tracking and Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Visit

The highlight of your journey awaits on this day-Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park. After breakfast 06:30 am, head to the headquarters and meet with excellent and well-informed local park guides, who will share with you the etiquette of Mountain Gorillas tracking, based on their experience with Gorillas and after that, board your safari vehicle and drive to the trailhead. Hike into the forest to where the Gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point with the communication of the advance group of trackers. The trek can take from 1 to 8 hours and climb to an altitude not in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the hike is physically demanding, the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthy. Once the Gorillas are located, all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as ‘one of the most thrilling and meaningful wildlife encounters on earth’. When your one-hour time with the Gorillas group ends, return to the starting point where your driver guide will be waiting for you. He will take you back to the lodge for lunch followed by an afternoon at leisure, reflecting on your life changing experience with Gorillas. As an option, you can, visit the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund to learn much about the legacy of late Dian Fossey and the conservation of Mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight stay. Lodging: Singita Kwitonda Lodge (Luxury), Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Mid-range) or Ingagi Park View Lodge (Budget) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Golden Monkey Trekking, Transfer to Kigali and International Departure

Breakfast and then spend this morning searching the Golden Monkeys in the lush vegetation at the foot of Mt.Sabyinyo for a beautiful little creature found only in the high-altitude forests of Virunga Mountains Chain. You’ll track the Golden Monkeys with a guide and you will spend an hour with them as soon as you have located the monkeys (a troop of 50 or more members). You will often need to follow them as they are often on the move, jumping from tree to tree with their long tails which is really entertaining but a little difficult to photograph! We recommend setting your camera to a fast shutter-speed to allow for low light in the dense undergrowth and to better your chances of capturing the Golden Monkeys on film. After this experience, you’ll take lunch before bidding farewell to Volcanoes as you set off for a 2.5hours drive to Kigali and onwards to Kigali Airport. Drop-off and departure. END OF THE TOUR!


  • All airport transfers
  • 3 nights’ lodging in Luxury, Mid Range or Budget properties as indicated in the itinerary
  • All Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All Gorilla trekking permits and Park entrance fees
  • All Golden Monkeys trekking permits and Park entrance fees
  • All other tour activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Ground transport in a 4x4 Land cruiser vehicle
  • English-speaking driver guide
  • Free mineral drinking water in the vehicle
  • Local taxes and handling charges
  • Items of Personal Nature
  • All Tips to Hotels/Lodges/Camps staff and Safari Guide
  • Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that are not accompanying meals
  • All International flights and departure taxes
  • Visa fees and Travel Insurance

Tour Length

Multi day

Tour's Location

Rwanda, Kigali, Northern Province
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Organized by

Ikaze Rwanda Tours

Member Since 2023

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