4 DAYS Gorilla, Golden Monkey and Dian Fossey Tour

dianaDay 1: Arrive at Kigali International Airport – Transfer to the Volcano NP

Meet and greet our tour guide/ driver who will shortly brief you about your tour in Rwanda and immediate transfer to the volcanoes National Park in the northwest part of this country.

The drive is through beautiful rolling hills, bypassing coffee, tea and banana plantations on a comfortable paved road and is approximately 2.5 hours from Kigali. Arrive at your lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

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Day 2: Gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes national Park

Wake up early, have breakfast and report for briefing and after, move in a company of experienced ranger guides through the forest while searching for mountain gorillas. Time taken while searching for these great apes, rangers between 2 to 6 hours depending on the movement of the gorilla groups therefore, move with your packed lunch, water, tracking gears among others. Meet, chant and enjoy their entertainment for one hour while taking photos for remembrance. Return to your lodge, relax and the rest of your Day at leisure.

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Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking– Optional activities.

After a morning breakfast, report to the park headquarter for your second experience with different endangered species in the volcanoes “ the Golden Monkeys” It is normally an easy trek which might take between 45 Min – 2 hours.  The golden monkeys are the rare species of old world monkey now found only in the Virunga mountain range. Now endangered it is one of the species on the endangered red list. It lives in social groups of up to 90 individuals usually led by one adult male.

After the trekking, If you will still have energy left you may like to visit the colorful Musanze market and wander through the multiude of stalls selling everything form bananas and beans to brightly coloured materials and of course the kitchen sink.

Other options available are visits to Ibyiwacu cultural village, the twin lakes, beekeeping projects, a traditional healer and local medicinal garden or local school or orphanage.

Your guide will discuss with you the opportunities available on the day should you wish to get out and about in Musanze.

Overnight: From Luxury, Midrange, to Budget Facilities

Day 4: Dian Fossey Visit – Kigali – Check Out

Today you will go again in the volcanoes Park to visit the Dian Fossey Grave – This is where the primatologist Dian Fossey used to leave when habituating and doing the research on the gorillas. The hike takes between 2 – 3 hours in the forest.

After the visit you will be transferred to Kigali. If time permit, visit the genocide memorial site, a grim reminder of a senseless massacre of innocent’s lives in 1994. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to 1994 genocide and how Rwanda has dealt with that past. We continue with our tour and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience.

After short tour, we drive to the airport for your evening out bound flight.

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