5 Days Rwanda Double Gorillas Trek and Golden Monkeys

Day 1: Arrival To Kigali

Morning arrival into Kigali International Airport, meet and greet by your guide. Introduction and a short briefing, after which you embark on sight seeing/orientation tour of Kigali city Including the Genocide Memorial Museum, amongst other attractions

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Volcanoes National Park - 1st Gorilla Trek/ Leisure

Early Breakfast at your Lodge.

After Breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters for check in/registration of your 1st Gorilla Trek and allocation of the particular Gorilla family to visit.

After registration and allocation of a gorilla family, you will be briefed by the allocated guide, on the trekking procedures as well as the Do's and Dont's while in the presence of Gorillas.

After the briefing, your drive guide will transfer you further up-to the mountain - to the trek start point, from where the exciting gorilla trek adventure commences

Upon sighting the Gorillas, you will stay with them for a magical one hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing and resting

Coming face to face with a giant silverback must truly be one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth

  • A walking stick is provided at the start point - to help steady your trekking
  • Porters are also available - to help carry your water bottle/ day pack or even hold hand in slippery/steep sections (this is at a minimum charge of US $ 10 Per person, payable at the end)

At the end of your one hour audience with the Gorillas family, re-trace your steps back to the trek start point and rejoin your driver Guide and vehicle. Drive back to your lodge for freshening up and lunch.

Afternoon is at leisure to simply relax at your lodge, with dinner included

Optional activity

  • Ibywacu Cultural Village Visit – for some insights into the transformed lifestyle of these families of former gorilla poachers

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Volcanoes National Park - 2nd Gorillas Trek/leisure

Early Breakfast at your Lodge

After breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to the park headquarters for check in/registration of your 2nd Gorilla trek and allocation of a different gorilla family to trek.

Note: Same procedure as the previous day, is followed

At the end of your one hour audience with the Gorillas family, re-trace your steps back to the trek start point and rejoin your driver Guide and vehicle. Drive back to your lodge for freshening up and lunch.

Afternoon is at leisure to simply relax at your lodge, with dinner included

Optional activity

  • Twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Volcanoes National Park – Golden Monkey Trek + Banana Beer Production Experience

Early Breakfast at the lodge

Your driver – Guide will transfer you to the park headquarters for check in/ registration of Golden Monkeys trek.

This is followed by a briefing by your assigned park guide, after which your driver will transfer you to the golden monkey trek starting point and commence trekking of these very playful but evasive primates .

Note: Just as with the Gorillas – upon sighting the Golden monkeys, you will be in their presence for only ONE HOUR

At the end of your one hour audience with the Golden Monkey family, re-trace your steps back to the trek start point and rejoin your driver Guide and vehicle. Drive back to your lodge for freshening up and lunch.

After lunch, Relax and later depart for Red Rocks Cultural Centre for a chance to experience the Local Production of Banana Beer.

Back to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Airport Transfer

Depending on your scheduled departure time, you will be transferred to Kigali International airport for your outbound flight.

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Some lodges may ask for seasonal surcharges for the Easter and Christmas Holidays

Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodations with meals mentioned
  • Bottled drinking water
  • 4×4 vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
  • Entrance fees to the included National Parks
  • Activities included on the itinerary

Excludes

  • Flights and visas
  • All optional activities
  • Insurances
  • Meals not mentioned and beverages
  • Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication

Important Notes:

  • We use 4×4 Vehicles on our tours.
  • We want to give our customers the best trip to East Africa, so we are very flexible and very accommodative and we are willing to go an extra mile.
  • During the trip the car and driver are there for the clients, so they decide where to stop, how long to stop etc.!
  • During the trip the guide makes sure there is a good place to have breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast and dinner are normally in the lodge, lunch can be a lunch box or a stop in a restaurant.
  • In the event government taxes and/or the Uganda/Rwanda/Kenya Wildlife Authority rates will increase the above mentioned total price shall be amended accordingly. All activities and accommodations are subject to availability.
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