4 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Golden Monkeys

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4 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Golden Monkeys

This 4 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Golden Monkeys safari will reward you with an unforgettable encounter with the primates of Rwanda in the Volcanoes National park of Rwanda. On this 4 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Golden Monkeys, you will have a memorable visit to see the Mountain Gorillas & Golden Monkeys of Rwanda while on your safari excursion. This 4 days gorilla and golden monkey tour starts and ends in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali.

4 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Golden Monkeys Safari Highlights

Itinerary Summary  Tour Activities
  • Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda, Kigali city tour – Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking
  • Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali
  • A double magical encounter with mountain gorillas
  • Kigali city tour
  • An optional encounter with striking golden monkeys
  • Travel in a customized 4WD safari vehicle
  • Gorilla Trekking Experiences
  • Golden Monkey Tracking/Mt Bisoke Hike

Best time to go for Rwanda gorilla trekking

Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park can be done at any time of the year. But the dry season is preferably the best time to go for gorillas and golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park. It starts in the months of June, July, August, September and December, January, February. You can also embark on gorilla trek during the wet season (March-May and October-November) but this season receives plenty of rainfall.

What to pack for primates trekking Safari

Gorilla / Golden Monkey trekking rules 

  • Rain jacket/poncho
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Waterproof day pack
  • Camera with no flashlight
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sweater
  • First aid kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Gardening gloves
  • Only persons above 15 years are allowed to trek mountain gorillas
  • You have only an hour to have face to face encounter with mountain gorillas
  • Do not go to trek gorillas if you are sick
  • Keep a distance of 7-8 meters away from gorillas at all times
  • No flashlight camera should be used while taking photos of gorillas
  • Only 8 visitors are allowed to trek 1 habituated group

Detailed itinerary of 4 days Rwanda double gorilla trek 


Day 1: Arrival, Kigali City Tour, Transfer to Ruhengeri

When you arrive at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda, you will meet a tour guide from our Rwanda tours and travel company who will transfer you to Kigali city for a brief city tour excursion. On this 4 days Rwanda gorillas and Golden Monkeys Safari, you will visit landmarks like the Kimironko market, Gisozi genocide memorial site, Caplaki crafts village, and many more other places.

In the late afternoon after a 3-4 hours tour of Kigali city, you will transfer to the Volcanoes National Park – a prominent home to a section of rare mountain gorillas located in Musanze province northwest of Rwanda.

Accommodation in Musanze

  • Mount Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge (Luxury)
  • Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge/Virunga Lodge/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Midrange)
  • Muhabura Hotel/Kinigi Guesthouse (Budget)


Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Your first encounter with the gorillas on the 4 Days Rwanda Double Gorilla Trek will be today. After a sumptuous breakfast, you will drive to Kinigi park headquarters where you merge with other trekkers of the day to be briefed about the gorilla trekking rules and regulations by the park officials about the  On this day, make sure that you are in your long-sleeved shirt or t-shirt-(environmentally friendly attire), trouser tucked into socks with your walking stick as well as plenty of drinking water and energy-giving snacks.

You and 7 other members of the group will visit one of the 10 habituated groups setting off at exactly 8:00 am and lasts for about 1-6 hours of the hike depending on the nature of the movement of the mountain gorillas today. Once you have found the gorilla group you are trekking, you will have a maximum of only one hour with them. Use this moment to explore in-depth about their behaviors, body gestures and take their photos.

In the evening, you can embark on a nature walk to Twin Lakes-Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo or simply remain at the lodge to have enough rest for tomorrow’s adventure.

Accommodation Options in Musanze

  • Mount Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge (Luxury)
  • Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge/Virunga Lodge/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Midrange)
  • Muhabura Hotel/Kinigi Guesthouse (Budget)


Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking – Transfer to Gisenyi

This is yet another exciting day on your 4 days gorilla tour in Rwanda. Your breakfast meal will be served as early as on the previous day. You will then drive back to the park headquarters for another briefing meeting as on the second day. After your briefing meeting, you will go for your Golden monkey trekking experience. Golden monkey trekking takes place in Volcanoes National Park but is not as strenuous as mountain gorilla trekking. The activity lasts for two to five hours. After trekking golden monkeys, you will then transfer to Gisenyi to relax at leisure in Lake Kivu. Overnight stay at Paladis Malahide Hotel.


Day 4: Transfer to Kigali

Being the last day of your 4 days Rwanda gorillas and golden monkeys safari, you will enjoy your early morning breakfast at leisure, carry out a few water-sport activities on the lake and then transfer back to Kigali City where you will either be dropped at a hotel of your choice or rather proceed straight to Kigali International Airport for your onward departure flight. This marks the last day of your 4 days Rwanda gorilla tour.

This tour Includes:- 

The tour Excludes

  • Ground transport in a comfortable 4 wheel drive safari vehicle
  • 2 Rwanda gorilla trekking permits ($1500 each per person)
  • Fulltime English speaking driver-guide
  • Accommodation and meals
  • All safari activities in the itinerary
  • Air transfers
  • Bottled water
  • Visa fees
  • Insurance
  • International flights
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Laundry services
  • Additional activities and accommodation outside your travel plan


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