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4-Day Volcanos Golden Monkeys and Gorilla Trek

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Trip Overview

The golden monkey trekking tour in Volcanoes National Park is one of the top adventures to do in Rwanda. The activity involves a relatively easy trek through the bamboo jungles in the lower zones of the Virunga Volcanoes to find and spend an hour with the striking golden monkeys. Afterwards, head to misty Bwindi which is home to more than half the population of the remaining 720 mountain gorillas. Bwindi offers a unique birding opportunity, cultural experiences and the elusive primates.

Trip - Highlights

  • Day 01: Arrive Kigali
  • Day 02: Kigali/ Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 03: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park/Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 04: Departure

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4 Days

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Itinerary

Arrive at the Kigali Airport and later be transferred to Kigali, to carry out a city tour. You will pay a visit at the genocide museum, Genocide Memorial Center at Gisozi which has collectives of the consequences of the genocide of 1994. From there, head back to your hotel for a relaxed overnight.

Wake up for an early breakfast and transfer to the park head offices in Kinigi by 7.00 am. Join other golden monkeys’ trekkers and meet the ranger guide for a few minutes to talk about the activity and the park. At 8.00 am, you'll transfer to the trailhead just outside the park. Enjoy great views of the mountain scenery as you start your trek into the park to find the golden monkeys. The golden monkeys live near the edge of the park in the bamboo forests where the ground is relatively flat and easy to trek. Find the monkeys and follow them as they feed, noticing how they skillfully pick the young bamboo leaves from the tip of the bamboo tree. They may also move out of the park into the potato fields. How they love the potatoes!
After an amazing one hour with the golden monkeys, you will return to the trailhead and drive back to the lodge for lunch. Thereafter, head to the border where after clearing we will proceed to Bwindi.
Dinner and Overnight at Hotel/Lodge

After early morning breakfast, walk to the park headquarters for a briefing on the dos and don’ts during gorilla tracking. Thereafter, you will proceed to the gorilla trail. Gorilla tracking normally lasts between 2 to 8 hours or even a day to encounter the gorillas. However, you'll be allowed to stay in the presence of these awesome apes for at least an hour. It is advisable that you carry packed lunch, which will be provided, as one cannot determine how long it may take to encounter the mountain gorillas. Later, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. The drive is through a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep] and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzia free.
Dinner and Overnight at Hotel/Lodge

After breakfast, you will take a boat ride on this lake to tour different islands. Then we will head to another border, this time the Katuna border to cross to Rwanda. Upon reaching, we will do a Kigali city tour starting off with the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre visit. We will check different city landmarks and craft markets. Thereafter, be transferred to Kigali Airport to catch your departure flight back home.

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