4 Days Gorillas and Golden Monkeys

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park, After breakfast, you will go for a short Kigali city tour and visit the Genocide memorial sites, African craft markets and then later transfer to Volcanoes National Park. Reach Parc Des Volcans in the

afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay Virunga Volcanoes Lodge / Sabinyo Silver Back Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Kinigi guest house/Hotel Muhabura

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking
After breakfast, you will set out of your lodge with your packed lunch to the ORTPN Offices for briefing and gorilla tracking escorts and Rangers. You will then start your trek of the Gorillas. Once you come across the bamboo forest logs and also your first perception of the sound the breaking of bamboo indicating that the gorillas are nearer. Prepare yourself for the enjoyful encounter with the Gorillas and wonderful experience. Stay with the gorillas for 1 hour and then and trek back to your lodge or lunch and in the afternoon, visit the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera. Dinner and overnight stay Virunga Volcanoes Lodge / Sabinyo Silver Back Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Kinigi guest house/Hotel Muhabura

Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking and Diane Fossey
After a morning breakfast, you will again assemble at the ORTPN Offices for another briefing from the rangers as you prepare you for Golden monkey trekking.  Golden monkeys are very rare and so in Rwanda are only found here. Return back to the Lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you will take a trek to the grave of the late famous gorilla researcher called Dian Fossey. This is a shorter trek and can take almost 3 hours. While on this trek, you will get information from the Ranger guides concerning her assassination and the impacts of her research in relation to gorilla conservation. Dinner and overnight stay Virunga Volcanoes Lodge / Sabinyo Silver Back Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Kinigi guest house/Hotel Muhabura

Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali
After breakfast, you will go for a short tour around Ruhengeri and then later transfer back to Kigali reaching in time for Lunch. Drop off will be at your Hotel in Kigali or at the Airport for your flight back home