4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari, Dian Fossey & Golden Monkey Tracking

Meet the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park on your gorilla trekking adventure and visit grave of Dian Fossey.

This 4 days Rwanda gorilla and Dian Fossey safari. Are you looking for than just gorilla experience in Rwanda? This safari in Rwanda combines mountain gorilla encounter, golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park and a visit to Dian Fossey grave- a lady whose love, dedication and passion for mountain gorillas is always commemorated in the conservation of these primates in the Virunga massif.
Therefore; on this tour in Rwanda, expect to meet the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park on your gorilla trekking adventure and visit grave of Dian Fossey. Dian Fossey was a lady behind conservation of mountain gorillas and its partly because of her efforts that gorilla trekking experiences exist up to date. She was brutally murdered by poachers from her research institute of Karisoke Research Center and her body lies next to the gorillas she lived with.

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari, Dian Fossey & Golden Monkey Tracking Highlight

Day 1: Arrival And Transfer To Volcanoes National Park
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking And Twin Lakes Visit
Day 3: Dian Fossey Hike And Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village Visit
Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking And Transfer To Kigali

Day 1: Arrival And Transfer To Volcanoes National Park

On your arrival, meet and greet our company representative and guide from Kigali international airport for quick briefing and later take a city tour to visit major historical and cultural sites such as visit cultural villages and craft shops, Gisozi Genocide Memorial Monument to pay our tribute to the fallen Rwandans. Have lunch from the historic Hotel Mille Des Collines and later transfer to Musanze amidst the magical views and rolling hills of the country reaching at Volcanoes National Park in the evening. Check in at your booked hotel, relax, take dinner and overnight at your reserved lodge as you prepare yourself for a physically challenging mountain gorilla safari activity the following day.
Accommodation options: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Moderate) and Kinigi Guest House (Low budget)
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking And Twin Lakes Visit

On this second day of your Rwanda gorilla and Dian Fossey safari, you will wake up for an early breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters to catch up with the 30 minutes briefing that normally starts at 7:30. Be informed about the dos and don’ts of gorilla tracking in Volcanoes national park, divided into groups and get allocated to a particular gorilla family to track. Head into the forests in search for mountain gorillas, a quest that normally lasts for about 2- 8 hours depending on how long you may take to locate them. After locating them, spend a full hour of a close encounter, take photographs and watch them play. After gorilla tracking, return to your lodge for lunch, relax and later drive to visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation options: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Moderate) and Kinigi Guest House (Low budget)
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Dian Fossey Hike And Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village Visit

On this day, you will visit Dian Fossey grave who was an American lady to dedicate her life to protect and conserve mountain gorillas for decades. This hike is quite physical and challenging but worth a visit as you explore Rwanda’s history of Mountain Gorilla conversation initiatives. After this trek, return to your lodge for lunch. Later in the afternoon, go for cultural tour to visit Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village where Rwandan culture manifests itself inform of dances and various traditional acts. Drive back to your lodge for an overnight stay and dinner.
Accommodation options: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Moderate) and Kinigi Guest House (Low budget)
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking And Transfer To Kigali

After a cup of coffee, drive to the park headquarters to catch up with a group and after head into the deep jungles of volcanoes to look for Golden Monkeys. The trail may take up to 5hours based on movement of monkeys that day. You will have a full hour with these primates after spotting them before descending to the starting point. Transfer back to your lodge for lunch and drive back to Kigali International Airport to end your 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari, Dian Fossey & Golden Monkey Tracking
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

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