3 Days Golden Monkeys & Gorillas Tour

Top Destinations/Parks to Visit:

  • Kigali CityDo your ultimate shopping and trip preparation
  • Volcanoes National ParkWhere the massive gentles gorilla giants inhabit.

Activities to do on this Safari:

  • Mountain Gorilla Trekking
  • Golden Monkey Tracking
  • Forest Walks & Nature Treks

3 Days Golden Monkeys & Gorillas Tour


The 3 Days Golden Monkeys & Gorillas Tour takes you gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s iconic forest Volcanoes National Park well known for mountain gorillas, Kigali City Tour and a visit to the playful golden monkeys for a more complete Rwandan experience. This three day itinerary is perfect for those who have limited time and want to see the best that Volcanoes National Park has to offer. This tour includes your gorilla tracking permit!

Tour Highlights

Itinerary Summary

Day 1: Kigali To Volcanoes National Park

You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Kigali and transfer to Musanze, Rwanda’s second largest city.

You will be able to have a view of the five Virunga volcanoes, Musanze will be your base from which to explore Volcanoes National Park.

Accommodation: Mid-range lodge – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

You will have an early breakfast in the morning and proceed to Volcanoes National Park’s headquarters to meet your guides who will give you a briefing on how to behave while trekking the gorillas. After completing the briefing, you will be grouped in small groups of 8 people and you’ll embark on the once in a lifetime experience of tracking the enigmatic mountain gorillas.

The duration and weight of the tracking experience depends on where the family of gorillas is and on weather conditions, It can take anywhere from between two to six hours of trekking through the mountain forest at relatively high altitudes. Fitness is definitely recommended for those wishing to undertake the excursion.

This is one of the most memorable experiences you’re likely to ever have, when you meet the gorillas, you’ll be allowed an hour of close contact with the gorillas. You’ll be privileged enough to come within mere metres of a family of these rare and beautiful animals, observing their family dynamics and getting to learn a bit about each gorilla’s distinct personality in serene silence. You will watch them take care of their young ones.

Accommodation: Mid-range lodge – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking

On the 3rd day of this tour, we shall go golden monkey trekking one of Volcanoes National Park’s primate inhabitants, these beautiful golden monkeys which can only be found in the Volcanoes Conservation Area in the whole of Rwanda.

You’ll trek through sun-dappled glades and dense stands of bamboo in search of these playful monkeys, who are well accustomed to visitors. This means you’ll be able to view the golden monkeys playing, feeding, and leaping from tree to tree using their long tails as if you weren’t there. While your time with the monkeys is limited to an hour, this is ample time to see the inquisitive and exciting creatures in their natural habitat.
After a hot lunch at your lodge, you’ll then return to Kigali for your onward travel.

Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour), Meals & Drinks: All meals included

End of 3 Days Golden Monkeys and Gorillas tour.

Included in This Safari

  •  Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permit – $1,500
  •  Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permit – $600
  •  Chimp Tracking Permit/li>
  •  Park Entrance Fees
  •  Accommodation and Meals as per Itinerary
  •  4×4 Safari Transportation to/from airport
  •  English Speaking Tour Guide/Driver

Not Included

  •  Tourist Entry Visa
  •  International Flight Tickets
  •  Travel Insurance
  •  Items of Personal Nature
  •  Tips and Gratuities

Tour Highlights

  • Gorilla Home Volcanoes National Park
  • Gorilla Trekking Adventure
  • Savannah Wildlife Game Drive
  • Kigali City Tour

Best Time to Visit

The best wildlife viewing months in Uganda and Rwanda are during the Dry seasons from June to August and December to February. Primate walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Rwanda. The habitat of rainforests is, by default, very wet, and one can’t avoid rain completely.

How to Obtain Tourist Entry Visa

The most easier way of getting a visa to Uganda is by purchasing it at the entry point, Entebbe Airport or any border station. This is very possible for tourists. All you need to do is pay USD 50, fill in the application form with passport dates and information. The visa fee of USD 50 usually runs for 90 days.