3 Days Primate Tour Rwanda – Gorilla and Golden Monkey Trekking Rwanda
The 3 Days primate tour to Rwanda will take you to Volcanoes National park. This Park is a home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in Rwanda. You will need to book a gorilla permit and golden monkey trekking permit altogether. A Rwanda gorilla permit is at USD 1500 and USD 100 for golden monkeys.
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali town to Volcanoes National Park
Today you will have breakfast and there after you will set off for Volcanoes National Park which is about 80kms 2 hours and 20 minutes’ drive. On arrival you will have lunch and then visit the twin lakes Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo and the Virunga mountain chain. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking
You will have breakfast at the lodge and with parked lunch you will go for a briefing at the park headquarters, and then set of for gorilla tracking. This may take one to 8 hours depending on the movement. When you get to the gorillas you will be allowed to be with them for one hour. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking
Breakfast and then go for golden monkey trekking. During the trek you will spot other primates like the Colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, Red tailed monkeys and Grey Cheeked Mangabeys among others. Later you will have lunch and drive back to Kigali.
End of the safari.
Gorilla and Golden Monkey Trekking in Uganda.
In case you choose not to do gorilla tracking in Rwanda, you may take a similar trip to Uganda. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda has both mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. You can book a 3 days gorilla and golden monkey safari starting from and ending in Kigali. The road drive to Mgahinga national park takes about 4 hours, a slight difference from the two and half hours to Volcanoes from Rwanda’s Capital City.
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