The major highlights of the 5-Day Rwanda Gorillas and Golden Monkey Trekking Safari include gorilla and golden monkey trekking at Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, visiting Lake Kivu for the fishing excursion, canoeing, and Congo Nile Trail walking tour.
Day 1: Pick up in Kigali city, and transfer to Volcanoes National Park
A Bamboo Ecotours driver/guide will pick you up in Kigali and transfer to Volcanoes National Park. If time allows and you are interested, visit the Kigali Genocide Museum before driving to Musanze/Ruhengeri. After the museum visit, we will then drive to Volcanoes National Park in northern Rwanda. The drive to Volcanoes National Park will go through northern Rwanda’s landscape via Musanze, formally Ruhengeri. Check-in at the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking at Volcanoes National Park. Optional activity in the afternoon to visit the Iby’wacu Cultural Village
You will head to the Volcanoes National Park gate immediately after breakfast to get a briefing about the gorilla trek. The national park guide will conduct the presentation covering what to expect during the gorilla trek. The national park guide will assign the gorilla trekking group during the pre-trekking briefing. Other visitors will likely join you. The gorilla trek can take from few to many hours, depending on how far the gorillas are inside the forest.
In the afternoon, you have an option to learn about the local culture and history by visiting the Ibyiwacu Cultural Village in Kinigi centre, right at the national park boundary.
Day 3: Golden monkey trekking in the morning. Transfer to Lake Kivu in the afternoon
You will start the day by visiting Volcanoes National Park to trek the golden monkeys. After the golden monkey trek, we will drive to Lake Kivu. Check-in at the hotel and enjoy an evening full of relaxation at Lake Kivu.
Day 4: Fishing excursion at Lake Kivu, canoeing, and Congo Nile Trail walking tour
This is the day to explore Lake Kivu, including the fishing experience, canoeing, and short walking safaris on the Congo Nile Trail.
Day 5: Transfer to Kigali city and onwards to the airport
Today will be the last day of the 5-day gorilla trek. You will start the day with early morning breakfast at the lodge and right after transfer to Kigali International Airport for the onward journey to your next destination.