3 Days Golden Monkey & Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

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Highlights on this Rwanda Virunga Volcanoes 3 Days Golden Monkey

Golden monkeys trekking takes place in Volcanoes national park and at 7:00 same time just like gorillas, where trekking golden monkeys and gorillas is a similar experience. These rare species are also listed as endangered.

The Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus Mitis Kandti) is a local subspecies of the widespread Sykes Monkey, also known as the “Blue Monkey” and is endemic to the high altitude forests of the Volcanoes National Park area.

Golden monkeys in Rwanda live in the bamboo vegetation towards the base of the volcanoes and habituation has helped them to overcome their initial shyness to accept their daily visit by researchers and tourists.


Items to pack for this Tour

  • Hiking boots
  • A rain jacket
  • Gardening gloves
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Pair of Binoculars
  • Hat and Sun Glasses
  • Long sleeved shirt or blouse
  • Energy giving snacks and drinks

Trekking rules and regulations

  •  keeping a distance of 7 meters away from golden monkeys
  • keeping calm
  • Do not feed monkeys
  • Flash photography are not allowed in the park.
  • keeping within the groups.
  • Children below 15 years are not allowed to trek golden monkeys.



For the best experience to our customers, below services are guaranteed:

  • Golden Monkey Permit
  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)




Day 1: Departure from Kigali to Virunga Volcanoes

Our driver(s) will pick you up for your 3 days gorilla trekking safari trip at 7.00am, from your hotel/ residence in Kigali or from the Airport. We then proceed to Virunga National Park located in the North of Ruhengeri via indulating and beautiful terraced hills showing a clear picture of the general landscape and altitude of Rwanda.


Day 2: Gorilla Trekking

Early in the morning after your breakfast, we then head to the park headquarters for briefing before embarking on the gorilla trek in the light forest on the slopes of the Virungas. Normally the time taken to encounter the mountain gorillas ranges between an hour and a full day.

The activity also immerses you into the strange intimacy of the rainforest plus a live call of colorful birds, chattering of the rare golden monkey, and littered with fresh spoor of the mountain elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. After we then dinner and overnight at Kinigi Guest House.


Day 3: Day for Golden Monkey Trekking

Early morning after breakfast, we head to the park headquarters for briefing but this time for golden monkey trekking.

The golden monkey seem more active than the gorillas therefore making it an active tour especially as they forage for food on delicious bamboo shoots. This provides a great opportunity for photos as you continuously follow them. Sometimes they are seen getting into the surrounding gardens for potatoes. However they are generally not located too far so the trek to their habitat is much more manageable than some of the gorilla families.

After lunch the driver guide will transfer you to Kigali to return to your hotel or take your flight home.

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