4 Day Prime Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
This tour is The Mane Tours’ 4 day gorilla trek to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. After the gorilla trek, you can either go for golden monkey trekking or a hike to the Dian Fossey tomb near the Karisoke Research Center. The trip ends with a Kigali city tour to the genocide memorial sites, local markets, and museums.
DAY 1: Kigali – Musanze (2 hr. drive)
When you arrive at the Kigali International Airport you will be met by your driver/guide. If there is time, you will have lunch and a Kigali city tour and later drive to lodging near the Volcanoes National Park. If time is limited, you will go directly to your lodge.
DAY 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking
You will have an early morning wake up for breakfast and then proceed to the park headquarters for a briefing. A ranger will be your guide as you go gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes forest. You will be amazed by the huge size of the silverbacks and the behavior and communication skills of these unique creatures, among other things. During your one hour stay, you will observe and learn from these magnificent creatures. You will return to your lodging for lunch and then go on a culture and heritage tour around Musanze.
DAY 3: Dian Fossey’s Grave or Golden Monkey Trekking
After enjoying breakfast you have a choice of two options. You can visit the famous American Primatologist Dian Fossey’s grave site. She dedicated almost 20 years to studying and protecting the mountain gorillas. The other option is you can go golden monkey trekking. The golden monkey is another rare monkey that lives in the Volcanoes National Park.
DAY 4: Kigali
We will return to Kigali. If you have a later flight and were not able to take the Kigali city tour when arriving in Rwanda, you will take the tour before returning to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
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