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6 Days Rwanda Gorilla & Golden Monkey Trek


6 Days Rwanda Gorilla & Golden Monkey Trek

Highlights

On this 6 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trek adventure you’ll experience some rare deepest feeling of hanging with some of the rare earthly creatures and the beautiful peoples of historical Rwanda.

Tour Details

The 6 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trek explores the renowned Volcanoes National Park, home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys, Bordering Congo and Uganda, the park encompasses 4,507m-tall Mt. Karisimbi and 4 other forested volcanoes, Kigali, the nation’s extensive capital that has a vibrant culture and nightlife scene.

Departure & Return Location: Kigali Airport

Departure Time:3 Hours before Flight Time

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Oasis Safaris representative will pick you from Kigali Airport. He will be holding Oasis Safaris’ signpost with your name. Be transferred in one of our safari vehicles designed to suit your activity with AC, wide windows to enable you capture the surrounding. Check into your accommodation for refreshment before heading for a city tour in Kigali. Visit the Kigali Memorial Centre, this is a grey area of the 1994 senseless massacres. The museum is built on a site where over 250,000 people are buried. The exhibits in the museum strongly tell the story of Rwanda, its history and the unfolding genocide. Included are touch screens which have on them the testimonials of some of the survivors present during this turbulent time.

Journey Time: 15 Minutes

Accommodation: Any choice

Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

After a comfortable breakfast, transfer to Volcanoes National Park, arriving in time for lunch. You will then head to the Kinigi Cultural Centre. Here traditional dance groups will perform different types of dances, wearing colorful attire as they demonstrate their way of life in the communities. Retire

Journey Time: 3 Hours

Accommodation: Any choice.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking

After an early breakfast, head to the park headquarters and go through the procedures of track preparation and your guide/Ranger will brief you on the gorilla trek protocol.

Tracking the gorillas starts at 8:30 am through the thick undergrowth can be an energetic task, although in the end, a rewarding one. There can be a lot of steep slopes to overcome, therefore you need to be relatively fit. Led by a park ranger, the actual trek to the gorillas’ resting place can be between 2 – 8 hours or less. Once you allocate the gorilla group, you will spend 1 hour with them.

Trekking Time: 2 – 8 Hours or even less

Accommodation: Any choice.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4: Hiking to Twin Lakes Burera and Ruhondo

On this day after a calm breakfast, you will go for an exploration of the crater lakes that are situated just outside the Volcanoes national park. The twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo can be accessed by car. You will also make a guided community walk to learn more about the African lifestyle first hand. Meet the local’s fishermen and watch how they make their living while enjoying the wonderful views and scenery of the lakes with the volcanoes in the background. After lunch head for the school visit, this is a 2-hour walk to the schools for adult education and 1-hour walk to the Nursery Visit. Guests will get exposed to the Rwandese education system, participate in the 2 hours program on the Bee Keeping project that was initiated for income generation to the community and get to learn how honey is produced and harvested.

Journey Time: 6 Hours

Accommodation: Any choice

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5: Golden Monkey Hike

This day after breakfast, head for Golden Monkey hike, these primates are originally thought to be a category of the blue monkey. This playful and sociable primate is now classified as a species in its class and with a single known sustainable population in the Virunga, and this is one of Africa’s rarest primates. The monkeys can often be found playing and feeding in the rich bamboo forests where tourists can expect a close encounter with them. Return for lunch and relaxation.

Journey Time: 5 Hours

Accommodation: Any choice

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6: Volcanoes National Park – Kigali Airport

For the last morning hours of the Rwanda gorilla trek safari, have breakfast and enjoy the beautiful scenery one more time as we peacefully transfer back to Kigali City arriving in time for lunch. Depending on the time of your international flight you will be dropped at Kigali International Airport.

Journey Time: 3 Hours

Accommodation: No Accommodation

Meal Plan:Breakfast and Lunch

END OF TOUR

Oasis Safaris is a Destination Management Company offering World-Class travel management services to Uganda and Rwanda with 6 years of experience. Our Bespoke safaris are built around each client’s individual needs, time and budget offering them the generous choice.

END OF TOUR

Oasis Safaris is a Destination Management Company offering World-Class travel management services to Uganda and Rwanda with 6 years of experience. Our Bespoke safaris are built around each client’s individual needs, time and budget offering them the generous choice.

Includes

  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Tour Guide Allowance
  • Entrance Fees
  • Ground transportation
  • Airport Transfer
  • All Activities in the Itinerary
  • Gorilla Permits

Excludes

  • Visa
  • International/ Domestic Air Fares
  • Any Private Expenses/ Service of personal Nature
  • Activities/ Services not included in the Itinerary
  • Alcoholic Drinks/ Wines
  • Laundry

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