• Rwanda - Gorilla & Golden Monkey

    Hiking through the dense jungle of the mountains of Parc National Des Volcans to come face to face with the world’s biggest primate, the king of forest – Gorilla, is indeed one of the most stunning wildlife experiences on earth. Only 8 permits are given per tracking group to ensure negligible impact on the gorillas. Thus, you will be able to spend up to one hour observing their behavior at close proximity. This trip can be a perfect add-on after your Kenya or Tanzania safari or a trip to Africa in its own right.
  • Rwanda - Gorilla & Golden Monkey

    Hiking through the dense jungle of the mountains of Parc National Des Volcans to come face to face with the world’s biggest primate, the king of forest – Gorilla, is indeed one of the most stunning wildlife experiences on earth. Only 8 permits are given per tracking group to ensure negligible impact on the gorillas. Thus, you will be able to spend up to one hour observing their behavior at close proximity. This trip can be a perfect add-on after your Kenya or Tanzania safari or a trip to Africa in its own right.
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4 days
From S$ 6,590/Adult

Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Nairobi / Kigali / Parc National Des Volcans
    Fly Nairobi / Kigali   KQ 448 0715/0745 - Daily  (1hr 30min)


    Today, take a short city tour of Kigali including Genocide Memorial. Lunch at a restaurant and then transfer (3hrs) to Volcanoes National Park. Drive about 3 hours to Parc National Volcanoes. Your journey takes you through the beautiful terraced hills that characterize much of Rwanda's landscape. 

    Overnight: Parc National des Volcans
    Meals: Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 02 - Parc National Des Volcans

    This morning after an early breakfast, drive to the park headquarters and be briefed and assigned a gorilla group. The breathtaking trek, in which you follow in the footsteps of the rare and critically endangered mountain gorilla, the largest living primate on Earth, starts in the foothills of the Virungas with eye-catching views in all directions.

    Upon entering the national park, the paths are littered with fresh spoor of the elusive buffalo and elephant, and trekkers will be immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with lively birds and butterflies. Trekking through the forest, the experienced trackers will soon bring you up close to one family gorilla group. During the 1 hour of observing with the great apes, you will get to know about their daily life, and feeding pattern.  

    Overnight: Parc National des Volcans
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner 

  • Day 03 - Parc National Des Volcans

    Today choose to go on a 2nd Gorilla Track or the Dian Fossey Hike.

    DIAN FOSSEY HIKE: You will participate in the trek to Karisoke Gorilla Research Centre which Dian Fossey, the famous primatologist set up. Because of her struggle to protect the endangered mountain gorilla in Rwanda, a voluntary project was found called; Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International. The hike offers a good opportunity to see birds and other creatures typical of the Virungas en-route. If time allows, visit the twin lakes which offer dramatic view across the water to the volcanically formed cones of the Virunga Mountains looming in the horizon. (Rated difficult)

    Overnight: Parc National des Volcans
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner 

  • Day 04 - Parc National Des Volcans / Kigali / Nairobi

    This morning, we set off to track the equally rare Golden monkey. A whole new primate encounter these small but charming monkeys live in bamboo forests on the slopes of the Virungas. They have been habituated to the presence of daily visitors, and observing them feeding and moving nimbly through the bamboo is a unique experience.

    After lunch back at the lodge, we return to Kigali (3 hours) and transfer to the airport for your international flight out.

    Fly Kigali/Nairobi KQ 444 1815/2040 – Daily (1h 25m)


    Meals: Breakfast

 

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