Rwanda Golden Monkey Tracking Tour

Volcanoes National Park

Overview

Trekking to see the golden monkeys is another highlight of Volcanoes National Park. 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.

The monkeys are playfully curious and spend most of their time leaping between bamboo branches around the forest.

Highlights

  • Day 1: Kigali – Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 2: Golden Monkey Tracking
  • Day 3: Return to Kigali

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kigali – Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast your picked by our guide from your overnight hotel to transfer to Ruhengere province via Kigali Genocide memorial center for an emotional experience before continuing to our final destination of the day.

Have lunch along the way before continuing on the drive to the lodge.

Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge (High end lodge) or Davinci Lodge Rwanda (Moderate facility) or Kinigi Guest House (Budget facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Golden Monkey Tracking

This morning after an early breakfast, drive to the park headquarters to take part in an adventure of tracking the “Little Primates” of the Virungas, the Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus Kandti), now listed as endangered because of their small numbers. You will be part of a select group of a maximum of 6 people, and the tracking will take most of the day. After the trek, return to the lodge for relaxation or opt to go for a community walk after lunch.

Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge (High end lodge) or Davinci Lodge Rwanda (Moderate facility) or Kinigi Guest House (Budget facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Return to Kigali

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before driving back to Kigali to be dropped off at your preferred hotel or the airport for your departure flight home.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch. End of service

This Safari Package Includes

  • Accommodations and meals as per the safari program
  • Golden monkey permit
  • Transportation by safari vehicle
  • Guides allowances
  • Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Genocide Memorial visit
  • A lunch stopover

The Safari Exclusions

The expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, soda/alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills.