3 Days Mountain Gorilla and Golden Monkeys Safari in Rwanda

Thrilling Rwanda Safari

Kawira Safaris Ltd offers you this 3-day safari in Rwanda to discover the life of the gorillas and the ancient golden monkeys in their own habitat. You are going to go trekking to the mountains and you will fulfill your wonder about how those primates live. This is a chance for you to answer your curiosity about gorillas and golden monkeys. So, wait no more and join this safari holiday!


  • Gorilla trekking
  • Golden monkeys trekking
  • Service of English-speaking guide
  • Includes permit for gorilla and golden monkey trek
  • Chance to see the views of thousand hills
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Daily delicious meals
  • 2 nights' lodging

Skill level

  • Intermediate


2 activity days in English
Spoken languages: French, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10

Airport transfer included: Kigali International Airport

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During this safari, you will stay at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel. Situated in Musanze former Ruhengeri province, Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel is a 5-star accommodation which is set just along the road heading to Kinigi - Volcanoes National Park head office.

The lodge offers relaxing high-end accommodation with beautiful views of the rolling hills of the land of a thousand hills. The accommodation comprises of 13 bedrooms (double / twin), a VIP cottage. Each room is air-conditioned and features a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kettle.

Other facilities include a restaurant, a pool, a traditional sauna, and a steam sauna are awaiting your visit and the staff is looking forward to making your stay a pleasant one.

Kawira Safaris Ltd Safari Rwanda Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International Airport (KGL) - Musanze

After completion of customs and immigration formalities, you will meet Kawira Safaris Ltd’s representative / your safari driver guide at the airport. You will have your safari briefing and then drive to Musanze in the northwest part of Rwanda, the main base town for gorilla tracking.

  • Overnight: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
  • Meal plan: full board

Day 2: Volcanoes National Park - Mountain Gorillas trek

After your morning wake-up call and breakfast, you will drive to the park headquarters for gorilla trekking formalities and briefing by the Volcanoes National Park’s guides on the gorillas’ etiquette. You will be assigned to a specific group of gorillas. Your trek will vary in length depending on which gorilla group you have been assigned to.

After locating your assigned gorilla group, you will spend 1 hour in their company before retracing your steps back down the volcano slopes. You will have lunch at the lodge. Your afternoon will be spent at leisure with an optional visit to the little known but compellingly beautiful twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo.

  • Overnight: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
  • Meal plan: full board

Day 3: Golden Monkeys trek - Departure

After an early breakfast, you will again drive to the park headquarters where you will have briefings and formalities for the golden monkeys trekking. The golden monkeys are rare, beautiful, and distinctive bamboo-associated primates of the blue monkey family and endemic to the Albertine Rift Valley.

These adorable apes will keep you marveling at the wonder of how they carry out their daily activities and the way they are closely related to the human beings, also they are tremendously fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. After golden monkeys trekking, you will have lunch and then enjoy the scenic transfer back to Kigali with onward transfer to the airport for your evening outbound flight.


This safari will take place in Volcanoes National Park. This corner or northwestern Rwanda is a breath-taking unforgettable place where culture, adventure, and conservation intersect. The "Parc National de Volcans" (or PNV as it's known by locals) lies along the Virunga Mountains, with 8 ancient volcanoes, which are shared by Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Just a short 2-hour drive from Rwanda's capital of Kigali, the park is a central location for exploring some distinctly Rwandan experiences. While a visit to the mountain gorillas is often at the top of the visitor, the dramatic landscape also offers thrilling hiking and visits to the fascinating golden monkeys.

Volcanoes National Park is also one of Rwanda's conservation epicenters, where many non-profit organizations base their operations. Visitors can pay homage to the legendary scientist and gorilla advocate, Dian Fossey, with a hike to her tomb or a visit to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund that continues her legacy of research and advocacy to this day.

Near the park, the bustling and vibrant markets of Musanze are a place to immerse yourself into everyday Rwandan culture. Go deep into the earth with Musanze's caves, it's one of the area's newest attractions.



  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Restaurant


You will be provided with breakfast on the first day, breakfast and dinner on the second day, and breakfast on the final day of the safari. Kawira Safaris Ltd and the travel partners want to properly cater you whilst on tour, it is important to inform Kawira Safaris Ltd at the point of booking if there should be any special dietary requirement.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Hallal
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • All government taxes and levies
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and mineral bottled water
  • Forest guides
  • Golden monkey permit
  • Gorilla permits (1500 USD per person)
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Services of English-speaking driver guide

What's not included

  • Any other item not mentioned on above
  • Any other item of personal nature such as phone calls, etc.
  • Drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Gratuities / tips

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kigali International Airport (KGL). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Kawira Safaris Ltd will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Kigali International Airport Airport transfer included: Kigali International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Pricing information

For a single supplement, you will bie charged 150 USD.

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