For those seeking to learn and understand the kingdom of the gorillas, this is the best sign up for you. If you read and loved the book ”Gorilla In The Mist” this is the best experience you will have as the Dian Fossey tracking is one of the options on this safari, we shall follow in Dian Fossey’s footsteps as we track to her grave and the many graves belonging to the poached gorillas and if you that big love for the gentle gorillas, we offer you the chance to fulfill your needs with a second day of trekking and the beautiful Golden monkeys sum it all up, come for this memorable primate safari adventure.
Day 1:: Arrival in Rwanda: Kigali International Airport
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Ruhengeri for an overnight. The journey goes through beautiful rolling / majestic hills of Rwanda. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Hotel or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. FB
Day 2-4 Gorillas & Golden Monkey Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
After an early breakfast, you will drive to park the headquarters with a packed lunch and water and have a briefing about the ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ while with gorillas. Gorilla trekking through steep and slippery Virunga jungle grounds can be very strenuous but is at times very easy, overall taking anywhere from 2-8 hours depending on gorillas’ movements. We will have one hour with these gentle giants, later descending to your lodge for a rest.
Little is known about the mannerisms of the Golden Monkeys except for the fact that they lives in social groups, usually of approximately 30 individuals. It is an exceptional experience seeing them feed on fruits, leaves and insects. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Hotel or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. FB
Note: One Gorilla permits and One Golden Monkey permits are included on the price
Day 5: Hike to Dian Fossey’s Grave
Early breakfast is followed by a hike to Dian Fossey’s grave, situated at the former Karisoke Research Center. This is where Dian spent about 20 years studying the Mountain Gorillas. The trek to the site is quite spectacular, passes through thick bamboo forest and afro- montane habitats, with criss-crossed trails with tracks of forest buffalo and elephant! Expect to see all sorts of wildlife on our way up and down to the gravesite, nestled between the beautiful volcanic peaks of Karismbi and Visoke. The hike takes between 4-6 hours round trip.
We will transfer to Kigali this evening, a drive of approximately 2.5 hours. FB.
Day 6: Departure
Have breakfast and then undertake a city tour with a visit to the Genocide Memorial sites like Gisozi, Nyamata and Ntarama, and the market, with lunch in Kigali and later transfer to the Airport for you flight back home.