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4 Days - Dian Fossey Hike, Rwanda Gorilla Tracking

Day 1 - Arrival and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

At the airport, you will be welcomed and picked up by our company tour guide for your transfer to Volcanoes National Park North West of the country. If time allows, take a mini Kigali City tour to some of its historical sites, local markets and genocide sites. Later, reach the Musanze province in the evening. Dine and Rest at Da Vince lodge.

Day 2 - Mountain Gorilla Trek and cultural visit

Upon rising, enjoy your morning coffee and assemble at the kinigi park offices; have breakfast, registration and briefing on the mountain gorilla trekking guidelines and code of conduct. Here, you will also be allocated to your specific gorilla family and tracking group of 8 individuals. With your tracking gear’ you will ascend into the thick montane forest in search for the intriguing creatures; this may last between 1 and 8 hours depending on the days’ movement of the gorillas. Expect an hour with these creatures once located and later retrieve to the starting point, meet your guide for your return to hotel. Later in the evening, engage in a Iby’wacu Cultural Visit.

Retire at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 - Hike to Dian Fossey’s Research Center

After coffee, get ready for your second activity at the Volcanoes National Park. Set off for your hike to the Karisoke Research Center – the home for the American zoologist (scientist) Dian Fossey who lived her life saving the estranged mountain gorillas on return transfer back to your lodge for relaxation.

Day 4 - Golden Monkey Tracking and Transfer to Kigali

Enjoy your morning coffee and retrieve the Kinigi park offices for briefing on the code of conduct when tracking golden monkeys. Embark on your adventurous search for the shy creatures not ignoring the other wildlife species like the elephants, baboons etc. Golden monkeys cannot be missed due to their mass concentration within the forest. Later return to the starting point, meet your guide and retrieve your lodge for lunch and refreshments. Transfer to Kigali city. Iftime allws visit Genocide memorial centre and later be droped off to the airport for your next destination.

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Cost for this trip

Price inclusions

  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Gorilla permits
  • Golden monkey permits
  • Hike to top of the falls
  • Entrance fees to all parks and ecological sites
  • A professional English speaking guide.
  • 4x4 Land cruiser vehicle and all ground transfers
  • Fuel
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Nature walks and wildlife / game viewing
  • Accommodation and meals
  • All activities as per your itinerary


  • Visas and all international flights
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs
  • Travel insurance cover
  • Any item of personal nature, including drinks, laundry, cigarettes, alcohol etc
  • Any other activity not mentioned in the itinerary

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