Gorilla & Golden Monkey experience








Arrival of your flight at Kigali International Airport. Meet and Greet assistance. You will be warmly welcomed by our Uber Luxe Safaris representative outside customs and immigration hall. Transfer to Kigali Serena Hotel. Check in then dinner and overnight stay.

KIGALI SERENA HOTEL (HB – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)


After breakfast, you will be assisted with check out and briefed about your tour. You will then proceed on a morning tour of Kigali city that includes The Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, Inema arts centre & Inzuki designs. Lunch will be at the Khana Kazana Restaurant.

Highlight: After the 1994 unspeakable awfulness, several burial places in the country were established as memorial sites. They include the Kigali Genocide Memorial where 250,000 genocide victims were buried. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide; learn about other genocides in the world and how this country has dealt with that past.

After lunch we will embark on a leisurely drive to MUSANZE AND VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK. Arrive in the evening and check in at the lodge, dinner and overnight stay.

VOLCANOES VIRUNGA LODGE (FB I.e. Lunch – Khana Kazana Restaurant), Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, a selection of drinks)


Early breakfast at the hotel then proceed to the park headquarters in time for Gorilla Trek briefing. We will then transfer you to the start point of your guided walk that begins at 08h00. Here, your amazing adventure begins.

Volcanoes National Park protects the steep slopes of this magnificent mountain range and is the home of the rare mountain gorilla and the rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which embrace evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath, but the high point will be spending an hour with the remarkably peaceful gorillas despite their size and appearance as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting and raising their young.

After this memorable experience, you will return to the lodge for lunch and some much-needed rest. Optional, boat ride on Lake Ruhondo or do the Dianne Fossey Tomb hike. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

VOLCANOES VIRUNGA LODGE (FB – Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, a selection of drinks)


Another early breakfast and then transfer to the park headquarters for briefing before you start your guided Golden Monkey Trek.

Trekking to see the golden monkeys is another highlight of Volcanoes National Park. The Golden Monkey (CercopithecusMitisKandti) is a local subspecies of the widespread Sykes Monkey, also known as the “Blue Monkey” and is endemic to the high altitude forests. The monkeys are playful and inquisitive and often spend their time leaping from bamboo branches or frolicking on the forest floor.There are two habituated groups of Golden Monkey, one group comprises around 80 - 100 members and has its home at the foot of Mt Sabyinyo.

This afternoon you will visit the Ibyi Iwacu village for a Rwandese cultural experience.

Ibyi Iwacu is changing the traditional perception of what constitutes tourism by turning fate into fame through sharing various aspects of rural cultures and livelihoods into tourist attractions and creating income-generating activities for rural poor people that have reformed from living on bush meat and poaching for generations.

Proceed to KIGALI. Check in, dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.

SELECT BOUTIQUE HOTEL (FB – Lunch (Virunga lodge), Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)


Rise early by wake up call. Check out of the hotel. Transfer to the Kigali International Airport and assisted in check in for your outbound flight.

Wishing you an excellent safari!

  • Meet and greet on arrival
  • Airport and inter-hotel transfers from day 1 to the last day
  • Accommodation on half board basis at Kigali Serena Hotel & Select Boutique (Dinner, Bed and breakfast)
  • The price at Virunga Lodge includes - accommodation and meals, alcoholic and soft drinks, laundry services,
  • any activities at the lodges, and one complimentary massage per guest.
  • Exclusive use of a safari land cruiser 4x4 with WI-FI
  • Services of a professional, experienced English speaking Uber Luxe driver guide
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle during the tour
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person (this includes briefing at RDB offices, guide, trek – US$ 1500.- )
  • All activities, visits and extra meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation Services
  • Our assistance
  • International and domestic airline tickets unless where indicated,
  • Entry visa fees,
  • Optional extras whilst in Kigali
  • Drinks throughout the trip,
  • Tips and gratuities,
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, mini bar, porter-age, travel insurance, etc.
Gorilla permit note: Once the permit is bought, it cannot be refunded or inter-changed. Before confirming the tour, please ensure that you request for availability of permits based on the number of participants.  

Passenger Information:-

  • In the case of non-availability, we may have to reroute and provide alternative accommodation at lodges of similar category.
  • Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris as our vehicles have limited luggage space
  • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them throughout their travel.


The parties involved shall agree on the specific terms of cancellation in each case. Under the Rwanda Legislation, the Hotels and Caterers can legally levy the following cancellation charges:-

  • 60-46 days prior to arrival: No charge, room release
  • 45-14 days prior to arrival: 10%
  • 14-07 days prior to arrival: 25%
  • 07-03 days prior to arrival: 50%
  • 03     days-to no show: 100%


In case either party suffers a major circumstance (that are unforeseen, inevitable and uncontrollable), such as strikes, closing of frontiers, ports and airports, bad weather, delays in departures and arrivals of the means of transportation, accidents and all services provided by a third Party, as a result of which the obligations under the present agreement cannot be fulfilled the parties shall be exonerated from their obligations without having to pay compensation for the damage caused to the other party.

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