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3-Day Primate Safari in Volcanoes National Park

3 Days


This 3-day safari takes you to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and Volcanoes National Park. You will see the twin lakes, Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo, trek gorillas and golden monkeys, and have a cultural experience to see how the local king reigns over his people. The tour concludes with a visit to either twin lake or a local market, where you will have a spectacular view of the twin lakes and probably later head to the local market to buy some souvenirs.


  • Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre
  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Lake Burera
  • Lake Ruhondo
  • Gorilla Trekking


Upon arrival, and depending on time of arrival, our driver guide will pick you up and transfer you to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center if your arrive early morning, commemorating the 1994 genocide of 250 000 Tutsi tribe. This memorial also educates about how the genocide against the Tutsi took shape and examines genocide in the 20th century. Spending time here is very emotional, so brace yourself with tissue for you will shed some tears. After the memorial Centre visit, we will transfer to Volcanoes National Park or if you arrive in the evening, you will transfer to the hotel for an overnight. Then start off your tour the following day morning.

Accommodation: Sambora Kinigi

After an early breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park for a briefing at about 7:00am. Here, you will be divided into groups, and be allocated a gorilla family you will be visiting with a ranger guides who will accompany you into the jungle. You will walk for approximately 1-2 hours before you meet the primates. Upon meeting them, you will have 1 hour to watch them play, feed, groom and go about their daily life as you film or take photo graphs. Then, you head back to the starting point to meet your driver guide, who will transfer you to the next activity. Next is a cultural dance experience hosted by the ex- gorilla poachers. You will enter an environment where a king reigned and watch an authentic traditional medicine man showcase out his concoctions. You will also see the ancient local milling stone and observe traditional marriage rituals under a king’s reign.

Accommodation: Sambora Kinigi

After breakfast, you will drive to Volcanoes National Park's headquarters for a briefing on the do's and don'ts while tracking golden monkeys. You will be assigned a guide who will lead you on your expedition to find the golden monkeys. From here, you will return to Kigali and, en route, see the beautiful twin lakes, Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo. The scenes are picturesque, and you are welcome to take photos or videos—be sure that you will be left in awe of the beauty of the surroundings! Finally, you will embark on your journey to the city, which may include a stop at a local market. The market is the perfect place to see how the local Rwandan people do their daily business.


The Cost Includes

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • Chimp permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals
  • Drinking water

The Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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3-Day Primate Safari in Volcanoes National Park
  • Luxury Lodg
  • Customised Open-Roof Land cruiser
  • Kigali
  • Feb, Mar, Apr & May
  • Available
  • All meals during the trip
  • English, Spanish, French, Chinese
  • 12
  • 75