Big Apes Africa

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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Transfer from Kigali Airport/Hotel to Musanze town

Transfer from Kigali Airport/Hotel to Musanze town

Today you will be met by a representative of Big Apes Africa and drive to Musanze Town near Volcanoes in preparation for Golden monkey trekking the next day. Should you arrive in plenty of time, you may do a short city tour before leaving the beautiful clean City by visiting the crafts market and the Genocide memorial.

Main Destination:
Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)
Best Time To Visit June to August (It is drier and hiking is easier)
High Season June to September (Permits are scarce)
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Volcanoes NP

Accommodation:
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP (Gorillas)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Gorilla tracking and relaxing at the Lodge

Gorilla tracking and relaxing at the Lodge

After an early breakfast, you will drive to the briefing point of Volacanoes National park to get to be enlightened about your adventure with the Mountain Gorillas. You are advised to carry enough drinking water and a lunch box. At a cost of 15 US dollars, you can get a potter to carry your bag and give you a hand in slippery or steep parts of the forest. After the briefing, you are distributed into groups of eight and led by a park ranger into the forest where you will spend one hour with the gentle giants. A rain gear is important considering that the park has a precipitation. After tracking, you will be transferred back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation:
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP (Gorillas)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Golden Monkey tracking and transfer to Kigali International Airport

Golden Monkey tracking and transfer to Kigali International Airport

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Volcanoes National park for a briefing before entering the forest to search for the bamboo associated primates. Some consider this as the next best thing after gorilla trekking. You will be allowed one hour with these beautiful Albertine rift endemics. Immediately after the activity, you will be transferred back to Kigali International Airport where you will embark on your return journey!

Main Destination:
Kigali International Airport (Kigali)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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Disclaimer

  • This tour is offered by Big Apes Africa, not SafariBookings.
  • This operator reserves the right to change rates advertised on SafariBookings.
  • If you request changes to this tour, the advertised rates will likely change.
  • The exact order, contents and rates of this tour are subject to availability.
  • If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
  • Gorilla tracking permits are subject to availability.
  • This tour is subject to the terms & conditions of Big Apes Africa.