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Rwanda Golden Monkey Trek

Golden Monkey trekking in Rwanda is another major activity that diversified the tourism in Kigali, as Rwanda’s major attraction has been gorillas.

  1. Kigali: The capital city where you are able to learn about the history of the town from the colonial era to democracy, from the slums to the suburbs. Have a chance of visiting the genocide memorial site at Gisozi that tells the history of Rwanda leading up to the Genocide in 1994 and catalogs the details of the genocide using photographs, video, written accounts and art facts. It includes personal testimonies and a moving memorial to the children of the Rwandan genocide. The Kigali memorial center has gained a world-wide reputation for this powerful exhibition and the craft center.

  2. Park the Volcanoes: Volcanoes National Park, which runs along the border with the DRC and Uganda. It comprises of five volcanoes Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura making up the Virunga Massif. Tracking endangered mountain gorillas in the rain forest alive with the calls of 200 species of colorful birds and chattering of the rare Golden Monkey is one of the unique experiences.

Itinerary Details

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Rwanda Golden Monkey Trek Itinerary
  • On your arrival at Kigali International Airport you will be met by your driver/ Safaris guide who will greet you and transfer you to your Hotel in Kigali for check in refresh and in the afternoon go for a city tour (This depends on your arrival Time in Kigali). After city tour, return to your hotel for overnight stay. (D& B)

  • Breakfast will be served at your Hotel by 8:00hrs (am) proceed to Park de Volcanoes where you have an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Rwandan Country side that will include the a thousand hills, Side way markets and on arrival to the Town/city of Ruhengeri, you will go and tour the Market, before you check in to your Hotel for overnight stay. (B, D)

  • Breakfast will be served early in the morning and after you will proceed to the park headquarters for briefing at 7:00am. Unlike other countries like Uganda where Golden tracking activity starts at 8:00am, here in Volcanoes National Park the activity starts at 7:00am. You will enter into the forest to search for the primate species such as Colobus monkeys, forest birds and later, you will be able to see Golden when its already day time. Return to your Hotel after the tracking for Dinner Overnight stay (D, B)

  • Depart Parc De Volcanoes for Kigali Airport to catch your flight back home. (B)


  1. Kigali City Tour

  2. Ruhengeri Market tour

  3. Golden Monkey Trek

  4. Nature/Village walk around the Parc De Volcanoes

Possible Extensions

  1. Forest Walk to Bwindi and falls

  2. Village visits to the pygmies

What’s Included

  1. All accommodation on Half Board (HB) basis and taxes

  2. Golden Monkey Permit

  3. Safari vehicle and fuel Omini Van

  4. English speaking tourist guide

  5. Entrance fees to the national parks

  6. Nature or Village Walk in the around the Parc De Volcanoes

  7. Free mineral water in the vehicle during the tour

  8. Kigali City Tour

Things to Carry

  1. Shirt with long sleeves for protection from the sun and from mosquitoes.

  2. T-shirts, Shorts or a light skirt

  3. Jeans or safari trousers for evenings and cooler days

  4. Fleece or sweater and a warm jacket for game drives or if you are going to the western or eastern mountainous areas

  5. Comfortable walking shoes, hiking boots, waterproof sandals

  6. Sunglasses, hat, insect repellent - essentials!

  7. Binoculars and a camera are a must

  8. Tracksuit - good for sleeping when in the mountains

  9. Light, compact raincoat is vital for Uganda's rainy climate

  10. Sunscreen, a sun hat, a breathable lightweight rain poncho or parka with a rain hat

  11. Swimsuit, as most hotels/lodges have swimming pools

  12. Towel, torch and sleeping bag for camping/hiking safari

  13. First Aid Kit: including anti-diarrhoea medicine, rehydration sachets, aspirin, cold medication, antiseptic cream, band-aids,


Thanks for your support in arranging booking to Ol Pajeta on such a short notice. It was a pleasant stay rather I will say one of the best so far in Kenya and my family can remember it for entire lifetime. We didn’t face any issues during our stay. I would like to share my experience of Ol Pajeta with this post.... Serena tented camps are placed very well inside the conservancy. We reached Ol Pajeta at 1:00 pm and on the first day while having lunch we spotted African Bull Elephants (a herd of 15) just 10 feets away from the dining hall near the watering hole. Imagine taking a selfie with African Bull Elephant, I did.. Weather was awesome, clear sky, the temperature here in day rises a bit due to the altitude (6800+ ft from sea level) as compare to Nairobi. We did 3 game safaris and in all of them we spotted Big 4 (only leopard was missing). Just after finishing our dinner, while waiting for our guide to take us to Night game drive we spotted 2 White rhinos near the water hole, close to dining hall. The one white rhino was huge with very big front horn (really big almost 25 to 30 inch) and second rhino was much smaller (might be male and female). What else you want, no need to go for game drive in OL Pajeta animals comes near to your tents and pays back your money worth. Our night game drive started from 9-11 pm and we were the only one in the forest, Just after 10 min we started our game drive a big male bull elephant which was hiding behind the trees came close to our car and threatened us to go away….was a scary event.

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