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5 Days Gorillas and Golden Monkey safari

Judith Safaris

Day 1: Airport – City Hotel

On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our driver/guide and be transferred to your hotel in Kigali. overnight on bed and breakfast.

Day 2: Kigali City Tour and Travel to Musanze/Ruhengeri

After breakfast go for a morning city tour visiting interesting spots which may include; the craft market, Gisozi genocide memorial site, Kigali museum. Stop for lunch in the city before being transferred to Musanze arriving late in the afternoon for check-in. Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel/lodge.

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking

After an early breakfast, you will proceed to the National Park headquarters – Kinigi to meet your guides for the day. After completing our park formalities, we are embarking on a once in a lifetime experience of tracking mountain gorillas. Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long lost cousin. You will spend one hour with the gorillas, but it is an hour you will never forget. Return to your hotel for lunch and later dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking

This day is set out for Golden Monkey tracking in the Volcanoes National Park. Entering dense stands of bamboo interspersed with open glades; you will make your way deep into golden monkey territory. Guides lead visitors to the habitat of groups of „habituated‟ golden monkeys – monkeys that have become accustomed to human presence. Though viewing is kept to a maximum of one hour, travelers can get an up-close look at the golden monkey in its natural habitat. Adult monkeys frolic in plain view, feeding on bamboo leaves and leaping from perch to perch. Females carry their young, completely comfortable among onlookers.

Return to your hotel to freshen up and have lunch then go for an interesting trip to the local brew makers to understand the chemistry about the process of brewing a local beer from bananas fruits. If you find the activity interesting enough you can join the women in squeezing the juice out of the bananas and drink a glass of juice (Optional). Understand how long juice takes to turn into alcohol after adding in the sorghum flour. Enjoy the big glass of our local brew. Among other activities, they also do basket weaving and with your visit, this local community will be proud of this activity, and families supported financially. Later return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Depart

After breakfast, our guide will be waiting to pick you up and you will be transferred for a two hours‟ drive to Kigali and on to Kigali International airport for your flight back home.

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