About Rwanda Golden Monkey Budget Safari
Rwanda golden monkey budget safari makes a visit to Volcanoes National Park. The Rwanda golden monkey budget safari begins and ends in Kigali. You will be trekking the golden monkeys on Rwanda golden monkey budget safari.
The golden monkeys are also referred to as the ‘little primates’. This Rwanda budget safari enables you get close to these rare but beautiful primates.
On this cheap African wildlife safari in Rwanda you will be in budget accommodation. Find the Rwanda golden monkey budget safari itinerary below:
Rwanda Golden Monkey Budget Safari Highlight:
- Golden monkey trekking
- Nature walk
- Forest walk
- Kigali City tour
Rwanda Golden Monkey Budget Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Kigali – Volcanoes National Park
You are to be met by our Rwanda safari rep at Kigali International Airport. After introduction, you will enjoy a briefing on the Rwanda golden monkey budget safari. After this, departure follows driving north to Volcanoes National Park.
You will enjoy the scenic drive through Rwandan countryside to Ruhengeri Township. The township is situated in the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes. Your arrival will be in time for lunch at your Volcanoes budget accommodation.
Afternoon will be spent at leisure with the option of a nature walk. Return for dinner and overnight at Kinigi Guest House.
About Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park is best known for mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda. This Rwanda national park is also rich with many other exotic activities for one to take on.
Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga volcanoes. These are shared between Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo. This park is an evergreen bamboo forest with grassland areas, swamp, and heath in other areas.
The mountain gorillas are the prime attraction in volcanoes national park. We have Rwanda gorilla trekking happening all year round.
Volcanoes has a high altitude it is generally cold. This is true especially early morning and the evenings. You are thus advised to carry a light sweater for these times.
The park is located only 2 hours from Kigali in the north of Rwanda. It is in the Northern part of Kigali. Volcanoes borders Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.
The most famous inhabitants of volcanoes national park are the mountain gorillas. They have with success placed volcanoes national park on the world map. This is thanks to the work of Dian Fossey and the movie “Gorilla in the Mist”.
The park also hosts the beautiful, rare and endangered golden monkeys. These shy but beautiful creatures are only found in the virunga region.
Other animals found in the forest include, Golden monkeys and Forest elephants. You will also find buffaloes, bush pigs, giant forest hogs, duikers and spotted hyenas. We also have bush-bucks and several primates.
Day 2: Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park
Your Rwanda golden monkey budget safari day begins with an early breakfast. This is to be followed by drive with picnic lunch boxes to the park headquarters. Enjoy some moments of briefing by the rangers.
In groups of six and accompanied by an armed ranger embark on the trek. The “Little Primates” of the Virungas, the Golden Monkey is endangered. Their numbers have been on the decline. On meeting your group, you have an hour or so with them. Watch them feed, pet and play with each other.
You will have a break for lunch. This will be followed by a trek back to the starting point. You will meet your driver guide here. You will be transferred back to your lodge for an afternoon at leisure. Your dinner and overnight will be at Kinigi Guest House.
Day 3: Volcanoes National Park – Kigali
wake up on this Rwanda golden monkey budget safari day to an early breakfast. It is time for a leisure drive back to Kigali.
Upon arrival, you may have a city tour. You may also visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center. You will later be dropped off at your budget Kigali hotel.
For those flying out, you will get a transfer to Kigali Airport. This will be in time for your departure flight.
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3 Day Rwanda Golden Monkey Budget Safari Costs:
What is included in the Rwanda Golden Monkey Budget Safari cost?
- Accommodation in safari lodge in Volcanoes National Park on full board basis
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on 3 Day Rwanda Golden Monkey Budget Safari
- Golden monkey trekking permit
- All park entrance fee
- All Government taxes
3 Day Rwanda Golden Monkey Budget Safari cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 3 Day Rwanda Golden Monkey Budget Safari
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Rain Poncho
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable hiking shoes