The 6 Days Gorillas, Monkeys & Bishoke Climb starts and ends in Kigali and has double gorilla tracking opportunities, golden monkeys tracking, hiking Karisoke volcano .
The tour takes you to Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes National Park) in the north of Rwanda where about 300 mountain gorillas live. You track gorilla twice, climb the Visoke volcano, track the golden monkeys.

Tour Highlights

  • Kigali beautiful African city
  • Gorilla Trekking Adventure
  • Mount Bishoke Climb
  • Golden Monekeys & Gorillas in the mist

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kigali and transfer to Kinigi
  • Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 3: Hike Mt Bisoke and visit the Crater Lake on the top
  • Day 4: Golden Monkeys tracking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 5: Gorillas in the Mist
  • Day 4: Kigali Genocide and departure

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kinigi

Upon arrival at the airport, transfer to Volcanoes National Park with private vehicle and driver. Your guide will take you on a tour of the new and vibrant capital city of Kigali. The new prosperity features a number of thriving markets and features the mountain terrain famous in Rwanda.

A sober contrast to its recent history. For survivors and others whose families were murdered in Rwanda´s genocide 1994, the Memorial sites and centres are places of dignified remembrance for loved ones lost. It is also a place of reflection and learning for the wider community, both in Rwanda and internationally.

Ranging in altitude from 2400km to 4,507 the Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Volcans) is dominated by the setting of volcanoes after which it is named. Best known to the outside world as the place where for almost 20yrs the American primatologist Dian Fossey under took her pioneering studies of mountain gorilla behaviour.

Day hikes to see the gorilla families can be strenuous on tracks climbing through the forest, and time is very limited once contact is made with the gorilla families. It is a rare and memorable experience to visit with these giant cousins of man.

The Gorillas, Monkeys & Bishoke Climb Safari accommodation is ideally positioned for those who want to watch animals in their habitat, specifically the endangered Rwanda Mountain Gorillas that still roam these areas. Share in the cuisine of Rwanda, which is served with the hospitality for which we all return to African countries. Take walks, learn more about the gorillas, and absorb the gorgeous surrounding landscape.

* Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
* Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
* Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Pac des Volcanoes

Have breakfast and go to ORTPN offices for briefing after that set off in the forest for Gorilla trekking. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive populations of buffalo and elephant.

Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily easy to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent.

Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display.

* Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
* Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
* Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge.

Day 3. Hike mt Bisoke and visit Crater Lake on the top

Leave the hotel very early in the morning after breakfast at 0630 hours to meet with your Gorillas, Monkeys & Bishoke Climb Safari guide then drive to the park entrance where you will start your hike, hiking mountain Visoke/Bisoke takes 1-2hrs up and 1hr down depending on your fitness.

Back to your hotel for lunch after, drive back to Kigali dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Golden Monkeys tracking in Parc National des Volcans

In the morning after breakfast, you will set off to the forest to track the rare Golden monkeys. You will encounter other primate species as vervet monkeys, baboons, and a variety of bird species and butterflies. The Gorillas, Monkeys & Bishoke Climb Safari guide will be ready to answer your questions about fauna and flora.

Day 5: Gorillas Trekking in the Mist

Very early in the morning, trek up for the second memorable experience with the Gorillas

Day 6: Kigali Transfer and Departure

Drive to Kigali. Visit of town and its highlights. Transfer to the airport

End of the Gorillas, Monkeys & Bishoke Climb Safari


 Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permit – $1,500

 Park Entrance Fees

 Accommodation and Meals as per Itinerary

 4×4 Safari Transportation to/from airport

 English Speaking Tour Guide/Driver

Not Included

 Tourist Entry Visa

 International Flight Tickets

 Travel Insurance

 Items of Personal Nature

 Tips and Gratuities