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Our 5 Days Golden Monkey Tracking and Lake Kivu Tour will lead you to 2 special destinations full of adventure you will visit the extended Virunga volcanoes in Uganda, Mgahinga National Park for the golden monkey experience, and Lake Kivu for amazing lake experiences. This safari will have you visit the critically endangered species of the golden monkey endemic to the great Virunga volcanic region.

Tour Highlight

  • Golden Monkeys.

5 Days Golden Monkey Tracking and Lake Kivu Tour

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Mgahinga National Park

Upon arrival in Kigali, you will be welcomed by a Verdant Safaris company representative who will pick you and transfer you to Mgahinga National Park in Uganda. This is one of the smallest conservation areas of Uganda, passing through the beautiful rolling hills of the western region south corner of the country. You will arrive to the lodge that has been booked for your dinner and staying overnight at

Chameleon Hill Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Golden Monkey Trekking and Batwa Cultural Experience

After your early morning breakfast, you will transfer to the park headquarters to begin the day’s activity. Briefing will be done by the Uganda Wildlife Authority team. Head into the forest in search of the golden monkeys. The monkeys are tucked in golden brown and black with noses facing up. These distinctive features differentiate them from other primates. It takes 2-3 hours after which you return for lunch and an afternoon entertainment from the Batwa Community. These are the group of the last remaining short structured people in Uganda living around the conservation area. Return for dinner and staying overnight at

Chameleon Hill Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Twin Lakes Tour and Transfer to Musanze

Have breakfast, and depart Mgahinga, you will pass through the Cyanika Border, enroute we will visit the 2 twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo near Musaze, proceeding to the national park, you will arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon entertainment from the Iby’iwacu community, these will dance and perform to their traditional songs and drums for entertainment you will receive a queenly or Kingly treat once in the community, you will get to know the Rwandan way of life.

Returning for dinner and staying overnight at

Bisate Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Hiking The Dina Fossey and Gisenyi Tour

You will have breakfast after which you transfer to the park headquarters to hike to the Dian Fossey tomb. The American primatologist was buried in the park at Karisoke Research Center. Her great works were evident during her stay towards the mountain gorillas. Return to the lodge for a meal and an afternoon walk in Gisenyi town. You will enjoy a boat cruise on the beautiful Lake Kivu. Dinner and staying overnight at

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Departure

Morning breakfast after which we will transfer to Kigali for your international flight back home.

End of the 5 Days Golden Monkey Tracking and Lake Kivu Tour.

Tour Includes

  • Park entrance and conservation fees.
  • Meals and drinks as indicated in the travel plan.
  • All ground transfers inclusive of fuel.
  • Accommodation as indicated.

Excludes

  • Visas and air tickets.
  • Meals and drinks non-mentioned in the travel plan.
  • All extra activities not included.
  • Alcoholic drinks.

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