3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

  • 3 Days, 2 Nights
  • Midrange Accommodation
  • Start/End: Kigali
  • $2390

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari


On this amazing 3 days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park, to Volcanoes National Park, the haven for the tender and majestic mountain gorillas as you have a close encounter with an iconic mountain gorilla Family.Gorilla Trekking is one of the most rewarding experience and most sought after activity in Rwanda though there is plenty to enjoy in this park including golden monkey trekking. The drive to Volcanoes National Park is short and it lasts only 2hrs.

Experience the slopes of the tropical rain forest as you appreciate the beauty of this gigantic forest as the most famous destination in Rwanda. The park lies in northwestern Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda and was gazzetted as a small area bounded by Karisimbi, Visoke and Mikeno, intended to protect the gorillas. Your can decide to end the safari with a Kigali city tour which involves visiting the Genocide memorial at Gisozi and the Rwanda National Museum.

Safari Highlights

  • Gorilla Trekking in the jungle
  • Visit Kigali Genocide memorial
  • Visit Rwanda National Museum

Itinerary Summary

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Adventure
Day 3: Transfer to Kigali and city Tour

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Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Kigali city

After an early breakfast, you start your Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari as you head North of Kigali to Kinigi at the foot of Volcanoes National Park as you enjoy spectacular views  and the amazing scenery of the Virunga Mountains en route as you head out to Ruhengeri. Check into the lodge and rendezvous at the lodge as you prepare for next day of viewing the majestic Gorillas and later enjoy dinner surrounded by the evergreen tropical forest.

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / Muhabura Hotel

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking

Rwanda gorillas in the mist

With an early breakfast, embark on your Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari as you are transferred to the park headquarters for gorilla briefing. Before venturing into this gigantic forest you will proceed to the headquarters of the park where you will gather for a vital briefing regarding these gorillas, prior to partitioning into groups and while there you will be permitted to spend one hour in the presence of these very peaceful giants as you watch and capture this memorable experience as they go about their day to day activities; the young ones playing around the old ones, feeding each other and eating foliage.

The time spent gorilla tracking is unpredictable and varies from 2-8 hours before an encounter with the family of these gentle creatures with the location of each gorilla family depending on temperature, their feeding range and movement of the previous day. Depending on the time the trek ends you can decide  set out for a tour to the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera or take a community walk around neighboring communities of the forest. Later retire for an overnight at the lodge as you reflect on the amazing day’s activity.

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / Muhabura Hotel

Day 3: Transfer to Kigali

Kigali Rwanda safari

With an early breakfast, drive back to Kigali and enjoy the City tour which includes Kigali Genocide memorial in Gisozi and the Rwanda National Museum, the time you spend here depends on you departure flight.

End of the Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari.

Included in the price

  • Gorilla Trekking Permit- $ 1500
  • All Accommodation as per itinerary
  • 4×4 Safari Vehicle Trasportation
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Airport Pickup and drop off

Not Included

  • Items of personal nature
  • Visa processing and Visa Fees
  • International Flights
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Anything not included in itinerary
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