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Tour overview

These 3 nights 4 days gorilla safari to Rwanda will begin and ends in Kigali Rwanda’s capital and its largest city. It will enable you track the gorillas twice in the rain tropical forest of volcanoes national park.

Trip Highlights

Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: City tour and transfer to Volcanoes national park
Day 3: 1st mountain gorilla trekking, afternoon community walk 
Day 4: 2nd Mountain gorilla tracking and departure
Day 8: Departure


Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Upon your arrival at Kigali international airport, you will be met and greeted by our company tour guide who will transfer you to your booked accommodation followed with a dinner and an overnight at Kigali Serena hotel/ Chez Lando/Des Mille Collines

Day 2: Kigali city tour and transfer to Ruhengeri

After breakfast, you will be picked up by our guide take you for Kigali city tour, visit places like the Kigali genocide memorial site where over 2000 people were buried under the same cemetery and the survivors of these horrific war will give you a relative information on how this war started, visit also the national museum to get more information on the history of Rwanda, visit the cultural site, market places among other interesting places in Kigali. Have lunch en route, after lunch embarks on a two hours’ drive to Ruhengeri with a scenic drive all through. Arrive in the evening at the park, check into your accommodation for leisure as you’re waiting for tomorrow’s most interesting activity at the park that’s gorilla tracking. Dinner and an overnight at (luxury) Sabyinya Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Nest Lodge/ (Midrange) Le Bombou Lodge/ (Budget) Kinigi Guest House

Day 3: Mountain gorilla tracking

Wake up early in the morning for a cup of tea/ coffee and later you will be transferred to the park headquarters at Kinigi before 7:00am to receive a short briefing about the process of gorilla tracking from the park officials and also gets you assigned to the park ranger and the group booked for. After the briefing, you will follow the ranger guide to the rain tropical forest covering the hills surrounding Virunga volcanoes to begin the activity possibly the most fascinating activity done at the park. The trekking is a demanding but rewarding experience, you are remained to come with your tracking gears such a sturdy pair of tracking shoes/boots, long sleeved shirts or blouses, enough bottled water and packed lunch as tracking time is unpredictable as meeting gorillas depends on their movement s in their natural environment. Ounce these giants are met you are strictly allowed to stay with them for only one hour observing their behaviors as well as taking as many photos as you can(flash cameras are not allowed). If times permits you can go for a community walk in the evening to meet the local community that live near the park. Dinner and an overnight at (luxury) Sabyinya Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Nest Lodge/ (Midrange) Le Bombou Lodge/ (Budget) Kinigi Guest House

Day 4:2nd gorilla tracking

After breakfast, you will again transfer to the park headquarters to receive briefings from the park wardens about gorillas tracking, after head to the forest with an armed ranger guide, this time you will track in a different gorilla group for more experience. After the activity you will be transferred to the airport to meet your departure flight back home.

End of the safari

The safari include

  • 4×4 Ground transportation and fuel
  • Full English speaking safari driver/ guide an all his associated expenses
  • Park entrance fees
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • 2 gorilla permit per person
  • Lunch en route
  • City tour and any other activities included in the itinerary

Not included: Visa fees, Airport taxes, items of personal nature like bar bills, tipping, Laundry, and any expenses of personal nature


KigalI Serena Hotel (Luxury)

Hotel Des Mille Collines (Mid-range)

Hotel Chez Lando


Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

Mountain Gorilla View Hotel

Muhabura Hotel


Ruzizi Tented Camp

Akagera Game Lodge


Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Nyungwe Hill Top View

Gisakura Guest House