3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari Overview

This 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari takes you on a gratifying journey to see the endangered mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.

In Volcanoes, you will hike through the thick forest in search of the gorillas, and after finding them, you will spend 1 hour in the company of the gorillas before heading back. Apart from the gorillas, you will also track golden monkeys as well as experience local culture on this 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari .

Take a look at the detailed 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari to get a better feel of how such a safari would work for you. Keep in mind that all our safari are customizable and our team of experts will gladly help you personalize any safari to your specific needs.

Detailed 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

Here is the full day-by-day of 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari driver/guide.

Depending on your time of arrival, your driver/guide will take you for a Kigali city tour which includes the Genocide Memorial Centre.

Later, you will be driven to Musanze near Volcanoes National Park where you will have dinner and an overnight stay. Getting to Volcanoes from Kigali is a drive of around 2 hours.

  • Accommodation: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge 
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 2:Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Today is the big day! Prepare yourself for an encounter with the gentle giants; the endangered mountain gorillas. After your morning breakfast, you will go to the headquarters of the Park where the park rangers will brief you about the gorilla trekking experience.

You will go into the forest in groups of not more than 8 in search of mountain gorillas. En route, your guide will point out previous signs of gorilla activity such as dung, nests, and chewed bamboo shoots.

Your trek will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes, and bamboo. Upon finding the gorillas, you will spend a maximum of 1 hour with them after which you will be led back to the starting point.

After the gorilla trekking, if time allows, you will have lunch and then go for an excursion to explore the beautiful twin lakes in the region (Lake Bulera & Ruhondo).

  • Accommodation: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge 
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 3: Golden monkey trekking & transfer to Kigali Airport

After your morning breakfast, you will again go to the park offices where you will start your golden monkey trek. A visit to the golden monkeys is a very different experience from gorillas, the monkeys react and interact differently; they will keep on playing hide-and-seek much to the delight of the visitors.

There are two habituated golden monkeys’ troops that are available for visiting. The largest troop has about 80-100 monkeys. 

In a group of not more than eight people, you will trek for the monkeys and spend an hour with them once you find them. You might have to follow them around because they love jumping from tree to tree.

In the afternoon, you will be driven back to Kigali for your flight back home.

Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Price per person (USD)

Here is the cost per person depending on the group size.
 1 PAX  2 PAX  4 PAX  6 PAX
 3900  2790  2540  2450

  • Trip Duration: 3 days, 2 nights.
  • Starting Point: Kigali, Rwanda.

Note: A 30% booking is due upon booking, with the balance cleared 1 month before the trip starts.

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The price of this tour includes the following items
  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof.
  • All fuel for the tour.
  • English-speaking driver/guide.
  • Accommodation and Meals on Full Board.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Park-entrance fees for all National parks
  • All activities described in the itinerary.
  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit per person.
  • 1 Golden Monkey tracking permit per person
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.


The price of this tour does not include the following items
  • International airfares.
  • Entry visa to Rwanda
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • A porter. (Helps to carry your backpack & push/pull you on the slippery slopes.)
  • Personal insurance (medical/travel)
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature.(e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities.)