Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari – 3 Days

PRICE: 2970 USD per person sharing

Duration: 3 Days

The price is based on 2 people sharing accommodation.


This Rwanda gorilla trekking safari takes you on a fulfilling journey to see endangered mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.

This 3-day Rwanda safari takes you on a fulfilling gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda.

The trip starts off and ends in Rwanda’s capital city – Kigali. On the first day, you will be transferred from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park.

In Volcanoes, you will hike in the rainforest in search of the endangered mountain gorillas. You will spend around 1 hour with the gorillas after which you will head back out of the forest.

On the third day, you will track golden monkeys in the morning before heading back to Kigali for your onward flight in the evening.

This trip is ideal for both individuals and groups intending to visit Rwanda’s mountain gorillas on a quick trip. Take a look at the detailed day-by-day breakdown to get a better feel of how it would work for you.

Detailed Itinerary

Here is the full day-by-day itinerary for this tour

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our 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: 2970 USD per person sharing

Duration: 3 Days

The price is based on 2 people sharing accommodation.


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.)

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