Head into the lush Rwandan jungle in search of the world’s largest primate – the mountain gorilla. Start the trip with a city tour in Kigali and you’ve got the perfect Rwandan adventure!


  • Kigali – Rwanda’s historical capital – city tour including the Memorial Centre (Genocide Museum)
  • Volanoes National Park – home to the endangered mountain gorilla.
  • Ruhengeri – gateway to the Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda gorilla safari

Trip Overview

Africa’s easiest and most accessible gorilla trekking is the main draw card of a Rwandan safari. After arriving at the capital city of Kigali for your 4 Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari Express, you are only a few hours’ drive away from the legendary Volcanoes National Park and its habituated but still wild gorilla families.

It was on the bamboo-covered slopes of Rwanda’s Virunga Volcanoes that the late Dian Fossey studied the behaviour of the endangered mountain gorilla for 20 years, followed by the filmmakers who shot Gorillas in the Mist. Now small groups of privileged visitors can experience one of the most memorable wildlife encounters on earth – gorilla trekking through the pristine Virungas rainforest.

On this Rwanda Gorilla Safari Express you also get to experience the vibrant Kigali City, one of Africa’s cleanest and fastest growing city. Experince the history, genocide memorial and the city’s culture.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Trip Summery

Day 1: Arival at Entebbe
Day 2: Kigali to Ruhengeri
Day 3: Ruhengeri – Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park – Kigali
Day 4: Kigali City Tour – Back home

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Upon arrival into Kigali airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Why not begin exploring Kigali or you can simply relax and enjoy the hotel facilities before your gorilla adventure begins.

You’ll be staying at the Lemigo Hotel – Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Kigali – Ruhengeri

This morning take a historical city tour of Kigali including the moving Memorial Centre (Genocide Museum) and craft centres. Stop for lunch at one of the city’s many upscale restaurants before travelling on to Ruhengeri at the foothills of the Virungas, which is our base for the trek to the gorillas. Tonight stay at a lovely lodge where in the evening you’ll be entertained by the Itorero – a local Rwandan cultural dance troop. Lunch, dinner and overnight

You’ll be staying the the Mountain Gorilla Lodge – Full Board

Day 3: Ruhengeri – Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park – Kigali

It’s an early start this morning for our journey to Volcanoes National Park where we join a gorilla tracking group. After a briefing by the trackers we head into the forest in search of mountain gorillas – the largest living primate on earth. As we weave through the forest’s lush vegetation, the experienced trackers will teach you about how they track them and the behavioural habits of these gentle giants. Once the gorillas have been found we’ll be able to spend an hour with them before it will be time to leave. Coming face to face with a giant silverback is one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth! After an incredible gorilla encounter we head back to the park’s HQ. There will be the opportunity to enjoy a meal before driving back to Kigali for the evening.

You’ll spend the night in Kigali – Bed and Breakfast

Day 4: Kigali City Tour – Back Home

Today marks the end of your visit to Rwanda. After breakfast you will be transferred to international airport in time for your flight.

Meal plan: Breakfast

Fly back home


Kigali — Lemigo Hotel — B&B

Volcanoes N.Park — Mountain Gorilla Lodge — Full Board

What is Included

  • Accommodation and full board basis
  • Rwanda gorilla permit (US$1,500) per person
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

What is excluded

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa

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