3 Days Gorilla Trek Rwanda

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This three-day Rwanda gorilla trekking safari combines gorilla trekking highlights with a look into Rwandan culture by visiting the gorilla guardians’ community. Mountain gorillas dwell in the forests of the Virunga mountains, which are shared by Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo. This journey will take you to the volcanoes national park, which is located in northern Rwanda near the Ugandan border and is ideal for mountain gorillas. Views of settlements and the lovely scenery of the ‘country of a thousand hills’ are available.

Safari highlights

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Gorilla guardians village
  • Optional – Dian Fossey’s grave Or Visit to the Caves or Batwa trail


Day 1: Travel to Volcanoes national park – Rwanda gorilla trekking Safari

Today, you will be picked up from either the airport or your hotel, depending on your location. Depending on the time, you will take a brief city tour of Kigali, including key historic and cultural sites such as the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, Kigali Craft Markets, Kandt National Museum, and Presidential Museum. After seeing some of these sights, you’ll eat lunch at a downtown restaurant, where you may choose between local and continental fare. After lunch in Kigali, we go for the home of the mountain gorillas at Volcanoes National Park.

Day 2: Rwanda Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes national park

Today, following an early breakfast, you will begin your gorilla journey. The driving guide will take you to the briefing area, where you will hear about the park’s requirements from the ranger guide. While you wait for everyone to arrive, experience Rwandan hospitality with traditional dances and steaming Rwandan coffee. The ranger guide will share some gorilla trekking instructions with you, such as no flash photography, and then separate you into several gorilla trekking groups. The driving guide will bring you to the start of the trailhead for the assigned gorilla group, depending on the location of the family of gorillas you will trek.

Spend the day relaxing after your gorilla trekking adventure, or participate in an extra activity like as seeing the Musanze caves or the Twin Lakes.

Day 3: Gorilla Guardians village & Departure

Following the incredible action of Rwanda gorilla trekking yesterday, today you will discover a little of culture in the Gorilla guardians Village for a taste of Rwanda’s history and culture. Some of the residents of this cultural village are former poachers who relied on the forest for existence. This cultural village helps significantly mountain gorilla conservation since they can make money by sharing their culture rather than poaching.

Thereafter transfer to the airport for your departure flight back home.