3-Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour

Volcanoes national park Rwanda
Volcanoes national park Rwanda


3 days

Min Age

15+ Years

Tour Type

Trip Overview

The 3-Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour is the ultimate primate tracking tour in Volcanoes National Park enabling you to meet the gorillas and golden monkeys. Volcanoes National Park is the most popular primates and most visited National park in Rwanda. It is located in the Northern western part of the country and is part of the great Virunga conservation area. Volcanoes National Park has four of the Virunga mountains which include Mount Muhabura and Mount Gahinga along the Rwanda-Uganda border, Mount Bisoke along the Rwanda-DRC border, and Mount Sabyinyo along the Rwanda-Uganda and DRC border. It is in these forested Mountains where you find mountain gorillas.

There are over 20 gorilla families in the park and 12 of these are fully habituated. On this 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour, you will hike to meet one of the 12 habituated mountain gorilla families. An encounter with mountain gorillas in the wild is truly remarkable and is described by many as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. After the mountain gorilla experience, you will hike the light bamboo forests the following day to see golden monkeys. Golden monkeys are also rare primates endemic to the Virunga Mountains and Volcanoes National Park is among the best places to see them.

This 3-day Rwanda Gorilla Tour is relaxed and most recommended for the best of Volcanoes National Park. It also features a Kigali city tour and a community visit and other short excursions like a visit to the Twin Lakes can be added on. It is important to note that only individuals above the age of 15 are allowed to track mountain gorillas.

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Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1: Kigali City and Transfer to Volcanoes National park
  • Day 2: Gorilla Trek & Cultural visit
  • Day 3: Golden Monkey trek & Departure.

Full Tour Package

Day 1: Kigali City Tour & Head to Volcanoes National park

Start the day with a brief Kigali city tour to major places of interest visiting the genocide Musuem, local market and others. After the tour you will transfer to Volcanoes national park in a 3 hours drive arriving in the afternoon. You will pass via the twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo for a nature walk and sight seeing.

Day 2: Gorilla Trek & Community Visit

On this most anticipated day you will head to the park headquarters early morning after breakfast. You will be briefed about the gorilla trek and then head to the forest in a 2 to 6 hour trek as you see other wildlife species. Once you get to the gorillas stay in their presence for an hour and later be brought back to the park headquarters. In the evening you will take a cultural visit where you will discover more about the Rwandan local culture. 

Day 3: Golden Monkey trek & Departure

After breakfast be taken for another briefing about golden monkey tracking after which you will proceed to the forest. You will meet the golden monkeys that are among the rare primate species only living in the Virunga massif. You will see other wildlife species in the park and later return for a transfer back to Kigali for a drop off at the hotel or airport depending on schedule.

End of Tour

Included | Excluded

  • 1 mountain gorilla trekking permit per person
  • Well-modified safari van/land-cruiser
  • Professional English / French speaking safari guide
  • full board Private accommodations
  • Return airport transfers (Pick up and drop off)
  • Kigali City Tour
  • All Meals While on this trip
  • International and domestic air ticket
  • Items of personal nature/tips/laundry
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Extra meals and activities
  • Alcoholic and other soft drinks
  • PCR test
  • Telephone charges/ souvenir shopping
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