Would you like to see the mountain gorillas yet you have less time from your busy schedule? This day trip is the perfect trip option. If you have more time, a 2 days gorilla trek or a 3 days gorilla trek is another option.

This day trip starts and finishes in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. This safari requires early wake up and transfer to Ruhengeri from where you will start your gorilla trekking experience. [One PNV gorilla permit is included in the cost.]
Rwanda Mountain Gorillas

Trip Itinerary

Our guide will pick you from the airport or your hotel in Kigali very early in the morning. Enjoy the scenic drive to Ruhengeri. Upon arrival at the park head quarters, get briefed about the activity to be done, highlighting the dos and don’ts. Then go gorilla tracking in one of the habituated gorilla groups in Parc National des Volcans (group can be known at the time of booking a safari). Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virungas is a magical experience. If you are lucky you can get to the gorillas, spend an hour with them, and be back at the base in time for a late lunch! Please note that some gorilla families however are more elusive and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy. In the afternoon embark on your return trip to Kigali.

End of the Trip


Prices quoted include

  • Transportation in a a 4X4WD safari vehicle
  • Driver/guide for the itinerary agreed
  • Park fees,
  • Bottled water
  • Gorilla permit
  • All activities included in the itinerary
  • Meals (as per itinerary)


  • All personal expenditure


All gorilla permits need to be purchased at the time of booking. Gorilla trekking is subject to availability of permits, which are limited; any additional gorilla permits required should be purchased when booking.

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