Gorilla Trekking Rwanda 4 days:  This four days gorilla tracking safari takes place in Rwanda volcanoes National Park  ( parc des volcans) with overnight stays at either Volcanoes Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Kinigi Guest House or Gorillla Nest Hotel. Gorilla tracking is the safri hight. However guests also have a chance to visit genocide memorials of Gisozi and lake Kivu

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(RNXAS 001) Rwanda Gorillas in the mist >>4 Days Gorilla Trekking  Rwanda Safari

Day 1 Kigali - Ruhengeri -Kinigi

Upon arrival at Kanombe Airport , you are met and driven to your hotel. This 2Hrs drive takes you through the beautifully terraced hilly countryside of Rwanda to Ruhengeri the base of trekking and gorilla tracking.  Brief stopovers are provided on the way for photography.  Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/  Kinigi Guest House / Sabyinyo Silverback Community Lodge (B/L/D)


Day 2 Rwanda-Gorilla trekking- Volcanoes National Park( Parc des Volcans) 

This day you have an early morning breakfast (06:00Hrs) and drive to Kinigi park headquarters for group arriving not later than 0700 Hrs for guide allocation and briefing. This is followed by a drive to the trailheads where hiking and trekking up the hills to the bamboo zone begins.  Hiking, trekking and tracking gorillas may take 2-3 hours.  Sight and stay with the Gorillas for one hour. Descend to your hotel for lunch.  In the afternoon visit Lakes Burela and Ruhondo community.  Return to Kinigi in time for dinner. Overnight at  Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/  Kinigi Guest House / Sabyinyo Silverback Community Lodge  (B/L/D) (This tour of Lakes  possible if guests finish tracking  on time at no extra cost).


Day 3  Gorilla  Trekking Rwanda-Volcanoes National Park (Parc des Volcans)

After breakfast, drive to Kinigi Park headquarters for  guide, group allocation and briefing.  This is followed by a drive to the trail heads where hiking/ trekking begins.   Gorilla Tracking begins upon sighting of the previous night's nests.  Stay with the gorillas for an hour and return to the base hotel for lunch. In the afternoon drive to Gisenyi on the shores of Lake Kivu.  Overnight Kivu Serena Hotel/ Malahide Paradise Hotel  (B/L/D)


Day 4 Ruhengeri/Gisenyi - Kigali-Home

After breakfast drive to Kigali .  Have a city tour followed by lunch.   In the afternoon transfer to the airport for home flight.

COST SUMMARY IN USD:                          Last Update 09/19/2020

No of Persons Cost per Person in US-Dollars
  Option1 Budget FB

Option 2 Mid Range FB

Option 3 Luxury FB

1 Single 2076.00 3403.00


2 Sharing 2542.00 2663.00 3226.00
3 Sharing 2407.00 2596.00 3338.00
4 Sharing 2307.00 2428.00 2996.00
SRS 90.00 270.00 798.00


1)BUDGET=2 Nights Kinigi Guest House+ 1 night Malahide Paradise Hotel (Gisenyi)

(2) MID RANGE= 2 Nights Mountain Gorilla View or Gorilla Nest + 1 Night Kivu Serena Hotel 

(3) LUXURY =2Nights Sabyinyo Silverback Community Lodge+1 Night Kivu Serena Hotel  .

All prices are on full board basis. 

Validity of the price:  The above price is valid for Bookings made between Sep 2010-31 May2012

Green Season for Sabyinyo Lodge falls between 01 April-31 May when prices are lower than above.

To book or enquire about this safari: >>Email us rnxploresafaris@gmail.com

The price include the following:

  • Accommodation cost per person sharing on full board basis.

  • All Meals at hotel-  Meals indicated as B-Breakfast; L-lunch; D-Dinner

  • Transportation on 4WD fully fuelled and chauffeured

  • Driver’s Allowance’s allowance

  • 2 Gorilla permits per person

  • Park Entrance fee

  • Use of ranger guides while tracking

  • Complementary tour of Lake Kivu on day 2 if you finish tracking on time.

  • All government taxes

  • Complimentary tour of Genocide memorial of Gisozi the last day if time allow.

  • Plenty of mineral water during your tour.

  • Evacuation cover- This cover by AAR  It covers you for 15 days while in East Africa-  Kenya, Uganda , Rwanda , and Tanzania

The price does not include the following

  • Tips& Gratuities to guides, drivers and hotel staff, Beverages, Extra meals, Optional tours, Air fares,Visa fees and Travel Insurance. Guests are advised to take a comprehensive travel insurance prior to arrival.

To Book this safari Email us rnxploresafaris@gmail.com



Gorilla Permits: In theory, gorilla permits are non transferable and non refundable.  However we do transfer  permits and refund permit amounts to our guests. We guarantee this.


Gorilla Trekking  Rwanda Requirements/ What to bring

For Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda, Please bring the following

  • Trekking boots-not mountain climbers-anything hardy above the ankle is okey

  • Gloves 

  • Water proof container for your camera

  • A warm cardigan

  • If you desire to wear a headgear, a base ball cap is recommended

  • Long trousers and long sleeves are ideal

  • Enough film.

Optional activities while tracking gorillas
  • Trekking golden monkeys
  • Hiking Bisoke 1 day
  • Climbing Karisimbi 2 days
  • Tours of Lake Burela & Ruhondo 1/2 day
  • Tour of lake Kivu 1/2 day
  • Visit to Dian Fossey Grave
  • Visits to local communities

Golden monkey trekking, Visit to Diana grave Hiking Bisoke and Climbing Karisimbi starts at 07:00 Hrs at Kinigi Park

The activities will require an extra day.  Please book with us in advance.

Encounter with Rwanda gorillas  and trekking tips/


Gorilla Trekking Rules and Regulations.

1.  Gorilla trekking in Rwanda - Submissiveness

When you encounter gorillas, you are required to portray total submissiveness.   Do not look at them straight in the eyes and avoid standing over them.    If the male gorilla charge at you, crouch down.  Gorillas have freedom of way. Do not drum your chest.


2.  Rwanda Gorilla Trekking/ Gorilla  Photography/Photographic Safaris

Flash photography is prohibited.  Tourists are allowed normal photography and filming for domestic use.


Special Photographic and filming safaris may be organized for particular groups. These will include those who want to film specifically for commercial use and documentaries.  These will require accreditation cards unlike normal tourists.


3.  Health of the Gorillas

There are currently approximately 700 mountain gorillas in the wild.  Thus these animals are classified as endangered species.  Gorilla tracking if unchecked can endanger the life of gorillas.  Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is restricted to 8 persons per day per group.   That makes a total of 56 permits per day.

  • Avoid trekking gorillas if you suffer from contagious disease.  In case you develop a sever case of flu, your money will be fully refunded if you make this known in advance. However if you attempt to track and       fail for whatever reason, or if the guides discover that you cannot    track due to disease, you do not qualify for any refund. 

  • Do not sneeze towards them

  • Do not spit in the forest or defecate carelessly.  If you need to the guides will help you with a matchet to dig a hole to bury your waste. 

4.  Environmental consciousness

Gorilla trekking is a clean activity.  Leave  only your steps in the national park.  Do not litter and if you spot any litter, collect it and take it down with you.


5. Trekking gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda- Gorilla Hiking and Trekking facts


How hard should one prepare for gorilla tracking in Rwanda?  The facts below will help you to answer this question.

  • Trekking gorillas in Rwanda takes place at altitudes of 3000 metres-this means that moderate/ average physical fitness is what is necessary and not athletic fitness.

  • Tracking gorillas  in Rwanda is conducted by patient, qualified and knowledgeable ranger guides with wide experience in natural history with particular attention to gorilla behaviour

  • Hiking Gorillas is conducted at a moderate pace with plenty of stops for resting, fielding questions further briefs etc.  Competitive hiking is discouraged as the aim of the guides, porters       and rangers is for all the group members to make it to the gorillas      and back to the base.  Believe it or not, the slowest hiker/ trekker     will determine the pace of the trek.

6.  Eating while tracking gorillas

You can carry your picnic but do not eat in the vicinity of the gorillas.

7. Chest beating

Please do not imitate the male gorilla chest beating. It may take that as a challenge and charge after you which can result in severe injuries.

8. Age Limit:  Only people of 15 years and above can track gorillas.


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