6-Day Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda to Give You Moments of Life

Author: Srikanth Krishna on Oct 31,2018

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda is known as one of the best trekking, one can have with the primates. If planning for the same, let this 6-day customized itinerary help you with the best places and plan you can have on your trip without worrying about the gorilla trekking Rwanda prices.

Trip At A Glance:

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Day 2: A city tour to Kinigi

Day 3: Witnessing the incredible gorilla trekking in the deep forests of Rwanda

Day 4-5: One more day with gorillas and then departure to Kigali

Day-6: Departure

Trip Highlights

  • Relax in your luxurious hotel and enjoy local cuisines

  • A city tour to Knigi, visit the genocide museum/memorial followed by a drive to Kinigi via Ruhengeri.

  • Delve deep into the lush Rwandan mountains and get goosebumps rising with your first glimpse a gorilla troop

  • Spend two days with a wild gorilla troop and savor the exquisite details of the world's largest apes

Tour Price

Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Meet and greet your guide at the international airport of Kigali who will take you to Kigali Serena Hotel. Keep the first day of your first day booked for rest and relaxation only. Enjoy the surroundings and the meals while relaxing in your luxurious hotel room.

Day 2: A city tour to Kinigi

On day 2, you will be on a half-day city tour wherein you will get to visit the genocide museum/memorial followed by a drive to Kinigi via Ruhengeri. While traveling, you will notice that the road to Ruhengeri is sealed exhilarating a stunning scenery of the hills and valleys of this green and lush country, taking a little more than 2 hours. While enjoying being in this place, you will realize that you have completed a 20-minutes drive to Kinigi and now are face to face with the excellent views of the rest of all of the Virunga Volcanoes.

Day 3: Witnessing the incredible gorilla trekking in the deep forests of Rwanda

If you are in Rwanda and you haven’t seen the gorillas yet, are you really in Rwanda? On day 3 of your Rwanda safari, you will get to see the giants of Rwanda - the gorillas. After breakfast, you will be taking a short drive to Park Headquarters wherein a local guide and tracker will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. Do listen to them as you must follow the same while enjoying the gorilla trekking experience. Once done, you can start the hike deep into the forest to where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. You can be there till the evening after which you must leave for your place. You may also find the forest raining mildly so, make sure you have a solution for the same. However, getting face to face with gorillas is going to cover all this with surprise and thrills.

Day 4-5: One more day with gorillas and then departure to Kigali

Wake up in the early morning because today is the day when you will spot your closest primates face to face. You will follow a marked trail along with your guide and then veer off onto tracks made by forest elephants. With every step, the rainforest will seem to get darker and denser as the trees wrap themselves around the trail and the guides slice your path using their machetes. Keep looking onto the branched and in no time you will spot a ball of black, but then you must clamber for another five minutes before the troop comes into full view. It can be challenging, but trekking through the thick virgin forest is a very authentic part of the experience, helping you appreciate just how remote you have to go when visiting the world's last mountain gorillas. As you approach the gorillas, you will feel the goosebumps rise as two blackback males will cause the ground to vibrate as they pound through the small forest clearing. Being into the home of gorillas is one of a kind feelings which only Rwanda can offer. This feeling of being surrounded by nature and our primates is sure to make you forget about the expensive gorilla trekking Rwanda prices you pay for such safaris.

Day-6 Departure

After spending 5 days in Rwanda, today you will be saying Cheerios to this ultimate place. With lots of memories in your heart and a couple of them in your camera lens, take a departure from Kigali. Have a farewell lunch before leaving the hotel.


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