What to Expect on a Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Customized for Families

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda is a kind of thing you can enjoy even with your family. The adventure-filled experience is no doubt suits best to solo travelers but families open to seeking adventurous bites of Rwanda can plan a thrilling gorilla trekking in Rwanda. In that case, this 5-day customized itinerary for families is all you need to get started.

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: Relaxing in Lake Butera's camps
Day 5: 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 a relaxing day out camping in the stunning Lake Butera’s camps 


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: Your arrival in Kigali

Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda and hence would be the first place you will visit on your Rwanda Family Vacation. After your arrival at the international airport of Kigali, you will be picked up by a private guide who will escort you to the hotel. You can spend the first day of Rwanda Safari without a safari and even without doing much. This might seem like a suggestion but sometimes it becomes compulsion especially when your arrival happens in the late afternoon or late evening. In a bid to reap maximum advantages of a safari, daylight is very important which you will get on the day of your trip. So, keep the first day a bit relaxed and try to settle down with your family at this new place. The next morning, you will be ready to explore Rwanda on its fullest.

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: Face to face with the mountain gorillas

One of the reasons why you chose Rwanda for your upcoming family vacation would be the gorillas, for sure. While, the first two days in Rwanda did not let you peep in the natural habitats of these gorillas, but Alas, the day three has come. Today, you will get to see the giants of Rwanda - the gorillas. Your guide will escort you to Park Headquarters from where you can actually start the much awaited Rwanda Gorilla Trekking. You will follow a marked trail made by a local bushman possibly and then suddenly a tremendous series of vibrations on the ground will rattle your nerves. In no time, you will spot giant gorillas either fighting or playing in a weird manner. 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 4: Camp on Lake Butera

The thrill you felt in the lush green forests of Rwanda has to be accompanied with a relaxing day well spent in the foothills of the Muhabura Volcano. Book the last day of your Rwanda Safari with a relaxing camping experience at Lake Bukera, one of the twin lakes from Rwanda’s hidden gems. The light blue waters and surrounding hills give this place a stunning backdrop to any family vacation trip. You can relax there camping, doing some outdoor activities, and spending fun time with your family before the dark.

Day 5: 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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