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Gorillas of Rwanda

A truly exhilarating experience, Gorillas of Rwanda allows you to come face to face with the largest primates in the world. Take in the sights of Rwanda’s picturesque countryside, visiting Volcanoes National Park, and catching a glimpse of gorillas in the wild and the Virungas, 9 impossibly steep volcanoes, while traversing on foot. Enjoy knowledgeable guides, giving you all the information you need to know about these incredible animals.

Trip Type: Adventure, Wildlife


Gorillas of Rwanda
Gorillas of Rwanda
Gorillas of Rwanda
Gorillas of Rwanda
Gorillas of Rwanda
Gorillas of Rwanda
Gorillas of Rwanda
Gorillas of Rwanda

Day By Day

Day 1 – Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda

Upon arrival into Kigali Airport, a driver will meet you at baggage claim to transfer you to your accommodation.

Rwanda is a land of great diversity and beauty and is famous for its gorillas. Situated in the heart of Africa the country shares the natural riches from both the Congo Basin and the Great Rift Valley of eastern Africa resulting in unsurpassed biodiversity. Among its many and enduring attractions are the primates, in particular the Mountain Gorillas; one of the most awesome wildlife interactions in the world. The capital city Kigali is located at Rwanda's geographical heart. Kigali is blessed with a moderate high altitude climate and is conveniently located within three hours' drive of Parc des Volcans, home to the Mountain Gorilla.

Starting Accommodation: The Retreat
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 – Kigali to Parc National de Volcans

Today you will transfer from Kigali to the Volcanoes National Park. En-route enjoy a tour of the city as you explore a wide range of places giving you a great insight to the city and country. Visit the Genocide Memorial the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Continue your transfer to the Volcanoes National Park to your accommodation.

Parc National de Volcans, or Volcanoes National Park in plain English, is the epicenter for mountain gorilla safaris. First established in 1925 and then extended four years later into Rwanda and the then Belgian Congo, the park is home to a myriad of wildlife beyond mountain gorillas. Golden monkeys, a variety of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects among many other creatures all call the park home. Volcanoes National Park serves as invaluable refuge for Rwanda's mountain gorillas and stunning example of the region's biodiversity.

Starting Accommodation: Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 – Gorilla Trekking

This morning, drive to the edge of Parc National des Volcans where you will receive a briefing by the park's guides on the Gorillas etiquette. Following the briefing, enter the park for Gorilla tracking. Your trek will vary in length and will commence at an altitude of 6,562 feet in the upper slopes of the Volcanoes where you will then enter the forest. After locating your assigned group, you will spend 1 hour in their company before retracing your steps down the volcanoes. If time permits, visit the nearby little known but compellingly beautiful twin lakes Bulera and Ruhondo.

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Starting Accommodation: Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – Volcanoes National Park

Enjoy another exciting and challenging day of Gorilla trekking.  Your morning starts with an early morning briefing before heading out. The guides will use their knowledge of the gorillas' habits and information from the previous day to locate the group's whereabouts.

Starting Accommodation: Singita Kwitonda Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – Depart Kigali

Today you will be transferred from Volcanoes National Park to Kigali Airport to connect with your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast


Package Level: Luxury

Please note all prices listed are approximations and subject to current rate of exchange adjustments. Each itinerary can be fully customized to your interests and needs.

Twin Share
1/6/2024 - 5/31/2024$15,460
6/1/2024 - 10/31/2024$18,740
11/1/2024 - 12/14/2024$15,460
12/15/2024 - 12/31/2024$18,740
Single Traveler
1/6/2024 - 5/31/2024$18,215
6/1/2024 - 10/31/2024$21,975
11/1/2024 - 12/14/2024$18,215
12/15/2024 - 12/31/2024$21,975

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Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD. All highlighted savings are reflected in the price. Price does not include airfare unless otherwise stated. Travel may be limited to certain days of the week. Hotels and tours remain subject to availability. Cancellation penalties and other booking or alteration restrictions may exist. Please note blackout dates may apply to Christmas, New Year and local special event periods. Pricing may increase over Holiday and special event periods and may not be reflected in price grid. Prices indicated remain subject to change without notice. Prices are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CST #2012413-20 See our full Terms and Conditions: www.swaindestinations.com/terms



4 Nights


From $15,460 Per Person


Kigali; Volcanoes National Park


  • Roundtrip private airport transfers
  • 1 nights Kigali
  • 3 nights Parc National des Volcans
  • 2 Gorilla Permits
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
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