Close up of infant gorilla in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park

Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

from $3,600

4-10 days
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Wildlife experience

Rwanda is a small country that holds many great treasures. One of these treasures is its population of endangered mountain gorillas. We offer a handful of great adventure trips in this thriving nation, each of which involves trekking in the mountains of Volcanoes National Park to see and spend time with a gorilla troop. ๐Ÿฆ There are also many other wonderful animals in Rwanda to visit, from golden monkeys to large game like elephants and lions. ๐Ÿ’

Our itineraries

We have a short itinerary for those who have little time and just want to head to the mountains for a gorilla trek. Our longer itineraries let you see and experience more of this beautiful country. Please head to our "Gorilla trekking Uganda" trip page if you'd like to see an itinerary that takes in the best of both Uganda and Rwanda!

Country info and facts

Here are the basics you need to know to help you plan an adventure in Rwanda!


English, French, Kinyarwanda


Rwandan franc (RF)


Kigali International Airport (KGL)


To avoid the rains, plan your Rwanda gorilla trek for sometime between June and September, or between mid December and mid February. That said, know that you'll be trekking in a rainforest, where conditions are never exactly dry! To learn more, please read Best time of year for gorilla trekking.


Visa and Immigration
Visa and Immigration

You need to apply for and obtain a tourist visa online before heading to Rwanda. Standard tourist visas last for 30 days, and cost US$50 for travellers from most countries. If you're also visiting another nearby country like Uganda, you might like to obtain an East African visa instead. Learn more here.

Health and Safety
Health and Safety

Carry proof of a yellow fever vaccination if coming from a country with a known epidemic. East Africa is a malaria zone, so you may wish to consider taking anti-malaria medication. For the gorilla trek, please read Ultimate guide of what to pack for gorilla trekking. Please check on the latest Covid-19 regulations of Rwanda as well as your airline.



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Peter Nsubuga

Peter was born during the guerilla war period in a rural village adjacent to Mabira Forest โ€“ the biggest tropical rainforest in central Uganda. The future wildlife addict is one of 11 children born to a builder and a farm-loving mother. He worked as a teacher for 12 years, then became a trained tour guide. Peter spends his free time mountain biking, listening to music, going to concerts, watching wildlife, hiking and doing photography.

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