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Trips/Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

4 days

Rwanda is the best-known country for visiting endangered mountain gorillas. It also has the most accessible gorilla park, making it the perfect destination for a short adventure trip to visit these magnificent creatures and observe them in their gorgeous forest habitat.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day

Today you fly into Kigali International Airport. If you land early enough, there are two exciting tours you can do in the city. Firstly, you can visit Inema Arts Centre, which has a fantastic selection of local artworks (like "Peaceful Place" by Emmanuel Nkuranga shown here). Alternatively – or possibly as well – there's the chance to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial. An incredibly impacting experience, here you learn about the 1994 tragedy that changed the face of Rwandan society forever.

Peacefull Place by Emmanuel Nkuranga Inema Arts Centre Kigali Rwanda

Day 2: Travel to Volcanoes National Park

Today you drive around three hours northwest to reach Volcanoes National Park, which sits on the border with Uganda and the DRC. You stay just outside of the park in the pretty agricultural region of Kinigi. There's plenty of time to take a walk and explore the area, or simply relax at the lodge and enjoy the view.

Ours. 5. S. Small farm with Volanoes National Park in background, Rwanda

Day 3: Gorilla trek and Intore dance

It's the big day! In the morning you go on a guided group trek into the forest to find and spend time with a mountain gorilla troop. As they're a habituated troop, you're allowed to stand remarkably close to them and so get to see up close their mannerisms and interactions with one another. Later in the day, you go to watch a fabulous Intore dance, an energetic and colourful display of athleticism and tradition by some of the local men and women.

Two young gorillas playing

Day 4: Travel back to Kigali

Depending on the time of your flight back home, you can have a leisurely morning before driving back to Kigali International Airport. If you weren't able to visit Inema Arts Centre or the Kigali Genocide Memorial, that can be done today. Or your local leader can take you to visit somewhere else en route of your choosing – whatever you want, really, to end your mini Rwanda adventure with a splash!

Kigali street scene Rwanda


All accommodation

All meals

Drinking water

Airport transfers

All transport in a spacious safari car with pop-up roof (petrol included)

Professional, English-speaking Follow Alice guide and driver

All park fees

All activities specified in itinerary, incl. gorilla trek permit (US$1,500)

International airfares

Rwandan visa

Traveller's insurance

Optional activities

Where you'll stay

Five to Five Hotel Kigali Rwanda

Five to Five Hotel

Five to Five Hotel in Kigali is a comfortable but affordable hotel near to Kigali International Airport. Each apartment comes with a private balcony, Wi-Fi, air con and minibar.

Le Bambou Gorilla lodge

Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

The lodge is a stone's throw from Volcanoes National Park, making it the perfect base for gorilla treks. You stay in private cottages with fireplaces to keep you cosy.


A silverback mountain gorilla seen walking through the trees, gorilla trekking in Rwanda vs in Uganda
Seat men in Rwanda
Gold Mother and Child statue in Kigali, Rwanda
Close up of a mountain gorilla among the leaves, gorilla trekking Rwanda vs Uganda


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