Welcome to the breathtaking world of gorilla trekking, an extraordinary adventure that immerses you in the heart of the lush African wilderness. This curated itinerary is designed to provide you with a captivating journey, combining an exhilarating encounter with the majestic mountain gorillas and the beauty of their natural habitat.
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition through dense forests, rugged terrains, and mist-shrouded landscapes as you track and observe these magnificent creatures in their native Volcanoes National Park. Our Rwanda gorilla trekking 3 night itinerary invites you to witness the intricate social interactions, playful antics, and soulful expressions of these gentle giants, while also contributing to their conservation and the preservation of their fragile ecosystem.

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Explore Kigali and learn about the country’s history during the Genocide.

Visit the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. (Donation to be paid locally)

Opportunity to engage with local communities whilst staying in Volcanoes National Park.

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Gorillas Through The Mist

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Day 1


Welcome to the lush green landscapes of Rwanda! On arrival in Kigali, transfer to your hotel. Kigali today is a vibrant and attractive city. Its existence stands as a testament to the resilience of this remarkable country and its ability to move forward from its tumultuous past. Spend the afternoon taking a three-hour city and Genocide Museum tour learning about the history and where it has come from. 

Enjoy an overnight at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel in Kigali where you can rest after a lovely meal at the hotel.

Day 2

Kigali - Volcanoes National Park

Depart after breakfast through the lush rolling landscapes up to Volcanoes National Park where you will visit the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and learn about the goal of saving gorillas and more broadly, the planet. 

After your visit, you will transfer to Gorilla Mountain View Lodge where you will enjoy the next 2 nights in the rainforest. Your afternoon will allow you to enjoy the tranquil surroundings of this stunning property and prepare for the following day’s gorilla trek.  (B)(L)(D)

Day 3

Volcanoes National Park

Wake early to refuel for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.  After a briefing by the national park’s guides, begin your gorilla trek in search of these magnificent primates. Volcanoes National Park was made famous by the late Dr Dian Fossey for her work with gorillas and by her book “Gorillas in the Mist”. Now the park is one of the best locations to go trekking to see gorillas in their natural habitat, with 10 different family groups calling the park home.
Mountain Gorillas aren’t the only wildlife to reside in the national park, there are around 200 different species of birds for our bird lovers as well as the endangered golden monkey. 

After your Gorilla trek return to the lodge for lunch and the afternoon at leisure to relax, have a massage and reflect on what you have just experienced. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4


After breakfast, enjoy the scenic transfer back to Kigali Airport for your onward flight. (B)

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