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Amazing Gorilla Trek

Highlights of this Safari

  • Diverse & fascinating itinerary
  • Gorillas, forest wildlife & hiking
  • Meet the Batwa Pygmies
  • Comfortable eco-lodges with amazing views


FROM USD 5971 pps

Comfort Level: M Midrange Holidays
Start/End: Start at Kigali & End at Kigali
Countries: Rwanda, Uganda
Destinations: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Volcanoes National Park, Kigali


Days 1 – 2: Discover the Rainforest

Arrive at Kigali International Airport & meet your guide for a road transfer over the border & into Uganda. Check in at Mount Gahinga Lodge, set at the foot of the Virunga Volcanoes, for 2 nights on a full board basis.

Arrive in Kigali for a warm welcome from your guide who will accompany you throughout your safari. A 4-hour drive lies ahead so sit back and watch Rwanda pass by as you enter Uganda and head for Mount Gahinga Lodge, enjoying prime position at the foot of the Virunga Volcanoes. Here you’ll enjoy a fascinating tour with Batwa Pygmies, learning about their forest traditions. It is possible to go gorilla trekking in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park but you’ll need to organise an extra trekking permit as your inclusive gorilla permit is for Rwanda. Other activities include hikes to volcanoes as well as local communities.

Days 3 – 5: In the Shadows of Volcanoes

Track golden monkeys before travelling by road back to Rwanda & Virunga Volcanoes Lodge for 3 nights on a full board basis. Your gorilla trek will take place during your stay here & there are many other activities on offer.

You’ll head back to Rwanda today but not before you’ve searched for golden monkeys in the bamboo forests of Mgahinga. Arriving at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge after lunch still leaves you time to settle in at camp and sit back to enjoy an exuberant display of song and dance from a local troupe. You then have two full days to explore: one day will be taken up by your gorilla trek (you’ll need to arrange additional permits if you want to go gorilla trekking more than once) but there’s plenty to do the next day. You could hike to crater beaches (Lake Kivu has one of the finest lake beaches in Africa) pay homage at Dian Fossey’s grave or visit friendly local villages.

Day 6: The Journey Ends

Drive to Kigali Airport for the end of the tour & your onward connection.

Your safari ends with a drive back to Kigali Airport and your connecting flight. Depending on the time of your departing flight, there may be time to tour the city.


These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.


01.01.21 - 28.02.21
USD 8013
01.03.21 - 31.05.21
USD 5971
01.06.21 - 30.09.21
USD 8013
01.10.21 - 14.12.21
USD 5971

These rates are per person sharing & single supplements may apply. Please treat all pricing as a guide only & the rates are subject to availability & may change slightly without notice. Request a quote from us.


Accommodation, Meals as specified, Gorilla Trekking Permit, Local Drinks & Laundry at Safari Lodges, Road Transfers as specified, All Park fees, Airport taxes.


Flights to & from Kigali (Rwanda),  Additional Permits, Premium Drinks at Safari Camps, Gratuities, Meals that are not Specified, Items of personal nature, Travel Insurance

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  • Knowledgeable team
  • Expect great customer service

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Penni (AU)
Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional. Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

It was a safari of a lifetime and exceeded all of our expectations!

Our mom grew up in Central and South Africa so we had visited the continent many times. My sister and I wanted to take our teens and husbands to Africa to experience the magic. We had a limited budget but big and specific expectations and by some miracle Walter was able to manage both.

Heather (USA)
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Ann and Mario (Canada)
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Walter has always been an excellent communicator and has supported us fully

We have been to Africa for 24 of the last 27 years so know a bit about what is involved. Walter has arranged the details for the last couple of years, and has done a superb job. He is always quick to respond and comes up with answers immediately……..no evasive tactics, always head-on!

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