Rwanda Gorilla Trek – Volcanoes Mountains National Park (Luxury) - 3 Days

Rwanda Gorilla Trek - Volcanoes Mountains National Park

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trek is a trek to view mountain gorillas at Volcanoes National Park. Volanoes National Park has the most number of mountain gorillas.



Rwanda is a East African landlocked country and for your knowledge, Kigali is its commercial capital. The country is famous for Volcanoes National Park where you can see the mountain gorillas and golden monkeys.

The size of the country is 26,338 sq kms and the currency you can use is Rwanda francs.

Volcanoes Mountains National Park

Ruhengeri or Musanze is northwest of Rwanda and has Volcanoes National Park. As a result, in this park, you will be able to view mountain gorillas and golden monkeys.

Therefore, you should know that the park consists of mount Kirisimbi and 4 other forested volcanoes. On the outskirts of Musanze town, you can see caves that are filled with bats. On the East, there is Lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera.

Additionally, Volcanoes National Park has the most number of mountain gorillas that you can view, living in the Virunga Conservation area.

You can reach the park in around 2 hours and 94 kms away from capital city of Kigali and Kigali International Airport.

Most importantly, you should know Volcanoes National Park is the world’s best gorilla trekking park. The park is 160 sq kms on northern Rwanda.

Initially, you could see a small area that was allocated to protect the Mountain Gorillas. Volcanoes National Park is also part of Virunga Volcano and subsequently Virunga National Park in Congo and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda.

In 1929, Volcanoes national park was extended into Rwanda and Belgian Congo and was named Albert national park. You could see the Belgian Colonial Authorities running and managing it. During the early 1960s, the park was divided as Rwanda and Congo gained their independence. And by the end of that decade, you could see the park was almost half of its original size.

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Moreover, you should know that Nyungwe Forest National Park lies in the southwest of Rwanda, partly extending to the border of Burundi. Due to the huge rain forest, you can view many species of chimpanzees, colobus and owl-faced monkeys.

The Canopy Walkway as you can utilize is part of the Igishigishigi Trail. It is a high suspension bridge with views over the valley and surrounding forests. A trail runs to the Kamiranzovu Marsh, where you can see bird life, orchids and waterfall.

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trek is a trek in Volcanoes National Park is the world’s best gorilla trekking park. The park is 160 sq kms on northern Rwanda.

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trek is a trek to view mountain gorillas at Volcanoes National Park. Volanoes National Park has the most number of mountain gorillas.

Day 1
Kigali International Airport to Kigali City

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, meet, greet by your driver/ guide and transfer to hotel in Kigali city.


Day 2
Kigali City to Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, Kigali City tour which includes Genocide Memorial Museum and other sights.

Hot lunch at Hotel Mille Collines -Hotel that was feature in the movie Hotel Rwanda.

Afternoon, proceed to Volcanoes National Park. The drive is around 2.5 hours.

Dinner and overnight

Day 3
Rwanda Gorilla Trek to Kigali City

After breakfast, proceed for Rwanda Gorilla Trek to Volcanoes National Park (Gorilla Trek permit required).

After the trek, return to the hotel for hot lunch. Later, head to Dian Fossey Museum and Foundation in Musanze town before arriving in Kigali International Airport.

• Trekking can take from two to six or more hours if the gorillas move before the park rangers locate them the next morning

• The guides stop frequently to allow trekkers a chance to rest and take photos along the way

• An eventually, our experienced trackers, who have spent their entire lives in or close to this forest, soon bring us up close with one of the Gorilla families

• Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for a magical one-hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting; raising their young;

• Coming face to face with a giant silver-back must truly be one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth!

• The Ultimate Experience!!

• A Walking Stick is provided at the start-point – to help steady your trekking;

Porters are also available – to help carry your water bottle/hand luggage and/or even hold hand in slippery/steep sections. (this is at a minimal charge of US$10 per person, payable at the end)

Price Includes:

  • Kigali airport - Arrival & Departure transfers & assistance ;
  • 01Night Accommodation in Kigali, on Bed & Breakfast basis ;
  • Kigali City Tour + lunch on Day 02: Inclusive of applicable entrance/audio fee
  • 01Night Accommodation at the volcanoes, on Full-board basis;
  • Private Transport in 4x4 Safari Land-cruiser;
  • Services of English-Speaking Driver-Guide;
  • Emergency Air Evacuation Cover (excludes hospitalization and medical bills);
  • Bottled Drinking Water during the safari (in the vehicle) and while trekking;
  • All taxes on the services quoted above.

Price Excludes:

  • Meals and beverages, other than specified
  • Gorilla Trek Permits; Applicable permit fee is shown separate from main quote
  • Any other sight-seeing activities or accommodation, other than indicated
  • International, regional and local Airfares + Airport taxes
  • Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas
  • Excess baggage charges levied by airlines
  • Gratuities to driver/guides and other conveyance attendants
  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature such drinks, telephone calls, e.t.c.
  • Personal and baggage insurance
  • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above

Current rates are based on Low season – 01st April–31st May.

Mid-Season – 01st January–31st March + 01st November-15th December

1 person: USD 590 only
2-7 persons: USD 330 per person sharing

High Season – 1st June–31st October + 16th–31st December

1 person: USD 860 only
2-7 persons: USD 540 per person sharing

Important Tips

Volcanoes Mountains is a high altitude area of over 2,400 meters above sea level.
It is extremely chilly in the early mornings and evenings – warm clothing is therefore necessary.
While trekking, it can rain unexpectedly – it is necessary therefore to have:
• Water-proof clothing (jacket, with hood + trousers);
• Waterproof Zip-Lock bags for Cameras/Film/Passports/Money, e.t.c.;
• Hand Gloves (warm and water-proof), to keep hands warm and dry, as well as protect from stinging nettles;
• Hiking boots – with good mud-grip are most appropriate, especially in wet weather;
• Gaiters – to protect your trek trouser legs and boots against mud/wetness;
• Small hand/face towel, to wipe sweat off your face during the trek.

Activity Fee

Gorilla Trek Permits: US$ 1,500.00 Per Person Per Trek (Gorilla Trek Age Limit: 15 years and Above)
Chimps Trek Permits: US$90.00 Per Person Per Trek (Chimp Trek Age Limit: 15 years and Above)
Canopy Adventure Hike Permits: US$60.00 Per Person Per Trek
Colobus Monkeys Trek Permits: US$60.00 Per Person Per Trek
Waterfalls Hike Permits: US$50.00 Per Person Per Trek
Gorilla Trek Permits: US$1,500.00 Per Person Per Trek
Golden Monkeys Trek Permits: US$100.00 Per Person Per Trek
Cultural Village Visit: US$20.00 Per Person Per Visit

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Rwanda Gorilla Trek – Volcanoes Mountains National Park (Luxury)
Price From
USD1,550 USD1,470 Per Person
Number of Travelers Total Cost
1 Adult USD 2,590
2 Adults USD 1,850
3 Adults USD 1,675
4 Adults USD 1,585
5 Adults USD 1,530
6 Adults USD 1,500
7 Adults USD 1,470
Add Travelers
USD1,470 Per Person
Need Help With Booking? Send Us A Message

Trip Facts

  • 4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • 7
  • Gorilla Trek
  • Volcanoes Mountains National Park
  • 3 days
  • Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

TripAdvisor 2019 Certificate