Dian Fossey’s Gorilla Trek

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Rwanda’s natural beauty will captivate you. Explore the verdant hills by road and by foot. Trek through lush jungle on volcanic slopes until you reach Dian Fossey’s former base and see the impressive gorillas who still claim this area as their home. Reverently visit her resting place and the memorial to victims of a violent past. Spend time exploring Kigali and learn about the culture, traditions, and resilience of the people of this amazing country.


Karisoke Centre, Volcanoes National Park, Kigali and the Genocide Memorial Museum

Major Cities/Towns:


Cultural/Natural Impact:

See gorillas in their natural habitat, learn about unique local cultures
Variety of Transport: By road 4×4 vehicles, by foot
Activity: Hike, scenic drives
Unique Local Experiences: Unique culture of the jungle, learn traditional jungle ways
# Tour Meals Overnight
Day 01 Arrive at Kigali Hotel
Day 02 Kigali – Volcanoes National Park B+L+D Lodge
Day 03 Kigali – Volcanoes National Park B+L+D Lodge
Day 04 Visit Golden Monkey Sanctuary – Kigali B+L Hotel
Day 05 Depart Kigali B

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


Day 01: Arrive Kigali

Our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kigali. If you have arrived on a long flight from North America, its best to retire early and overcome your jet lag. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, we can start with a quick tour of Kigali visiting places like Kigali Memorial museum and the down town core. After lunch we will embark on a scenic drive to the Volcanoes National Park. After checking in your lodge, join us to visit the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village. Iby’iwacu is a not for profit umbrella organization that aims at improving the lives of reformed poachers and communities through provision of conservation incentives like supporting community enterprise development and livelihood based projects. Overnight at your lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 03:GORILLA TREK – Volcanoes National Park

After a hearty breakfast, you will join us to the ORTPN (Office of Rwanda Tourism and Parks) office for registration and briefing on the Gorilla tracking rules. Once our guides and gorilla trackers know where the location of the gorilla group we are visiting that day is determined will start our hike. We penetrate deep in the forest to search for these rare Mountain Gorillas. Finding gorillas like this in their natural environment is an amazing and an unforgettable experience. Here you spend some time observing their behaviour and taking pictures. Trek back to your lodge for lunch. This afternoon, you can visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, offering stunning panoramic views of the volcanic mountains. Return to the Lodge for dinner and Overnight.

Day 04 Volcanoes National Park – Kigali

After breakfast you can join the rangers for another amazing adventure to discover the Golden Monkeys. Trek through the forest to find these amazing creatures, in groups no larger than eight people. Observe the behaviour of this highly social species as they they leap from tree to tree in highly exuberant fashion making it difficult to photograph. If time permits you can join us on a city tour of Kigali including a visit to the local market, a pottery project, handicraft shops, the Franco-Rwandan cultural center and the genocide memorial. Try a good dinner in the downtown district on your own. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 05: Kigali – Departure

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before your driver picks you up for transport to the airport.
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Meals: Breakfast.

Services include:

  • Accommodation: Our unique select hotels/guest houses with clean rooms, reliable service and safe for foreign travellers.Meals: Meals as mentioned in the program outline, are included
  • Meals: As mentioned with the program.
  • All entrance fees for sites are included in the tour with the exception of those that are mentioned otherwise.
  • Air-conditioned transport throughout the tour (as per sightseeing program and hotel transfers).
  • Experienced and professional chauffeurs.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned with the tour details.
  • English speaking guide and/or trip leaders.

Services do not include:

  • Entry visas (if applicable).
  • If you book your flights yourself, you may be required to pay an additional cost for the airport transfers. Please contact our office to confirm.
  • International Airfare (except mentioned otherwise).
  • Domestic Airfare (except mentioned otherwise).
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, drinks, use of mini-bar at the hotels, laundry or personal medications.
  • Any expenses that may arise due to unforeseen natural or political situation.
  • Insurance: We strongly recommend that all clients consider buying Trip Cancellation/Interruption + Medical Travel Insurance. Contact our office for a quote.
  • Tips and gratuities to porters, guides, drivers and trip leaders.


  • This trip may only operate with a minimum number of participants.
  • Sudden changes in the foreign currency rates can impact the prices. We can only protect our prices as long as they do not change over 5%.


Available Dates

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