Three Day Rwandan Gorilla Trekking Experience

Short Overview

Our top selling itinerary in Rwanda, the three day gorilla trekking tour combines the unforgettable experience of trekking into Volcanoes National Park to interact with mountain gorillas, but also a city tour of the Rwandan capital.

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Details of Three Day Rwandan Gorilla Trekking Experience


You'll depart from Kigali after breakfast and begin the drive north to Musanze, Rwanda's second largest city.

Nestled in the shadows of the five Virunga volcanoes, Musanze is to be your home base for your gorilla trekking experience.


After an early breakfast at your hotel, you'll proceed directly to the Volcanoes National Park's headquarters to meet your guides. After completing the briefing, you'll embark on the once in a lifetime experience of tracking the enigmatic mountain gorillas.

There is no guarantee how long or difficult your tracking experience will be as it depends on where the family of gorillas is and on weather conditions, It can take anywhere from two up to six hours of trekking through the mountain forest at relatively high altitudes. Fitness is definitely recommended for those wishing to undertake the excursion.

One of the most memorable experiences you're likely to ever have, you'll be allowed an hour of close contact with the gorillas once you've found them. You'll be privileged enough to come within mere metres of a family of these rare and beautiful animals, observing their family dynamics and getting to learn a bit about each gorilla's distinct personality in serene silence.

After your hike is complete, you can choose to return to your lodge to relax or take part in a number of local activities such as the Musanze cave tour and the Iby Iwacu Cultural Village.


After breakfast, we'll bid the Volcanoes National Park goodbye before hitting the road back to Kigali.

Once we return to the Rwandan capital, you'll be treated to a complimentary city tour which may include the craft markets, Kigali Museum, and the Gisozi Genocide Memorial.



  • SAR1-3D-101
  • Rwanda
When to visit?
  • All year round
Tour style
  • Gorilla trekking
Tour duration
  • 3 DAY
Safari Circuit
  • No
Included in the price
  • All meals on the safari.
  • All Park entrance fees.
  • Flying Doctors rescue insurance for the time of the tour with Shadows of Africa.
  • Hotel/lodge/camp accommodation for the duration of the safari.
Excluded from the price
  • Any sightseeing
  • excursions and optional activities other than those specified
  • Entry visas
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Please
  • read our Terms and Conditions
  • Tips and gratuities to safari crew - recommended: 15-20 USD per day to safari driver
  • 10 – 15 USD per day to safari cook
  • Travel insurance
Itinerary Note
  • US Dollar notes from the years before the year 2006 are not accepted in Rwanda .


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Itinerary in Brief


  • DAY 2 - GORILLA TREKKING Gorilla trekking. Optional afternoon activities. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 3 -  VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK - KIGALI Kigali city tour. (B)


B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

All year round


  • Gorilla trekkinh in Volcanoes National Park.

  • Kigali City Tour including Genocide Memorial.

  • Optional cultural activities in Musanze.

Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

Tailor Made, Private Tours

Tailor Made, Private Tours

We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
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Expert Advice 24/7

With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
Specialized Safari Vehicles

Specialized Safari Vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
Full Financial Protection

Full Financial Protection

With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
Your One Stop African Operator

Your One Stop African Operator

We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.

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