4 Days Double Gorilla Trek Rwanda

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4 Days Rwanda Double Gorilla Trekking

The 4 Days Rwanda Double Gorilla Trekking takes for a double gorilla trek in the mountain ranges and bamboo forests of the Volcanoes National Park in Ruhengeri, North of Rwanda. This double gorilla safari tour allows you to have an encounter with the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park visiting two distinct habituated groups with unique experiences. On this 4 Days double gorilla trek Rwanda you will start your adventure from Kigali and still end in Kigali, which is Rwanda’s capital.

4 Days Rwanda Double Gorilla Trekking

Itinerary Summary  Tour Activities
  • Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda, Kigali city tour – Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 2: First gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 3: Second gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 4: Golden monkey trekking and drive back to Kigali
  • A double magical encounter with mountain gorillas
  • Kigali city tour
  • An optional encounter with striking golden monkeys
  • Travel in a customized 4WD safari vehicle
  • Gorilla Trekking Experiences
  • Golden Monkey Tracking/Mt Bisoke Hike

Best time to go for Rwanda gorilla trekking

Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park can be done at any time of the year. But the dry season is preferably the best time to go for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park. It starts in the months of June, July, August, September and December, January, February. You can also embark on gorilla trek during the wet season (March-May and October-November) but this season receives plenty of rainfall.

What to pack for your 4 days Rwanda double gorilla trekking Safari

Gorilla trekking rules and regulations

  • Rain jacket/poncho
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Waterproof day pack
  • Camera with no flashlight
  • Hat and sun glasses
  • Sweater
  • First aid kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Gardening gloves
  • Only persons above 15 years are allowed to trek mountain gorillas
  • You have only an hour to have face to face encounter with mountain gorillas
  • Do not go to trek gorillas if you are sick
  • Keep a distance of 7-8 meters away from gorillas at all times
  • No flashlight camera should be used while taking photos of gorillas
  • Only 8 visitors are allowed to trek 1 habituated group

Detailed itinerary of 4 days Rwanda double gorilla trek 


Day 1: Arriva, Kigali City Tour, Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

On your arrival in Kigali-Rwanda, you will meet our driver guide at the Airport who will brief you on your 4 days Rwanda double gorilla trek safari. Immediately after, you will start you 4 days double gorilla trekking Rwanda safari starts with a comprehensive tour of Kigali city particularly visiting the Kigali genocide memorial centers, Richard Kandt National Museum, and the local craft markets.

In the late afternoon after a 3-4 hours tour of Kigali city, you will transfer to the Volcanoes National Park – a prominent home to a section of rare mountain gorillas located in Musanze province northwest of Rwanda.

Accommodation in Musanze

  • Mount Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge (Luxury)
  • Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge/Virunga Lodge/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Midrange)
  • Muhabura Hotel/Kinigi Guesthouse (Budget)


Day 2: First Mountain Gorilla Trek in Volcanoes National Park

Your first encounter with the gorillas on the 4 Days Rwanda Double Gorilla Trek will be today. After a sumptuous breakfast, you will drive to Kinigi park headquarters where you merge with other trekkers of the day to be briefed about the gorilla trekking rules and regulations by the park officials about the  On this day, make sure that you are in your long-sleeved shirt or t-shirt-(environmentally friendly attire), trouser tucked into socks with your walking stick as well as plenty of drinking water and energy-giving snacks.

You and 7 other members of the group will visit one of the 10 habituated groups setting off at exactly 8:00 am and lasts for about 1-6 hours of the hike depending on the nature of the movement of the mountain gorillas today. Once you have found the gorilla group you are trekking, you will have a maximum of only one hour with them. Use this moment to explore in-depth about their behaviors, body gestures and take their photos.

In the evening, you can embark on a nature walk to Twin Lakes-Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo or simply remain at the lodge to have enough rest for tomorrow’s adventure.

Accommodation Options in Musanze

  • Mount Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge (Luxury)
  • Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge/Virunga Lodge/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Midrange)
  • Muhabura Hotel/Kinigi Guesthouse (Budget)


Day 3: Second Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Breakfast in the morning and still as the previous day, take on the journey to the park headquarters for a gorilla trekking briefing process. Today, you will be assigned to a different gorilla family (from the one you visited the previous day) to trek in a group of 8 visitors and your group will be led by an experienced park ranger guide. After the one hour of magical encounter, get back to your lodge to have rest. In the evening, you will pay a visit to Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village for cultural experience-learn about the traditions, cultures of Rwandese.


Day 4: Golden monkey trekking and drive back to Kigali

Enjoy your breakfast at the lodge and later, you set off for golden monkey tracking or Dian Fossey tomb site hike. Later in the day, drive back to Kigali to catch up with your flight back or spend a night in a hotel in Kigali and this marks the end of 4 days Rwanda double gorilla trek.

The 4 days Rwanda double gorilla trek includes

The 4 days Rwanda double gorilla trek Excludes

  • Ground transport in a comfortable 4 wheel drive safari vehicle
  • 2 Rwanda gorilla trekking permits ($1500 each per person)
  • Fulltime English speaking driver-guide
  • Accommodation and meals
  • All safari activities in the itinerary
  • Air transfers
  • Bottled water
  • Visa fees
  • Insurance
  • International flights
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Laundry services
  • Additional activities and accommodation outside your travel plan


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