5 Days Luxury Gorilla Tour Rwanda

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5 Days Luxury Gorilla Tour Rwanda

The 5 Days Luxury Gorilla Tour Rwanda rewards visitors with the best gorilla trekking experience on your holiday trip to the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Being a luxury gorilla tour in Rwanda, expect to visit 2 different Rwanda gorilla families out of the 10 families available for trekking in the park. What makes this a special gorilla tour package is that you will have customed 2 hours with these giants of the wild to satisfy your urge and desire for a luxury gorilla trekking experience.

Rwanda Luxury Gorilla Tour Highlights

Itinerary Summary  Tour Activities
  • Day 1: Arrival & overnight in Kigali
  • Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 2: First gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 3: Second gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 4: Departure 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
  • 2 Unique Gorilla Trekking Experiences

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 5 days Rwanda Luxury gorilla tour

Rwanda Gorilla trekking rules and regulations

  • Rain jacket/poncho
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Waterproof day pack
  • Camera with no flashlight
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • 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 trekking 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: Arrival in Kigali for the 5 Days Luxury Gorilla Tour in Rwanda

On your arrival in Kigali-Rwanda, you will meet our driver guide at the Airport who will brief you on your 5 days Rwanda Luxury gorilla tour. Immediately, you will go for a Kigali city excursion, have lunch en route for early arrivals and visit a lot other great places before transferring you to for dinner and overnight stay at your prebooked hotel.

Accommodation in Musanze

  • Kigali Marriot Hotel (Luxury)
  • Kigali Serena Hotel (Midrange)
  • Step Down Motel (Budget)


Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

After having breakfast, you will go for another city tour around Kigali city. You will visit the Kimironko market (one of Africa’s largest local markets), the Genocide memorial site and the places you failed to visit the previous day. You will have your lunch meal at the majestic Hotel Des Mille Collines (Hotel Rwanda) then transfer to Ruhengeri / Musanze arriving in the evening for check-in and relaxation at a prebooked hotel/lodge.

Accommodation Options in Volcanoes National Park

  • 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: First Luxury Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Breakfast very early in the morning and transfer to the park headquarters in Kinigi for briefing before continuing to look for gorillas. The journey to search for gorillas can take 1 to 7 hours depending on the previous day movements of gorillas. Adventuring the steep bamboo slopes to see the gorillas is an inspiring moment. On meeting the gorillas, you will be rewarded an hour around them at a distance of about 6 – 8 meters. After this magical hour, you will then journey back to your starting point, receive your respective mountain gorilla trekking certificates and after drive back to your lodge to relax. In the afternoon/evening, you can carry out a few optional community tours or cultural activities at the lodge.


Day 4: Second Luxury Gorilla Trekking 

This day you enjoy your second day of luxury gorilla trekking this time trying out a different gorilla family. You will go through the same process as the previous day before beginning the hike to search for gorillas. Once the gorillas are located, your group will be still be permitted to be with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour. After the trek, you will hike back to the park headquarters to pick your gorilla trekking certificate. Dinner and overnight at your lodge, but you may wish to spend sometime with the locals or at the lake relaxing off the strenuous hike and gorilla trek process.


Day 5: Drive to Kigali, Flight Departure

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 5 days Luxury Gorilla Tour Rwanda Itinerary.

The 5 days Rwanda luxury gorilla trek includes

The 5 days Rwanda 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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