3 days Gorilla Safari- Rwanda

The ultimate Rwanda Gorilla experience

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1189 - $3161
Includes internal flights:
Length of safari:
3 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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This is the ultimate add on to any East African Safari. The excursion is perfect for clients who wish to have the option of Gorilla Trekking. You will stay in comfortable accommodation near the Parc National Des Volcans from which you will do your trekking. This also includes a Kigali city tour and a guided visit to the Genocide Memorial center.




Day One: Arrival - Parc National des Volcans (13km, 2.5 -3 hrs)

Arrival at Kigali Airport where you will be welcomed by a Nkuringo Walking Safaris representative and transferred to your accommodation.

Have lunch in the capital city before we proceed to the most beautiful national park of the country: Volcanoes National Park. It is the area with rich montaine ecosystems, from bamboo forest to open grassland and swamps. Dinner and overnight at ( Budget Option ) Kinigi Guest House. (FB)

For upgrade you can stay at (B) ( Mid-range Option) Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. (C) ( Luxury Option) Volcanoes Virunga Lodge (inclusive of local beverages and laundry service).

High option: - Volcanoes Virunga Lodge ****                                                         Parc National des Volcans


Virunga Lodge is set on a stunning hillside with breathtaking views of the Virunga volcanoes and Lake Ruhondo and Bulera. It is 45 minutes from the park entrance. The lodge features eight permanent en suite bandas with private balconies overlooking the dramatic volcanoes and lakes. Each cabin has its own porch and is comfortably furnished with private bush shower. The dining room in the main lodge has stunning views over Lake Ruhondo. Meals are a mixture of western and local African cuisine.

Website : http://www.volcanoessafaris.com/go/ecolodges/virunga-lodge/


Day Two: Gorilla tracking. 2-5 hrs trekking.

Today you will have the opportunity to spend some time with the endangered mountain gorillas. You will make a beautiful hike through the green landscape and hills of the Virunga Volcanoes. Spend a magical hour with these amazing creatures while your guide will explain more about the family and their behavior. Return the lodge in the (early) afternoon for relaxing and enjoying the breathtaking view. Dinner and overnight at Budget Option: - Kinigi Guest House. (B-L-D)


For upgrade you can stay at (B) (Mid- range) Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or (C) (Luxury Option) Volcanoes Virunga Lodge (inclusive of local beverages and laundry service).



High option: - Volcanoes Virunga Lodge ****                                                         Parc National des Volcans

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is a moderate accommodation but absolutely suitable for gorilla trekking in Rwanda .The lodge consists of 30 private cottages established on a 4 acres of land, and positioned on the slopes of Mt Sabinyo.The cottages are well designed with stones and grass thatched to bring out the African style. These are en-suite with a fireplace, lounge for relaxing as well as a private veranda for viewing nature.

The rooms are spacious enough and scattered from each other to provide privacy. While at the restaurant, you catch a glance at the beautiful scenery as you enjoy the delicious meal served. They have expert chefs who prepare both local and international cuisine.The bar is fully stocked with a collection of various wines and spirits. While at the lodge, you will appreciate the value for your money as you enjoy a view of Parc National des Volcanoes.

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is situated close to the main headquarters of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, it’s a 15 minutes -drive to access the park. Right from this place, you will plan your safari on how to track the golden monkeys and definitely the great mountain gorillas.


  • Day Three: Parc National des Volcans – Kigali – Departure. 130Km, 2.5 – 3Hrs drive

Have a relaxed breakfast and enjoy the beautiful scenery one more time as we calmly transfer back to Kigali with packed lunch. In the afternoon you can enjoy a guided city tour and visit some interesting, historical sites, including the Kigali Memorial Centre.

Depending on the time of your international flight you will be dropped at Kigali International Airport. (B-L)

This program can still be tailored completely to your interest.

Please contact our Tour Consultants for more details and price information




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Mid- range



 $ 3161 PP.

$ 1573 PP.

USD 1189 PP.


$ 2358 PP.

$ 933 PP.

USD 693 PP.


$ 2134 PP.

$ 709 PP.

USD 469 PP.


$ 2197 PP.

$ 771 PP.

USD 531 PP.




Primate Prices are to be added to the Tour Price Package: -

Gorilla Permits: - USD$ 750PP

Included in the price:

- Airport transfers

- Ground transport per private 4WD safari vehicle

- English speaking driver/guide

- Accommodation in places mentioned in the itinerary, based on a single or twin/double room

- Meals as described in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

- Bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle

- Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks

- Activities and excursions mentioned in the program



- International flight

- Visa for Rwanda.

- Optional activities in Volcanoes National Park

- Meals and drinks not mentioned above

- Items of personal nature


Note: Prices are subject to change. Availability of accommodations and activities is not guaranteed; reservations will be made after receiving confirmation of the final itinerary and the requested deposit. Should any of the included accommodations not be available, we reserve the right to substitute it with an alternative suitable accommodation, which might affect the final quoted price.

The budget option for this safari is based on very basic accommodation. Private bathrooms cannot be guaranteed which means showers and toilets (or pit latrines) have to be shared in some places.

A visa for Rwanda is required and needs to be applied for in advance via the website http://www.migration.gov.rw/singleform.php. This applies for all nationalities, apart from: USA, Germany, Canada, Tanzania, DRC, Uganda, Mauritius, South Africa, Kenya, UK, Sweden, Singapore, Hong Kong and Burundi.

The estimated travelling hours are based on the actual hours of driving, stops for lunch or photos not included.

Please consult our webpage www.nkuringowalkingsafaris.com for the Terms & Conditions.



Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • -Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
  • -Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • -Kinigi Guesthouse

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African buffalo
African buffalo
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