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3 Days Gorilla Trek at Rwanda

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Tour Operator: Native Tanzania Safaris

Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

Gorilla trekking safaris can be done throughout the year but the most popular times for gorilla tracking are during the drier months, between December and February, and from about June to mid-September. Whilst a gorilla trekking safari is likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you, the staff at Volcanoes National Park have been doing this for several years and run a very smooth operation, hence treks to the mountain gorillas are well-organised and clearly structured.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $1496 - $1550
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 3 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited RwandaRwanda
Parks visited Volcanoes
Activity level Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Cultural
  • Birding
* Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote. Request a quote
On the day of your gorilla trekking, you’ll set off very early in the morning to track to the apes from the edge of the forest. Our driver/guide will take you from your lodge to the park headquarters in Kinigi village. The guides speak excellent English and are very good. They will be taking you to a specific group of 'habituated' mountain gorillas, which they know well and are used to human visitors.
Paths on gorilla treks can be slippery, muddy and steep so sturdy walking boots are essential. Some people take thick gardening gloves because of the brambles and nettles en route and you should wear long trousers rather than shorts. A waterproof jacket may come in handy and take some water and a snack in case it’s a long trek. You might also find a walking stick or pole helpful.