Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

Plan Your Trip: Rwanda Tours, Gorilla Trekking Safaris, and Travel Information

Rwanda is a must-visit destination for adventurous travelers. The big draw for this tiny country are the wild mountain gorillas inhabiting the Virunga Mountains. Head to Volcanoes National Park (just a few hours’ drive from the Kigali airport) and go gorilla trekking through the lush, forested mountains. The expedition hearkens back to the adventures of a bygone era, as local guides hack a path through the remote jungle and expertly track the movements of these majestic creatures. Once you successfully track a gorilla family, you’ll be able to observe their all-too-human behavior from just a few feet away.

With such a compact land area, Rwanda offers an “in-and-out” gorilla trekking experience with minimal travel time. Rwanda can easily be combined with Uganda, Kenya, or Tanzania for an East Africa safari that offers a bit of everything.

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Sample Vacations

14 days

Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania Vacation: Shoebills, Gorilla Trekking, and Serengeti Safari

This Rwanda and Tanzania vacation allows you to go gorilla trekking, witness the Great Migration, and visit beautiful African beaches.

22 days

Ultimate East Africa Safari: Kenya, Tanzania, and Gorillas

Discover some of Africa’s most famous, sought-after wildlife experiences on this bucket list East Africa safari. See rare rhinos and the Big 5 in Kenya, witness the Great Migration of wildebeest, track endangered mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, and much more. This is a trip you’ll remember for life!

15 days

Classic Rwanda Trekking Tour: Gorillas and Safari

Experience the best gorilla trekking safari in Uganda and Rwanda! This trip includes two gorilla trekking tours: one with a fully habituated gorilla family and one with a semi-habituated family (a more wild and authentic experience). Not to mention chimpanzee trekking and an African wildlife safari!

12 days

Gorilla Trekking and Tanzania Safari Birthday Vacation

Encounter wild mountain gorillas in the Rwandan jungle; see lions, cheetahs, elephants, and much more on a Serengeti safari; and explore the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara on this bucket list safari birthday vacation!