1. 2 day gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda

2 day gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda

This 2 day gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda starts and comes to an end in Kigali city. This Rwanda gorilla safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park in the north west of Rwanda which is the only mountain gorilla haven in Rwanda adorned with 5 volcanic mountains and verdant vegetation on their slopes. The 2 day gorilla safari in Rwanda also includes the magical gorilla trekking activity which will expose you to the critically endangered mountain gorillas that only exist in greater Virunga area.

Activity Highlight for 2 day gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda

  • Kigali City Tour
  • Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Brief itinerary

  • Day 1: Drive to Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Volcanoes National Park

Before embarking on this 2 day gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda, you will have first have an early breakfast at your place of stay in Kigali after which you will transfer with the help of our guide to Volcanoes National Park 116km about 3 hours’ drive. You will arrive early for Lunch and simple relaxation. In the afternoon, you will either embark on the nature walk to the awesome twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera amidst magical bird sights and amazing scenery or you can opt for the Iby’ iwachu cultural village to have a detailed encounter of the Kinyarwanda Culture.

Meal Plan: Full board (Break fast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Wake up for an early cup of coffee, before gathering at Kinigi Park Headquarters for briefing about the gorilla trekking activity at 08:00am always conducted by park rangers. This lasts 30min- 1 hour to detail the dos and don’ts while trekking gorillas. After briefing, you will traverse the jungle in search of the splendid mountain gorillas in the company of the park ranger guide which stretches between 2 – 8 hours. You will walk through the luxuriant vegetation, climb raised gradients, ascend down the valleys before you encounter the great mountain gorillas as they munch their food and get astonished by the young gorillas playing and demonstrating their tactics which will prompt you to use up your camera space unknowingly. Your one hour with gorillas is done and it is time for you to trek back to the starting to transfer back to Kigali city.

Meal Plan: Full board (Break fast, Lunch & Dinner)


  • Gorilla trekking permit (Rwanda $1500 per person)
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Transport by 4wheel drive safari car
  • Full-time English speaking driver-guide
  • All activities in the itinerary
  • Relevant government taxes
  • Bottled water


  • Visa fees
  • Medical insurance
  • Airfares/international flights
  • Personal expenses such as personal laundry, telephone, cigarettes, alcohol, drinks, tips, accommodation and meals that are not part of your travel plan as well as other activities.


  • Safari Duration : 2 Days
  • Safari Destinations
    • › Kigali
    • › Volcanoes National Park
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