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Mountain Gorilla View Lodge


4-Day Gorilla Trek in Volcanoes National Park

Experience what few people get the chance to do—observing endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. This four-day trip includes one day of gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting, and raising their young. Coming face to face with a giant silverback must truly be one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth!

Safari Itinerary

DAY 1 – ARRIVE/KIGALI: Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred to Hotel des Mille Collines for overnight – dinner on own account.

Inaugurated in 1973 as the first grand hotel of the country and receiving globally a lot of attention since the Hollywood movie ’Hotel Rwanda’ in 2004 – Hôtel des Mille Collines is surely the most famous hotel in Rwanda. Enjoy the location in the central business district and the breathtaking views over the hills of Kigali.

DAY 2 – VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK: After breakfast, join your driver/guide on an optional City Tour of Kigali, includes the Memorial Centre and Crafts centres. Followed by lunch, you will proceed to drive to Ruhengeri at the foothills of the Virungas. You will arrive at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge late afternoon in time for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, a 3 star bush lodge on the edge of Volcanoes National Park offers good quality accommodation with panoramic views of the Virungas, barely a kilometre away from the Park HQs. An oasis of serenity at the base of Sabyinyo volcano, all her 25 guest Cottages, built in contemporary African design using local materials, are en-suite and come equipped with a mini bar, coffee machine and hairdryer. Soft furnishings with modern African prints, motifs and colours as well as original artworks in recycled timber create a relaxing and refreshing ambiance. The lodge’s grounds are beautifully landscaped with natural foliage and a startling variety of wild flowers. In the evenings, the Itorero, local Rwandan cultural dancer’s troupe, spices your stay with memorable Rwandan dances.

DAY 3 – VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK: Gorilla Trekking Day!!!  After an early breakfast, drive to Volcanoes National Park HQs to be allocated a gorilla tracking group. You will be briefed by your trackers then drive to the trail head for the start of an amazing adventure. Following lunch, drive back to Kigali and check in at Hotel des Mille Collines for overnight – dinner on own account. (B, L)

DAY 4 – DEPART: After breakfast, will you be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)


One hour is permitted with the chimps and gorillas per trek. Permits are subject to availability.
Trekking through the forest can be steep, wet and slippery.


Interested in this Safari? Give us a call or drop us an email.


4 days


Departures on the 4th and 26th of each month in March, April, May, October and November

Moderate lodge, hotel

Fitness Rating

Gorilla trekking,
cultural visits

*Land-Only Price

Value I Deluxe I Luxury

Flight Price
Call for pricing

*$ = >$4,999; $$ = $5,000 – $9,999; $$$ = $10,000+

All pricing per person based on double occupancy. Pricing varies based on travel dates, call for a customized quotation matching your travel needs. Changes to itinerary and pricing may apply. Price includes all accommodations, meals, some drinks, transfers, vehicles, park fees, guides and activities as indicated, and a $25 donation to a worthy African charity. Price excludes international flights, visas, tips, inoculations, travel insurance, and anything not specified above. We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover & AMEX. No refunds—see terms & conditions for details.


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