2-Day Gorilla Encounter Escape: Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

2 Days

Trip Facts

  • Landcruiser, Minivans
  • 5-50
  • Physical
  • Hotels, lodges
  • All Seasons
  • Fully Guided
  • Instant Booking
  • 15-99 yrs
  • Private & Group


Embark on a breathtaking 2-day adventure into the heart of Rwanda’s natural wonders with our 2-Day Gorilla Encounter Escape. This safari offers a rare opportunity to witness the majestic mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, nestled within the stunning Virunga Mountains of Volcanoes National Park.

Your journey begins with a warm welcome in Kigali, where you’ll be greeted by the vibrant culture of Rwanda. A scenic drive to Volcanoes National Park awaits, offering glimpses of Rwanda’s picturesque landscapes. As you settle into your accommodation, the beauty of the park’s surroundings will captivate you, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience.

The highlight of your trip comes on the second day, as you embark on a gorilla trekking expedition. Guided by experienced trackers, you’ll venture into the lush forest, following in the footsteps of these gentle giants. Encountering a habituated gorilla family is a moment of pure magic, as you observe their natural behaviors up close.

After an exhilarating trek, enjoy a packed lunch in the heart of the forest, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the gorillas and their habitat. As you bid farewell to the gorillas and Volcanoes National Park, you’ll carry with you memories that will last a lifetime.

This 2-Day Gorilla Encounter Escape is not just a safari; it’s an immersive journey into the natural wonders of Rwanda, leaving you with a deep appreciation for the beauty and biodiversity of this remarkable country.

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Trip Highlights

  • Experience the thrill of gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Enjoy stunning scenery along the drive from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park
  • Sample delicious Rwandan cuisine at a local restaurant
  • Stay in comfortable accommodation surrounded by the beauty of Volcanoes National Park
  • Trek through the dense forest with experienced guides and trackers
  • Encounter a habituated gorilla family up close in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy a packed lunch in the forest, immersed in the sights and sounds of the gorillas
  • Receive a certificate to commemorate your gorilla trekking experience


Morning: Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, a representative from Likana Safaris Uganda will warmly welcome you to Rwanda. You will then embark on a scenic drive to Volcanoes National Park, located in the Virunga Mountains.

Midday: Enjoy a stop for lunch at a local restaurant en route to Volcanoes National Park, where you can sample delicious Rwandan cuisine.

Afternoon: Upon arrival at Volcanoes National Park, check in to your lodge or camp and take some time to relax and acclimatize to the altitude.

Evening: Enjoy a leisurely evening at your accommodation, surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Volcanoes National Park. Dinner will be served at the lodge or camp, and you can spend the rest of the evening resting and preparing for the gorilla trekking adventure the next day.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning: After an early breakfast, head to the park headquarters for a briefing by the park rangers. You’ll receive important information about gorilla trekking etiquette and safety guidelines.

Late Morning to Afternoon: Embark on an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park. Accompanied by experienced guides and trackers, venture into the dense forest in search of a habituated gorilla family. Once you locate the gorillas, you’ll have the opportunity to observe them up close in their natural habitat, an awe-inspiring encounter that promises to be the highlight of your safari.

Midday: Enjoy a packed lunch in the forest, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the gorillas and their lush surroundings.

Afternoon: After spending an hour with the gorillas, trek back to the park headquarters where you’ll receive a certificate to commemorate your gorilla trekking experience.

Late Afternoon: Bid farewell to Volcanoes National Park and embark on the journey back to Kigali.

Evening: Depending on your departure schedule, you may have the opportunity to explore Kigali briefly before being transferred to Kigali International Airport for your onward flight. Alternatively, you can relax at a local hotel or restaurant in Kigali before your departure.

Breakfast, Lunch



  • Accommodation: Hotels, lodge or tented camp, (depending on package)
  • All Meals as per Itinerary
  • Transportation: Airport transfers, transfers between destinations
  • Professional safari driver/tour guide
  • Bottled water during activities
  • All park entrance fees and taxes


  • International airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals and drinks not specified (available to purchase)
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary (available to purchase)


What is gorilla trekking?

Gorilla trekking is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that involves hiking through the dense forests of Volcanoes National Park to observe and interact with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

How difficult is the gorilla trek?

The difficulty of the trek can vary depending on the location of the gorilla group you are tracking. Some treks may be more challenging than others, but the park rangers will do their best to match you with a gorilla group that suits your fitness level.

What is the best time of year to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda?

The best time to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda is during the dry season, which runs from June to September and from December to February. During these months, the weather is more favorable, and the trekking conditions are generally better.

What should I pack for the gorilla trek?

It is recommended to pack comfortable and lightweight clothing, sturdy hiking boots, a rain jacket, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, and plenty of water. Binoculars and a camera are also essential for capturing the incredible moments during the trek.

Are there any age restrictions for gorilla trekking?

Yes, gorilla trekking in Rwanda is only open to individuals aged 15 and above. This restriction is in place to ensure the safety of both the trekkers and the gorillas and to ensure that trekkers possess the physical stamina necessary to navigate challenging terrain and cope with the often-unpredictable conditions of the rainforest.

How close will I get to the gorillas during the trek?

The distance between trekkers and the gorillas is regulated to minimize the risk of disease transmission. However, you will still get a close and unforgettable encounter with these magnificent creatures.

Are there any health precautions I should take before gorilla trekking?

It is recommended to consult with your healthcare provider before traveling to Rwanda. Additionally, all trekkers are required to undergo a health screening before embarking on the trek to ensure they are not carrying any contagious diseases.

Can I wear perfume or other scented products during the gorilla trek?

No, it is recommended to avoid wearing perfume or other scented products, as they can disturb the gorillas and interfere with the natural behavior of the animals.

Can I extend my stay in Rwanda after the safari?

Yes, you can extend your stay in Rwanda after the safari. There are many other attractions in Rwanda, such as Nyungwe Forest National Park, Akagera National Park, and the vibrant city of Kigali, that you can explore. Our customer support team can help arrange any additional trips or activities.

Can I customize the safari?

Yes, you can customize the safari according to your preferences. Whether you want to add extra activities, extend your stay, or tailor the itinerary to suit your interests, our Likana customer support team will work with you to create a personalized safari experience.

What is the currency in Rwanda, and should I bring cash or use credit cards?

The currency in Rwanda is the Rwandan Franc (RWF). While credit cards are accepted at some hotels, restaurants, and major stores in Kigali, it’s advisable to carry some cash (in local currency) for smaller purchases and transactions in more remote areas. ATMs are also available in major cities for cash withdrawals.

What type of accommodations are available during the safari?

Accommodation options during the safari range from luxury lodges and tented camps to mid-range and budget options. These accommodations offer varying levels of comfort and amenities, but all provide a unique and immersive experience in the heart of Rwanda’s natural beauty.

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2-Day Gorilla Encounter Escape: Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari
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