4-Day Double Gorilla Discovery: Rwanda Double Gorilla Trek

4 Days

Trip Facts

  • Landcruiser, Minivans
  • 5-50
  • Physical
  • Hotels, lodges
  • June-Sept, Dec-Feb
  • Fully Guided
  • Instant Booking
  • 15-99 yrs
  • Private & Group


Embark on a breathtaking journey through the heart of Rwanda with our 4-Day Double Gorilla Discovery Safari. From the moment you arrive in Kigali, you’ll be immersed in the beauty and culture of this remarkable country. Your adventure begins with a scenic drive to Volcanoes National Park, where the majestic Virunga Mountains beckon.

Over the next few days, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to trek through lush forests in search of two different gorilla families. As you venture into the wild, guided by experienced trackers, you’ll witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, a truly unforgettable experience.

But the adventure doesn’t end there. You’ll also have the chance to encounter golden monkeys, adding another layer of wonder to your journey.

Throughout your trip, you’ll stay in comfortable lodges near Volcanoes National Park, where modern amenities blend seamlessly with the surrounding natural beauty.

This safari isn’t just about wildlife – it’s about immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes, rich biodiversity, and vibrant culture of Rwanda. So come join us on this incredible journey and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Trip Highlights

  • Experience the vibrant culture and history of Kigali, Rwanda's capital city
  • Trek through the lush forests of Volcanoes National Park in search of two different gorilla families
  • Enjoy a unique wildlife encounter with golden monkeys in their natural habitat
  • Stay in comfortable lodges near Volcanoes National Park, blending modern amenities with a close-to-nature experience
  • Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and rich biodiversity of Rwanda
  • Engage with local communities and participate in cultural experiences
  • Receive a certificate to commemorate your gorilla trekking experience


Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, a representative from Likana Safari Uganda will warmly welcome you and assist with the transfer to your accommodation in Kigali. Depending on your arrival time, you may have the opportunity to explore the city and visit landmarks such as the Genocide Memorial Center or local markets. Enjoy a relaxing evening at your hotel, preparing for the exciting days ahead.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you’ll embark on a scenic drive to Volcanoes National Park, located in the northern part of Rwanda. Upon arrival, check-in at your lodge and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll have the chance to explore the nearby area or participate in optional activities such as visiting local communities or cultural experiences. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge near Volcanoes National Park.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning, you’ll head to the park headquarters for a briefing on gorilla trekking rules and regulations. With the assistance of experienced guides and trackers, embark on an unforgettable double gorilla trekking experience. Trek through the lush forests of Volcanoes National Park in search of two different gorilla families. Spend an hour observing and photographing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. After the trek, return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the evening, you can unwind and share your gorilla trekking experiences with fellow travelers. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, embark on a golden monkey trek in Volcanoes National Park, offering another unique wildlife encounter. Marvel at the playful antics of these endangered primates as you observe them in their natural environment. After the trek, return to the lodge for lunch and check-out. Bid farewell to Volcanoes National Park as you transfer back to Kigali. Upon arrival in Kigali, you’ll be transferred to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight or onward travel arrangements

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



  • 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 the best time of year to visit Rwanda for gorilla trekking?

The best time to visit Rwanda for gorilla trekking is during the dry seasons, from June to September and December to February. During these times, the weather is generally drier, making trekking conditions more favorable.

Do I need a visa to visit Rwanda?

Yes, most visitors to Rwanda require a visa. It is recommended to check with the Rwandan embassy or consulate in your country for the most up-to-date visa requirements.

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, and a  hat. 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.

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 safaris customer support team will work with you to create a personalized safari experience.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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4-Day Double Gorilla Discovery: Rwanda Double Gorilla Trek
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