4-Day Volcano Adventure Expedition: Rwanda Gorillas and Bisoke Hike

4 Days

Trip Facts

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


Embark on a mesmerizing 4-day adventure through Rwanda’s most captivating landscapes and wildlife wonders. Your journey begins with a warm welcome in Kigali, where you’ll be immersed in the vibrant culture of Rwanda’s capital city. From there, you’ll journey to Volcanoes National Park, a haven for mountain gorillas and golden monkeys, offering breathtaking views of Rwanda’s rolling hills and lush landscapes.

The highlight of your expedition awaits as you trek through dense rainforests to encounter habituated gorilla families up close, witnessing their natural behaviors in their natural habitat. The experience is nothing short of magical, leaving you with cherished memories and a newfound appreciation for these majestic creatures.

As you explore the Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, you’ll be captivated by the tranquility and beauty of these natural wonders, offering a peaceful retreat amidst Rwanda’s stunning scenery. Your adventure culminates with a hike up Bisoke Volcano, where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and a stunning crater lake at the summit.

Throughout your journey, you’ll be accompanied by experienced guides who will enrich your experience with insights into Rwanda’s rich biodiversity and cultural heritage. This 4-day expedition promises an unforgettable adventure, leaving you with a deep appreciation for Rwanda’s natural wonders and a lifetime of memories.

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Trip Highlights

  • Experience the vibrant culture of Kigali, Rwanda's capital city, and explore its landmarks and markets.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive to Volcanoes National Park, taking in Rwanda's stunning landscapes along the way.
  • Explore the Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, offering tranquil surroundings and breathtaking views.
  • Embark on an unforgettable gorilla trekking adventure in Volcanoes National Park, accompanied by experienced guides.
  • Encounter habituated gorilla families up close and observe their natural behaviors in their natural habitat.
  • Participate in community activities or visit local cultural sites to enrich your experience.
  • Hike up Bisoke Volcano, one of the Virunga Mountains, and marvel at the stunning crater lake at the summit.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch with panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.
  • Receive a certificate to commemorate your gorilla trekking experience


Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, you’ll be greeted by your guide who will assist you throughout your expedition. From the airport, you’ll be transferred to your accommodation in Kigali, where you can settle in and relax after your journey. Depending on your arrival time, you might have the opportunity to explore Kigali, Rwanda’s vibrant capital city. You may choose to visit poignant landmarks such as the Genocide Memorial Center, providing insight into Rwanda’s history, or wander through local markets to experience the bustling atmosphere. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Kigali.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you’ll embark on a scenic drive to Volcanoes National Park, located in the northern part of Rwanda. As you journey towards the park, you’ll be treated to stunning views of Rwanda’s rolling hills and lush landscapes. Upon arrival at the park, check-in at your lodge nestled amidst the picturesque surroundings. After lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the nearby Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, offering tranquility and breathtaking vistas. Return to your lodge in the evening for dinner and a restful night’s sleep.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today marks the highlight of your expedition as you embark on an unforgettable gorilla trekking adventure in Volcanoes National Park. Following an early breakfast, you’ll proceed to the park headquarters, where you’ll receive a comprehensive briefing from experienced park rangers. Learn about the importance of gorilla conservation and the rules and regulations governing gorilla trekking. With your permits secured, you’ll venture into the dense rainforest accompanied by skilled trackers and guides, ready to search for one of the habituated gorilla families. Upon encountering these magnificent creatures, you’ll have the privilege of spending an awe-inspiring hour observing their natural behaviors up close, capturing photographs, and creating cherished memories. After the trek, return to your lodge for a well-deserved lunch and relaxation. You may opt to participate in community activities or visit local cultural sites to further enrich your experience. Enjoy dinner and another peaceful overnight stay at your lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your final day begins with an early breakfast before embarking on an exhilarating hike up Bisoke Volcano, one of the five Virunga Mountains. Equipped with sturdy hiking gear and accompanied by experienced guides, you’ll set out on your adventure, traversing through lush bamboo forests and rugged terrain. As you ascend, you’ll be rewarded with sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Upon reaching the summit, marvel at the sight of the stunning crater lake nestled within the volcano’s caldera, providing a spectacular backdrop for your well-deserved picnic lunch. Take time to soak in the tranquility and beauty of this natural wonder before beginning your descent back to the base. Upon returning to your lodge, freshen up and check out before departing for Kigali. Your guide will accompany you on the journey back, providing insights and anecdotes about Rwanda’s rich biodiversity and cultural heritage. Arrive in Kigali in the late afternoon, where you’ll either catch your departing flight or continue your onward travel arrangements, bidding farewell to Rwanda with unforgettable memories of your volcano adventure expedition.



  • 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)


Can I customize the safari?

Yes, our Likana Safaris customer support team can customize the safari to suit your preferences. Whether you want to add extra days, include specific activities, or tailor the itinerary to your needs, we can work with you to create your ideal safari experience.

What type of accommodations are available during the safari?

Accommodations during the safari range from budget friendly options to luxury tented camps, all chosen for their proximity to wildlife areas and stunning natural surroundings. Each accommodation offers a unique experience, blending comfort with a true sense of adventure.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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4-Day Volcano Adventure Expedition: Rwanda Gorillas and Bisoke Hike
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