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Gemma D'Souza

With a Kenyan father, Indian grandparents, and a Portuguese surname, travel is in my blood. I am enthralled by Africa and would happily talk about this diverse continent’s wildlife, cultures, and experiences all day, every day.


Africa Specialist

+1 844 879 7838


  • 4 Nights
  • Private
  • June – March
  • Easy
  • 10hours from London / 16 hours from NYC


When it comes to safari experiences in Africa, tracking the mountain gorillas is often high on the list. With approximately 1,000 mountain gorillas left in the wild today, trekking through the Virunga Mountains and spending an hour in their presence is a humbling and unforgettable moment. Although this itinerary is just four nights, it is the perfect option for those who want to combine Rwanda’s gorillas with another destination in Africa. For many, tracking the mountain gorillas in Rwanda is combined with a safari destination in East Africa, such as the Serengeti or the Masai Mara in Tanzania or Kenya respectively. All of our itineraries are personalized so we can add as much – or as little – as you like to each itinerary.  


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What's Included

Tracking mountain gorillas
  • Three nights in 4 or 5* accommodation on a full board basis
  • A professional and experienced English speaking guide throughout your trip
  • Transportation in 4x4 safari vehicle with pop up roof
  • All entrance, concession and community fees
  • Rwanda Emergency Evacuation services
  • 24/7 staff support

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival into Kigali

Hillside Community in Kigali, Rwanda

You will fly into Kigali international airport where you will be met on arrival and transferred to Kigali Serena Hotel to relax and recover after your flight. Kigali is the capital of Rwanda and is often referred to as the cleanest and friendliest city in Africa. Considering the civil war and devastating events that went on here – less than thirty years ago – the people of Rwanda are so kind and welcoming. From the moment you arrive into Kigali, you will be welcomed with huge and wholehearted smiles. For those who have the day in Kigali, we can arrange private and guided tours of the city to visit museums, galleries or other parts of the city that may interest you.

  • Preferred Hotel Kigali Serena Hotel

Day 2 Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Wilderness Bisate

This morning you will have breakfast in the hotel before heading to the Volcanoes National Park. You will have own private vehicle and guide, enjoying the beautiful terraced hillsides and the picturesque Rwandan landscape. Within a couple of hours, you’ll be immersed in the Virunga Mountains, with huge and iconic mountain peaks visible. You’ll drive to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge where you will spend the afternoon relaxing in the lodge, taking in the breath-taking views from the lodge, your room and private veranda. Enjoy dinner at the lodge and embrace the warm welcome from the staff and team at the lodge, before an early night, ready for your early start the next morning.        

    Day 3-4 Mountain gorilla tracking

    gorilla tracking

    It’s time to go gorilla tracking! After a delicious breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the park headquarters in the Volcanoes National Park for a safety briefing. You will then be split into smaller groups, with a maximum of six people per group, where you will meet your guide and ranger. You’ll then start your hike through the forest, in search of a habituated gorilla family. Once you find the gorilla family, you are allowed one hour with them to watch and photograph these incredible species. You’ll have two days of gorilla tracking and each trek you will visit a different gorilla family. After each gorilla trek, you’ll head back to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge to relax, enjoy dinner and the serenity of the Virunga Mountains. 

      Day 5 Head home

      Wild mountain gorilla

      After two days of gorilla tracking, you’ll drive back to Kigali where you will either fly home or connect onto a flight to another destination. Say goodbye to Rwanda – the wildlife, the landscape and of course the wonderful people. 

        What's not Included

        • International flights to/ from Kigali
        • Gratuities for local guides
        • Gorillas permits
        • Visas if required

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