Rwanda Gorilla Extension

Encounter gorillas, golden monkeys, and other wildlife while exploring the light forest of the Virunga Volcanoes, made famous by the classic film Gorillas in the Mist. Visit the grave of primatologist Dian Fossey, a local orphanage, and Lake Kivu on this four day Africa Safari in Rwanda.

Day 1

Arrive Kigali

Departing from Kigali you will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your safari. Your journey takes you through the beautiful terraced hills that characterise much of Rwanda’s landscape. Climbing gradually to the base of the spectacular volcanoes of the Virunga range, the five nearest peaks rising high above the verdant countryside, you arrive at the magnificent Volcanoes Virunga Lodge.

Approximate Travel Times: Driving 3 hours

Please book flights arriving no later than midday

Day 2

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Parc National des Volcans

Gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans, through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga range, is a magical experience. Once you reach the gorillas, you can spend an hour with them and be back at base in time for a late lunch! Some gorilla families can be more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially if it is wet and muddy.

Day 3

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Free Day

Today is yours to spend as you wish! Track the Gorillas of the PNV again (fees apply) or opt to participate in any of the other activities offered at Virunga Lodge.

Day 4

  • Breakfast, Lunch

Depart Rwanda

Your safari ends with your journey to Kigali. Before transferring to the airport, there maybe time to tour the city and visit the genocide memorial, a moving testimony to this country’s past that it has courageously overcome. Return to your hotel or transfer to the airport in time for your return flight.

Approximate Travel Times: Driving 3 hours

Please book return flights departing after 5pm

Tour Cost
Total Cost (USD)


$495 single supplement


  • 3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
    • 3 Nights Lodge
  • 4 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are included.
  • Park Entrance Fee
  • 1 Gorilla Tracking Permit


  • International Flights
  • Required Travel Insurance

Recommended Budgeting

  • $30 Airport Departure Tax
  • $750 Optional Excursions
    • Additional Gorilla Tracking Permits in PNV
  • $30 Required Visas
Africa, Rwanda, Virunga Lodge, Kigali, Parc National des Volcans, Lake Bulera
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