Rwanda Gorilla Extension


  • Oct 25, 2014
  • Nov 01, 2014
  • Nov 22, 2014
  • Dec 06, 2014
  • Dec 27, 2014

Private Independent Travel

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

After making your way through customs at the Kigali International Airport, meet your expert guide who will travel with you for your entire journey. Travel through the beautiful terraced hills that characterize much of Rwanda's landscape towards the base of the Virunga Range arriving at Virunga Lodge, your home for the next three nights. 

NOTE: you must arrive no later than 11 AM on Day 1. If flights arrive after 11 AM you will need to come in a day early.

Day 2

Parc National des Volcans

Through the mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga range you track gorillas. Once you locate the troop, you will have one hour to spend with these amazing primates. Usually, you return to camp in time for a late lunch, however, some of the gorilla families are elusive, and tracking can take a full day. Depending on the weather, you may get muddy.

Day 3

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 journey comes to an end as you return to Kigali. Depending on your international flight times you may have the opportunity for a city tour, or a visit to the Genocide Memorial. Return to your hotel, or transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.


Note: Flights must depart after 4 PM. Earlier flight times will require an overnight in Kigali.

Tour Cost
Total Cost (USD)


$419 single supplement

Rates based on high season scheduled departures

Low season scheduled departures: $3,417
Custom start dates available. Rates range from $3,182 - $4,521


  • 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
  • Required Visas

Recommended Budgeting

  • $30 Airport Departure Tax
  • $750 Optional Excursions
    • Additional Gorilla Tracking Permits in PNV
Africa, Virunga Lodge, Kigali, Parc National des Volcans, Lake Bulera
More Options
  • $3417 - Low Season Rate Per Person (Single Supplement: $377)
  • $4521 - Custom start date based on two people (high season)
  • $3617 - Custom start date based on two people (low season)
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