Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Experience Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda and see Golden Monkeys in their natural habitat on this bucket list adventure!


*Some itineraries may differ slightly due to  length of stay at various camps/lodges.


5 Days


Maximum of 6 people

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Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

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Tour Overview

Embark on this bucket list trip and experience Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda. Trek with us to visit the last remaining great apes on earth and to view playful Golden Monkeys high in the forests canopy. 

On this 5 day excursion, you’ll also explore the beautiful countryside and learn about Rwandan history in the capital of Kigali. There are many adventure opportunities in Africa, but there are none quite like Mountain Gorilla trekking in Rwanda. This is the ultimate journey of a lifetime!

What You Will See

Tour Highlights

  • Take a Kigali city tour and visit the Rwanda Genocide Memorial Museum
  • Trek to see Mountain Gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park
  • Experience up close and personal encounters with the Mountain Gorillas
  • See Golden Monkeys in the bamboo forests of the Virunga Mountains
  • Visit beautiful Lake Kivua to enjoy swimming, kayaking, or a boat ride.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Welcome to Rwanda! You will be greeted at the airport by a Capture Africa Tours representative and transferred to your hotel for a good night’s rest.

1 Night at Kigali Marriott Hotel

Today we will take a Kigali city tour before heading to the Volcanoes National Park in the Virunga Mountains. We’ll be staying at The Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, an ecolodge with spacious chalets and spectacular views of the volcanic mountains.

2 Nights at the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Today is our Mountain Gorilla trekking adventure. Hike time through the lush forest varies (1-3 hours) and we will have one hour of observation with our gorilla family once found. After the trek, we’ll enjoy lunch and relaxation back at the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Optional local village tour also available.

Today is our Golden Monkey trek in the bamboo forests of the Virunga Mountains. A less demanding hike leads us to the playful monkeys and we will spend one hour observing them once found. After our trek, we will depart for our next destination on the shores of Lake Kivu.

1 Night at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Enjoy your last day at Lake Kivu with a morning activity of your choice, such as swimming, boating or relaxing on the shores. In the afternoon, we will drive to Kigali International Airport for your next/final departure.

Itinerary Notes

We make every attempt to follow this itinerary. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, cultural, environmental, or wildlife migration) may require changes. We reserve the right to alter any itinerary at any time, if necessary. We will notify participants of changes as far in advance as possible. Costs incurred by such changes will be the responsibility of the participants.

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