Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

Gorilla Express

4 days  |  Starts/Ends: Kigali  |  from USD $4,035  |   Guaranteed Departures 

Head into the lush Rwandan jungle in search of the world’s largest primate - the mountain gorilla. Start the trip with a city tour in Kigali and you’ve got the perfect Rwandan adventure!
Countries Visited: Rwanda, Uganda

Prices & Dates


Day 1


Upon arrival into Kigali airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Why not begin exploring Kigali or you can simply relax and enjoy the hotel facilities before your gorilla adventure begins.
Overnight: Kigali - Lemigo Hotel

Day 2


Kigali - Ruhengeri. This morning take a historical city tour of Kigali including the moving Memorial Centre (Genocide Museum) and craft centres. Stop for lunch at one of the city’s many upscale restaurants before travelling on to Ruhengeri at the foothills of the Virungas, which is our base for the trek to the gorillas. Tonight stay at a lovely lodge where in the evening you’ll be entertained by the Itorero - a local Rwandan cultural dance troop. Lunch, dinner and overnight
Overnight: Ruhengeri - Mountain Gorilla Lodge  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Gorilla Trekking

Ruhengeri - Volcanoes National Park - Kigali. It’s an early start this morning for our journey to Volcanoes National Park where we join a gorilla tracking group. After a briefing by the trackers we head into the forest in search of mountain gorillas - the largest living primate on earth. As we weave through the forest’s lush vegetation, the experienced trackers will teach you about how they track them and the behavioural habits of these gentle giants. Once the gorillas have been found we’ll be able to spend an hour with them before it will be time to leave. Coming face to face with a giant silverback is one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth! After an incredible gorilla encounter we head back to the park’s HQ. There will be the opportunity to enjoy a meal before driving back to Kigali for the evening.
Overnight: Kigali  |  Breakfast

Day 4


Kigali. Today marks the end of your visit to Rwanda. After breakfast you will be transferred to international airport in time for your flight.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

Single Supp.
Gorilla Express - 4 days
USD $4035
USD $590

The Rwandan Government controls the cost of the gorilla permits and has been known to increase the price without notice. Our Gorilla Express Safari includes the cost of the gorilla permit, which is currently USD$750. Although we do not anticipate a price increase in 2017, if the cost of the permit does rise, please note that a supplement will be applicable.

Trip Highlights

Kigali - Rwanda’s historical capital - city tour including the Memorial Centre (Genocide Museum)
Volanoes National Park - home to the endangered mountain gorilla.
Ruhengeri - gateway to the Volcanoes National Park


3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Airport arrival and departure transfer days 1 and 4
Transportation in a private 4WD vehicle
Services of an experienced local guide/driver and a professional gorilla tracker
3 nights mid range lodges and hotels
Half day city tour of Kigali
Mountain Gorilla tracking permit
Park entrance fees

Not Included

International flights and visas
Optional activities
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Tour Details
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Mid Range Lodges and Hotels
Local Payment
Tour Guide
Yes for scheduled sightseeing and gorilla trek
Breakfast: 3, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 1
Extra Tour Info
Gorilla Trekking
Close encounters with these gentle giants of the jungle
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