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A Long Weekend with the Gorillas


5 Day Itinerary

Best Time
June to October
Guide Price



Enjoy spending a long weekend in Rwanda with gorillas and other species of primates in vibrant green rainforests, all framed under the shadow of the Virunga volcanic mountains.


  • Trek for endangered gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park
  • Spot Old World golden monkeys in the Virunga volcanic mountains
  • Experience traditional Rwandan culture at an arts centre in Kigali
  • Be privately guided throughout your trip
  • Wake up to a view over the volcanoes

Day 1 - 2: Kigali, Rwanda

  • Rest your head as you land in Rwanda’s capital of Kigali
  • Explore the country’s culture if you have the time before your gorilla experience over the next few days, joining a private guide to learn more about the country’s turbulent history

Rwanda’s capital city spreads across many hills and valleys, and boasts an incredible restaurant scene.

Fly into Kigali International Airport and spend one night in Hôtel des Mille Collines, the setting of the Hollywood drama Hotel Rwanda. Let a private guide take you on a city tour to gain a better understanding of this little African country’s troubled past at the Kigali Genocide Museum, as well as their impressive plans for the future. Observe some stunning Rwandan art at the colourful Inema Arts Centre, and stay to partake in a yoga session amongst the artwork.

Hotel des Mille Collines

Day 2 - 5: Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

  • Spot the King of the Jungle as you trek through the rainforests looking for silverbacks
  • Hike up to the see the tomb of Dian Fossey, the primatologist who spent 20 years in the park

A rainforest paradise, this national park is home to gorillas, golden monkeys and five volcanoes.

You’ll be greeted by your private guide who’ll drive you to Volcanoes National Park to stay at Virunga Lodge for three nights. The setting of this lodge a little further away from the park than others, allowing for the best view of the volcanoes as you wake up in the morning. Spend your days here getting close to nature with guided treks through the national park. Head out into the park for some of the best adventures of your life, including a golden monkey trek and a gorilla trek. For an authentic perspective on how rural Rwandans live, don’t pass up the opportunity to meet the locals in a nearby village, whilst visiting a school or community project, before returning to Kigali airport at the end of your trip.

View Virunga Lodge
Virunga Lodge - Hero - Rwanda

What is typically included

  • 3 nights fully inclusive on safari
  • 1 night Bed & Breakfast
  • Gorilla Trek
  • Golden Monkey Trek
  • Hike to Diane Fossey’s tomb
  • All domestic transfers

A Long Weekend with the Gorillas


Day Itinerary

Best Time
June to October
Guide Price




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