7 Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

Let’s take you on a 7 Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda adventure and you’ll experience some rare innermost feeling of hanging with some of the rare earthly creatures and the beautiful peoples of the historical Rwanda.


Safari Highlights


  • Mountain Gorilla Trekking in the thick jungles Volcanoes National Park
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in the amazing Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Relaxation at Lake Kivu
  • Sightseeing and the Genocide Memorial in the historical Kigali City


Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival To Kigali, Rwanda

This 7 Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour begins after your flight‘s arrival at Kigali Airport in the morning where you will be welcomed and transferred to your accommodation, you can enjoy a guided Kigali city tour and visit some interesting, historical sites, including the Kigali Memorial Centre. Overnight at Chez Lando

Day 2: Kigali Genocide Memorial – Nyungwe Forest National Park (6 Hrs)

Your 7 Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda adventure starts with a drive you to the Nyungwe Forest National Park. Along your journey you will visit Nyanza, the former Mwami’s (King’s) as well as the National Museum at Butare – one the finest ethnographic museums in East Africa. After lunch you will continue driving south to the Nyungwe Forest National Park where you will have the chance to see a variety of wildlife living in the forest. Later in the evening you will check-in at the Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel for dinner and overnight


Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking And Canopy Walk – Nyungwe Forest National Park 

The Chimpanzee Trekking Rwanda tour’s third day starts after breakfast and then spend this morning on an amazing primate walk in search of the habituated chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest, chimpanzee tracking. You will have the best opportunity to encounter humankind’s closest living relative in the early morning hours. This time will also give you a higher chance to encounter other animals and bird species in this park. In the afternoon you will return to the lodge for lunch. In the evening you will take off on a canopy walk where you will view different animal species and beautiful landscape. After this walk you will return to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay. Dinner and overnight at: Nyungwe top view lodge

Day 4: Nyungwe Forest National Park – Boat ride Lake Kivu (4 Hrs)- Endless views

After an early morning breakfast, we continue to Lake Kivu, Gisenyi, and the largest lake in Rwanda and located amid mountains and green hills. In the afternoon, you will drive to Gisenyi in Rubavu via Kibuye Road. During this drive, you will have the opportunity to see Lake Kivu and the daily lives of the people who have lived in this countryside for centuries, virtually unchanged. This is a very scenic route and provides the opportunity to see the people at work – cultivating bananas, cassava, sorghum, beans, rice, potatoes and even coffee in their steep and tiny fields. In addition, there are several massive tea plantations, villages, innumerable tiny brickworks, and surprises around every corner. Arrival at Gisenyi and you can go for a boat ride on the lake exploring the small islands and rich birdlife. Gisenyi is the crossing point to the Congo, so you will also have the opportunity to see the town of Goma from this city. Goma was devastated by the eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Paradise Malahide (B-L-D)

Day 5: Lake Kivu – Volcanoes National Park (3 Hrs) – Visit Dian Fossey Museum

With a breakfast at leisure, check out and take off on a two-hour, picturesque drive to Volcanoes National Park in Musanze province where the gorilla trekking Rwanda tour will deliver on its top highlight. Upon arrival at volcanoes national park, check in at your cozy accommodation nestled at the base of the volcanoes. In the afternoon at leisure, visit the famous Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund . Dinner and overnight at Le bamboo gorilla lodge / Mountain gorilla view lodge (B-L-D)

Day 6: Volcanoes National Park –  Mountain Gorilla Trekking & Gorilla Guardians

After an early breakfast, you will proceed to the National Park headquarters – Kinigi to meet your guides for the day. This is the gorilla trekking Rwanda tour’s moment of truth, what you’ve been building up-to. After completing our park formalities, we are embarking on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas led by an experienced ranger Guide provides inspiring views in all directions. The rainforest is alive with calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display. Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long lost cousin. Return to your hotel for lunch and later at lesiure Visit the Gorilla guardians at Ibyiwacu culture village center. Dinner and overnight at Le bamboo gorilla lodge


Day 7: Volcanoes National Park – Kigali – Departure

With a lazy breakfast, check out and start the drive via the rolling hills of Rwanda until Kigali.  Depending on your travel or flight schedule, continue straight to the Airport for your international flight as we have completed successfully our 7 Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda


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