Rwanda - Ultimate Mountain Gorillas

5 days staying at the luxurious Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge with 3 opportunities to track the endangered mountain gorillas of Rwanda.

Itinerary Summary

5 Days
Year Round
Duration Price When Destination Type
5 Days £4645 Year Round Rwanda Tailor-Made
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About this trip

This short 5 day safari packs a punch, with 3 days tracking the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. Staying at the wonderful Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, head out by day to spend time with the endearing gorillas, then at night relax in the lodge sitting in the shadow of the dramatic Virunga Volcanoes.


What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Track the endangered mountain gorillas of Rwanda three times, giving you the time to put your camera down and really enjoy the experience.
  • Visit the Genocide Memorial Museum in Kigali.
  • Stay in the stunning Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, one of the most luxurious lodges in the area.

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A 5 day gorilla safari in Volcanoes National Park 
from $6,085 per person, excluding international flights and gorilla permits

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Kigali - Volcanoes NP

You will be met upon arrival at Kigali airport by your private vehicle and driver/guide and transferred through the land of a thousand hills to the esteemed Volcanoes National Park. A chance to relax at your lodge, in the shadow of the dramatic Virunga Volcanoes before your gorilla tracking safari starts in the morning!

Overnight: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (L, D)

Day 2

Volcanoes National Park

Your first day of gorilla tracking! An early start to make your way to the park headquarters where you are assigned a ranger and a gorilla group. Tracking the gorillas can take anything from 4-8 hours in lush green, steep, muddy, terrain! It is, however, the experience of a lifetime... coming across these amiable primates in their natural surroundings is quite awe-inspiring as you watch them go about their daily lives, playing, grooming, farting and eating! Return to the lodge later in the afternoon to relax, have a hot shower and reflect on the day’s activities.

Overnight: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 3

Volcanoes National Park

Your second day of gorilla tracking! As with the previous day you will be assigned a ranger and a gorilla group at the park headquarters. On most occasions you are assigned a different group, but there is no guarantee. In any case, the experience is likely to be completely different; as similar to humans their behaviour can vary greatly from day to day making each encounter unique.

Overnight: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 4

Volcanoes National Park - Kigali

Today is your last day of gorilla tracking. It’s such a privilege to spend time with these breathtaking primates; as it is your final day, sit with these gentle giants and take in your surroundings, a moment to savour. This afternoon you transfer back through the land of a thousand hills to Kigali. On arrival, you have a chance to relax and reminisce over the adventures of the last few days.

Day 5

Depart Kigali

This morning you have time to visit the genocide memorial prior to transferring to the airport in time for your international flight back home.

Trip Details

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