Rwanda’s Mountain Gorillas in the Mist is a four-night itinerary offering one of the rarest and most sought-after safari opportunities: a chance to visit the habituated mountain gorillas of northwestern Rwanda. Add this experience to any custom African safari with Ker & Downey.
Gorillas in the Mist with Ker & Downey
Suggested journey at a glance: 4 days/3 nights including gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park.
There are journeys, and then there are once-in-a-lifetime sojourns that few have experienced and many will not believe. Rwanda’s Mountain Gorillas in the Mist is one of them, and its length makes it an excellent addition to any of our other East Africa itineraries or your own customized journey. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you; contact us to get started planning, and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip.
Arrive in Kigali, and after a tour of the Genocide Museum, your guide will drive you to the beautiful Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge near the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park. Enjoy stunning views of the Virunga Volcanoes while preparing for the exciting days ahead.
Spend your first day trekking amid Rwanda’s mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park with an expert guide and tracker. The group you visit will be determined based on your fitness level and the location of the various groups in the park the previous evening. Very few travelers are lucky enough to be able to visit gorillas in their natural habitat, and the photographic opportunities available on this journey will astound you. Read about past travelers who have experienced gorilla trekking in Rwanda with Ker & Downey >>
The next day, you can choose to participate in a second trek to visit another group of gorillas. You might also consider a trek to Karisoke to visit the graves of Dian Fossey and Digit, or a golden monkey trek. The golden monkey trek is a fascinating experience and a chance to explore more of Rwanda’s primates. After your day’s activities, you will head back to Kigali and overnight at the Kigali Serena before your departing flight.
Consider adding an experience with Rwanda’s mountain gorillas to a custom safari in Tanzania and Kenya, or combine Rwanda with Uganda to continue learning about gorillas and the other amazing primate species that inhabit this region of Africa. Contact a Ker & Downey designer to customize your own journey. Read more about the seasonality and pricing in Rwanda at the Ker & Downey Difference.
Please note: Children under age 15 are not permitted on the gorilla trek.