Virunga Vistas

(4 Reviews)

This Tour is great for:

  • Wildlife Enthusiasts
  • Nature Lovers
  • Adventure Seekers
  • Cultural Explorers

Package Details

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Rwanda with this 5-day safari package. Experience the thrill of gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, visit cultural sites, and enjoy the serene landscapes.

This journey offers a unique opportunity to observe endangered species in their natural habitat and learn about Rwanda’s rich traditions.

What to Expect

  • Scenic drives through Rwanda's picturesque landscapes
  • Gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park
  • Cultural visits and insights into Rwanda’s traditions
  • Comfortable lodge accommodations with full board meals

Best Time to Go

Ideal Duration: 5 Days

  • Best Months: June to September
  • Good Months: December to February


  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Scenic Drives
  • Cultural Tours
  • Nature Walks


  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Full Board Meals
  • Professional guide and trackers
  • All park entry fees and permits
  • Cultural visit
  • Gorilla and Golden Monkey trekking permits


  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities

Packing List

  • Clothing: Comfortable safari attire, layers for varying temperatures, hat, rain gear
  • Footwear: Sturdy walking shoes or boots, comfortable socks
  • Gear: Daypack, water bottle, binoculars, camera
  • Personal Items: Sunscreen, sunglasses, toiletries, personal medication

Safety Tips

  • Follow your guide’s instructions at all times.
  • Maintain a safe distance from the gorillas and other wildlife.
  • Stay hydrated and carry sufficient water.
  • Respect local customs and traditions.


Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Arrive at Kigali International Airport where you will be transferred to your hotel or lodge in Kigali. Depending on your arrival time, you may have the option to explore Kigali, visit the Genocide Memorial, or relax at your accommodation.

Day 2: Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Volcanoes National Park. Upon arrival, check into your lodge near the park. In the afternoon, visit the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village to learn about Rwandan culture and traditions. End the day with dinner and an overnight stay at your lodge.

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Wake up early for breakfast and head to the park headquarters for a briefing on gorilla trekking rules and guidelines. Embark on a thrilling gorilla trek led by experienced guides and trackers. Spend up to an hour observing and photographing a gorilla family in their natural habitat. After the trek, return to your lodge for lunch and relaxation.

Day 4: Golden Monkey Trekking or Dian Fossey Hike

After breakfast, choose between two exciting options:

Option 1: Trek through the bamboo forests of Volcanoes National Park to encounter the endangered golden monkeys.

Option 2: Embark on a hike to the tomb of Dian Fossey, the renowned primatologist who dedicated her life to studying mountain gorillas. Return to your lodge for lunch and relaxation. End the day with dinner and an overnight stay at your lodge.

Day 5: Return to Kigali and Departure

Enjoy breakfast at your lodge before checking out. Transfer back to Kigali with the option to visit local markets for souvenirs. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have time for additional sightseeing or shopping in Kigali. Finally, transfer to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight.


How strenuous is the gorilla trek?

The gorilla trek can be moderately to highly strenuous, depending on the location of the gorilla family. It involves hiking through dense forests and steep terrain, but the experience is incredibly rewarding.

What is the best time of year for gorilla trekking?

The best time for gorilla trekking is during the dry seasons from June to September and December to February. These periods offer more favorable trekking conditions.

Can I choose between Golden Monkey Trekking and the Dian Fossey Hike on the spot?

It is recommended to decide in advance and inform your tour operator to ensure the necessary permits and arrangements are in place.

Are there age restrictions for gorilla trekking?

Yes, the minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years old.

What should I pack for the trek?

Pack comfortable, layered clothing, sturdy walking shoes, a daypack, water bottle, camera, binoculars, sunscreen, and personal medications.

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Anna K.

Solo Traveller

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda was a dream come true. The guides were professional, and the entire experience was well-organized. Seeing the gorillas up close was an unforgettable moment.

March 15, 2024

Michael P.

Couple Traveller

This safari exceeded all my expectations. The gorilla trek was exhilarating, and I loved learning about Rwandan culture at the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village. I highly recommend Mauly Tours!

February 21, 2024

David M.

Couple Traveller

If you’re considering a gorilla safari, look no further. Mauly Tours provided an amazing experience from start to finish. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly, making the trip truly enjoyable.

July 19, 2023

Sophia L.

Family Traveller

The itinerary was perfect, balancing adventure and relaxation. The accommodation was comfortable, and the food was delicious. The highlight was definitely the gorilla trek, but every day was a new adventure.

May 18, 2022