2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

This 2-day gorilla trekking safari offers gratifying experiences of visiting Rwanda’s mountain gorillas in the wild and doing it all in 2 days.
Discounts For groups
2 Days

A quick trip for gorillas See Gorillas in Volcanoes

This trip is suitable for people who want to mark gorilla trekking as a done item on their bucket list. This tour is perfect for solo or group travelers who are constrained by time or business responsibilities.
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This 2-day gorilla trekking safari offers gratifying experiences of visiting Rwanda’s mountain gorillas in the wild and doing it all in 2 days.

What's included

Departure Location
Return Location
Kigali International Airport
Price includes
  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit per person
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water throughout the safari
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Ground transportation in 4WD safari car
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary
  • Park / Activity Fees
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visa fees

2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

Quick Overview

This 2-day gorilla trekking safari offers gratifying experiences of visiting Rwanda’s mountain gorillas in the wild and doing it all in 2 days.

Starting from Kigali, this trip is greatly focused on gorilla trekking and you will go to Volcanoes National Park where the gorillas can be found. In the park, you will hike through dense forest cover and get to spend 1 hour with a specific gorilla family.

After your time with gorillas, you will hike out of the forest and return to your lodge for lunch and freshening up. You will then leave Volcanoes and head back to Kigali where you can get the flight back home.

This short gorilla trek is ideal for many people, especially if you happen to have no more than 2 days in Rwanda and yet you have always wanted to see the gorillas. This, like all out other trips can be customized to match your style and meet your wishes.


Destinations: Kigali City, Kigali Genocide Memorial, Volcanoes National Park

Activities: Genocide Memorial visit, City tour of Kigali, Gorilla Trekking

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  • Day 2:
Day 1:

Arrival, Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Today, your guide will meet you in Kigali and drive you to Volcanoes National Park. The drive to Volcanoes takes around 2 hours, and you might choose to explore Kigali first, or go early and have some time to explore Ruhengeri and Volcanoes NP.

You will reach Volcanoes early and you can relax or explore the surrounding areas. You shall have dinner and rest as you await the gorilla experience of the next day.


  • Budget: Muhabura Guest House
  • Mid-range: Da Vinci Lodge
  • Luxury: Virunga Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2:

Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes NP, Drive to Kigali

After breakfast, you will go to the park offices where your driver-guide will accomplish the necessary formalities for you. You will meet your ranger guide for a briefing about the upcoming gorilla trekking.

After assigning your gorilla group you will then enter the jungle for your gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda. You will hike through the park and after meeting the gorillas, you will spend 1 hour with them and then return to the starting point to meet your guide.

After the trekking, you will leave Volcanoes and drive back to Kigali for your onward flight.

Depending on your flight time, you might have some hours for shopping and enjoying Kigali City. Our guide will take you to the airport for your flight, and this will mark the end of your safari.


  • (X) - Last day
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, -

Notes of Chimp & Gorilla Trekking

Here are some important things to know about tracking gorillas or chimps in Uganda and Rwanda.

  • Minimum age allowed to track chimps is 12 years old.
  • Minimum age allowed to track gorillas is 15 years old.
  • Tracking gorillas is quite strenuous and one should be physically fit to best enjoy the experience.
  • Anyone with signs of communicable diseases will not be allowed to track chimps or gorillas.
  • Maximum time allowed with the gorillas or chimps is 1 hour.

Packing Recommendation

Here are some general safari packing recommendations to consider. Your agreed itinerary will have recommendations based on your trip and schedule.

  • Lightweight rain poncho
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Sturdy hiking shoes
  • Waterproof trousers
  • gardening-type gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Wide brim hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera with extra batteries and cards
  • Your regular medication
  • Phone/gadget chargers

Visas for Uganda or Rwanda

Both Rwanda and Uganda have simple to use online visa self-service portals where you can apply and get your visa in a few days. Here are the full articles to guide you about visas.

Best time to visit Uganda or Rwanda

For most people, it is more pleasant and enjoyable to visit Uganda or Rwanda during the dry season months (June to September and December to February). The general climate is warm and sunny all year round, and you can visit at any time of the year.

If you don't enjoy crowds, the shoulder seasons are ideal since the tourist numbers are lower and the attractions are more intimate to explore.

Safety. Is its safe to visit?

Both Uganda and Rwanda are very safe countries to visit and live in. They are some of Africa's most visited countries and hailed for the friendly locals and warm welcoming smiles.

If you have any safety concerns or specifics your are worried about, simply reach out to us and we'll do everything to help you.

Why Choose Exclusive African Safaris

We are a full service Destination Management Company started and operating in Uganda since 2008. In more than 15 years, we have served guests from all parts of the world and helped them to enjoy wonderful experiences of the wild places, cultures and people in Uganda and Rwanda.

Choosing Exclusive African Safaris, is choosing to go with a trusted company whose wide network, experienced guides and staff will make sure that your safari experience is all that you wanted - and more.

Customizing your safari experience

All our safari packages can be customized and personalized to fit your budget, preferences and schedule. You can start the process through an already existing safari which is speaking to you - but not quite fully, and we shall tailor that trip to your wishes.

You can also directly reach out for us and request for a custom safari, and we shall work closely with you, start from scratch and build a safari that is 100% you.

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