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Location: Rwanda


Gorilla trekking

Iby’Iwacu cultural village



On your arrival at the airport, pick it land transferred to your hotel in Musanze formerly known as Ruhengeri. Alternatively if you were already in Kigali you will be picked from your hotel or designated location and drive to Musanze. The drive from Kigali to Musanze takes about 2 hours with great scenery along the way.

The drive to musanze takes you through different villages and town along the road. Enjoy the scenery of the thousand hills with great views of valleys and pathways to different homes and trading centers. We advise that you get enough sleep the day before so that you prepared for both a short hike and along hike depending on where the gorillas nested.

In afternoon you can take a canoe ride on River Mukugwa or choose to visit the gorilla guardians village. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Camp/Tent

Meal plain:Lunch and dinner

2hrs drive


Trekking the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat of the Virunga volcanoes is an experience that will stay with you every waking moment. Arise early and your driver guide will transfer you to the briefing area at the park headquarters. Enjoy the traditional dances and coffee as you wait to receive your briefing from the ranger guide. You will then be given information on the groups to trek and you transfer to meet your ranger guide. After further briefing on likely distance to travel and expected behavior while in the forest, you start your trek into the jungles of volcanoes national park. For some gorilla groups, you are expected to drive out a bit before starting the trek. You are advised to take a long a porter to help with your day pack and some of your gadgets, it is easy to think that you do not need one but they can be helpful if the gorillas nested further a way from your starting point.

Meal plain:Breakfast,Lunch


  • Gorilla permit
  • Ground transport
  • Bottled water in vehicle
  • Full board accommodation for one night
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones


  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance


  • Wear long trouser and long sleeved tops
  • Insect repellent
  • Garden gloves
  • Sun hut
  • Rain jacket
  • Waterproof hiking shoes
  • Gorilla trekking tips
  • Warm clothing is advised especially the evenings and morning are chilly.
  • Bring water along on your trek, eating, drinking and smoking near the gorillas is forbidden – designated time and place will be communicated by your ranger guide.
  • Photography is permitted, although you must not use flash.

Porters are available to help you carry your day pack for a small charge.

Mountain gorillas live at high altitude and this may cause difficulties for some visitors. You should pace yourself, walk slowly and drink plenty of water.

To BOOK SAFARI/TOUR: Fill the form with the following details, full names, telephone numbers, home address, arrival date and time in East  Africa date, country of resident and the currency you prefer to make payment the submit your form.

We will confirm your safari accommodation and email you confirmation form as attachment within the next 24hrs

We will as well email you ELKYTOURS&TRAVELKENYA account details to wire (bank transfers) 20% to 30% deposit of above provided price list.

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