Gorilla Forests and Golden Monkeys
Explore the Virungas Volcanoes in search of mountain gorillas, roughly half of the world’s wild population of mountain gorillas in this picturesque and densely forested area.
Kick-start your adventure in Kigali, where excursions include an insightful trip to the Genocide Museum and a journey to the bustling fruit market.
Experience lunch at the Hotel Mille Collines (featured in the movie Hotel Rwanda) and an exhilarating ride through town on that back of a motorbike taxi.
What to Expect
5 Days / 4 Nights
This itinerary is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts who are both repeat and new travellers to the African continent. You will have the life changing opportunity to view mountain gorillas in their natural habitat at the Parc National des Volcans.
DAY 1: Kigali
Upon arrival at Kigali Airport you will be met by a member of the &Beyond team who will drive you to the Kigali Serena Inn.
DAY 2-4: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge OR Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
After a scrumptious breakfast you will be driven to Parc des Volcans, where you will spend three nights at a lodge of your choice
DAY 5: Kigali
Take in the majestic vistas of the mist-covered slope of the mountain. Your trekking adventure sees you following in the light footsteps of your nimble porter. As you travel deep into the rain forest you will be immersed in the intoxicating smells of the lush vegetation and the harmonic sounds of the forest’s resident wildlife. Nothing can quite compare to the feeling you will experience when dim shapes and faint sounds turn into the very distinct outlines of free gorillas. Savour every second of an exhilarating hour spent with the great apes. After your encounter, head back home to a hero’s welcome and enjoy a well-deserved massage.
After a scrumptious breakfast you will be driven back to Kigali Airport for your outbound flight.
- WildlifeMountain gorilla, golden monkey, sykes monkey
- Travelling with ChildrenNot suitable for children
- &Beyonds TreatNot Applicable
- Don't Leave withoutVisiting the Genocide Memorial in Kigali
Where to Stay
Learn more about the luxurious &Beyond properties available for your trip.
Relaxed yet elegant, the Kigali Serena Hotel is situated on a charming boulevard in the heart of Kigali.
Here, surrounded by the tropical forests of Rwanda, just a stone’s throw away from the renowned Parc National des Volcans.
Set on a stunning hillside, the magnificent Virunga Safari Lodge boasts panoramic vistas of the Virunga Volcanoes and the beautiful lakes of Ruhondo.
Rates and Terms
- Meet and Greet at Kigali International Airport.
- Accommodation inclusions as per itinerary above
- All scheduled transfers:
- Kigali International Airport/Kigali Serena/Sabyinyo Silver Back Lodge/Kigali International Airport
- Rwanda community fees
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
We have many activities to keep you busy during your stay. See our destination pages for more information.
Enhance your Experience With
- Gorilla Tracking
- Golden Monkey Tracking
- Kigali City Tour
- Genocide Museum Tour
Ready to start planning your adventure?
Start your adventure in Kampala, Uganda's capital city, then continue west of the country in search of the mountain gorilla in the forests of Bwindi.
Your adventure starts in Uganda tracking the rare mountain gorilla, then continues on to Rwanda with further opportunities to visit the gorillas.