3 Days Mountain Gorilla Trek

Itinerary overview

Volcanoes National Park is one of the oldest national parks, boasting a stunning chain of volcanoes, including Kalisimbi, Bisoke, Sabyinyo, Gahinga, and Muhabura. These majestic volcanoes serve as a habitat for a diverse range of biodiversity, some of which are endemic to the Albertine Rift region including; mountain gorillas and golden monkeys.  In Volcanoes National Park, visitors can engage in various activities, such as mountain gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking, hiking, bird watching, and paying a visit to Diane Fossey’s tomb. Additionally, there are activities outside the park, such as exploring the Musanze caves, community walks, camping, boating in the twin lakes, and many others.

Upon your arrival at Kanombe International Airport, our professional driver guide will warmly welcome you to our country. During your visit, you will learn more about the history of Rwanda and enjoy a city tour that will connect you with local community activities.

Later, you will travel to Musanze in the Northern part of the county, where you will experience the breathtaking beauty of the twin lakes, Burera and Ruhondo. As the sun sets, you will enjoy a cup of coffee at My Hill Eco-lodge while feeling the cool breeze from the twin lakes.


Overnight at My Hill Eco Lodge (HB)  

Early in the morning, after breakfast at the Eco Lodge, our driver guide will take you to the park headquarters for registration. At the headquarters, the staff will give you a specific gorilla family to visit and provide advice on the group that suits your fitness level. Once the registration is complete, the driver will take you to the designated location for your mountain gorilla trekking experience. After enjoying this incredible experience with the mountain gorillas, you will return to the lodge for lunch and rest.

In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to visit the Gorilla Guardians Village. This community organization collaborates closely with mountain gorilla conservation efforts and focuses on enhancing the lives of reformed poachers and communities residing around Volcanoes National Park. They achieve this through revenue sharing and by supporting the development of community enterprises.

During your visit to the Gorilla Guardians Village, you will get a unique chance to interact with the local community in their natural environment and immerse yourself in their culture and traditions, offering a truly enjoyable and enriching experience.

Overnight at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Amakoro Songa Lodge, Bishop Lodge

After morning breakfast at the lodge, the driver guide will accompany you to the park headquarters for registration and to select the golden monkey family group you will be visiting.  Then, you will head to the park to trek the golden monkeys.  Golden monkey trekking is the ultimate activity most people like to experience when they visit volcanoes national park. 

Once you have experienced the golden monkey trek, you will return to the lodge for lunch. Later, you will have the opportunity to visit the Ellen DeGeneres Campus, where you will hear the inspiring story of mountain gorilla conservation and the remarkable history of Dian Fossey, the American researcher who pioneered the idea of protecting these endangered mountain gorillas. After this enlightening experience, you will make your way back to Kigali.


Package cost per person USD 3365 $


  • Private transport in 4×4 safari vehicle and fuel
  • Professional driver guide speak English and french
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Snacks and water during the tour
  • All activities cost outside volcanoes National park 


    • Permit of visiting Mountain gorilla and Golden monkey
    • Travel documents such as flight tickets, visa etc
    • Personnel protective equipment needed during trekking primates such as boots, rain coats, porters etc
  • Personal expenses like donations, alcoholic beverage, tips, shopping etc