Gorilla Trekking Holidays

Numbering fewer than 700, the endangered mountain and lowland gorillas in Africa represent the ultimate in game viewing. Mainly due to the fact that these magnificent and majestic creatures are only found in a handful of locations (Uganda, Rwanda and The Congo). To get the opportunity to see these striking creatures, the journey will take you through misty forests and breathtaking routes - but to be one of the few people who will get to see them, is a once in a lifetime experience.

Rangers who are knowledgeable in tracking gorillas will locate a gorilla family. After which you will get an hour to interact with them and no more. You can watch young gorillas playfully interact with their parents, while a silverback looks straight at you!!

You will need permits to view the gorillas, and we can help you organise these for you. These permits though expensive, go towards maintaining the park and wildlife. The trek requires some stamina and a degree of luck, but you will be rewarded with an unforgettable and magical encounter with these wonderful primates.

Gorilla Trekking Holidays Ideas

A Voyage Through Rwanda
11 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £4,490

A Voyage Through Rwanda

Rwanda is comparatively small when you think of how impressively large Africa is. But don't let this fool you. Hugged on all sides of by other African nations it’s packed with a punch and delivers on every level. Witness the monkeys and olive baboons to scenic drives through national parks, culminating in the most rewarding hike of your life – seeking for a glimpse of Rwandan gorillas.

Rwanda Discovery
12 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £4,860

Rwanda Discovery

This is the ultimate voyage to discover the unique and beautiful Rwanda. From Chimpanzee and Gorilla treks to relaxing by the shores at Lake Kivu, this adventure will give you the 360 view to Rwanda with nothing spared. So don't forget to pack your hiking boots and swimwear you are off on a journey to explore the diversity of Rwanda.

Brief Overview:

  • 3 nights Nyungwe Top View Lodge 
  • 1 night Comoran Lodge, Lake Kivu
  • 2 nights Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
  • 2 nights Gorilla Mountain View Lodge, Volcano National Park 
  • 2 overnight flights 
Simply Rwanda
7 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £7,240

Simply Rwanda

This is the ultimate voyage to discover the unique and beautiful mountain gorillas of Rwanda. Starting in the modern and cosmopolitan capital of Kigali, you will then be transferred to the ultra-luxurious Bisate Lodge to begin your gorilla trekking adventure. This is a once in a lifetime holiday that you will never ever forget. 

Brief Overview:

  • 1 night Kigali Serena Hotel
  • 3 nights Bisate Lodge
  • 2 overnight flights 
Ultimate Safari & Gorillas
10 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £10,650

Ultimate Safari & Gorillas

This 10 day itinerary combines two once in a lifetime experiences; gorilla trekking in Rwanda's Volcano National Park and incredible game viewing in Tanzania's world famous Serengeti National Park.  All of this while staying at some truly luxurious accommodation will ensure that your trip is truly unforgettable.

Brief Overview:

  • 1 night Arusha Coffee Lodge
  • 3 nights Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp
  • 1 night Kigali Serena Hotel
  • 3 nights Bisate Lodge
  • 1 overnight flight

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Best Of Rwanda: Tips For A First-Time Visitor

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The Quick Start Guide to Gorilla Trekking Holidays

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