Gorillas make their homes in and amongst the bamboo-covered slopes of the Virunga Mountains in the Volcanoes National Park in northern Rwanda. Trek to see them and you’ll be introduced by your expert trackers and guides to one of the fully-habituated families of mountain gorillas and you can stay with them for an awe-inspiring hour, often crouching just a few feet away, whilst the gorillas go about their daily lives.
Hikes in the mountains can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours + depending on the family allocated to your group and their location. The journey back can take just as long, but you are often carried along by the euphoria you feel at seeing the gorillas!
Expert guides give a pre-trek briefing on specific protocols and rules for visiting the gorillas that live within an altitude of 2500 and 4000m. Porters are available to help carry backpacks and cameras, as well as helping you with your footing along your hike which can be hard work, but well worth it.
The following itineraries can be used as they are, or alternatively they can be customised in any way you desire. Use these itineraries for inspirational ideas of what is possible within your Rwanda holiday experience, then make a no obligation enquiry allowing us to tailor-make your ultimate holiday journey.
We’ve put together a useful range of travel tips for Rwanda which you can find here. For additional travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
The following areas within Rwanda can be combined in any number of ways to suit your requirements, once your no obligation holiday enquiry is received by an Africa Collection Rwanda Holiday specialist we will tailor-make a holiday journey to your specifications.