Gorilla Mountain Snapshot in Rwanda

Gorilla Mountain Snapshot is an escorted safari with a focus on gorilla tracking. Stay at a choice of lodges such as Bishops House, Wilderness Sabyinyo Lodge or the luxurious Bisate Lodge.

3 Nights


₤ 2,017 (PPS)


This 3 night/four day day gorilla trekking safari will give you glimpse into the lives of the people of Rwanda. It is the perfect trip to add onto a East African safari. And a trek to see the mountain gorillas. Your first night (or last night depending on flight connections) is in Kigali.  Here you can  absorb the culture and history of Rwanda and prepare for the gorilla trekking tour. On the second day you spend the morning on a city tour which includes the Genocide Museum . Then you head to Ruhengeri, the base for gorilla trekking at the Parc National des Volcans, (also known as the Volcanoes National Park). This is a scenic journey through the lush terraced landscape of rural Rwanda.

Gorilla Mountain Snapshot at a Glance:

  • 1 night in Kigali at either the Kigali Serena Hotel or The Retreat
  • 2 nights in the Volcanoes National Park at one of several lodges - see below:

Base Price: Based on Wilderness Sabyinyo Lodge (our Base itinerary), Virunga Lodge (Premier to Luxury)

Red Carpet Price: Based on Bisate Lodge (Luxury) or ask us for a quote for the amazing Singita Kwitonda

Pared Back Price: Based on The Bishop's House, alternatives include Gorilla Mountain View Lodge

On the third day you start early for your gorilla trek. You are given a full briefing, assessed and put into small groups for the gorilla trek. This can take between two and six hours depending on the movements of the gorillas. And the number of rests and photo stops that you may need. After the trek you return to the lodge for lunch & overnight.

On the fourth day, there may be time to do the Golden Monkey tracking in the morning, prior to heading back to Kigali in time for your onward flight connection As you travel south through the lush coffee, tea and banana plantations  you will really understand the epithet "Land of a Thousand Hills".

Lower prices for 4 to 6 people

The main itinerary shows per person prices based on 2 people for the Base option with Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. However prices decrease quite substantially if you are a larger party, depending on the number of people. Contact us for a tailored quote.

Add the Gorilla permit

Add the Gorilla permit

We have excluded the gorilla permit which is $1500 per person and the Golden Monkey trekking ($100 per person). These will be ADDED at time of quotation as sometimes not all people do the trekking and others want to do it twice!

Wide variation in prices

As you can see there is LARGE difference in price depending on where you stay. We have visited nearly EVERY lodge in the Volcanoes area and so can advise you. We love Bisate (Red Carpet), Sabyinyo (Our Base price) and Virungas (similar to Base price). The Bishops House (Paired Back) also offers a very good standard of accommodation and so it's ideal if you would prefer to spend a little less. Whilst options like the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge are even more affordable options.

Note: You may need an extra night in Kigali, depending on your flight connections. So contact us for a tailor-made quote.

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Gorilla Mountain Snapshot in Rwanda at a glance

PRICE FROM ₤ 2,017 (PPS)

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Africa Travel Specialist

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An idea of price

All our itineraries are merely samples of what we can arrange. Virtually every trip is tailor-made for you. The exact price of our sample itineraries depends on the time of year and accommodation used. This is merely a guideline.

It excludes regional flights to the start and end of the itinerary (as these may vary depending on where you fly into Africa). But it includes an estimate of any flights WITHIN the itinerary. Contact us for a quote including any regional flights needed.

Pared Back
if you need to save
Average Of
₤ 2,195
This is based on 4 people travelling & the Bishop's House/Serena Kigali (Standard)
This Itinerary
as outlined above
Average Of
₤ 4,140
This is based on 2 people travelling & Wilderness Sabyinyo Lodge & The Retreat (Premier)
Red Carpet
all the bells & whistles
Average Of
₤ 6,312
This is based on 2 people travelling & Bisate Lodge/The Retreat (Luxury)


Arrival and departure transfers, accommodation on BB in Kigali and full board on safari in standard room(s), transport in exclusive 6 seater custom-made 4x4 safari vehicle, complimentary bottled water in vehicles and while on trek, Kigali City tour and visit to the Genocide Museum, all statutory taxes and levies on the services above.


Gorilla permits $1500 per person, passport and visa fees, meals and beverages not specified, gratuities to driver/guides, gorilla and chimpanzee guides, porters and all applicable hotel and lodge taxes,laundry and other items of a personal nature, travel insurance.

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