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Luxury Tailor Made Travel

Tailor Made Rwanda: Gorilla Trekking Adventure


8 days from $10,595

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Discover the wilds of Rwanda as you trek through Nyungwe Forest National Park in search of primates and track endangered mountain gorillas in verdant Volcanoes National Park, interacting with and observing them face-to-face.

A&K Advantages

Visit the moving Genocide Memorial Site in Kigali

Trek Nyungwe Forest National Park, home to 13 species of primates, including mischievous Colobus monkeys

Relax on the scenic shores of Lake Kivu, part of the East African Great Lakes

Spend two days tracking endangered mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Kigali, Rwanda
Day 2
Nyungwe Forest National Park | Time to Reflect
Day 3
Nyungwe Forest National Park | Guided Walk
Day 4
Kibuye | Along the Shores
Day 5
Volcanoes National Park | Where Gorillas Reside
Day 6
Volcanoes National Park | Close Encounters
Day 7
Kigali | A Parting Glimpse
Day 8
Depart Kigali

Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

Day 1
Arrive Kigali, Rwanda

Arrive in Kigali and transfer to your hotel.

Kigali Serena Hotel
Day 2
Nyungwe Forest National Park | Time to Reflect

Begin with an evocative visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial. Next, drive south to Nyanza, the historical seat of the Rwandan kingdom. Continue to Nyungwe Forest National Park, a pristine, bio-diverse natural rainforest filled with intriguing wildlife. Arrive at your lodge, a serene hideaway occupying a tea plantation on the edge of the forest. Enjoy the evening at leisure to enjoy your surroundings.

One&Only Nygunwe House
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Nyungwe Forest National Park | Guided Walk

Explore the park on a guided morning nature walk, following the trail of its 400-strong troop of habituated Ruwenzori black and white Colobus monkeys. It is also home to nearly a dozen other primate species and a birder’s paradise with over 300 species, including 16 endemics. This afternoon, tour a nearby tea plantation where you have the opportunity to visit local farmers. Alternatively you may choose to embark on a canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park.

One&Only Nygunwe House
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Kibuye | Along the Shores

This morning take a scenic drive to Kibuye, located on the shores of Lake Kivu, stopping at local markets along the way. Spend time relaxing at your lodge, watching the sun set over the lake and over the nearby Virunga Volcanoes.

Cormoran Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Volcanoes National Park | Where Gorillas Reside

Following breakfast, drive to Volcanoes National Park, with a stop at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel for lunch. The afternoon is yours to relax at your luxurious lodge overlooking the rolling hills and volcanoes of Rwanda. This great volcanic massif encompasses six active and three extinct volcanoes. Most notably, though, it’s the residence of around half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas — some 400 of them, in fact. The park itself has a longstanding connection with gorilla conservation. It was the base for the groundbreaking work of primatologist Dian Fossey, which began in the late 1960s and is portrayed in the evocative book and film Gorillas in the Mist.

Bisate Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Volcanoes National Park | Close Encounters

Drive to Volcanoes National Park headquarters to join your gorilla-trekking group. With help from your park guide, traverse the dense forest until you come face-to-face with a local gorilla family. Observe them as they play, forage and rest in the shade of the trees. You are given one hour to spend in the presence of these magnificent animals.

Bisate Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Kigali | A Parting Glimpse

In the morning, observe a different gorilla family. Following lunch at your lodge, return to Kigali this afternoon.

Kigali Serena Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Depart Kigali

Following breakfast, visit a local shop where you learn the art of basket weaving before your international homebound flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

Kayak Lake Kivu

Whatever your skill level, grab a paddle and head for the shores of Lake Kivu. After a bit of basic instruction, choose your solo or tandem kayak and hit the water, paddling at your own pace.

Hike a Volcano

Take in the majesty of Volcanoes National Park as you hike scenic trails with your expert guide leading the way. Choose from beginner or intermediate routes ranging from a few hours to all-day treks.


Priced from $10,595 

Gorilla permits are an additional $3000. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and vary by season. Please contact A&K for the latest journey pricing. Additional supplements may apply for travel during holidays, festivals and special events. Subject to availability.

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