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Rwanda: Gorilla Trek Extension

Discover majestic gorillas and volcanoes on this gorilla tour safari extension.

Our Tanzania Gay Serengeti Safari just got more wild with this four-day gorilla tour extension that immerses you in the gorilla habitats and mountains of Rwanda. The trip includes a day in the capital city of Kigali. Then we’ll venture into the Virunga Mountains to seek out these endangered gentle giants. They share 98.3% of their genetic code with humans, but only 1,000 of these great apes remain on Earth. 

Please note: Gorilla Permits are the country’s most popular tourist ticket and can sell out months well in advance. We recommend booking ASAP so we can secure your spot. This tour has special booking conditions. Please click here for details.


Quick Facts

  • Who's it for? LGBTQ+ folks, friends and family
  • Countries visited: Rwanda
  • Duration: 3 Nights/4 Days
  • Starts in: Kigali, Rwanda
  • Ends in: Kigali, Rwanda
  • Group size: Min 4; max 16
  • Accommodations: 5-Star Hotel (1 nights), 3-star hotel (2 nights)
  • Physical Rating: 3.5/5
  • Theme: Active
  • Activities: Hiking, Wildlife

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Kigali, Rwanda’s progressive capital, on a city tour
  • Visit the Genocide Memorial Museum, dedicated to those who perished in the tragic event
  • Immerse yourself in the Virunga Volcanoes mountain chain (aka Mufumbiro)
  • Track Rwanda’s famous silverback gorillas through a lush rainforest
  • Trek to the endangered golden monkeys

DATES AND PRICES

2025
January 19-22, 2025 (From $5,895 USD)
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  • Tour Prices - All tour prices are in USD and based on double/twin occupancy
    • Tour Price: $5,895.00 per person
  • Single Supplement (Optional) - All single supplement prices are in USD and additional to the tour price
    • Single Supplement - Limited Availability, On Request: $1,425.00 per person - (SOLD OUT)
  • Payment Terms: 40% Deposit - Balance due 90 Days prior to trip (Rwanda Gorilla Trek)
  • Guides and Hosts for this trip: Alf Barba
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ITINERARY

Day 1 Kigali

Muraho! And welcome to Rwanda. Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport you’ll be welcomed by an Out Adventures rep, fast-tracked through immigration formalities, and transferred to our hotel for check in. The rest of your day is yours to enjoy before our official Welcome Dinner. 

Day 2 Kigali / Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast we’ll check out of the hotel and commence our tour of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. This will include a somber visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the final resting place of 250,000 people who perished in this tragic 1994 event. After lunch we’ll embark on a scenic three-hour drive through terraced hillsides to Volcanoes National park. Dinner awaits after check-in.

Please note: at the time of publishing local authorities require a face mask while visiting the gorillas and golden monkeys. 

Day 3 Volcanoes National Park

Today is devoted to the stars of this tour. We’ll track Rwanda’s famous mountain gorillas through the forested slopes of the Virungas. Beware the gorillas are sometimes elusive, so it could take anywhere from two up to six or more hours to track them down. We may spend up to an hour with these great apes before returning to the base for lunch. After returning to the lodge the rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy before our final dinner.

Please note: due to the nature of the trekking permits, 8 people are assigned to each gorilla family. Our Out Adventures group will likely be split up and hiking with other guests.

Days 4 Volcanoes National Park / Kigali

Rise and shine for an early breakfast. This morning we’ve arranged an additional trek to seek out Rwanda’s endangered golden monkeys, also known as Blue Monkeys. There are only 5,000 believed to remain in the world, and they are easily differentiated by the bright orange fur spread out over their bodies. It can take up to four hours of trekking to track down these elusive animals. After lunch we’ll check out of the lodge then drive past coffee, banana and tea plantations en route back to Kigali. From here there will be a group transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Please do not book your departing flight any earlier than 7PM.


GUIDES AND HOSTS

Alf
HOST

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Arrival/departure transfers to/from accommodation booked through Out Adventures
  • Air conditioned transport in 4×4 jeeps with bottled water onboard
  • Out Adventures Host from beginning to end of tour
  • Expert local English-speaking guides
  • All activities and entrance fees to sites mentioned in itinerary
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 3 dinners 
  • Gratuities for drivers, hotel staff, porters
  • Gorilla trek Permit ($1,500 USD per person, non-refundable/non-transferable)
  • Golden Monkey trek permit ($100 USD per person, non-refundable/non-transferable)

WHAT ISN’T INCLUDED?

  • International and Domestic Airfare
  • Meals & Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages at lunch and dinner, unless otherwise indicated
  • Gratuities for your Host and Local Guide(s) (budget approximately $100 USD)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Entry visa costs
  • Travel insurance – mandatory for all travellers. Visit www.outadventures.com/insurance for more details.

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EXAMPLES OF ACCOMMODATIONS

Kigali
Marriott Kigali
Exterior
Kigali
Marriott Kigali
Pool
Kigali
Marriott Kigali
Standard King
Kigali
Marriott Kigali
Standard Twin
Kigali
Marriott Kigali
Bathroom
Volcanoes National Park
Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Exterior
Volcanoes National Park
Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Pool
Volcanoes National Park
Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Deluxe Rooms
Volcanoes National Park
Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Deluxe Double
Volcanoes National Park
Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Deluxe Twin
Volcanoes National Park
Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Bathroom



Reviews

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Steve S

This is a must-do adventure!
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The Rwanda Gorilla Trek was easily one of the most beautiful, spectacular, exceptional moments in my life! To be so close to these magnificent creatures was incomprehensible and life-changing. The Golden Monkeys were phenomenal as well. This is a must-do adventure!

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Rick K

A once-in-a-lifetime experience!
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A once-in-a-lifetime experience! Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda is not to be missed. Doing it with Out Adventures makes it extra special. Everyone involved in the adventure makes you feel welcome, safe, and excited to be so close to these magnificent animals in their habitat.

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While these trips typically attract gay men, all genders are welcome, and we encourage friends and family to join the fun as well.

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Accommodations

All accommodations on Out Adventures tours include breakfast and are located in areas central to our activities. All amenities are examples only, and may differ from hotel to hotel.

All accommodations on Out Adventures tours include breakfast and are located in areas central to our activities. All amenities are examples only, and may differ from hotel to hotel.

5-Star Hotel: Beautifully decorated and spacious rooms complete with extras such a bathrobe and slippers, and often including an evening turndown service. Expect premium amenities such as a fitness centre, multiple pools and restaurants, a sauna and/or spa. Customer service is exceptional, always includes a concierge service, and may include butler service.

3-Star Hotels: Clean and comfortable rooms along with basic amenities such as a simple restaurant/breakfast area. Customer service is good, but offers no frills.

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Hiking is a major component of this tour, and the gorilla trekking can take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours or more depending on the location of the gorilla family allocated and the speed and direction at which the gorillas are moving. Steep and sometimes slippery trails can make the trek challenging, along with altitudes ranging from from 2,500 to 3,350 meters (8,200 to 11,000 feet). Suitable for a good fitness level.

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This trip is fully booked but cancellations occur. If you’d like to be contacted if space opens up, please click “Book Now”, select the appropriate departure and you will be prompted to provide limited information.

If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room with another solo traveller, please select Shared/Twin Room when booking this tour.

If you are a solo traveller interested in booking a private room, please select single supplement when booking this tour (based on availability). If you are willing to share a room with another solo traveller, please select Solo Shared.

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