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Short Gorilla Tracking Safari

This safari is perfect for anyone who is limited on their time in Rwanda, or as a combined safari with another East African destination. Settle in or even take some time to visit the moving Genocide Memorial Museum. Next it's off to Volcanoes National Park where you will have the exhilarating opportunity of two days tracking some of the world's few remaining mountain gorilla.

What to expect?

Gorilla Trekking In Volcanoes National Park

Today will be spent tracking the world-famous mountain gorillas. The gorillas we are allowed to track belong to either one of ten habituated family groups. An early breakfast and you're off to the park headquarters at Kinigi to register and be allocated your gorilla family for today. Once this is done, you set out by vehicle to the start of your gorilla safari. The gorillas are by no means tame, and are completely wild animals. However, experienced guides will accompany you on your gorilla tracking, many of whom have been involved in the habituation process themselves. The guides will use their knowledge of the gorillas' habits and information from the previous day to locate the group's whereabouts. Tracking the gorillas can take anything from 4-8 hours in lush green, steep, muddy, terrain! It is, however, the experience of a lifetime... coming across these amiable primates in their natural surroundings is quite awe-inspiring as you watch them go about their daily lives, playing, grooming and eating!

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Why book this trip?

  • Tracking the world-famous mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park twice.
  • Visiting the Burera and Ruhonda lakes or the local markets near Volcanoes National Park.
  • Scenic drive from Kigali into the breathtaking Virunga mountains.
  • Learning more about Rwanda's history with a visit to the thought-provoking Genocide Memorial.
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Accommodation Highlights

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Located close to the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park, this luxurious lodge allows travellers to acclimatise to the altitude of the Virunga Mountains while preparing for a life-changing experience: tracking the mountain gorillas of Rwanda.