GORILLA TREKKING IN RWANDA



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About Our Rwandan Ecotour

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda – Hike through the mist-covered bamboo rainforest and gaze deeply into the soulful brown eyes of endangered mountain gorillas—the largest-living primate on the planet. Encounter golden monkeys and other engaging wildlife and boat across Lake Kivu, one of the Great African lakes, renowned for its scenic beauty. Savor local Rwandan coffee, sip banana wine, and participate in a cooking class at an inspiring nonprofit based in Kigali.

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What’s Included in the Rwanda Ecotour
  • Lodging for all eight nights in comfortable hotels
  • Gondwana trip leader + local guides
  • All meals included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) except for the first and last day
  • Guided tour of Kigali and the genocide museum
  • Boat cruise on Lake Kivu and coffee plantation visit
  • A golden monkey-tracking experience
  • All your National Park entrance fees paid, including paid entrance into and guided observation of Virunga’s mountain gorillas with a Conservationist Gorilla Tracker—($750 permit included)
  • Unique cultural activities  (dancing, community visits, banana wine-making and more)
  • A donation to Aspire Rwanda and Carbon Offsetting of your flights
Rwanda Ecotour Accommodations

These hotels and lodges have been hand picked in order to satisfy your need to safely relax in friendly locations that are close to the day’s activities.

Lemigo Hotel

  • Located just 10 minutes drive from Kigali International Airport, relaxation reigns supreme here amid a serene landscape.

Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

  • Located in Kinigi at the base of Rwanda’s famous Volcanoes National Park and near the forests of the mountain gorillas.
  • The lodge is built using environmentally friendly local materials such as bamboo, builty by local community workmanship.
  • The lodge works closely with local primary and secondary school dancers who benefit directly from tourism in the area.

Paradis Malahide Lodge

  • An ideal climate, the perfect amount of sunshine, a relaxing lake and rolling green hills…Paradis Malahide is ideally situated in an area of unparalleled natural splendor. Located just seven kilometres from downtown Gisenyi, this beautiful space provides the perfect escape.

Gregory Bakunzi

Greg has extensive experience as a Rwandan tour guide. He is co-founder and president of the Ruhengeri Community and specializes in cultural tours and ecotourism.
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A Gondwana Trip Leader will also join for groups of 8 or more.

A portion of the proceeds from our Rwanda trips will be donated to:

Gondwana Ecotours embraces Carbon Offsetting and proudly supports Aspire Rwanda.

Get Ready To Trek Gorillas in Rwanda!
Start DateEnd DatePer PersonSingle SupplementTrip CapacityAvailability
Jul 6
2017
Until Jul 14
2017
$4,800 Per Person $606 Single Supplement Trip Capacity: 12Contact To Book
Jul 23
2017
Until Jul 31
2017
$4,800 Per Person $606 Single Supplement Trip Capacity: 12Contact To Book
Dec 1
2017
Until Dec 9
2017
$4,940 Per Person $606 Single Supplement Trip Capacity: 12SOLD OUT
Feb 9
2018
Until Feb 17
2018
$4,940 Per Person $606 Single Supplement Trip Capacity: 12Contact To Book

Ask us about custom dates for individuals, couples, families, and groups.


Gallery From The Rwanda Ecotour

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Beautiful Crater Lake at Volcanoes National Park
Beautiful Crater Lake at Volcanoes National Park
Golden Monkey
Golden Monkey
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Wild Mountain Gorillas
Wild Mountain Gorillas
A baby gorilla seen in Volcanoes National Park
A baby gorilla seen in Volcanoes National Park
A baby mountain gorilla feasts on bamboo in Volcanoes National Park
A baby mountain gorilla feasts on bamboo in Volcanoes National Park
Exploring an island in Lake Kivu
Exploring an island in Lake Kivu
Our breakfast spot at Lake Kivu
Our breakfast spot at Lake Kivu
A silverback poses for visitors
A silverback poses for visitors
Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Silverback gorillas are surprisingly contemplative and peaceful!
Silverback gorillas are surprisingly contemplative and peaceful!
Having fun with local Intore Dancers
Having fun with local Intore Dancers
Young gorillas seen playing in Volcanoes National Park
Young gorillas seen playing in Volcanoes National Park

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Rwanda Travel FAQ

Our Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda Ecotour requires a very moderate level of physical fitness. Guests should feel comfortable hiking for a minimum 2 hours (with walking sticks and support as needed) over unmaintained, forested terrain. Since parts of the gorilla trek can include following gorillas in the wild, there are often no “paths”, and guests must feel confident ducking and traversing through the forest as dictated by the movements of the gorillas. During some hikes there are inclines and a few stone barriers that must be crossed, with the assistance of your guides. Many roads are not well-maintained, so guests should be able to be comfortably seated in vehicles for up to two hours on rough roads. This trip is not recommended for guests with contagious illnesses, since gorillas can be susceptible to to human sickness. Contact us for more information.
Once you’ve booked your ticket for a gorilla trekking tour, the real planning begins. Some things are easy enough, like finding the passport, organizing a packing list and planning your trip to the airport.
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Recently there has been a surge of popularity in mountain gorilla trekking, but understandably, people have concerns about safety on these kinds of trips. From lions to hyenas, Africa is known for its fearsome predators, but mountain gorillas certainly aren’t one of them.
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It is common knowledge that political instability and a civil war left permanent scars on the country. However, don’t let this deter you from travelling to Rwanda! The country has rebuilt into a vibrant, progressive space with an emphasis on community growth and preserving its natural resources.
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What Our Amazing Guests Have To Say


melissa_gibbs“The hotels, restaurants, tours, outings, services, and attention to detail were top-notch. I wouldn’t hesitate to travel with Jared and Gondwana Tours again!”
—Melissa Gibbs
jena_frederick “ If you want to broaden your horizons and go to exotic places all while feeling taken care of and in good hands I recommend Gondwana Tours. I truly enjoyed the mix of luxury, rugged adventure, great food and enough swank to keep my whole family happy at every turn.”
—Jena Frederick
Edmond Tsang “Gondwana brings more joy, fun, smile, laugh and awareness to our travel experience! One of my favorite ways to see the world!”
—Edmond Tsang

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Gondwana Ecotours has teamed up with Aspire Rwanda, a non-profit in Kigali, which provides women who are having trouble making ends meet with the tools to earn a living and improve their quality of life. Selected students are taught literacy, nutrition and health, family planning, and women’s rights. Additionally, their children are provided with two nutritional meals a day and given access to education.

We are proud to announce that during the trip, guests will be able to have a hands-on cooking lesson from Aspire Rwanda students. This experience will not only offer guests an opportunity to go to a local market and to cook a delicious meal, but also offer the students at Aspire Rwanda a chance to teach.

In addition to Carbon offsetting your flights, and visiting with Aspire Rwanda, Gondwana will make a contribution to the organization on each trip. We also have wish lists available for those who feel like contributing more.

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