3 Days Gorilla trekking Tour in Rwanda

Tour overview

When you are organizing a gorilla trekking tour to Volcanoes National park, it’s also vital to book your gorilla permits in advance months before the real dates of the trip. We have come up with a list of the habituated gorillas families in Rwanda, volcanoes national park and each family features. There are also 56 gorilla permits for sale each day. This number also depends only when some of these gorilla groups cross over to Virunga in DRC.

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  • The Susa Group

This is composed of 4 individuals and is the largest gorilla family in Rwanda. It has got 3 silverbacks, many black backs, females and the young ones. There are also the 5 years old twins, Impano and Byishimo showing their antics, and these make this group a dream for the many tourists to volcanoes national park. This family also moves the slopes of karisimbi Volcano at 470m.

  • Sabyinyo Gorilla Family:

This family has got 8 individuals and led by the hugest silverback in the volcanoes national park called the Guhonda and this group is mostly accessible by all the members.

  • Amahoro Gorilla Family

This family is also made of 17 members under the leadership of the peaceful Ubumwe. The Amahoro is more active to access as compared to group 13 or Sabyinyo.

  • The Kwitonda Gorilla group.

This family also migrated from DRC and comprises of 18 members and it’s under the leadership of kwitonda silverback and it’s translated as the most humble one. The group has also got 2 silverbacks and one black back. The group also lives in the virunga section of the park and tracking this group is as difficult as the Susa.

  • Group 13(the Agashya)

This family consists of 25 members and it was named Agashya since at the time of habituation, there were only 13 individuals and have now grown to 25 members.

  • Umubano Gorilla Family

The family has got 1 individuals and the Umubano separated from Amahoro family after the dominant silverback was fought down by Charles, the present silverback leading is Umubano.

  • Hirwa gorilla family

This gorilla family was also formed by members from group 13 and the Sabinyo gorilla group.






Day 1: Arrival in Kigali international Airport

Day 2: Have Kigali city tour

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National park

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali international Airport

Your pick up will be from Kigali International Airport, your guide will transfer you to your booked hotel.

Overnight at the Monor Hotel Kigali-BB

Day 2: Have Kigali city tour

Have breakfast at the Lodge and then start your city tour in Kigali city were you will visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Grounds, the museum, hand Crafts and many beautiful places in Kigali. In the afternoon, you will transfer to Volcanoes national park.


Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Moderate: La palme Lodge

Budget: Kinigi Guest House

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National park

Have breakfast so early at the hotel and after report to the offices for the formal registration for the gorilla trek. After, you will be driven to Volcanoes National park were the trek will start escorted by the rangers. Gorilla tracking takes from 1 to 8 hours and seeing these endangered species is by chance. You will be given 1 hour to stay with them as you are accompanied by the park rangers who have spent all their lives living with these creatures with in the forest. This trek will be as exciting as you also go through the vines, giant lobelias, and the moss covered hagenia trees that grow in the tropical climate.

After the trek, you will be driven back to Kigali city for your flight back home.


Tour Inclusions

  • Park entrance fees
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person
  • Transport
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Professional English speaking Guide
  • Fuel,
  • Drinking water
  • Enroute Meals

Tour Inclusions

  • Visas and Air Tickets
  • Optional activities not detailed in the Itinerary
  • Kigali city Accommodation
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • Tips,