Gorilla Tracking Tours

Arusha, Tanzania

Trip Description

Gorilla Extension Safari Destination Overview

This gorilla-tracking safari begins and ends in Kigali, Rwanda. [One Parc National des Volcans (PNV) gorilla permit is included in the safari cost].

Parc National des Volcans is located in the north of Rwanda where about 300 mountain gorillas live. There are four resident gorilla family categories –

  1. Amahoro
  2. Amahoro B
  3. “Group 13”
  4. Sabinyo and Susa

Each of the group’s trip accommodates up to 8 participants per day. You can either track gorillas, climb the Visoke volcano, track the golden monkeys, visit the Karisoke Research Centre, which was set up by the famous primatologist, Dian Fossey or visit local villages.

Meet, greet and drive North of Kigali to Kinigi.  Enjoying the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known of. [Approximate driving time: 3 hours]

Overnight: Gorillas Nest Hotel

Headquarters to track gorillas in Parc National des Volcans. Gorilla tracking through the forest, hills and swamps can be tough, arduous and tiring, sometimes taking up to 8 hours in the forest. But coming face to face with the great primates is well worth the effort.

Overnight: Gorilla Nest Hotel

Either go gorilla tracking (on payment of gorilla permit supplement at time of booking) or climb the awesome Visoke volcano, or track the golden monkeys or trek to Karisoke Research Centre which Dian Fossey, the famous primatologist, set up, or visit local communities. Alternatively for those who are not up to it, simply relax at Hotel.

Overnight: Gorilla Nest Hotel

Time permitting; go for a tour of the city including shopping. Transfer to airport for your flight. [Approximate driving time: 3 hours].


  • Full board accommodation on safari
  • Transfers as indicated on itinerary
  • Private safari vehicle throughout the safari driven by an experienced English speaking Private tour guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Government taxes and levies
  • All drinks at Tarangire Treetops.
  • Laundry atTarangire Treetops
  • Mineral water and soft drinks during game drives
  • All walking fees
  • International air fare
  • Drinks at the Lodges
  • Cost of Entry Visa and passport
  • International and local airport departure taxes
  • All expenses of a personal nature such as, telephone calls, tips & gratuities, etc
  • All optional activities which have not been shown above
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Any extras not mentioned above.

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