Rwanda - Focus Gorilla Trek

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East Africa
3 Days/2 Nights
June-Sept & Dec-Feb
From $1,895 USD/PER PERSON
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Rwanda - Focus Gorilla Trek

Gorilla Trek

3 Days/2 Nights

Rwanda is a lush country with magnificent mountain scenery, hills, rain forests and terraced farmland. It is a country that can provide you with one of the world’s last great adventures, trekking for gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. This once war-ravaged land is now full of vitality and is reported to be one of the most progressive and safest countries on the African continent.

Accommodations are excellent and world-class. A trek can be 2 night/3 day journey or longer trips can be arranged to include the Nyungwe Forest to see the Chimps and Akagera National Park for excellent bird life.

Featured Inclusions: Private Guide for touring, trek is led by Park Ranger in small group, Personal Porter on Trek, Born Free Concierge Service,  24/7 Emergency US & Africa Contacts, East Africa Medical Evacuation Limited Membership, Pre-Journey Briefing Booklet, Born Free Customized Backpack, Luggage tags, Personalized Bound Final Itinerary.

Full list of inclusions and tariff details will be sent upon inquiry.

Born Free Exclusive Option: All Guide Gratuities can be included.

Journey Priced From: $1895 per person, double occupancy, plus gorilla/chimp permits.

Rates does not include permit which is currently $1500 for one-hour climb

Rates are in US dollars, including current taxes, park fees, fuel fees.

Request rate if you would like to have a single room

Does not include international airfare or gorilla/chimp permits.

Is this your dream trip?

If you've ever dreamed of coming face to face with the Silverback gorillas and you are able to walk long distances (possibly 2-3 miles one way) at altitude, then this is the adventure for you. Depending upon what gorilla family you trek will depend on your physical ability. If you can walk and hike a few miles, then trekking a family in the lower mountain areas is for you. Or, if you are physically fit, you might want to choose a trek where you hike for a few hours to reach the gorilla family. Trekking the gorillas can be strenuous, but the rewards are great. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is an extremely special privilege and an encounter unparalleled in most likely the whole of Africa. 

Permits for Gorilla trekking are purchased upon deposit. No reservations are made without knowing that permits are available. 

Tailor-Made Itinerary: All Rwanda itineraries are personalized to suit your needs and interests. Add a visit to a chimp habituation, visit one of the less explored parks, or extend the journey into Kenya or Tanzania. We highly recommend adding a Kenya or Tanzania big game safari if you are hoping to see the "Big Five" in addition to the primates. All Born Free Safaris are geared around maximizing the wildlife experience. Your research has led you to Born Free Safaris, now let our Specialists tailor your journey the way you want to experience it.


  • Private Journey
  • Your Choice of Accommodations
  • Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Park Rangers Escort Small Groups
  • Private Porter during Trek
  • Cultural Village
  • Stunning scenery
  • Easy drive to base camp with Private Guide
  • Private 4 x 4 Landcruiser
  • High end accommodations available
  • Permit fees go towards the care and conservation of the Gorillas/Chimps
  • Chimpanzees of Nyungwe Forest (optional extension)

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Available accommodation levels

Africa offers a wide array of fabulous accommodations - from luxurious hotels to premium camps to rustic hideaways. The accommodation can be as much a part of the experience as the destination. Born Free selects hotels and lodges based on their proximity to the best wildlife viewing sites, and also considers the property's views, compatibility with the natural surroundings, friendliness of the staff, travelers' needs, food quality and cleanliness. A trip can combine many types of properties depending on your comfort level, itinerary and budget.