Four Day Gorillas and Culture Safari from Kigali

4 days / 3 nights


If time is limited but seeing Rwanda’s mountain gorillas has been a lifelong dream of yours, our two day gorilla trekking tour puts the experience at your fingertips without breaking the bank or requiring you to commit a great deal of time.

Departing from Kigali and overnighting in Musanze, you’ll then wake refreshed for a morning gorilla trekking experience before returning to Kigali in the evening.

Home to the largest population of mountain gorillas on the planet, there is huge interest in trekking these magnificent beasts, with permits selling out virtually every day of the year. Meanwhile, there are excellent chimpanzee trekking opportunities and chances to see a dozen other primates.

 With this inspiring itinerary you will see Rwanda’s great apes in their natural habitats by trekking the Virunga Mountains before heading south to the ancient Nyungwe Forest for face-to-face encounters including East Africa’s rare chimpanzee populations and troops of colobus monkeys.

If you love apes, Rwanda has to be the ultimate bucket-list destination.


We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Avocet Fly-in Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book. 4WD Safari, Birdwatching, Boat trip, Canoeing, Cultural excursion, Fishing, Guided walking safari, Helicopter, Kayaking, Night drive, Primate trekking, Watersports


  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Gorilla trekking with expert guides
  • Hugely diverse national parks
  • Volcano views and landscapes



Upon arrival in Kigali, you'll be met by your Fahari Safari driver and begin the six hour drive north to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southern Uganda.
Don't let the length of the drive put you off: this is one of the most spectacular drives you'll ever undertake.
Your drive will take you through quiet mountain valleys and quaint terraced farms, along the shores of glistening lakes, and deep into the steaming jungles of southern Uganda.
Crossing the border at Katuna, you'll then overnight close to the park.

After an early breakfast at your hotel, you'll proceed directly to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park's headquarters to meet your guides. After completing the briefing, you'll embark on the once in a lifetime experience of tracking the enigmatic mountain gorillas.
There is no guarantee how long or difficult your tracking experience will be as it depends on where the family of gorillas is and on weather conditions, It can take anywhere from two up to six hours of trekking through the mountain forest at relatively high altitudes. Fitness is definitely recommended for those wishing to undertake the excursion.

You'll set off after breakfast for the drive south into Rwanda, where you'll stop in the town of Musanze for a hot lunch.
Musanze is Rwanda's second largest city and the gateway to Volcanoes National Park, and is a gorgeous stop on your drive back to Kigali.
You'll arrive in the Rwandan capital in time for dinner.

You'll enjoy a complimentary city tour including a visit to the Genocide Memorial and a tour of local markets.



  • A Special Safari Hamper- Soft drinks, Coffee/tea, and Water during game drives. A bottle of Non-Alcoholic Champagne
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • Transport 4X4 Custom built – Toyota Landcruiser with Pop-up Roof, Opening Sliding windows, Seat Belts, Heavy duty wheels, and Extra Fuel tanks. Refrigerator for cooling drinks, one pair of binoculars per couple, Eco friendly Trash Bag, Charging Outlets type Plug G for charging Cameras and smart phones (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)


  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10-15 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)



Like all of our holidays on this site, this is just an idea. All of our trips are tailor-made, so we’ll always adapt them to suit you.

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