8 Days Gorilla Tour
In Rwanda

Location: Rwanda

Days: 8

8 days luxury Rwandan safari Adventure

Days: 8 | From: $15,350/per person

Embark on an extraordinary 8-day luxury Rwandan safari adventure that immerses you in the breathtaking landscapes and captivating wildlife of Rwanda.

Our expertly guided gorilla tracking experience in Volcanoes National Park offers an unparalleled opportunity to encounter these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Trek through lush forests and verdant valleys, guided by experienced trackers, as you search for these gentle giants. With each unforgettable encounter, you’ll forge a connection with nature that will stay with you forever.

In addition to gorilla tracking, delve into the enchanting world of the golden monkeys, where their playful antics and golden coats will capture your heart. It’s a rare and precious experience that adds another layer of magic to your Rwandan adventure.

Talk to a Serenity Adventure Specialist

+250 736 173 331

We tailor itineraries to your dates and interests, adjusting hotels, excursions and length as desired.


All park fees (the ones included) and driver / guide and boat fees

Gorilla permits and golden monkey permit

and water

Night game

All accommodation as per above itinerary and transportation

All itineraries are fully customizable. We will send you a personalized variation that reflects your interests and travel dates at no extra cost. Call to discuss your travel plans with one of our Specialists who know this region firsthand.


Day 1: Arrival, airport pickup and transfer to the hotel

Welcome to Rwanda! Upon your arrival, our driver guide will be there to greet you and whisk you away to your hotel in Kigali. Take this opportunity to relax and unwind after your journey.

Your hotel, a tranquil oasis amidst the urban buzz, offers a haven of comfort for relaxation after your travels.

Accommodation: Kigali Serena hotel

Built around a polished granite atrium, this relaxed hotel is 5 km from the Kigali Genocide Memorial and 10 km from Kigali International Airport.

Informal rooms with pan-African styling have free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, minibars, safes, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Polished suites offer separate sitting areas, and 1 upgraded suite adds a Jacuzzi, a conference room, a dining room and a kitchen. Room service is available.

Free parking and continental breakfast are provided. The 2 international restaurants overlook the outdoor pool. Other amenities include a spa with a gym, a lounge with a piano bar and a sundeck, and a conference center.

Note: You may suggest hotel of your choice

Day 2: Kigali city tour and Transfer to Volcanoes national park

Day 2 invites you to delve into Rwanda’s rich history and strength. After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your hotel, our knowledgeable guide will pick you up for a day of exploration.

Your first stop is the poignant Kigali Memorial Center, a place of remembrance and reflection honoring the lives lost during the Rwanda Genocide against the Tutsi. Here, amidst the tranquil gardens, you’ll pay homage to the 250,000 souls laid to rest in the mass graves.

Continuing your journey, you’ll visit the Campaign Against Genocide Museum, a testament to Rwanda’s unwavering commitment to justice and reconciliation. Delve into the details of how the RPF/A, in the face of international inaction, took decisive action to halt the genocide, rescue survivors, and bring an end to the atrocities.

As the day draws to a close, we’ll journey onwards to the majestic Volcanoes National Park, where your hotel awaits amidst the mist-shrouded peaks. Here, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Rwanda’s wilderness, you’ll find solace and serenity, ready to embark on the next chapter of your adventure.

Accommodation: Virunga Inn resort spa

We have the most picturesque views of the Mountain Gorilla and a beautiful garden with many species of birds that will surely take your breath away. All our Guest rooms are comfortably equipped with king-size or twin beds, rain shower with separate hand shower, tea/coffee making facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Our rooms feature the added value of a large terrace with Mountain Views as well as a larger working space and an easy chair. A wealth of amenities awaits you at Virunga Inn resort & Spa. Chill out at our Tarama lounge Terrace, get in shape at our gymnasium or start your morning routine with yoga and relaxation. Virunga Inn resort & Spa offers a great variety of cuisine options and beverages, giving you the opportunity to try an array of new wonders. Our Heza Restaurant and Lounge will tempt your palate with a choice of delicious buffets and a la carte meals. Our treatments will leave guests feeling pampered throughout the length of their stay.

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking and transfer back to your hotel

Day 3 starts early in the morning. We head to Volcanoes National Park to experience an unforgettable trekking adventure with gorillas.

First, we head to Kinigi’s headquarters with packed lunches, snacks, water, and a light rain jacket for a briefing on the escapade.

When we arrive at Kinigi’s headquarters, we will be greeted by the gentle murmur of the forest and the rustle of leaves.

Here, in the heart of the lush jungle, we will receive a briefing about the gorilla trekking that awaits us. We will then join other adventurers and ranger guides at the starting point of the hike.

In the heart of the jungle, we will encounter majestic mountain gorillas. Spending an hour observing them in their natural habitat is a truly inspiring experience. Time stands still as we observe their grace and intelligence, and each moment is etched in memory forever.

In the evening, we will return to the hotel, where a delicious dinner awaits.

Accommodation: Virunga Inn resort spa

MealsFull board

Day 4: Golden monkey trekking and Ibyiwacyu cultural village experience

Day 4 offers another extraordinary adventure. After a nourishing breakfast, we gear up for Golden Monkey trekking, an exclusive opportunity to observe these unique primates in their natural habitat. Marvel at their playful antics and golden coats as they frolic amidst the verdant forest canopy.

Following the trek, indulge in a delightful picnic lunch surrounded by the beauty of Rwanda’s wilderness.

Next, we venture to the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village, where immersive cultural experiences await. Immerse yourself in Rwandan traditions as you participate in interactive activities, from traditional dances to drumming sessions. Don traditional “Umushanana” attire and engage in local customs, including a captivating traditional medicine show.

Savor the flavors of Rwanda with samples of local delicacies and banana beer, and gain insight into daily life with visits to local households and schools.

As the day concludes, we bid farewell to the cultural village and return to your hotel.

Accommodation: Virunga Inn resort spa

MealsFull board

Day 5: Ellen campus/diane fossy museum visit, transfer to akagera National park

Day 5 begins with an early rise as we journey to Volcanoes National Park.

Along the way, we’ll make a meaningful stop at the Ellen Campus and Dian Fossey Museum, where we’ll delve into the inspiring legacy of Dian Fossey, the pioneering American primatologist.

Learn about her groundbreaking work in gorilla conservation and the vital efforts to protect these majestic creatures. It’s a journey into the heart of conservation, where passion and dedication have shaped the future of Rwanda’s wildlife.

After our visit, we’ll continue our journey to Akagera National Park, a haven for diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes.

Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and take a moment to unwind, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the park.

Accommodation: Akagera Game lodge

Magashi is situated in the productive and diverse north-eastern corner of Akagera National Park, overlooking beautiful Lake Rwanyakazinga. Akagera comprises some of the most scenic savannah in East Africa – open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp, and grassy low mountains – and is home to one of Africa’s highest hippo densities, some very large crocodiles as well as well as the rare sitatunga.

MealsFull board

Day 6: Half game drive and afternoon boat ride

Day 6 promises a thrilling adventure as we rise early to embark on a half-day game drive through the untamed wilderness of Akagera National Park. After a hearty breakfast, our experienced driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel.

As we venture deeper into the park, keep your eyes peeled for sightings of the iconic “big five” animals: majestic elephants, formidable buffalos, elusive lions, graceful rhinos, and stealthy leopards. Each moment on the game drive is an opportunity to witness the raw beauty and untamed power of Africa’s wildlife up close.

In the afternoon, prepare for a mesmerizing boat ride on Lake Ihema, the largest lake in Akagera National Park. Drift along the tranquil waters as you marvel at the abundance of aquatic life, from lumbering hippopotamuses to stealthy crocodiles. The shores of the lake teem with birdlife, offering a symphony of calls and colors that paint the sky.

As the sun begins to set, we’ll return to your hotel, where you can unwind and reflect on the day’s unforgettable experiences. Enjoy a delicious dinner and settle in for a peaceful night surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African wilderness.

Accommodation: Akagera Game lodge

MealsFull board

Day 7: Full game drive and night game drive

Day 7 invites you to embark on a full-day adventure through the breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife of Akagera National Park. After an energizing breakfast, we’ll set out for a morning game drive that traverses Rwanda’s stunning terrain, from rolling hills to tranquil lakeshores.

As we journey through the park, prepare to be mesmerized by the natural beauty that surrounds you. The hilly landscape, adorned with a tapestry of wetlands, savannahs, and woodlands, offers a picturesque backdrop for your wildlife safari. The tranquil forests provide a sense of peace and serenity, creating the perfect setting for unforgettable encounters with Africa’s majestic creatures.

Akagera’s unique location, nestled at a lower altitude than the rest of the country, ensures warmer temperatures and drier conditions, particularly during the dry season. This favorable climate attracts a diverse array of wildlife, including the renowned “big five” animals such as elephants, lions, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinos. Keep your eyes peeled for other fascinating species, from graceful impalas and zebras to elusive bushbucks, water bucks, tops, oribis, baboons, giraffes, cape elands and so many others.

As the day unfolds, our journey takes us towards the park’s northern exit, where we’ll embark on an exhilarating night game drive. Under the blanket of darkness, the park comes alive with nocturnal activity, offering a unique opportunity to witness Africa’s nightlife in action.

After an unforgettable day of wildlife encounters, we’ll return to your hotel.

Accommodation: Akagera Game lodge

MealsFull board

Day 8: Transfer to Kigali, shopping and transfer to the airport

On Day 8, your journey concludes with a blend of cultural exploration and last-minute shopping in the vibrant city of Kigali.

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast, we’ll embark on a shopping excursion to explore the bustling art and craft markets. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and rich textures of Rwandan handicrafts, from intricately woven baskets to beautifully carved wooden sculptures.

After enjoying some time shopping, we’ll pause for a delightful lunch at one of Kigali’s charming eateries, where you can savor the flavors of Rwandan cuisine one last time.

Following lunch, we’ll transfer directly to the airport for your departure flight, bidding farewell to the land of a thousand hills with cherished memories and perhaps a few unique souvenirs to remind you of your Rwandan adventure.

Kigali international airport

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Join us on this transcendent voyage, where every moment is a symphony of sights, sounds, and sensations. This isn’t just a safari; it’s a transformative experience that will leave you spellbound and inspired.

Are you ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime?

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