If you are a wildlife traveler fascinated by the giant gorillas in Africa, look to Rwanda Gorilla safaris, tours and trip packages day by day cost for Luxury, standard and budget travllers. These adventures take you into the Virunga Mountains to visit mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and observe them a few feet away. 

Encounter Africa Safaris helps visitors plan personalized Rwanda gorilla trekking adventures deep into the heart of Rwanda, where lush rainforests, misty mountains, and captivating wildlife roam free. Our comprehensive travel guide will showcase packaged gorilla trekking tours and safaris plus all the essential information you need to maximize your once-in-a-lifetime journey to Rwanda.

Rwanda is a small country in East Africa that has beautiful landscapes and a thriving population of endangered mountain gorillas. Encounter Africa Safaris offers a unique opportunity to experience the country's natural beauty and rich biodiversity. While exploring Rwanda's vast national parks, you will see the remarkable efforts made towards conservation and sustainable tourism.

The crown jewel of Rwanda's wildlife experiences is undoubtedly the best and most accessible location for gorilla trekking safaris in Africa. Found in the Volcanoes National Park, these gentle giants captivate visitors with their sheer size, human-like expressions, and intricate social structures. Prepare to trek gorillas through dense bamboo forests, guided by experienced trackers who will lead you to the families of habituated gorillas. As you face these incredible primates, you'll be struck by a profound sense of connection and admiration for these endangered creatures.

Beyond the gorillas, Rwanda offers many other experiences, including a rich cultural heritage. Visit local villages to witness traditional dances, participate in drumming sessions, and learn about age-old customs. Explore the vibrant capital city of Kigali, where modernity blends seamlessly with historical landmarks, such as the poignant Genocide Memorial Center.

Here is a list of top Rwanda gorilla tours to give you an idea of how you can plan your visit with gorillas.


Encounter Africa Safaris' Rwanda Gorilla Tours have garnered glowing customer reviews, showcasing the unforgettable experiences our travelers have had. From meticulous planning and personalized service to the expertise of our guides, our clients have praised the seamless execution of their gorilla tours. The emotional connections forged with the magnificent mountain gorillas, coupled with immersive cultural interactions and a deep appreciation for conservation efforts, have left our customers transformed. Join us on a journey that has received rave reviews, and let us create a life-changing adventure for you in the heart of Rwanda.

  • star ratingExcellent experience with Encounter! - Seamless experience from start to finish. Great communication with Denis when booking. Denis gave me several options for lodges/tours and provided guidance along the way when deciding which was the... read more

    July 9, 2023

    star ratingGreat Safari Tour - Wow, what an amazing tour we had. Gorillas, chimps, tree climbing lions, elephants and much more. Our guide Jason was really knowledgeable and very easy going. Thanks alot for a... read more

    Lewis B
    July 28, 2023

    star ratingUganda the Beautiful - Writing for my husband as he did a solo tour in Uganda: Absolutely amazing journey and wonderful country. Encounter Africa delivered everything that they said they would, and Patrick... read more

    Kristine K
    August 14, 2023

    star ratingExceptional service and an amazing experience!  - Excellent service - Was able to curate my own trip with assistance from the company. Everything was so easy and payments safe too. Easy booking, great communication, great driver/guide, really... read more

    August 12, 2023

    star ratingWorth every penny! - We did the two-day Gorilla Trek excursion from Kigali, Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and back.

    July 10, 2023

    star ratingAmazing trip to Uganda - I booked my trip with Encounter Africa Safaris. It was a five das trip As a solo traveller. Dennis, the organiser, was extremely helpful and caring during the whole... read more

    July 25, 2023
  • star ratingAmazing experience!  - My husband and I did the three day gorilla trekking tour. We had an amazing time! Our driver Martin really made the experience. When we travel we like to try... read more

    Serene S
    July 4, 2023

    star ratingAn amazing lifetime experience to see the most beautiful animals. Loved it! - I can wholeheartedly recommend this tour. It was awesome! My guide and driver for the 5 days was Stephen. He was friendly and knowledgeable. It was great meeting him. The... read more

    Jonathan B
    August 3, 2023

    star ratingOUR TRIP WAS INCREDIBLE - My partner an I had the most incredible vacation! It is difficult figuring out which safari company to choose since there are so many. BOOK THIS ONE!! We travel the... read more

    July 21, 2023

    star ratinggreat agency - we had an amazing experience using Encounter Africa, very professional staff, super reactive, reliable and friendly. the hotel selection that was proposed was very good value for money and the... read more

    edouard h
    August 21, 2023

    star ratingWe did the 3 day Gorilla Tracking Safari and it was a truly once in a lifetime experience. Leading up to the event, Dennis was wonderful for communicating and Godwin,... read more

    August 27, 2023

    star ratingThe whole experience, from start to finish, was absolutely amazing. Adams is THE MAN!! Everything ran seamlessly, from pick up to drop off. Adams was great at keeping us entertained... read more

    Sarah B
    July 28, 2023

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