Rwanda Gorilla Tours

We arrange affordable Rwanda Gorilla tours to trek mountain gorillas in the northern part of the country commonly known as Ruhenjeri. On your Rwanda Gorilla tour, you will be privileged to track one of the habituated mountain gorilla families in the Volcanoes National Park located in the Virunga Ranges that fall on the boarder of three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo. We do organize all components of your Rwanda Gorilla tours ranging from Gorilla permits-A document that allows you to trek and spend one hour with habituated mountain gorillas. We do this by booking it with Rwanda Development board and it will entitle you one hour with the gorillas, park entry fees as well as a gorilla guide. All you need to do is to inform us about the exact date of trekking so that we check availability of permits on that very day. Once gorilla permits are available, then you will provide us with your passport details to enable us book it for you. We also organize transport to and from Ruhengeri for your gorilla trekking. Our driver guide will be with you through out the whole tour to make sure that all your transport requirements are met. We organize accommodation on all our Rwanda Gorilla Tours and this basically depends on your budget and interest. We have a long standing relationship with budget, mid range and up market accommodation properties both in Kigali and Ruhengeri for your pre tour, tour and post tour accommodation. Kindly let us know of your budget and we will advise accordingly.

What to do in Rwanda

Commonly known as a country of a thousand hills, Rwanda is an immensely beautiful country all our Rwanda gorilla tours can be combined with visits to the chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park, game viewing in Akagera National Park or spending some time on Lake Kivu. You can as well explore some genocide museums and sites to learn more about the 1994 Rwanda genocide or drive to Butale to visit The National Musuem as well as the Kings Palace. Kindly contact us for more details on what can be possible to include.

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.


These gorilla tour packages are some of the most requested ones. Encounter Africa can customise any one of them to suite your preferences.

Best Time To Go

On paper, the best time to trek gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda is during the drier months of June, July, August and early September. During these months, these months experience less rainfall compared to months such as April, May and November. Read more >

Gorilla Permit Booking

A gorilla permit is a must have document to be allowed into the jungles to track these wonderful creatures. Encounter Africa Safaris provides relevant gorilla permit booking information for Rwanda and Uganda to enable you plan your gorilla safari well. Red More >

What Should You Pack?

One of the most asked question about gorilla trekking is what to pack for a gorilla trek in Uganda or Rwanda. You need Hiking boots, a rain jacket, garden gloves, long sleeved shirts, a backpack, drinking water, energy giving foods among others for you to successfully prepare for your gorilla trek. Read More >

General Gorilla Tracking Rules

If you're planning a gorilla trip (which of course you are because you're here), you need to know the tracking rules and regulations to avoid getting in trouble with the law makers. Be quiet, don't throw gabbage in the forest, don't get so close, avoid camera shatter sound and bla bla ... Read more >