Rwanda Gorillas and Culture

5 Days 4 Nights

This 5 day Rwanda Gorillas and Culture tour is meant to provide our clients with a cultural and gorilla experience in Rwanda as a tourism destination. You will spend some time in the northern part of Rwanda for gorilla trekking and scenic viewing in the Virunga ranges and then return to Kigali for a city tour before visiting the King’s Palace and the National Museum to learn more about the Rwandan culture.

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Itinerary Summary

  • Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 02: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 03: Back to Kigali City
  • Day 04: Visit to Kings Palace and Butale National Musuem
  • Day 05: Departure

Detailed Itinerary


  • You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

DAY 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

You will be met by the Encounter Africa Safari’s representative on arrival who will then drive you to Volcanoes National Park located in the northern part of Rwanda. This journey takes you through the beautiful country side of terraced hills and meandering roads arriving at your lodge in time for dinner and overnight.

Lodge: Lebambou Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Drive time: 2 hours

DAY 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Have an early morning tasty breakfast at the lodge, you will start your exciting morning drive to the Volcanoes National Park Headquarters to begin your trek into the indigenous forest in search for the Gorillas. This trek gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself into the strange but intimate part of the rain-forest where you will hear live calls of colorful birds, chattering of the rare golden monkey, as well as the forest filled with fresh spoor of the mountain elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Have lunch at the lodge and later relax at the lodge to chill from the tiresome and exciting activity of the day.

Lodge: Lebambou Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 3: Back to Kigali for a city tour

With your previous gorilla trekking memories still fresh, you will then drive to Kigali for a city tour that may involve visits to markets, driving around town and a visit to Kigali Memorial genocide center to learn more about the history of the genocides in Rwanda and the entire world.

Hotel: Mille Colines

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drive time: 2 hours

DAY 4: Visit to Kings’ Palace and Butale National Museum

After an early morning breakfast, you will drive to Butale region of Rwanda for a visit to the Kings’ Palace. You will be taken through the rich culture of Rwanda, the history of kingship from the first king to the last one and after that you will visit the National Museum before returning back to Kigali for overnight.

Hotel: Mille Colines

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drive time: 3 hours

DAY 5: Departure

Depending on your departure schedule, you will be transferred to Kigali Airport for your international flight out.

This safari is available on a private basis so you can contact us for a Quote. Provides us with details of how many people you will be in a group, when you intend to travel and one of our specialists will reply to you as soon as we receive your email

Lodge Options

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

Cost excludes

  • Gorilla permit at USD1500.00 per person per trek(we book it for you)
  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International airfares
  • Rwanda Visa which must be applied online at least two weeks
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

Safari Vans


Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people

Safari land cruiser


We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop-up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smartphones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.

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