Gorilla trekking at its best

Nothing can you prepare you for the moment you encounter a mountain gorilla in the wild. Rwanda is a country that is fearlessly protective over its wildlife and wilderness. Everyone you’ll meet during your adventure in the wild shares a real passion for their land; a vibrant and thriving country, right in the heart of Africa. Rwanda is one of Africas most thrilling safari destinations, as it offers something entirely different.

Nicknamed ‘the land of a thousand hills’, its landscape is a tapestry of rolling hills and dramatic mountains, with Volcanoes National Park being the destinations pride and joy.
Yes, you’ll need a relatively reasonable level of fitness for the trekking but once you spot a mountain Gorilla peeking out from the bush, chimpanzees swinging from trees and even golden monkeys along Lake Kiva, long hikes are worth every minute. Rwanda is simply charming and eager to welcome you with open arms for your wildlife journey.

Rwanda Gorilla baby


Popular length –
4 nights

Gorilla trekking –
not suitable for children under 15

Currency –
Rwanda Franc

Best time to visit?
June to Sept / December to February

Where to stay in Rwanda?

One&Only Gorilla's Nest Rwanda

One&only gorilla's nest

From the moment you arrive at Gorillas Nest, it tells the story of Rwanda. From its majestic mountain gorillas, magical eucalyptus trees and prime position in the foothills of the spectacular Volcanoes National Park, you become part of an awe-inspiring destination. Individual, intimate, free-standing treehouses and suites sit suspended over lush gardens surrounded.

Here you will easily connect with nature; awake to buzzing wildlife sounds and you’ll be instantly drawn to your secluded open-air viewing deck to experience everything around you. The cuisine is impressive, too; every meal is inspiring and plentiful, crafted with the freshest local, seasonal ingredients. The colourful birds, alluring mist, vibrant flora and relaxing ambience will leave a lasting impression. There’s no place on earth with the uniqueness and beauty of Gorillas Nest.

Wilderness Magashi Camp

wilderness Magashi Camp

With just 6 tents, this authentic, lesser-known and sustainable lodge is sure to leave a lasting impression as friendly staff will make you feel like family. This luxury lodge is great for guests that wish to stay active; guided walks, hikes, day and night game drives, fishing and boating on the lake all add to the experience and adventure of Magashi. Rare wildlife awaits and aquatic wildlife is a big focus when taking part in the lodges swamp cruises or observing from the viewpoint that overlooks Lake Rwanyakazinga.

Magashi Camp features a sumptuous lounge, dining and bar area, viewing deck, swimming pool and fire pit, perfect for sharing safari stories. The luxury tents boast open sides for unobstructed views of the lake and the lodge itself, can be reached via shuttle or helicopter transfer. This is the perfect private and peaceful location to complement your gorilla trekking adventures in Rwanda.

why book your Rwanda adventure with us?

A safari holiday to Rwanda in search of the ultimate primates needs care, time and attention to every single detail. Our travel experts understand that it’s a trip of a lifetime and are here to listen to your requirements, ensuring you are guaranteed unforgettable encounters with luxury touches throughout your journey.