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  • Relaxing at a luxurious hotel in Kigali
  • Spend time with endangered gorillas in Volcanoes National Park
  • See rare golden monkeys and a variety of forest birds


If you have limited time, then Rwanda is where to go gorilla trekking in Africa. You can simply spend a night in Kigali, be driven to your lodge in about three hours and start trekking in lush rainforest. This affordable gorilla safari in Rwanda gives you the opportunity to wrap up your once-in-a-lifetime experience in just four days.

You'll have time to recharge after a long flight at a luxurious hotel set in Kigali. Enjoy Retreat by Heaven's relaxed and welcoming atmosphere before heading out to encounter endangered gorillas. Next stop: the town of Musanze, the gateway to the Volcanoes National Park. Your base for this affordable gorilla safari in Rwanda is Bishops House, located close to the main entrance of the park - home to about half of the mountain gorillas left on Earth.

Why go gorilla trekking? Well, hiking into their native forests is the only way to see these critically endangered gorillas, as they cannot survive in captivity. This affordable gorilla safari in Rwanda gives you the rare privilege of observing the everyday interactions of these vulnerable primates – arguably one of Africa's most profound wildlife encounters.


  • Tour Duration: 4 Days

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Day 1: Welcome to Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda
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Day 1: Welcome to Rwanda | 1 Night

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Kigali, Rwanda

Staying at the Retreat by Heaven in Rwanda is an experience that envelops you in the breathtaking natural beauty of the country while providing a sanctuary of tranquility and luxury. Nestled amidst lush green hills and overlooking the pristine waters of Lake Kivu, this exclusive retreat offers a truly enchanting escape. The Retreat by Heaven is renowned for its exquisite attention to detail, ensuring that every aspect of your stay is meticulously tailored to provide an unforgettable experience.

From the moment you arrive, you are greeted by warm Rwandan hospitality. The Retreat by Heaven offers a range of elegantly designed accommodations, blending modern sophistication with traditional Rwandan elements. Whether you choose to indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments, take a dip in the infinity pool, or savor delectable cuisine prepared by world-class chefs, every moment at the Retreat by Heaven is designed to create a sense of blissful relaxation. With its idyllic setting and impeccable service, a stay at the Retreat by Heaven is an experience that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, inspired, and connected to the beauty of Rwanda.

Days 2-4: Soul-Stirring Gorilla Encounters | 2 Nights

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Staying at Bishops House in Rwanda is an extraordinary experience that combines the charm of a historic colonial residence with the thrill of encountering majestic mountain gorillas. This exclusive boutique hotel is located in the heart of Musanze, a town nestled at the foothills of the breathtaking Virunga Mountains.

One of the highlights of staying at Bishops House is the opportunity to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with the rare and endangered mountain gorillas. With the hotel's knowledgeable guides, you can venture into the nearby Volcanoes National Park, home to several habituated gorilla families. As you trek through dense forests and lush vegetation, guided by expert trackers, the anticipation builds. Finally, you reach the gorillas' natural habitat and witness these incredible creatures up close. Observing their playful behavior, hearing their gentle grunts, and looking into their expressive eyes is an experience that leaves an indelible mark on your soul.

After an unforgettable day spent with the gorillas, you return to Bishops House, where you can relax in the refined ambiance, share stories of your adventure with fellow guests, and savor delicious cuisine inspired by both local flavors and international culinary delights.

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  • Intercamp transfers
  • Scheduled activities
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  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


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Dates Price
2023-07-01 — 2023-12-20 $4,450
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
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