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 along one of Kigali's most charming boulevards. Enjoy Kigali Serena Hotel's relaxed and welcoming atmosphere before heading out for a guided city tour of Rwanda's economic, cultural, and transport hub. You'll visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a poignant place of remembrance and learning.
Next stop: the foothills of Mount Karisimbi, one of the volcanic mountains that make up the Virunga Massif. Your base for this affordable gorilla safari in Rwanda is Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, located about a ten-minute drive to the main entrance of the Volcanoes National 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.