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Wilderness trips will take you on a Gorilla  tour in Rwanda also popularly known as the land of 1000 hills.The gentle giants in the Virunga where a subject of the late Dian Fossey who dedicated her life for their protection and conservation. Her work was scripted in international acclaimed film GORILLAS IN THE MIST which was shot in Volcanoes national park.

Volcanoes National Park lies in the north-western of Rwanda and bordering Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The national park is known as a haven for the mountain gorilla. It is also home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo), which are covered in rainforest and bamboo.

The park was first gazetted in 1925, as a small area bounded by Karisimbi, Visoke and Mikeno, intended to protect the gorillas from poachers. It was the very first National Park to be created in Africa.


Tour highlights

Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes national park

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Kigali to Parc Volcanoes

Today you will be picked up by the guide from the airport for transfer to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at


Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes national park

You will have an early breakfast and head to the park headquarters to be briefed before entering the forest to track the gorillas. The hiking may take about 1-8 hours depending on the movement of the gentle giants. A maximum time of one hour is given for photography, observations, and enjoying them feeding or playing around.

After tracking you will be transferred to Kigali airport

End of safari

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