From (AUD)$5,925
Independent Travel
Embark on an extraordinary adventure through the heart of Rwanda. Experience one of the greatest wildlife encounters on Earth, observing the magnificent mountain gorillas in their pristine natural habitat. Trekking through lush landscapes, we’ll also search for playful golden monkeys and admire exotic birdlife.
Tips — Tipping payable locally
Transport — 4WD safari vehicle

Itinerary 5 Day Gorillas of Rwanda



Inclusions 5 Day Gorillas of Rwanda



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  • Explore Kigali, including the Kandt Museum and the Genocide Memorial Site
  • Embark on an exciting canoeing adventure through the volcanic Twin Lakes
  • Travel to Volcanoes National Park and search for the magical gorillas
  • Visit an ex-poacher’s village, which is now an award-winning conservation initiative
  • Search for the beautiful golden monkeys while trekking Volcanoes National Park


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  • Meet & greet on arrival and private airport transfers
  • Exclusive use of 4WD safari vehicle


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  • 4 nights in 3 star hotels

Properties include:

  • Onomo Hotel, Kigali
  • Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel, Musanze

Hotels listed are an indication and are subject to change without notice.


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  • 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based driver/guide
  • Professional trackers while trekking

Entrance Fees

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  • Entrance fees to all national parks and reserves


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  • Gorilla & Golden Monkey tracking permits are included (approx. $1,600pp US)

Gorilla Trekking guidelines

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  • Mountain Gorillas live at high altitude in Virunga Volcanoes National Park. Viewing time is limited to a maximum of one hour. Each Gorilla tracking involves walking long distances through thick vegetation, up steep, wet, and muddy terrain. Pace yourself, walk slowly and drink plenty of water. Children under 15 years of age are not allowed on gorilla tracking.

What to bring

  • Bring sturdy, waterproof, walking/hiking shoes and gators. We recommend long trousers (thick) and a long-sleeved top to protect against stinging nettles and mosquitoes. Leather gardening gloves are highly recommended as they will protect you when grabbing thorny vegetation. Warm clothing is recommended and carry a light raincoat. You may wish to bring a folding walking-stick, although the park does provide wooden ones should you need them. Carry as little as possible in a waterproof backpack e.g. hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, a torch, water (at least 1 litre) and perhaps a small snack.

Health & safety

  • To minimise possible transmission of human diseases, maintain a distance of 7 metres from the Gorillas. When you are near the gorillas, please keep your voice low and do not make rapid movements that may frighten them. Should a gorilla charge or vocalise at you, do not be alarmed, stand still, look away from the gorilla and follow your guide's directions. If you are sick with a cold, flu, or other contagious illness, please do not visit the gorillas. Spitting in the park is strictly prohibited and if you need to cough, please turn away from the gorillas. Do not litter. Eating or drinking near the gorillas is forbidden. Smoking anywhere within the park is forbidden.  


  • Photography is permitted, but you may NOT use a flash. Make sure you pack spare batteries.

Some things to note

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Please note:

  • This tour involves trekking, walking, and standing for long periods, often over uneven and/or slippery surfaces. Passengers must have a good level of fitness to book this package.

The Small Print:

  • Prices are per person based on twin share. Single supplement on request. Seasonal surcharges apply. Please contact our office for details.

Information 5 Day Gorillas of Rwanda


Let's Talk Fitness

At Bunnik Tours, we pride ourselves on our ability to create unique, once in a lifetime small group tours that are filled with incredible experiences you might not be able to have on your own, or in a larger group. However, that does mean aspects of our itineraries can be challenging for some travellers.

We want to make sure all Bunnik Tours travellers enjoy their trip, not struggle through it, so let’s work together to ensure you’re on the right tour for your fitness level.

Fitness to Travel Requirements

Within seven days of making your booking, you will need to complete a Passenger Registration form, which also includes a fitness to travel declaration.

In this declaration, you must confirm you’re able to do the following:

  • Walk for a minimum of 2-3 hours daily at a group pace, on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, often in humid forest areas
  • Regularly walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  • Stand for extended periods of time without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  • Carry your own luggage
  • Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats
  • Drive along very bumpy, dirt and gravel roads for extended periods of time
  • Manage extended periods of time at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres)

If you do not feel that you can confidently manage all of the requirements set out above, please work with our team of Travel Specialists to find an alternative that is better suited to your current level of fitness.

Please visit our Fitness to Travel page for full details on our fitness policy.


 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates a particularly challenging day, where there will be extended periods of walking time, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

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