Safari Overview

The 2 Days Rwanda gorilla safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park, one of the leading destinations to track the rare and endangered mountain gorillas. The key highlights of this short Rwanda tour include gorilla trekking and Kigali city tour. Over 30% of the 1063 endangered mountain gorillas reside in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

Volcanoes National Park is a gorilla trekking park lying in Northwestern Rwanda. It forms part of the Virunga Region and unlike other parks; it covers a compact area of about The other border protected areas include Virunga National Park in Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Southwestern Uganda. Volcanoes Park protects more than mountain gorillas but also is home too different wildlife including; forest elephants, hyenas, buffaloes, golden monkeys, plus 5 Virunga Volcanoes- Sabyinyo, Karisimbi, Gahinga, Bisoke and Muhabura.

Kigali city tour allows you to visit the Kigali genocide memorial center and other special sites within the city center. After the city tour, you proceed to Volcanoes NP to enjoy an unforgettable gorilla trekking adventure. Your short 2 days Rwanda gorilla safari begins and ends in Kigali city.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Kigali city expedition & a tour to Volcanoes National Park

Day 2: Trekking Rwanda gorillas & departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kigali city expedition & a tour to Volcanoes National Park

Visit Rwanda’s iconic historical centers: After breakfast, meet and greet your Rwanda safari guide then start your Kigali city tour expecting to last for about 2 hours. During this special city expedition, you will tour the Kigali genocide memorial located in Gisozi; craft centers, local markets, especially the Kimironko market and then proceed to have lunch. After a delicious meal, start your trip to Musanze to explore Volcanoes National Park in Northwestern Rwanda.

Connecting from Kigali to Volcanoes NP takes about 2-3 hours and this comes with breathtaking views of the countryside characterized by rolling hills. Volcanoes National Park is where a section of endangered mountain gorillas live and about 12 families are open for visitor gorilla trekking experiences. They include Sabyinyo, Umubano, Kwitonda, Amahoro, Hirwa, Karisimbi, Bwenge, Susa A, Ugenda, Titus and more. You will arrive early at Volcanoes NP; check in at your lodge where you will have dinner and overnight stay.


  • Upper Luxury: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge/One & Only Gorilla’s Nest/Bisate Lodge/Volcanoes Virunga Lodge/Singita Kwitonda Lodge
  • Luxury: Five Volcanoes/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Midrange: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Da Vinci

Day 2: Trekking Rwanda gorillas & departure

Enjoy an early morning breakfast, after, you will gather at Kinigi for a briefing session and if you have heavy luggage, you will also hire a porter. After the briefing, you will be allocated a gorilla group and each family group is visited by maximum of 8 tourists per day. The actual tour to explore the park’s gorillas starts at 8:00 am, taking about 2-6 hours and includes one hour of a magical encounter. Retreat from the gorilla trek and lunch will be provided at the lodge. You will check out of the lodge and then start your return trip to Kigali- marking the end of 2 days Rwanda gorilla safari.

End of safari


  • Gorilla permits
  • Park entry fees
  • Tour Kigali memorial center
  • Accommodation for one night & meals
  • 4×4 tour vehicle
  • An English-speaking driver guide


  • Laundry expenses
  • Tipping
  • Cigarette expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Visas
  • Air tickets