• Gorilla in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
    Photo Info Gorilla in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
    Amazing gorilla encounters
  • Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge views
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    Gaze on awesome Mountains
  • Gorillas Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
    See the cutest kids
  • Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
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    Enjoy luxury accommodations
  • Volcanoes National Park Gorillas
    Photo Info Volcanoes National Park Gorillas
    Get close to Rwanda's Gorillas
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Gorillas of Rwanda

An up-close and moving experience with endangered Mountain Gorillas.

Trip Highlights

Kigali | Volcanoes National Park


A life-changing close encounter with a family of habituated Mountain Gorillas in their natural forest setting


Panoramic views of the volcanoes  forming the magnificent Virunga Mountain range
The rich beauty of the forests
Amazing birdlife during your forest hike


Learn about the Rwandan Genocide in an emotional visit to the Genocide museum


In front of the fire after an exhilirating forest hike

Day 1 - Kigali

We will welcome you at Kigali airport and transfer you to your city hotel. The 5-star Kigali Serena features newly-renovated rooms decorated in typically pan-African style with all the comforts you would expect to allow for a night of relaxation before your exciting gorilla trekking experience.

Kigali Serena Hotel
Kigali Serena Hotel

Accommodation: Kigali Serena Hotel - Standard Room  

Day 2 - Kigali/Virunga Volcanoes Mountain

This morning take a poignant and moving tour of the Genocide Memorial Centre, a permanent memorial for victims of the genocide of 1994. The Centre is built on a site where over 250,000 people are buried, and is a place where many people who lost loved ones in the genocide go to remember and grieve. Then enjoy a scenic drive to Kinigi at the base of Sabinyo Mountains, with excellent views of the Virunga Volcanoes Mountains, a World Heritage site and home to approximately 200 of the world's remaining 790 Mountain Gorillas.

Genocide Memorial
Genocide Memorial

Accommodations are your choice of four lodges: the very luxurious Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, the eco-luxury Bisate Lodge. 

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge affords wonderful views of the volcanoes.  Beautifully appointed cottages feature large sitting areas, fireplaces and stylish en-suite bathrooms. 

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Bathroom at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Bisate Lodge features six sumptuous en-suite rooms that maximize comfort, warmth and views while retaining environmental principles and reflecting the culture of surrounding rural Rwanda.

Bisate Lodge
A Traditional Style room at Bisate Lodge

Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel, only a 15-minute drive from Volcanoes National Park, has good views of the volcanoes with well-maintained gardens. The small hotel has 13 well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms.

Genocide Memorial
A room at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

The Bishop's House is located in the rich quiet suburbs of Musanze, an ideal location for exploring Volcanoes National Park and the nearby Musanze Caves. The colonial style architecture and furnishings of The Bishop’s House sets it apart, providing a haven of tranquility, surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature.

The Bishop's House
A room at The Bishop's House

Accommodation: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge OR Bisate Lodge OR Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel - Deluxe Room OR The Bishop's House - Deluxe Room (B, L, D)

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Beach time in Zanzibar

Relax and unwind on the great island of Zanzibar. Spice markets, and even unique red colobus monkeys, can be found here too!
Rwanda also pairs perfectly with a big game safari Kenya. Contact a Lion World Travel Africa Specialist to learn about adding these adventures onto your travels.


Prices are per person in US Dollars, for land arrangements only, based on double occupancy accommodations.

2020 internal air arrangements, economy class per person US$1428 for: Nairobi-Kigali-Nairobi.

One gorilla trek permit is included per person. Additional gorilla trek permits are available for US$1500 per person (as of September 2019 - permit fees are subject to change, contact us for current rates). Extra golden monkey trek permits are also available, contact us for prices.

Sabyinyo Silverback 2020 & 2021
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 Nov 2020 - Dec 15 2020Dec 2020 16-30Jan 2021 - Mar 2021Apr 2021 - May 2021Jun 2021 - Oct 2021Nov 2021 - Dec 15 2021Dec 16 2021 - Dec 30 2021
Selling Price $6499 $6999 $6599 $5799 $6999 $6499 $6999
Single Supplement $990 $1130 $990 $450 $1130 $990 $1130
Bisate Lodge 2020 & 2021
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 Nov - Dec 15Jan 2021 - Feb 2021Mar 2021 -May 2021Jun 2021 - Oct 2021Nov 2021 - Dec 15 2021
Selling Price $6999 $9999 $7999 $9999 $7999
Single Supplement $1450 $1900 $1900 $4700 $1900
The Bishop's House 2020 & 2021
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 Jan 2020 - Dec 15 2020Jan 2021 - Dec 2021
Selling Price $4799 $4999
Single Supplement $1950 $800
Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel 2020 & 2021
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 Oct 15 2020 - Dec 15 2020Dec 2020 16-30Jan 2021 - Dec 15 2021
Selling Price $3799 $3999 $4299
Single Supplement $1750 $1750 $850


  • Airport transfers 
  • Lion World Travel Representative Meet and Greet upon arrival 
  • All accommodations as stated in your chosen itinerary 
  • 1 Gorilla trekking permit
  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners 
  • All excursions as stated including any park fees and taxes


  • Gratuities/tips for game rangers, tour guides, and drivers 
  • International or Regional flights and flight taxes
  • Costs of obtaining passports and/or visas
  • Additional Gorilla trek permit – US $1,500 per person per trek
  • Optional Golden Monkey trek – US $ 100 per person per trek
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry and telephone calls, etc. 
  • Trip Cancellation, Interruption and/or Medical Insurance – please note that insurance for this trip is a mandatory requirement from suppliers in Africa – proof of insurance must be provided before bookings are confirmed. It is your personal responsibility to ensure you have enough travel insurance coverage from the provider of your choice. Please let your Africa Specialist know if you would like information on this.


*Prices in USD, based on double occupancy, restrictions apply

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We returned two weeks ago from our Rwanda Gorilla Trek. It was the most amazing trip of our lives. Wildlife everywhere!!! Lion World took care of everything. The lodges were top notch, the food was good, the guides were outstanding. I would not hesitate to book with Lion World and can’t wait to find time for a return trip.

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