Nyiragongo Volvaco


You can click on any of the links further ahead for a comprehensive list of our gorilla safaris to Rwanda.

Book your gorilla permit in advance to avoid disappointment. Gorilla permits are in high demand, because of the stiff competition for them, and therefore are booked with payment on the basis of first come first served. To track gorillas each person must have the day's gorilla permit which needs to be arranged and paid for in advance, preferrably at least 10 months for the high seasons - June-September and December-February; or latest 4-6 months in advance for the low seasons - October-November and March-May. Contact us for the latest status of availability, even for last-minute bookings. Each gorilla park (Bwindi, Nkuringo, Nshongi and Mgahinga in Uganda, and Parc National des Volcans [PNV] in Rwanda has different numbers of permits per day (Bwindi and Ruhija 32, Nkuringo 8, Nshongi 8, and Mgahinga 8, in Uganda; in Parc National des Volcans [PNV] of Rwanda's seven Gorilla Groups 56).

Gorilla Safaris in Rwanda - Gorilla Tours; Safaris to see Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Rwanda-Only Gorilla Safaris, from Kigali

RWANDA GORILLA TOUR RW 1: Gorillas Express (3 days) departs every Friday.

Rwanda Gorilla Tour RW2: Gorillas in Rwanda (4 days)

RWANDA GORILLA TOUR Rw5: Gorillas, Chimps and Birds in Rwanda tour (7 Days)

RWANDA GORILLA TOUR RW 7: Jewels of Rwanda with Gorillas (12 days)

Rwanda Gorilla Tour RW8: Gorillas and Culture in Rwanda (10 days)


Gorilla Safaris from Kigali, combining Rwanda and Uganda

Rwanda Gorilla Tour RW3 - Gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda or Congo (8 days)

RWANDA GORILLA TOUR Rw6: Gorillas, Chimps and Birds in Rwanda and Uganda (12 Days)

Gorilla Safaris from Kampala or Entebbe, combining Rwanda and Uganda

Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Congo Tour BUR7: Culture, Game, Chimps and Gorillas in Burundi, Rwanda, Congo and Uganda - 19 days

Gorilla Safaris from Bujumbura, Burundi, combining Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and/or Congo

Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda Tour BUR3: Cultural Tour of Bujumbura City, Kibira Park Burundi, and Gorillas in Rwanda, Congo and Uganda - 10 Days Tour of Burundi and Rwanda

Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Congo Tour BUR6: Culture, Game, Chimps and Gorillas in Burundi, Rwanda, Congo and Uganda - 14 days

Click for a list of gorilla safaris in Uganda, Rwanda or Congo

Gorilla Groups: Bwindi, Mgahinga, Nkuringo, Nshongi, Congo, Rwanda

Gorilla rules and etiquette: If gorilla tracking is a component of your Pinnacle Safaris tour, Click for information on what to wear, what to carry, and recommended acceptable behaviour while tracking gorillas.

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ChimpanzeeThese are mountain gorillas, staying in high up in the mounatins of Bwindi, up to 4000metres ASL. Therefore to track them one may traverse dense growth in this impenetrable forest, through swamps and wet undergrowth, and climb cliffs and high areas in search of them. Tracking can take as little as one hour up to as many as 8 hours when one returns to base camp. But the tracking is made easy by the rangers who would have known prior to your tracking, where the gorillas are. For environmental reasons, you are allowed a maximum of one hour with the gorillas.