Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Explore the Closeness of Nature on a Gorilla Safari

Africa is huge and it contains a mesmerising array of animals. From huge elephants and giraffes to tiny birds, it really does have it all. One creature that may hold a particular fascination for you is the mountain gorilla. This magnificent beast is the real king of the jungle and is among the closest animals to humans on a genetic level. Indeed, it is surpassed in this respect only by bonobos and chimpanzees. To see these impressive primates in their natural habitats, our Rwanda Gorilla Safari will be the perfect way to experience the wonder associated with them. Mountain gorillas being the largest species of primates are ground dwelling and predominantly herbivores. Their social groups are complex and their behaviour is highly sophisticated and truly remarkable to witness.

Gorilla trekking tours are some of our most popular safaris with many people being moved to tears when seeing a mountain gorilla for themselves. Our “Rwanda Gorilla Safari” which is led by professionally trained and experienced guides will enable you to see this wonder of nature; while staying in luxurious accommodation located in the foothills of the inactive Sabyinyo volcanic mountain and its staggering views.

Rwanda being one most famous countries for gorilla trekking safaris, securing permission to run gorilla safaris is a long and difficult process. As a reputable safari company, we believe in a non-invasive, selective form of tourism that involves creating a magnificent holiday experience around permitted trekking into the gorillas’ habitat. Access is heavily regulated to interfere as little as possible with the gorillas’ natural way of life. We use specially trained local guides to make sure all gorilla treks are authorized, safely regulated and within boundaries set by various wildlife foundations and the government.

African safaris don’t come more intimate and real than gorilla trekking in Rwanda. No tourist ever returns home after gorilla trekking without a tale of their own, having experienced the gentleness and ardour of nature in a truly unique way. Africa Safari Classics supports preservation of gorilla habitats and we are happy to operate sanctioned, carefully planned gorilla treks to see one of nature’s most eminent animals in its natural home.

Of course, to make the best of your trip to Africa to see the creatures, it’s important that you book the perfect trip with the right company. This is where we come in. Africa Safari Classics boasts of plenty of experience when it comes to such matters and we should be able to help you enjoy the magic of these iconic creatures at their very best.

Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Kigali, Sabyinyo, Lake Kivu



 On arrival at Kigali Airport, you will be met by driver and private safari vehicle and driven to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Kigali is a city that does not shy away from its dark past, with the capital’s role in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide being memorialised at both the world-famous Kigali Genocide Memorial and lesser-known genocide sites such as Ntarama and Nyamata. Despite its dark past, the city is nonetheless a bright and modern place; a bustling city that continues to develop at a rate unheard of in Africa. While you’ll undoubtedly feel Kigali’s distinct African charm and brush against its sadder past during your visit, you’ll also find many causes for happiness. The roads are good and the journey to Ruhengeri will take approximately two hours. Late lunch will be served in the main lodge, with its scenic vistas of the Virunga Volcanoes, of the Parc National des Volcans. Afternoon at leisure to settle in and acclimatize and perhaps an afternoon guided bird walk within the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge


Gorilla Trek Africa is all about the incredible experience. We plan, organize bespoke safaris. Early breakfast, served in the lodge, before departing by road to the Parc National des Volcans headquarters. Here you will be allocated to a guide for one of the habituated Mountain Gorilla families and a safety briefing. You will then be taken by vehicle to a starting point, to commence your gorilla trek in the forest. The amount of time spent walking is dependant upon which family of Gorillas you are allocated to and where they are to be found on that day. Once the family is sighted you will spend a maximum of one hour with the Gorilla family. After this phenomenal experience, return to your vehicle on the edge of the forest, for lunch. We offer custom gorilla trekking safaris in Africa carefully planned to offer the most incredible experience to our guests. Our hands-on experience in organizing wildlife tours and primate safaris especially chimpanzee, golden monkeys, tree climbing lions and gorilla trekking tours; and cultural safaris, can be attributed to our teamwork spirit. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge


Early morning breakfast prior to departing for your second gorilla trek, with the possibility of visiting a different gorilla family. Return to Sabyinyo Silverback lodge for lunch. Thereafter drive to Lake Kivu arriving late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Lodge


After breakfast, depart for Kigali arriving on time for lunch. This will be followed by a brief city tour and transfer to Kigali Airport for your departure flight.







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