gorilla baby

Rwanda is fondly referred to as the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills.’ It is home to the mountain gorillas. The Volcanoes National Park (PNV) is covered by mountain forest; lush forest covers the slopes. This protected area is the gorillas natural habitat. The bamboo forest is the dramatic setting in which you will be able to experience the unique and memorable experience of spending time viewing the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. The views are incomparable to any others as you are immersed in the panoramic sights and myriad sounds of the birds and chattering monkeys that are in the surrounding area.


Gorilla Trekking takes place in Volcanoes National Park (PNV)

Mountain Gorillas

The mountain gorillas are divided into 10 identifiable groups within Volcanoes National Park (PNV). The groups range in size from 11 to 40 members.

Important Notes for Gorilla Trekking

  • 80 permits are issued on a daily basis
  • Cost of a permit for gorilla trekking is USD $750 per person
  • Prepare to be divided into small groups of 8
  • Maintain a distance of 7 metres from the gorillas as they are susceptible to illness.
  • Do not make sudden make sudden movements and speak softly if you must
  • Always listen to your guide
mountain gorilla family

What to Wear

  • Sturdy walking boots
  • Long Trousers
  • Long sleeved Shirt/ Blouse
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Snacks
  • Drinking Water

When to Visit the Mountain Gorillas

The Gorilla Treks take place all year Round, but it is better to visit during the dry season which is from December to February and June to October.

Photography during Gorilla Trekking Safari

Although photography is allowed, you are not permitted to use a flash. It is also rainy and you may need some protection against the weather for your camera.