When visiting the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’, one should not miss out on the magnificent opportunity to visit Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park (PNV) consisting of 125 km2 of mountain forest and home to the six Virunga Volcanoes and the world famous mountain gorillas. Protected within the PNV, the lushly forested slopes of the mountains form an appropriately dramatic natural setting for what is arguably the most poignant and memorable wildlife experience in the world: gorilla trekking.

The exhilarating climb to the gorilla’s natural habitat of shady bamboo forest offers fantastic views in all directions, before the trackers are immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colourful birds and the chattering of rare golden monkey. Nothing can prepare one for the impact of encountering a fully-grown silverback gorilla, up to three times the size of an average man, yet remarkably peaceable and tolerant of human visitors.

Book your permit : Gorilla permits can be booked at the RDB Tourism and Conservation Reservation Office in person, by telephone (252 57 65 14) or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Costs for gorilla permits:

USD $1500 per person for all vistors


US$ 15000 for personalised mountain gorilla visits for a targeted Gorilla family

US$ 30000 for a minimum of 3 visitors for 3 consecutive days(Behind the scenes)


30% discount (US$ 1050) for combined trips within Rwanda National Parks (Gorilla trekking, Akagera and/or Nyungwe National Park) during the months of November-May

15% discount (US$ 1275) on conference delagates who stay pre and post MICE events to see gorillas.

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