2 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour

2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour

This 2-Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour is among the shortest gorilla trekking Rwanda safari packages that a tourist can book for Volcanoes National Park.


This 2-day Rwanda gorilla trek takes place in none other than Volcanoes National Park, located in the northern part of the country, the land of a thousand hills.

Highlights of 2 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour

  • Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Visit the twin lakes - Burera and Ruhondo
  • Visit to the Genocide memorial site
  • Great views of the landscapes
  • Travel with an expert guide
  • Gorilla permits included

Overview of the 2-Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour

The 2-Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour begins in Kigali, goes to Volcanoes National Park and then returns to Kigali for a city tour. During this safari, there will be enough time to trek with gorillas in the misty forests and valleys.


While on this tour, you will trek with mountain gorillas in their natural habitats, visit the Twin Lakes (Burera and Ruhundo), and pay a visit to the Genocide Memorial Site, making it an unforgettable safari experience.

Detailed Itinerary for 2-Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Musanze


Our guide or driver will pick you up from your apartment at 8:30 a.m. in Kigali, and your day starts with a visit to the genocide memorial site.


Afterward depart for a 2-hour drive to Musanze, the second largest town in Rwanda, with its stunning backdrop of five volcanic mountains – The Virungas.


On reaching Musanze, you will visit the Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo.


These Magnificent twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo and their Swamp Rugezi are excellent photogenic, serene, and scenic places for Bird watching activities. Moreover, Rugezi Swamp is one of the seven most important birding areas (IBAs) in Rwanda.


In the evening, you will visit the Dian Fossey museum and the Musanze local market.


Have dinner and stay overnight as you prepare for gorilla trekking the next day.


Travel time: 2 hours


Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner


Accommodation: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel


Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park - Transfer to Kigali


In the morning, after breakfast, transfer to the Kinigi Park headquarters by 7:00 am where you will be briefed by park rangers about the rules concerning trekking on your second day of the 2-day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour.


After the briefing, start off by trekking along the paths in the bamboo forests. It is an amazing activity where it can take between 2 and 6 hours to track the mountain gorillas.


When you meet the gorillas face-to-face, you will watch them jump from branch to branch, feed, and play, among other things.


Only one hour is given to trekkers to watch the gentle giants. You will also see buffaloes, monkeys, birds, and elephants in the forests.


Later, transfer back to the lodge for lunch, check out, and transfer back to Kigali. Later, transfer to the airport.


Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch


Travel time: 2 hours


End of the 2-Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour

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Mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda is touted as a luxurious activity, with mountain gorilla trekking permits costing $1500 per individual, which is way too high compared to mountain gorilla trekking permits in Uganda, which cost $700 per person, and Congo gorilla trekking permits, which cost $400 per person.


This 2-day Rwanda mountain gorilla trekking safari to Volcanoes National Park gives travelers an awesome experience as they spend their full hour with mountain gorillas within the Virunga massif.


This 2-day Rwanda gorilla hiking tour in Volcanoes National Park includes 2 days and 1 night beginning from either Kigali International Airport or Kigali City, then a short city tour where you will be able to visit the Kigali genocide sites, later connect to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park for a mountain gorilla trekking safari in the wilderness, and end your tour in Kigali City or Kigali International Airport.


You could also check out the 1-day gorilla trekking Rwanda tour

This 2-day Rwanda gorilla trekking safari includes:

  • A Rwandan mountain gorilla trekking permit
  • Park entrance
  • Visiting genocide memorial sites
  • An English-speaking guide or driver
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • All accommodations for one night
  • All meals as per the itinerary
  • Enough drinking water while on the safari
  • A 4X4 Safari Vehicle and safari

This 2-day Rwanda gorilla trek excludes

  • All optional activities
  • Laundry fee
  • Tip to the porter and guide
  • Telephone expenses such as Airtime and email services
  • All travel documents, such as a visa and Air ticket,
  • Cigarettes, alcoholic drinks, and other beverages.
  • Life insurance

What to pack for your 2-day Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

  • A good water-proof or hiking boot
  • Insect repellant
  • Long-sleeved attire
  • Sun glasses
  • A raincoat and a warm sweater
  • Garden gloves


  1. Travelers can also fly from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park.
  2. Cheaper mountain trekking experiences are available in Uganda within two days from Kigali.                                             2-Day Bwindi gorilla trekking from Kigali

This 2-day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour gives travelers the gratifying experience of spotting Rwanda's mountain Gorillas in the wilderness, as well as a Kigali city tour to the famous points of interest.


This safari is good for travelers who want to consider mountain gorilla trekking as a must-do activity on their bucket list. The 2-day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour is also perfect for solo or group travelers who have less time in Rwanda or who are in Rwanda for business responsibilities.


You can also check out the 1-day Akagera National Park Safari


With your 2-day Rwanda gorilla trip, you will visit the charming hot spots of Kigali city and get a feel of Rwanda's history, such as the genocide memorial site, present history, and future.


Then you will head to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park for a magical encounter with the gorillas of Rwanda. Business travelers to Rwanda who have a few days (maybe only a weekend) to spare for a mountain gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda