Behind the Scene Unforgettable Gorilla Experience

Mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park Rwanda are severely endangered, but you can get up up and personal with them on a gorilla tour. You may also see buffalo, bushbacks, elephants, golden monkeys, and a great range of bird species on this exciting excursion. Seeing gorillas in their natural habitat is one of the most incredible wildlife encounters you can have.

Seeing the silverback sizing you up or the baby gorillas playing in the trees is definitely worth the hours of trekking through dense, slippery jungle. A rare encounter with a gorilla in the wild may be both exhilarating and eye-opening, leaving many people deeply moved.


In what sense is a trip to see the mountain gorillas beneficial?

Seeing gorillas in their native habitat is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that might transform a person’s life forever. Small groups of guests are accompanied by expert trackers and guides up bamboo-covered slopes for a wonderful hour of intimate closeness to the gentle mountain gorillas as they go about their daily lives.

How Many Permits per day?

Only eight tracking permissions are provided per group per day, ensuring a calm and unobtrusive experience. Because Rwanda restricts visitors to 96 each day, reservations should be made in advance, either online or via a reputable tour operator. Some of the reputable tour companies we suggest are listed on the website

Tourists gather at the Volcanoes National Park headquarters in Kinigi at 7a.m., where they are allocated to a family group depending on their fitness levels and given a summary of the day’s protocols for seeing gorillas in their natural environment.

Your Rwanda gorilla tour will directly contribute to the preservation of these amazing creatures and the surrounding people, since rangers fiercely guard the gorillas and 10% of the proceeds from gorilla trekking permits are used for conservation and community development.

Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) silverback, Rwanda

Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) silverback, Rwanda

A peek at the procedure from the inside

Because gorilla groups only have eight individuals, you will need to go alone or with a small group of friends and family. You may meet with gorilla professionals including gorilla physicians for a cost of $15,000 (for a minimum of three individuals) to learn more about gorillas’ lifestyle. (You can scream all you want because you’ll be in the same room as giant gorillas.) After hearing about gorillas from former poachers or conservationists in the comfort of your hotel, you and up to eight of your closest friends and family members will spend three days in the wild with nothing but an expert guide and tracker. Find the gorilla group by following the trail of broken leaf or tracking the gorillas’ footprints or dung from where the gorillas built their night nests. Your prize for getting behind the scenes with the gorillas will be a huge image of you and your selected tracker or guide, as well as your trekking rating and score out of ten.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance. Everything is included in the $15,000 price tag, as are the many images you’ll want to snap during your three-day stay.

Stay tuned for our next piece, in which we’ll provide you 18 tips for safe gorilla trekking.