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Exploring Rwanda’s Culture, History and Gorillas

  • Expedition dates

    Multiple dates All year round

  • Starts From

    Kigali, Rwanda

    Ends At

    Kigali, Rwanda

  • Activities & Attractions

    Mountain Gorilla, Trekking, Hiking, Tropical Rainforests, Genocide, History, Culture, Experiential Stays

  • Starting From Price per person

    AED 14465

    *Flexible payment plan available

Expedition Overview

On this expedition embark on a transformative journey, as we take you through the horrific 1994 genocide tragedy, and how the government and its people together take efforts to heal the divides. This positive effort is well reflected in their daily lives and strong traditions via music, art, dance and activities, which we personally engage in with the locals. Ending the journey with a visit to Rwanda's most priced gems - The Gorillas, we are sure this journey will leave you with a sense of appreciation for just how far the people of this country have come, and the human values they manifest

Your day-wise itinerary

Day 1


Arrive to Kigali International Airport. Enjoy an overnight in the city and admire its various hills

Day 2

Kigali and Bugasera

Understand facts of genocide with visits to Genocide Memorial Centre and a special reconciliation village

Day 3

Kigali and Muhanga

Join for special community work "Umuganda" in the morning and experience living a life of rural Rwandan, in the afternoon

Day 4

Kigali to Musanze

We have a lovely ride towards Musanze, home to Virunga National park and our base for gorilla trekking the next day.

Day 5

Volcanoes National Park

The exciting day to meet our distant cousins! We begin early morning. Depending on trail assigned, the trek may last 4 - 6 hours.

Day 6

Musanze to Kigali

Our insightful journey in Rwanda comes to an end.
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Live a day of rural Rwandan

An interactive experience, we invite you to an artisan woman's house to help her in daily chore and learn about their culture up-close

Be part of Umuganda

Rwandan community service

An old tradition of Rwanda, participate with the locals in their mandatory service taking place last Saturday of every month, and feel the spirit of community involvement

Learn what caused one of the world's most horrific tragedies

Serving to educate about how genocide against the Tutsi took shape, the wall of names, relics, remains, exhibits, burial ground, makes one contemplate how everyone has a personal responsibility to prevent discrimination & mass atrocity.

Listen the experience first hand

Visit a reconciliation village to hear from the perpetrators & victims themselves what state were they into. Talking to the people, & seeing them live together happily will help you understand different ways to heal from a dark past

Meet the gorillas and people behind their conservation

Witnessing the world's most endangered species of ape in their most natural habitat is an extraordinary experience. Discover how the locals & government drive efforts to conserve them, & how tourism contributes to development

How your participation makes the difference

10% of the revenue from gorilla trekking permits are used for conservation & community development, so your Rwanda gorilla trek will directly contribute to the protection of these beautiful creatures & the surrounding communities

Hire Porters for your trek

We encourage to make it a conscious practice to hire porters, as part of contribution in preserving the people who depend on this activity for their living, as well as their role in conserving our endangered cousins

Tiloreza Volcanoes in Musanze

We aim to offer a comfortable, nature immersive and affordable accommodation experience, that can be afforded by one and all. Tiloreza provides you just that. Our expedition consultant can guide you on other property options available

Onomo Hotel in Kigali

Offering a comfortable stay, lovely view of the city, its a great option for budget-conscious explorers. For those that fancy a more immersive stay, upgrade to other boutique lodges is available.

Bisate Lodge

near Volcanoes National Park

Have a more experiential stay during your expeditions at one of the eco-friendly, culturally-reflective & nature-immersive options famous around the world. Bisate Lodge stands as one such example

One and Only Gorilla's Nest

in Musanze

Its not the luxury but the entire experience that makes everyone consider this accommodation. Living here will give you the actual feel of living amidst the forest, amidst nature, wildlife and the generous rain of the tropical atmosphere

The Bishop's House

The colonial style architecture, furnishings & one common dining table for all sets it apart from others. With just 9 rooms available, living here is like living at a friends place you never had. The personal touch & welcoming atmosphere offers a modern Rwandan guesthouse experience

What's Included

  • All overnights at mentioned properties during the expedition
  • All meals during the journey except for first and last day
  • All the transfers during the expedition
  • All activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Professional English speaking guide through out the expedition
  • Guidance of Rangers during the treks
  • Park permits and fees
  • All trekking permits as mentioned in the itinerary (including gorilla trekking permit of $1500)
  • Transfer to and fro Kigali International Airport

Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional gratuities
  • Personal spendings (beverages, laundary etc)
  • Covid PCR Tests ($60 per test)

Special Notes

  • Prices indicated above are on twin sharing basis. Solo prices are available on request
  • The Gorilla Trekking permit are reserved in advanced. Once bought, these cannot be refunded, due to strict restriction of permits issued per day
  • Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is easier compared to other East African countries. Depending on fitness level, you will be assigned to a group accordingly on day of trekking
  • Any person with general fitness can join for this expedition
  • Gorilla trekking is permissible only for age 15 and above
  • If you wish to upgrade to other properties, please get in touch with expedition consultant for special prices
  • We offer flexible payment plans on request basis. Please ask your consultant for same at time of booking
  • Minimum of 4 people are needed for the tour on same date. Please check with expedition consultant before booking