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Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

Experience one of the most intimate wildlife experiences in East Africa on this incredible eight-day discovery of Rwanda and its endangered mountain gorilla population.

What to Expect

Although most travelers are drawn to this land-locked African country to see the endangered mountain gorillas—a wildlife experience that is truly unlike any other—it is the resilient spirit of the Rwandan people and the beauty of the country’s landscapes that leave travelers with a sense of awe and a vow to return. In the words of Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley: “Go see for yourself how a country can rebuild after a massacre; you cannot help but feel hope for humanity.”

This packaged Indagare Departures itinerary combines the best of our destination expertise, insider intel and special access—while allowing for flexibility and customization—to offer you an effortless and rewarding way to explore the world, starting with Rwanda.

On this eight-day adventure, you will get to trek to see the endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in the magnificent Virunga peaks. You can also visit local communities to learn about the complex history of Rwanda, as well as modern conservation initiatives like anti-poaching units and reforestation nurseries; visit the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International’s Research Center to learn about the protection of the mountain gorillas and their environment; and enjoy the company of conservation specialists throughout your trip, including evening lectures with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International’s research director, Felix Ndagijimana, and community engagement manager, Sarah Tolbert.

Along the way, you will relax at two beautiful eco-luxury lodges that offer a variety of immersive wilderness and cultural activities—including traditional game drives, guided nature walks, boating excursions, fishing, birding and more—as well as pampering amenities: Magashi Camp (4 nights) and Bisate Lodge (3 nights).

Rates From: $13,520 per person, based on double occupancy. This does not include flights to and from Rwanda. Customized dates are available upon request.

Contact Indagare to book this special package trip.

Ready to learn more? Explore our Destination Guide to Rwanda.

  • When
    November 1 – 8, 2019
  • Length
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Adventurers , Do Gooders , Soul Searchers
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Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    November 1 – 8, 2019
  • Length
    8 days / 7 nights
  • From


  • All accommodations indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals indicated in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, activities and admissions indicated in the itinerary


  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, etc.
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

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