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Bishops House, Volcanoes National Park

Set in the town of Ruhengeri in the Virunga Mountains area of northwest Rwanda, 25 minutes from park heasdquarter, this comfortable, boutique hotel offers the perfect location for trekkers who desire high-end comfort coupled with the challenge of a gorilla trekking safari in the wilderness.

The nine-roomed Bishop’s House captures a colonial manor house feel that provides indulgent comfort with a splash of local culture. The rooms boast classic furnishings, rich fabrics, antique four-poster beds and modern en-suite bathrooms all designed to capture the feeling of a colonial manor house.

While staying, guests can enjoy the restaurant, bar and garden, complete with barbecue facilities, and there is high speed Wi-Fi throughout the entire property. Meals are a la carte, offering a few options to choose from, with lunch and dinner choices changing daily. The chef specializes in international-style food with an African influence, and a vegetarian option was always available.

Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge, Volcanoes National Park

Enjoy the serenity of nature at Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge located next to Volcanoes National Park. Set in the town of Ruhengeri in the Virunga Mountains area of northwest Rwanda, Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge offers guest accommodation in 22 rooms, with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. With a shared lounge, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The property has evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk. All guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with an electric tea pot. Every room has a flat-screen TV, and certain units at Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge have a terrace. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge loung and pool views

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking – 4 Days

Kigali | Volcanoes National Park

This 4 day gorilla trek extension includes: 3 nights accommodation,  Kigali city tour, one gorilla trek,  3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners and transfers.

Tour length:  4 days 

From $ 2,495 per person 

Rwanda gorilla trekking – 4 days is the ultimate wildlife adventure in the heart of Africa and considered THE destination for viewing endangered mountain gorillas. These gentle giants, which share 98% of our DNA, are found in Volcanoes National Park, home to mountain gorilla,  golden monkeys, spotted hyena, buffaloes, elephants, black-fronted duiker, and bushbuck; the park also harbors 178 bird species.

The mountain gorillas are reached after a trek of three to eight hours up and through the rain forest. Participants should be in good health and able to sustain a slow climbing pace. The effort, however, earns amazing rewards!

An optional Golden monkey excursion on Day 4 before your departure is highly recommended.

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Kigali (1 night)

On arrival at Kigali International Airport you will be met and assisted by our guide, and transferred to your hotel  for an overnight.

Day 2 Kigali / Volcanoes National Park (2 nights)

After breakfast, you will be taken on a city tour of Kigali including the Kandt Museum, tour old Kigali and the Craft centers, visit the genocide memorial site where you learn about Rwanda’s history. An experience that will touch you deeply, and that shows the resilience of the Rwanda people to rise and became the preferred destination for gorilla trekking amongst other great achievements. Continue your journey to your lodge near Volcanoes National Park to rest and prepare for the exciting day ahead.

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking - 4 Days Volcanoes National Park

Day 3 Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking: gorilla close-upEarly morning you will be transferred to the park headquarters for a briefing of your gorilla tracking experience and allocation of your trekking porters. Start your gorilla trekking adventure at the foothills of the Virungas with stirring views in all directions. Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for an hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing and resting. Coming face to face with a giant silverback is one of the greatest wildlife WOW moments!

Late afternoon, you will be taken for a community walk to see the lifestyle of the Rwanda people.

Day 4 Volcanoes National Park / Kigali / Departure

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking - 4 Days golden monkeyAfter breakfast and taking the last photos of magnificent forest and mountains, you will be transferred to Kigali arriving on time for your departure flight.