Mountain Gorilla Tracking

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Rwanda is one of only three countries in the world where critically endangered mountain gorillas live.

Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is often described as the ultimate, once-in-a-lifetime, and truly transformational experience. With only an estimated 880 gorillas left in the world, witnessing these gentle creatures in their natural habitat is truly exceptional.

Gorillas make their homes among the bamboo-covered slopes of the Virunga Mountains in Volcanoes National Park in northern Rwanda.

Embark on a journey and trek to encounter them in their natural habitat. Your expert trackers and guides will lead you to a fully habituated family of mountain gorillas. Spend an awe-inspiring hour with them, often crouching just a few feet away, as the gorillas go about their daily lives.

There are ten families living in Volcanoes National Park that are fully habituated and available for visits by the public, while others are habituated for scientific research purposes only. Each family consists of at least one Silverback (but sometimes as many as four), along with several females and a group of youngsters. It is an encounter that will stay with you forever.

A minimum age of 15 applies for gorilla trekking, and once purchased, permits cannot be refunded or interchanged. We recommend securing permits as soon as possible. Please do not hesitate to ask if you require any assistance with organizing the permits for you.

If you have a cold, flu, or a contagious infection, please avoid gorilla trekking as gorillas are susceptible to human infections, particularly respiratory ones.

Gorilla trekking is just one of many adventures awaiting you when booking One&Only Gorilla's Nest lodges with us. Contact us if you would like to find out what else you can experience while staying there.


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Surrounded by swaying eucalyptus trees, Gorilla’s Nest is the closest resort to Volcanoes National Park. Experience Rwanda and a lifetime memorable encounters with majestic mountain gorillas.

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