Luxury Eco-Conscious Rwanda Gorilla Trek

From $8,837.00 p/person

Head into the heart of Rwanda’s extraordinary Volcanoes National Park, one of the last enclaves of the rare and endangered mountain gorillas.

Experience a world-class gorilla trek deep into the forest to encounter these unique animals, and spend up to 1 hour with them, watching them go about their daily activities. 

Both The Retreat by Heaven and One and Only Gorilla’s Nest are luxury eco-conscious places to stay, each with a special focus on sustainability, soul connection with nature and the local culture, as well as an emphasis on the full Rwanda safari experience. Enjoy a tour of Kigali City, discover ancient caves, embark on a spa experience, or enjoy a hike to pay respects at Dian Fossey’s gravesite. 

Luxury Eco-Conscious Rwanda Safari

Your Itinerary

1 night in Kigali

Today you arrive in Rwanda for your once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trek experience. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to The Retreat by Heaven, a luxurious eco-conscious boutique hotel in the heart of Kigali.

Relax and unwind on your private terrace, head to the yoga and meditation room, or enjoy a swim in the large, heated saltwater swimming pool. There’s also a new wine lounge recently added too!


Be inspired at the Fusion Restaurant with farm-to-table international cuisine, or head to the Swahili-inspired bar.

The Retreat by Heaven


The Retreat by Heaven

Named one of the Top New Hotels in the World in 2018 by Town & Country and The New York Times, The Retreat by Heaven in Kigali is a luxurious, boutique hotel situated in the heart of the city. Eco-friendly with a Swahili-inspired bar and Fusion Restaurant, this innovative, cultural and holistic hotel is inspiring. 

The Retreat by Heaven

3 nights in Volcanoes National Park

Today you’ll be transferred to the beautiful natural wilderness of Volcanoes National Park, where you’ll begin your gorilla trek adventure. Volcanoes is one of the last enclaves in the world where you can encounter rare and endangered mountain gorillas.

While at One and Only Gorilla’s Nest, you can enjoy an included gorilla trek with experienced guides and rangers, heading deep into the forest to find these unique animals playing, sleeping and eating.

Disappear into the spa for pampering body and soul treatments, join a drumming circle in the boma, explore the forest by bike or discover the chef’s garden. Other recommended experiences include a hike to Dian Fossey’s grave to pay your respects to this renowned primatologist or discover the ancient Musanze Caves.


Gorilla’s Nest offers superb forest dining, featuring fresh seasonal cuisine inspired by the surrounding landscape. The Nest Bar also provides a stylish and comfortable space to relax and unwind.

One and Only Gorilla's Nest


One and Only Gorilla’s Nest

One & Only Gorilla’s Nest is a luxurious eco-conscious boutique lodge, set in the foothills of the Volcanoes National Park. A strong focus on authentic experiences, soulful moments and being at one with nature is what you can expect here. 

One and Only Gorilla's Nest


VIP Meet and greet on arrival
Airport transfers to The Retreat at Heaven
1 night at The Retreat at Heaven on a bed and breakfast basis
3 nights at One and Only Gorilla’s Nest on a full board basis (includes all meals, local beverages)
1 gorilla trek permit per person in Volcanoes National Park
Half-day Kigali City Tour
Transport in a 4×4 Landcruiser
English-speaking driver-guide
Complimentary bottled water supplied by your driver-guide in the vehicle while on safari
Flying Doctor Emergency Evacuation Insurance


International flights, air reservations and airport taxes 
Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary 
Activities not mentioned in the itinerary 
Activities specified as additional / optional in the itinerary 
Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary 
Travel insurance 
All items of a personal nature 


Our rates are per person sharing unless expressly identified. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are an estimation, subject to availability and may change without notice. Single supplements may apply. Enquire now or speak to one of our expert Travel Planners for updated rates. 

This trip is valid 15 February 2021 – 31 May 2021, and 1 November 2021 – 15 December 2021.

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