Escape on an expert-guided gorilla safari to Rwanda and Uganda.

An incredible eight-day escape that will see you get up close and personal with magnificent mountain gorillas, exploring off-the-beaten-track Africa and staying in exclusive eco-lodges. Guaranteed to turn your friends green with envy.

There are only around 700 mountain gorillas left on the planet, and after this trip you’ll be one of the privileged few people to have seen them. This guided gorilla safari takes you to three gorilla parks, Parc National des Volcans (PNV) in Rwanda and Mount Gahinga and Bwindi in Uganda escorted all the way by experts.

Your adventure starts and finishes in Kigali, Rwanda, the scheduled safaris departing on set dates and following a set itinerary with a maximum of 10 guests in total (five per vehicle).

The Inside Word 

We Love...

The blend of majestic mountain gorillas with eco-friendly luxury lodges.

Learn Something New...

Besides seeing these great apes, you’ll learn about their habitat and how to track them. Did you know gorillas can be identified by nose prints which are unique to each individual?

Experience a Taste of...

 Ugandan tradition. Try the national drink, waragi - it’s a banana gin.

Jaw-dropping Moment...

The gorillas, the volcanic landscape, the gorillas…nope, we still can’t decide.

Flying Time From the UK

Just over 10 hours, via Nairobi.

The Last Word

This is real Gorillas in the Mist stuff. Seeing these majestic creatures is something you’ll never forget.

Don't Forget

A yellow fever certificate. It’s essential.

A gorilla permit is required at additional cost. The price is fluctuating at present so please ask your consultant to confirm the value. Once confirmed this supplement will be payable at the time of booking. Please also ask your consultant about visa requirements.

This safari escape can also be done on a private basis and as such can be tailored to suit your requirements. So if you wish to amend the suggested itinerary in any way, just let us know.

Price From

£4100 to £5250 per person, based on two sharing the lodge accommodation for seven nights on an all inclusive basis, including laundry services, a complimentary massage and activities as indicated, plus an eight-day guided programme.

Park fees are not included - as your consultant.

Gorilla Permit Information: 
The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) announced on 6 May 2017 that there will be an immediate increase in the price of a Gorilla Safari permit in Rwanda from US $750 t0 US $1,500.

In line with the RDB's strategy, the price increase aims to strengthen conservation efforts and contribute more to the development of communities living around the Volcanoes National Park.

The price of a gorilla permit in Uganda remains at US $600 for high season and US $450 for low season. 


You may also be interested in...



  • Four opportunities to go gorilla tracking; in Parc National des Volcans (twice), Bwindi and Nkuringo
  • Visit Dian Fossey’s grave in Parc National des Volcans (PNV)
  • See the golden monkeys in Mgahinga and PNV
  • Climb the Muhavura or Gahinga Volcanoes
  • Take a walk in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest


  • Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
  • Volcanoes Mount Gahinga Lodge
  • Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

When to Escape


Departs 2017: May to Dec.

July to September and December to January

The driest months in Rwanda

April and May and October to November

The rainy season.?Please note gorilla trekking will involve moving into the rainforests so please be prepared for muddy and wet conditions. You’ve been warned!

“We climbed higher into the forest and eventually found the gorillas on a sunny ridge.  A young one tumbled through the grass playfully, chirping and gurgling happily. A couple of yards away his dad (a very large silverback) kept a watchful eye on him, while munching on handfuls of foliage.”  

Vanessa T., Escapa Partner

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