Volcanoes Expedition

 – Explore the vibrant city of Kigali; discovering the art, history, and culture of Rwanda 

 – Trek endangered mountain gorillas, experience the vibrant golden monkeys, view an array of 200 bird species or explore 62 million-year-old caves in the world-renowned Volcanoes National Park

 – This can be a safari on its own or an extension to another East African safari

Itinerary Map

Properties Featured In Volcanoes Expedition


GREEN SEASON   |    01 Mar – 31 May & 01 Nov – 14 Dec

MID SEASON   |    16 Jan – 28 Feb

HIGH SEASON   |  01 – 15 Jan, 01 Jun – 31 Oct & 15 – 31 Dec



  • Gorilla trekking is permitted for children aged 15 years and older
  • Golden monkey experience is permitted for children aged 12 years and older
  • Gorilla and Golden Monkey trekking begins at 07:00 am and guests are required to arrive at the park office at 06:40 am



  • Bed & breakfast accommodation at The Retreat by Heaven;
  • Full board accommodation at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge;
  • Purified water and coffee/tea in the room at The Retreat by Heaven;
  • Soft drinks, beer, house wines and selected spirits at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge;
  • Park fees, conservancy fees and all trekking permits; 
  • Full day Kigali City Tour including lunch on Day 2;
  • One golden monkey experience and one gorilla trekking experience at Volcanoes National Park;
  • One 30 minute welcome massage per person (subject to availability) at The Retreat by Heaven;
  • One 30 minute on-site cultural activity (cocktail making / banana wine making demonstration/ local culinary demonstration or neighbourhood walk – subject to availability – pre booking required) at The Retreat by Heaven;
  • Use of gym, swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and yoga terrace at The Retreat by Heaven;
  • Laundry at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge; 
  • All road transfers mentioned in private transfers including snacks in vehicle;
  • Meet and assist on arrival and departure at Kigali International Airport;
  • Akagera Aviation & AMREF Flying Doctors Membership;
  • Airport transfers; and
  • All statutory charges.


  • Additional meals and drinks at The Retreat by Heaven; 
  • Champagne, luxury spirits, and select wines at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge; 
  • Additional activities not mentioned in inclusions; 
  • Spa treatments;
  • International flights and visa fees;
  • All statutory increases beyond our control;
  • Laundry at The Retreat by Heaven;
  • Gratuities; and
  • Any other extras.