Rwanda Gorilla safaris offer a golden chance for any one to visit the best place to track and see mountain gorillas in Africa. A safari to Rwanda coupled with the search for the beautiful mountain gorillas gives one a life time memory giving adventure. Rwanda mountain gorillas are found in the Volcanoes national park and were habituated by Dian Fossey for a long time till her death. Besides a mountain gorilla safari tour in Rwanda, you can visit various national wild life parks for wildlife such as Akagera and also tour genocide memorial stadiums as well as the various cultural museums. We offer several Gorilla tours in Rwanda ranging from short gorilla safari excursions to medium and long gorilla safari adventures in Rwanda.

To trek Gorillas in Rwanda you need a Rwanda gorilla permit to watch the gorillas in one of Rwanda`s gorilla groups. We always formulate new exciting gorilla trekking safari expeditions in Rwanda along side several African wildlife, Eco tourism, culture and community tours, nature walks not to mention historical tours.


Rwanda safaris featuring Gorilla tracking are highlighted by highly trained,caring,enthusiastic, dedicated but also highly informed safari guides that are any time ready to take you to various spectacular wildlife parks & reserves in Rwanda aboard our clean customised safari vehicles.

Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd always ensures rescue services to our clients in case of any danger whilst on a safari with us no matter the distance or region. Needless to say no one wants to risk having a safari with a unreliable tour company that cant rescue you in case of danger or challenges whilst on a safari , this being our strength we are your ultimate safari company to guide you on your safari to Rwanda and Africa at large.

As reads our slogan,we always offer our clients the ultimate African Gorilla safari memory in Rwanda, as well other game viewing safaris in Rwanda with a greatly high standard service level to instill a permanent Africa safari memory in the hearts of all our customers

N.B Please note that Gorilla tracking permits in Rwanda are on high demand and get sold out quickly. We hence advised you to book your gorilla safari to Rwanda early enough (usually three months in advance)to avoid disappointments of missing out on permits as you cant go trekking gorillas in Rwanda without these permits.

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When to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda

Gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda can be carried out at any time of the year. It can be noted that hiking the slopes of the Volcanoes tends to be challenging in the rainy season that stretch from the months of April through May and then November. Also on the raised altitudes of 2000m and above, the rain can …

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Mountain gorilla groups in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park: Gorilla families in Rwanda


There are a range of gorilla families that number to ten (10) that are habituated purposely for gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda. There are also other two which are dedicated for research called Pablos Shida and Beetsme.

It can be noted though the home ranges of the habituated gorilla families dedicated for tourism are known; their movements are not very fixed to only those areas. When preparing for gorilla trekking encounter, it is important to note that gorilla families are distributed on the date of tracking and though you have possibilities of getting your preferred group by requesting the rangers to give it attention during allocation, the practice is not guaranteed.

The following are the ten (10) gorilla families that are available for tracking by world travellers on gorilla safaris in Rwanda and Volcanoes National Park in particular;

Susa -A Family

The Susa A gorilla family is noted to have originally been studied by Dian Fossey. It is named after Susa River which makes its way through this gorilla group’s home range. The Susa A has twenty eight (28) gorilla members with three (3) silverbacks. The family was the largest gorilla group with 42 members before it split to form Susa B and when one encountered initially, he / she would see the gorilla spread all over. Susa A us denoted by the playful Byishimo and Impano – the twins in the group. It also contains poppy who is one of the oldest habituated gorillas that dates back to the times of Dian Fossey.

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Nyunwe Forest national park Located to the south west of Rwanda, the Nyungwe Forest National Park is close to the border of Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo in the south and the west respectively. It is recorded to be among the ancient African forests that are noted to have survived the last ice age. Nyungwe Forest is among the largest montane forest in the East of Africa and considered to be the well conserved forest in the entire highlands of Central Africa.


Akagera National Park

The Rwanda’s Akagera National Park located to the east of the country with the views of the plains of Tanzania stretches over a geographical size 1122 km2 and it is being managed under the arrangement of public private partnership arrangement of the Rwanda Development Board and the African Parks from 2010.

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Volcanoes national park

The Volcanoes National Park is an English of the former French naming the Parc Nationale des Volcanos which is positioned to the north west of Rwanda sheltering the Rwandan section of the entire Virunga Volcanoes that comprise of eight (8) mountains shared by Rwanda along with adjacent countries of Uganda and DR Congo.