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1 day gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda

1 day gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda

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Rwanda is one of the nations on earth where it is possible to trek the gorillas. Mountain gorillas are only trekked in Uganda, Congo and Rwanda. In Rwanda, it is possible to do a 1 day gorilla trekking safari. The country is dubbed as a nation of a thousand hills. Trekking gorillas in the north western part of the country at Volcanoes national park shall not only give you the joy of viewing the gorillas, but also show you the marvelous countryside of the country. This 1 day gorilla trekking safari is a perfect safari to tourists who have a tight schedule but would love to trek the gorillas. The tour shall start and end in Kigali.

  • Destination
  • Departure
  • Departure Time
    Approximately 8.30AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 6.00PM
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable and light
  • Included
    Bottled Mineral Water
    Full board
    Park Entrance Fees
    Tour guide
  • Not Included
    Air ticket
    Personal Items
    Travel and Medical insurance
    Visa fees

Tour Plan


Day 1: gorilla trekking and transfer back to Kigali

This tour starts and ends in Kigali. You shall wake up early in the morning and you shall be picked up by the guide at 5am from your pick up point. Make sure that you pack your lunch and take breakfast. You shall start driving through past the outskirts of Kigali until start to witness little housing structures. The distance from Kigali to Volcanoes national park is about 116km which is a 2 hours’ drive. You shall witness the weather changing from dark to dawn. The morning hours are busy hours especially for the farmers as many prefer to cultivate their land early in the morning. Along the way, you shall spot people cultivating land, depending on the season. Finally, you shall arrive at the volcanoes national park headquarters, Ruhengeri, at 8am to attend the briefing. At the headquarters, you shall be allocated the gorilla family to track and the respective park ranger to help you accomplish your mission. With other members of your group, normally a maximum of 8 tourists, you shall start the search for the gorillas. With the help of the park rangers, you shall eventually spot the gorillas after 2-8 hours of search. On spotting them, you shall be allowed to stay with a particular gorilla family group for a period of 1 hour. During this time, you shall witness gorillas’ lifestyle, take some amazing photoshoots and carry those wonderful memories in your brain. Later, you shall transfer back to the headquarters and drive back to Kigali to mark the end of the tour.

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