1 Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

Daily Tour 1 day
Kigali, Rwanda Volcanoes National Park

1 Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

This 1 day Rwanda gorilla tour is a short safari which offers you opportunity to explore the gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park, northwest of Rwanda. Volcanoes National Park is one of the 4 national parks in the world where you can track mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. About 10 gorilla families have been habituated and are tracked every day. Your one day gorilla tour starts and ends in Kigali.



DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

Kigali International Airport (Google Map)



DEPARTURE TIME

Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.



INCLUDED IN THE TRIP


  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • A professional driver/guide




  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)





NOT INCLUDED


  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees




 

What to Expect

A 1 day Rwanda gorilla tour is a short safari that offers you the opportunity to explore the gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park, northwest of Rwanda. Volcanoes National Park is one of the 4 national parks in the world where you can track mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. About 10 gorilla families have been habituated and are tracked every day. Your one-day gorilla tour starts and ends in Kigali.

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Optional Golden monkey trekking, visit to musanze caves, dian fossey hike, visit to the twin lakes
  • Kigali city tour

Day 1: Drive to Volcanoes National Park

After morning breakfast, you will be driven to Volcanoes National Park for the long-awaited adventure. You will spend about 2 to 3 hours’ driving from Kigali to the park and you will join the rest of the visitors for a morning briefing on dos and don’ts for gorilla trekking in the park. You will be assigned to only one habituated group to trek in a group of 8 visitors and a park guide who will take you through the entire trekking process. Besides trekking to see the gorillas, you also have a chance to explore most of the plants, primates and bird species that call this park their home. The trek involves hiking through the dense vegetation, steep slopes and you need to be physically well to complete the entire tracking process. On getting your assigned gorilla troop, you have one hour of magical encounter with these dramatic creatures, take as many photos as you can. Thereafter, embark on the journey to Kigali take a flight back home and this will mark the end of your safari.

Rwanda is a small, land locked country in eastern / central Africa of approximately 26,340 sq km. It has five prominent volcanoes and 23 lakes as well as several rivers. A large part of the country has an elevation of between 1,500 and 2,500 meters AMSL.

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