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1 Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari In Volcanoes National Park

1 Days Gorilla Rwanda Safari – Overview

This 1 day Gorilla trekking Rwanda safari OR One day Rwanda gorilla safari in Volcanoes National Park gives you a great opportunity to go for an amazing short Rwanda gorilla trekking trip in a day.

On this 1 Gorilla trekking Rwanda safari, you’ll take a fascinating 2-3 hour drive through the lush, green countryside landscapes to the beautiful Virunga Volcanoes where Volcanoes National Park is located.

Home to about a third (300) of the mountain gorillas left on Earth, Volcanoes is a sanctuary in which you’re able to spend time with these endangered giants in their pristine rainforest habitat.

The short distance from Kigali means you can drive to the Volcanoes and track the gorillas and return to Kigali in one day.

This 1 day Rwanda gorilla safari is suitable for travelers who are already in Rwanda, as it involves early morning waking up at around 5 am and then driving to the park headquarters in Kinigi by 7 am.

With this 1 day Rwanda gorilla trekking safari, we make it possible for you to fulfill your dream of seeing wild Gorillas without spending a lot of money and time! 

1 Day Gorilla Rwanda Safari – Detailed Itinerary

Your tour driver guide shall pick you up from your place of stay in Kigali at around 5 am. He will take you on a very scenic 2-3 hour drive northwest to Volcanoes National Park in Virunga Mountains.

The impressive sights of the beautiful, terraced hillsides of Rwanda will accompany you as you connect from the dark to dawn.

You’ll see the local people embarking on their daily routine including their farmlands and crop gardens.

On arrival, you will connect to the park headquarters in Kinigi for a gorilla trekking briefing at 7 am. At 8 am, you will begin your gorilla trekking adventure. The trek can take anything between 30 minutes and 7 hours to reach the mountain gorillas.

Although you should be prepared for muddy, humid, and perhaps challenging conditions, gorilla trekking through the mountain rain forest is possible for all healthy and reasonably fit trekkers.

Your expert local guides will lead you to one of the 10 habituated gorilla families in volcanoes and you’ll be able to spend one full hour observing and photographing these incredible creatures as they feed, forage, play or interact in their natural habitat.  It’s a humbling experience to sit amongst our ‘cousins’.

Although the gorillas will be the highlight, you will have an opportunity to encounter the endemic Golden monkeys, as well as a range of birdlife and other forest dwellers, not to mention the beauty of the park itself.

After your captivating hour with these giant primates, you will move off slowly and quietly. Make your way back to the Volcanoes National Park headquarters for debriefing.

Then meet your tour driver-guide for a drive back to Kigali to mark the end of this incredible 1 day Gorilla trekking Rwanda safari.

The highlight of the Day: – Tracking rare Mountain Gorillas

Meal Plan: – Lunch

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 116km/2-3 hrs.

Activities & Services:-

  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Transfer back to Kigali

End Of The 1 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari in Volcanoes National Park

Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit
  • Transportation in 4X4 Safari Van/Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari

Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kigali (Arranged on request)

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