1 Day Rwanda Special Gorilla Trekking Safari Overview
1 day Rwanda special gorilla trekking safari helps you fulfill your interest of gorilla trekking even if you have very limited time in Rwanda. The trip will start in Kigali, “the capital of Rwanda”and still end in Kigali, Rwanda.
This safari gives you a unique opportunity to track the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat Volcanoes National Park in a shortest time possible. In Rwanda, gorillas are habituated in 10 groups which can be visited everyday with each group being visited by a maximum of 8 people.
This safari gives you a chance to see other primates that include the rare Golden Monkeys, L’Hoest Monkey, Colobus, Baboons and many more. Of all the primates in the these mountains, the gorilla stands out to be the largest and most gentle.
The gorillas live in groups of families with silver backs and female and According to Wikipedia, “The mountain gorilla is highly social, and lives in relatively stable, cohesive groups held together by long-term bonds between adult males and females.
Day 1: Pickup and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park (Ruhengeri)
You will be picked by our driver from your Hotel or Lodge(after having breakfast or with packed breakfast) at 5:30 am to start on your 116km journey to Volcanoes National park. Traveling to Volcanoes national park takes an average of 2-3 hours from Kigali and on reaching the park offices, you will be briefed by park officers and then assigned to a gorilla group to track.
Interestingly in Rwanda, guests are allocated a gorilla family on the very day of tracking. The guests who feel physically weak are allocated the nearest groups that only require at least an hour to find. You will then be led into the forest by a ranger guide to trek the endangered primates.
Gorilla trekking may take between 30 mins to 8 hours depending on the movements of the primates. However, after locating the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend only 1hr with them. Enjoy the unique adventure and you can take pictures (But with NO FLASHLIGHT).
On return, your driver will drive you back to Kigali and then to Kanombe airport for your departure flight if it is on schedule.
End of the safari.
- Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permit – $1500
- Park Entrance Fees
- Meals as per Itinerary
- 4×4 Safari Transportation to/from airport
- English Speaking Tour Guide/Driver
- Tourist Entry Visa
- International Flight Tickets
- Travel Insurance
- Items of Personal Nature
- Tips and Gratuities