1 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda

1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour (USD 1990pp) Cost

Affordable Short Rwanda Gorilla trek tour in Volcanoes National Park

Safari Overview: 1 Day Gorilla Tour Rwanda

1 Day Rwanda gorilla tour is a one day Gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. 

The 1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek is a short gorilla safari best done by tourists already in Rwanda with a very early morning pick up and late evening drop off in Kigali town. 

Adult Male Mountain Gorilla Silverback [ Gorilla trekking tours in Rwanda]

Adult Male Mountain Gorilla Silverback [ Gorilla trekking tours in Rwanda]

This one day Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari is a trip to Volcanoes National Park which is the only habitat to Mountain gorillas in this land of a thousand hills. 

Volcanoes National Park Rwanda is about 2 hours’ 20 minutes’ drive from Kigali via the fastest route. 

A one day gorilla safari Rwanda is designed to suit travelers who do not have much time for a tour but want to have a Gorilla trekking experience in the Virunga Volcanoes

This itinerary applies to visitors who are already in Rwanda especially in Kigali. Though very exhausting the gorilla tour offers a thrilling trekking experience and 1 hour encounter with the world’s endangered mountain gorillas

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Detailed Itinerary of the 1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek

The one day Gorilla tracking tour starts from Kigali very early in the morning as early as 5:00 am local time. Inform your hotel to provide early morning breakfast or organize packed breakfast for you.

Gorillas tours in Rwanda

Gorillas tours in Rwanda

Your Rwanda tour guide will pick you up from your place of residence in Kigali for the transfer.

About 2 hours spent on the drive take you through the picturesque backdrop of Rwanda. 

Arriving at the park, you transfer to the park headquarters in Kinigi where you first have a briefing on the do’s and don’ts of Gorilla trekking in Rwanda by the park warden. 

By 8:30 am, the park ranger guide will transfer you to the trekking starting point for a gorilla trek. A total of 8 tourists with a trekking permit of Rwanda which costs USD 1500 per permit are allocated one gorilla family. 

Each 8 individuals take about 2-6 hours in the jungle trekking through the bamboo forest along with armed ranger guides. However, only 1 hour (60 minutes) are spent in the presence of the mountain gorillas. 

The trek lasts an unpredictable time depending on the Gorilla group movements but the population in Rwanda is known to move for shorter distances and therefore make it easy to trek. 

After 1 hour in the presence of a gorilla family, you walk back to the park headquarters where you meet the tour guide for a transfer back to Kigali.

End of 1 Day Rwanda Gorilla tour

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Your Safari Route: 1 Day Gorilla trek Rwanda

Safari Inclusions 

  • English speaking driver guide
  • Entry fees and taxes including gorilla permit
  • Safari van
  • Meal Plan – Lunch
  • Water on board

Safari exclusions

  • Any purchases of personal kind
  • Any changes to the itinerary
  • International flights and visas

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