1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek Tour – Short Rwanda Gorilla Safari
The 1 day Rwanda gorilla trek tour is a short a gorilla safari crafted for you to track mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park despite your budget or limited time. Rwanda is a haven for 30% of the 1063 endangered mountain gorillas that still exist on planet earth today.
Your Rwanda gorilla trek tour involves exploring anyone of Volcanoes National Park’s 10 habituated gorilla families; Sabyinyo, Bwenge, Karisimbi/Susa B, Ugenda, Hirwa, Umubano, Susa A, Amahoro, Agashya and Kwitonda gorilla group families. Tracking each of these gorilla families is strictly done by only 8 visitors each day. Your gorilla trip starts and ends in Kigali capital city of Rwanda.
Detailed itinerary of 1 day Rwanda gorilla trek tour
Since your Rwanda gorilla tour begins from Kigali city, you will be expected to rise up early. This is to give you ample time to prepare and with your packed lunch plus bottled water, meet the gorilla safari guide for transfer to Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda, about 2-3 hours’ drive.
If you left without taking breakfast, you can have your cup of tea or coffee en-route and arrive at Kinigi Visitor Centre early to join other trekkers on a briefing about gorilla trekking dos and don’ts. This normally starts at 7:00am and at 8:00am, after you have been allocated to a park ranger guide and a gorilla family; you begin you gorilla trek tour via the rain-forest.
A normal gorilla trek can take you 2-6 hours but this isn’t a guarantee since it all depends on nature of the habitat, location of gorillas and your hiking speed. Once you locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed to spend one hour with the gorilla members, take pictures and learn about their behaviors. After, walk back to the starting point ready to drive back to Kigali and this marks the end of your 1 day Rwanda gorilla trek tour.
End of 1 day Rwanda gorilla trek tour
The tour includes
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Ground travel in a 4×4 Safari Van or 4×4 Land cruiser
- Fulltime English-speaking tour guide
- Park entrance fees
- Bottled drinking water on a tour
- Activities in the itinerary except the optional ones
- Relevant government taxes
The tour excludes
- Laundry services
- Shopping bills
- Other beverages or other drinks
- Optional activities
- Hotel fees after the 1 day gorilla trek trip
- Personal Insurance
- Telephone bills