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1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour, One Day Rwanda Safari, Rwanda Gorilla Trek Volcanoes National Park

1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour (One Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari) – Overview

This 1 Day Rwanda gorilla tour or one-day Rwanda gorilla trek is the shortest Rwanda safari for visitors with limited time to go for a gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park.

The 1 Day Rwanda gorilla safari is a 1 day Rwanda safari suitable for those who are already residing or staying in Rwanda and therefore they can undertake it as a day excursion. It involves setting off very early in the morning especially if you are staying in Rwanda’s Capital City Kigali.

To enjoy this 1 day Rwanda gorilla trek, it’s highly recommended for one to spend a night at Ruhengeri where Volcanoes National Park – the natural home of Mountain Gorillas is located. This way you avoid waking up before 6:00 am to about 7:00 am for breakfast then drive to the briefing point by 8:00 am.

1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour (One Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari) – Detailed Description

1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour, 1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek SafariOn this 1 day Rwanda gorilla trek safari tour, you will start very early in the morning like at 5:00 am to embark on the thrilling transfer drive of 80kms from Kigali City to Volcanoes National Park situated in the northwest part of Rwanda.

The overland journey of 1-2hours will take you through the picturesque rolling winding hills and scenic landscapes that characterize the land of thousand hills-Rwanda.

On arrival at the park, you will report to the park headquarters for registration and an early morning briefing at 8 am about the Rwanda gorilla trekking safari code of conduct at Volcanoes National Park.

In this meeting, you will be assigned a particular gorilla family or group that you are going to encounter. In case you are not physically fit, you are allowed to inform the responsible park officials so that they can assign you a less strenuous Gorilla family.

After the briefing, the experienced Ranger guides will lead you into the forest trails to search for the critically endangered mountain gorillas thriving in the hilly forested areas of Volcanoes National Park.

Please note that Gorilla trekking in Rwanda Volcanoes Park may last between 2 – 8 hours depending on the movements of the apes will offer you one (1) hour of memorable direct encounters with Mountain gorillas.

You will see them feed their young ones, look for food among other gorilla daily activities and at that time, you are allowed to take as many photos as you wish after which you will disembark to the starting point where the activity starts from.

After retiring to the park headquarters, embark on the drive back to Kigali city now enjoying the fascinating countryside scenic views.

Upon arriving at Kigali City, if time allows, you can continue to visit Gisozi genocide memorial Centre where you will have time to listen to the comprehensive history of Rwanda during the 1994 genocide and the events of the massacres, including personal accounts.

Thereafter, the driver guide will drive you to your Kigali place of stay or Kanombe International Airport for your onward flight back home.

End of The 1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour

Getting There

Safari Inclusions

  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari 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
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

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 (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)
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