1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari

1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari

This 1 day Rwanda gorilla safari is a short safari that will take you to Volcanoes national park which is located in north western part of Rwanda in Musanze, Ruhengeri district. Volcanoes National Park is known for harbouring the endangered mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, other primates like black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys and 5 of the 8 volcanic mountains that is Mount bisoke, Mount Karisimbi, Mount Gahinga, Mount Sabyinyo and mount Muhabura. During the 1 day Rwanda gorilla safari, you will be able to engage in a gorilla trekking experience where you will be able to spend time with the gorillas in their natural environment.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Volcanoes national park for gorilla trekking

Depending on your location in Kigali, you will be picked up by our driver guide at the airport or at your hotel in Kigali very early in the morning, brief you about the safari and then start the journey to Volcanoes national park in north northwestern region. On the way, you will enjoy stunning views of the rolling hills, farmlands, beautiful scenery, and traditional homesteads among others. Upon arrival in Volcanoes national park, you will transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about the rules and regulations of gorilla trekking. After the briefing, you will be sub-divided into groups of 8 people where each group will be allocated a habituated gorilla family to trek and an experienced park guide. Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park takes about 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on where the gorillas are located. During trekking, you will be rewarded with views of other primate species, birds, colourful butterflies, and different plant and tree species among others. Once the mountain gorillas are located, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity to learn more about their behaviours, lifestyle, and habits, watch them feed, play, breastfeed, groom young ones, rest, take photos and record videos.

1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari
Volcanoes National Park

After the one hour with the mountain gorillas, you will trek back to the starting point where you will meet up with your driver guide and transfer back to Kigali. Upon arrival, your driver guide will drop you off at Kigali International Airport for your departure flight or drop you off at any place of advice.

End of 1 day Rwanda gorilla safari

Tour includes                                  

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Full-time English-speaking driver guide
  • Ground transfers (in a 4WD vehicle)
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled drinking water

Tour excludes                      

  • International air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Full board accommodation
  • Life insurance
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, and tips among others.
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