1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour

Overview of 1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour

The 1 day Rwanda gorilla is designed to enable time constrained Rwanda safari undertakers also to have an opportunity to track the critically endangered mountain gorillas. The trip starts in Kigali city and ends in Kigali city though it is advisable to spend the night prior to this day around Ruhengeri to avoid early wake up.

You will wake up as early as possible so as to depart by 04:30am for 116km journey about 3 hours’ drive to Volcanoes National Park – the haven for gorilla trekking. You will pass through the Rwanda’s hilly landscapes when it is still in dark though you won’t be surprised to meet the locals along the road also going early going to their respective daily routines – as it is believed that an early bird catches the worm. By 8:00am, you are already at the park headquarters –Kinigi for briefing and eventual gorilla trekking experience. During this session, you are allocated to a gorilla family to track and if with a special case, rangers can be consulted for special arrangement. You will head off to the volcanic lush vegetation in search of gorillas. The trek is quite thrilling as you go through amazing landscapes amidst bird sights and other wildlife crossing including monkeys, wild pigs and if lucky wild elephants. The trek takes 2 – 8 hours as gorillas are unpredictable thus packed lunch is required. The jungle sounds will accompany you up to that long waited moment of direct contact with gorillas. You will see them as they forage, play, socialize and sometimes charge. The state of wonder that will engulf your heart could leave your camera film with no space for other encounters. The full one hour is enough to optimize this experience after which you will retreat to the starting point to embark on your journey to Kigali city.



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