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1 day Rwanda gorilla , A 1 day Rwanda gorilla tour is one of the best short gorilla trekking safaris set for you to trek and view the endangered mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Your Rwanda safari trip will begin early in the morning and end in the evening in Kigali in a 4×4 rental car.

Gorilla tours in Rwanda are carried out only in any one of the 10 habituated gorilla family groups in Volcanoes National Park which is set in the Northwestern side of the country. This 160sq.a km conservation area is composed of gorilla groups like Susa A, Uganda, Susa B (Karisimbi family), Sabyinyo, Kwitonda, Hirwa, Amahoro group, Agashya, Umubano, and Bwenge.

You will be picked up by one of our experienced gorilla safari guides at a hotel in Kigali at 4:30am. Leave the hotel with some packed breakfast in case you didn’t have any and then begin your Rwanda safari trip to Volcanoes National Park. Approximately 116km will be covered, about 2 to 3 hours’ drive in a comfortable 4×4 rental car to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park where you participate in gorilla trekking.

Arrive early and ensure you have a valid Rwanda gorilla permit and passport ready for verification at Kinigi Park Offices. After, join other visitors for briefing on gorilla trekking rules and regulations starting at 7:00am. The park official will also allocate to you a gorilla group which you will trek as a group of 8 trekkers. A single group of trekkers will be accompanied by an armed and experienced park ranger guide.

Begin the actual search for a habituated gorilla family at 8:00am. This involves navigating through the dense vegetation and steep slopes to see mountain gorillas. A gorilla trek can last you between 2 and 6 hours less or more depending on your speed of walking, where the gorillas can be found and the general nature of the habitat.

Once you come across a mountain gorilla family group, you have only one hour to have incredible moment with these massive primates and have an in-depth exploration on their feeding habits, body gestures, mating habits, how they communicate to each other and a lot more. It also includes photography but ensure your camera has no flashlight.

Since Volcanoes National Park is largely a primate safari park, there is possibility for you to also sight other primates like L’Hoest monkeys, the playful baboons, black and white colobus monkeys. Besides, you also stand a chance to excite yourself with bird sights of numerous forest birds which make up a total of about 200 bird species in this protected area.

After your long day of search and magical encounter with mountain gorillas in their habitat, walk back to where you were briefed from to meet your tour leader. He will drive you back to Kigali and this will mark the end of your 1 day Rwanda gorilla tour.

End of your 1 days Rwanda gorilla tour

Safari Inclusions

  •  Gorilla trekking permit
  •  Airport transfers
  •  Bottled drinking water
  •  Travel in 4×4 safari vehicle
  •  Fulltime English-speaking driver
  •  All relevant government taxes
  •  Activities in the travel plan but not the optional ones

Safari Exclusions

  •  International Flight fares
  •  Personal insurance
  •  Tipping
  •  Telephone calls
  •  Additional/optional activities
  •  Hotel fees before and after the trip
  •  Laundry services
  •  Beverages of personal interest
  •  Visa fees
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