This 1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour is organized in favor of travelers who are already around Rwanda probably for other activities but would like to use some of their limited time to adventure the country’s most popular national park Volcanoes to see the endangered mountain gorillas.
Of the three mountain gorilla destinations; Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo, it is only in Rwanda where 1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tours are done due to the short distance between the capital and Volcanoes national park that allows one to transfer to the park and right away go for the trek. All you need is to appropriately plan for your short safari to get the best out of it. Plan for your 1 day gorilla safari with Mumwe African Skimmer Safaris and visit Rwanda’s magnificent tropical rain forest and encounter the giant apes.
Visitors going for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes are expected to be at the headquarters for briefing by 8:00am. We therefore set off from Kigali at 5:00am for the 2 hours’drive to the park. It is a smooth drive towards the northwest with beautiful views of the landscape as it dawns.The safari driver takes us to the trek starting point to meet the ranger guide and get the guidelines before commencing the trek.
Following the trails on the forested slopes of the Virunga Mountains, it is such an adventurous trek with the ranger leading us to locations where the gorillas are expected to be roaming. Depending on how far theyhave moved, the trek can last for 2-8 hours. Once the mountain gorillas are spotted, trekkers are given enough time (up to 1 hour) to stay with themand then get back to the headquarters. Meet the driver guide here and drive back to Kigali.
End of the 1 day gorilla trekking safari Rwanda
The package includes;
- Transport from and back to Kigali
- 4X4 safari vehicle
- Professional driver guide
- Bottled drinking water
- Gorilla permit
Tips for gorilla trekking in Rwanda
It is important to know what to carry when planning for a gorilla trekking tour in Volcanoes national park. Since it is a tropical rain forest, it is never a surprise to receive rain even during the dry season. Travelers to the park are therefore advised to be ready for such conditions by packing a number of recommended items; waterproof jacket, hiking boots, warm jacket, long sleeved shirt, long trouser, hut, gloves and an insect repellant.