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

1 Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour – One Day Gorilla Safari Rwanda Trek in Volcanoes National Park – Overview

1 Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour is the shortest one-day gorilla safari Rwanda trek that you can undertake to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. This 1 day Rwanda gorilla trekking safari tour is very ideal for travelers with limited time most especially those who are residing in Rwanda who can undertake it as an excursion.

It involves waking up early if you are staying in Kigali city and it would be much easier if you are staying in Ruhengeri.

1 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda, Gorilla Safari Rwanda Tour

1 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda – Detailed Itinerary

Wake up very early in the morning at 5:00 am to embark on the 116km transfer to Volcanoes National Park in the north west of Rwanda.

You will drive through the countryside landscapes in surprise the rural Rwandese who will already be out embarking on their daily activities.

The drive which is about 2 ½ hours’ drive will see you arrive at Kinigi before 8 am where you catch up with the briefing exercise by the park rangers about the gorilla trekking conduct.

In this session, you will be allocated a specific gorilla family that you are going to track and in case of special concerns such as mobility issues, you can notify the responsible personnel to allocate you a suitable family.

For the sake of the adventurous ones, you can also notify the responsible personnel to allocate you a more strenuous and challenging gorilla family to track.

After this encounter, you head to the slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes where the Park is located in search of the critically endangered mountain gorillas that only thrive in the Virunga Massif and the famous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in neighboring Uganda.

The activity which may last between 2 – 8 hours depending on the gorilla’s movements will involve a 1 hour of direct encounter with gorillas coupled with unlimited opportunity to take as many photos as you wish after which you will descend back to the gorilla trekking point.

The gorilla trekking in Rwanda is most times brief as the gorilla families tend to be closer to the starting point.

After returning, embark on the drive back to Kigali city now enjoying the clear countryside scenic views.

Upon reaching in Kigali, if time allows, you can visit the Gisozi genocide memorial to pay tribute to the population of Rwandese that was massacred during the bloody genocide that befell the country in the year 1994.

End of The 1 Day Gorilla Safari in Volcanoes National Park