I day Rwanda Gorilla trekking tour is designed for visitors who are probably already in Rwanda and want to go for a quick tour of one of the Gorilla families in the Volcanoes National Park.
A guide from Excellent African Safaris will pick you from your hotel by 5:00 am early morning to set off for Kinigi where the volcanoes national park offices are located. The drive is approximately 2-3 hours through a beautiful mountainous country side which will confirm to you why Rwanda is referred to as “The Land of a thousand hills”.
You will arrive at the Kinigi offices by 7:00 am in time for the usual briefing from a head guide on the rules and procedures to be followed while watching mountain gorillas. Once you are done with the briefing, you can then proceed to track the gorilla family. Once you spot the gorillas, follow instructions from the guides. Watching mountain gorillas is breath taking. You could spend hours just watching the little ones roll around and play – Unfortunately, you will only have one hour with these mighty apes. Mountain Gorillas are very playful and curious and will often come close you. Once again, while with the gorillas, listen to instructions from your guide and always stay calm. Never make sudden movements.
After gorilla trekking you will descend the forest and head back to Kigali reaching late in the evening to catch up with your flight should it be on the same day.
- Gorilla permit (1500USD)
- Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Bottled drinking water
- An experienced English-speaking tour driver/guide
- Park entry fees
- Park ranger and guiding
The tour excludes personal expenses such as beverages, crafts, cigars, souvenirs and tips.