1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking at Volcanoes National Park from Kigali
This 1 Day Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda is for people with very little time but eagerly interested in gorilla trekking. In this gorilla trekking trip to Volcanoes National Park, one leaves Kigali very early in the morning and transfers to the park in time. Upon arrival, gets briefing and them goes for gorilla trekking exercise in the forest. After gorilla tracking, it lunch and then after a return to Kigali. In the world over, Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is everyone’s dream and booking a gorilla permit and visiting the country to do it is a dream coming true. Time should not be a hindrance to a much sought and loved gorilla trekking exercise as there are many options including a 1 day gorilla tour, a 2 day gorilla safari and a 3 days gorilla trekking package for both Rwanda and Uganda.
Details for a 1 Day Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
For this gorilla trekking tour, one must have slept in Kigali for an early rise-up. You will wake up at 4:30 am, take an early breakfast and then after start the journey at 5:00 am, taking about 2 – 2:30 hours’ drive to the Volcanoes National Park Rwanda headquarters in Kinigi. You will arrive at the volcanoes park in time and straight away take briefing about the rules and guidelines for gorilla trekking in Rwanda. After briefing, your driver will drop you to your gorilla trekking starting point based on your allocated gorilla family/group for tracking.
After trekking gorillas at the Volcanoes National Park, you will have lunch at Lapalme Hotel or any other lodge in the area and start on the journey back to Kigali where you arrive in the evening. Upon arrival, the driver will either drop you to your booked accommodation in case you have a night in Kigali or to the airport in case you have flight to another travel destination. This marks the end of a 1 day Gorilla Trek Rwanda Safari.
Alternatively, one may have a 1 day gorilla trekking tour in Uganda in case there are no permits in Rwanda. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. These gorilla parks in south western Uganda are very close to Rwanda. And it take only 4 hours to reach any of the the park. At large, you can choose to trek the endangered mammals in Uganda, Rwanda or DR Congo at any of the four mountain gorilla national parks in the region.
Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda
A Rwanda gorilla permit is at USD 1500 whereas in Uganda, a similar permit is at USD 700 only. The gorilla permit price difference makes trekking these endangered mammals in Rwanda quite expensive than in Uganda. Therefore, if you feel Rwanda gorilla safari prices are high, get alternative tour packages. You may do a one day gorilla trekking safari in Uganda from Kigali where you will leave in early morning and return in the evening after the adventure in Bwindi or Mgahinga. The price difference between Rwanda and Uganda is a strong reason to visit gorillas in Uganda.
When planning your African safari, ensure that you read extensively about gorilla tracking in the region. By the reading through the frequently asked questions about gorilla tracking, you will get much of the answers to your concerns. Getting the right answers to the gorilla trekking queries will help you plan your African safari very well. Find out about the alternative gorilla safaris in Uganda from Entebbe which are usually 3 days or more.
Gorilla Safari Tours in Uganda:-
- 2 day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali
- 3 Day Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda
- 3 Days gorilla trekking in Mgahinga
Note that the 1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari is a trip that cost USD 1850 including a gorilla permit, lunch and transport to and back from the Volcanoes National Park.