1-Day Gorilla safari in Rwanda
A day gorilla tour normally starts from Kigali at 5.00am with a 2 to 3 hours drive to Volcanoes National Park headquarters in Ruhengeri (Musanze). We encourage our potential guests to stay in Ruhengeri a night before to avoid getting exhausted since waking up very early at 4.30am for breakfast before traveling to the park headquarters is a big challenge. Nevertheless, we have successfully made this one-day gorilla excursion a reality. Briefing for the trackers begins ` at 7.30am to 8.30am and vehicles begin transporting gorilla trackers to several gorilla trek starting points.
Remarkably in Rwanda unlike Uganda, guests are allocated a gorilla family on the very day of tracking. The guests who feel physically weak are allocated the nearest groups that only require at least an hour to find.
We ensure that whoever is participating in tracking gorillas goes with packed lunch and enough water to drink. Porters to help in carrying your bags can be arranged for you.
Very early morning, you will drive a 2-3 hours scenic drive to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri, a home of the endangered mountain gorillas to reach early enough by 8:30am for briefing before heading in the forest to track the gorillas. This may take 2-8 hours depending on the movements of the animals. On return, your driver will drive you back to Kigali and then to Kanombe airport for your departure flight if it is on schedule.
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There is no doubt, Friendly Gorilla Safaris, has distinguished herself in organizing exceptional Uganda and Rwanda wildlife safaris.
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Why Visit Rwanda
The small nature of Rwanda that makes it easy to navigate through and also the high number of magnificent wildlife and other attractions make Rwanda an easy to browse country.
What is included in Gorilla permit?
A gorilla trekking permit gives you one hour with mountain gorillas in the distinctive gorilla trekking destinations in Rwanda. Included are park entrance fees, National Park guides/officers fees. Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda with Friendly Gorillas Safaris, your tours will be an experience of a life time.