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1 Day Gorilla trekking Volcano National Park

A 1-day gorilla trekking excursion takes you to Rwanda’s volcanoes national park, home to the highest population of mountain gorillas in the Virunga conservation area.

Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda. Make sure you have secured your gorilla permit with your travel operator.

Will I be able to see Gorilla in a day?

Such a question is often asked by many wondering how this can even be possible. But the answer is yes; you can track and then after proceed to the airport for your flight. What makes it possible is the fact that Kigali International Airport is close to Volcanoes National Park and it’s a 2 hours drive on paved roads. Gorilla tracking starts at 8.30 am and so you must assemble at the park’s headquarters in time for briefing. Our guide may talk to the rangers and you are given a close group that takes about 45 minutes, however the experience is awesome. In case you are given a group that takes about 4-8 hours for example Susa group, you may have to push your flight to a latter time to enable you enjoy the experience without any worries. Remember a gorilla permit in Rwanda costs US$ 1500; you may look at it as too expensive but it is all the more breathtaking once you come across these great mountain gorillas. Catch a lifetime experience within a day trip in Rwanda.

Trip Itinerary

Early morning at 04:30 am our driver guide will pick you from the hotel or the airport and transfer you to the headquarters of volcanoes national park for the briefing by the park rangers before trekking. At 8:30 am a hike into the forest in search of the allocated gorilla family with which you will spend an hour and then descend back to the starting point. The trekking time will vary from 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on the movement of mountain gorillas and where they spent the previous night. However, on reaching the mountain gorillas, you will spend an hour observing their human-like behaviors as well as taking photographs. Have lunch at Hotel Muhabura and then drive back to Kigali.

Number of people 1 2 3 4 5 6
Price per person $386 $255 $196 $167 $148 $136
  • Airport Transfers
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit
  • Bottled Water
  • Experienced English speaking Driver
  • 4X4 Safari car for Transportation
  • Visas
  • Tips for Driver and Guides
  • Souvenirs
  • Insurance
  • Air tickets
  • Drinks from the Accommodation
  • Laundry.

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