1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek in Volcanoes National Park

One of our trusted tour operators offers the exciting 1 Day Gorilla Trek to see the Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park with one of the best and knowledgeable safari guides. If your time in Rwanda for gorilla trekking limited, this 1 day gorilla trek is the best option. Are you’re looking for the ultimate wildlife adventure without breaking the bank? Go no further than Rwanda gorilla trip’s one-day Gorilla trek from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park.

Mountain Blackbacks gorilla in Volcanoes National Park

gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Guests on a short business trip will appreciate this 1 day gorilla trek. At 4:30 in the morning, your guide will pick you up from your hotel or the airport if your flight lands at 4am in the morning. The briefing and introduction to the gorilla families begins at 7 am, and your guide will drive you the 2-hour drive north to the Volcanoes National Park headquarters.

1 day gorilla tracking is designed to only those who are within Kigali and those who have a short stay in Rwanda, especially those who come for conferences. Normally the departure time for the 1-day Rwanda gorilla trek should be between 4 am and 4:30 am put in mind that the road it is 2 hours and 30 minutes’ drive on a normal day.

If it is a rainy season there is added extra time of 30 minutes because some parts of the road are foggy for example around the Shyorongi areas making it somehow invisible. Once you get to the volcanoes national park, you will enjoy the Rwanda coffee or cappuccino as your guide is doing the registration for you and selecting for you a compatible gorilla family.

Once you are done with enjoying the coffee, you will join the group and your guide will introduce you to other members that are tracking the same group with you Usually the briefing takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour

After arriving the park headquarters, you will meet with your gorilla trekking guide for a briefing and then go a short drive to the trailhead in the forest where your hike will begin. On your way to see the gorillas, you may take in the views and sounds of the lush rainforest.

Gorilla families are always on the move around the park, so expect a 2-8 hour round trip walk plus the 1 hour spent with the gorillas. If you want to see the gorillas early, we’ll help you choose between a short, medium or long walk based on your degree of fitness and personal desire. Once you’ve decided on a gorilla family, park rangers will do their best to accommodate your preferences.

Once you have spent your 1 hour among the gorillas, you will walk out of the park and be met by your driver, who will take you back to Kigali.