Silverback in Volcanoes National Park
1 Day Gorilla Tracking Rwanda
This 1 day gorilla tracking Rwanda safari starts with a pick up from your hotel with packed breakfast and lunch then drive to Volcanoes National Park for a 1 day gorilla tracking Rwanda experience. The 1 day gorilla tracking Rwanda Safari was designed for short timer visitors in Rwanda but would love to encounter gorilla tracking in Rwanda.
1 Day Gorilla Tracking Rwanda Itinerary
The 1 day gorilla tracking Rwanda safari is an early morning departure safari with about 3 hours’ drive from Kigali city to Volcanoes National Park in Musanza, arriving at the Kinigi park headquarters at 6:30 am where registration and briefing is done, gorilla tracking being the main activity and after the briefing from the park rangers you head to the forest for the gorilla tracking experience.
Volcanoes National Park lies in the north of the country along the borders of Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Virunga National Park. The park is approximately 100km from Kigali City and therefore just 3 hours away from the airport, with an estimated 900 gorillas roaming the Virunga massif of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda, in the mountains of Muhavura, Mgahinga and Sabinyo. This specie of gorilla was first discovered and described by Germany explorer captain Robert von Beringe in 1902, from the estimated 900 half of them are found in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park of Uganda the other half shared by Rwanda and Congo.
Kinigi Park headquarters is where briefing and distribution to the gorilla group family takes place, there are 10 gorilla family groups habituated for tourism in the volcanoes national park. After the briefing with water not less than 2 liters, packed lunch, rain gear, sun lotion, bud spray, gloves, hiking boots, long pants and long sleeved shirts, we start our trekking experience that will either be short or long depending on how far the primates will have gone, mostly it ranges from 4-6 hours, with an extra hour spent with the gorillas in the jungle. After the gorilla tracking Rwanda experience we drive back to Kigali city as we either drop you at the airport or hotel.
1 Day Gorilla tracking Rwanda Package includes:
- Transportation 4×4 land cruiser,
- 1 Litre of Mineral water per person per day,
- Service of English speaking driver guide,
- Service of airport representative,
- A gorilla permit per person.
1 Day Gorilla tracking Rwanda package excludes:
- Travel insurance,
- Tips and all personal expenses.
1 DAY GORILLA TRACKING RWANDA SAFARI ROUTE MAP