1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour

1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour is a short gorilla trekking safari that takes travelers to visit the Volcanoes National Park to take part in this very thrilling and once in a lifetime gorilla trekking activity. Gorilla trekking is much sought after by so many travelers. You do not need to not experience it just because you luck time. This 1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour is specifically made for those travelers that have little time to spare on their busy schedule. Planning on attending a conference, workshop or whatever in Rwanda and have one free day? Well, get in touch with us and we will help you experience these giants yet gentle creatures in a gorilla trekking adventure.

1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour

Tour Highlights of the 1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour:

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Lunch 
  • Scenic road-drive

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick-up and transfer to Volcanoes National Park for Gorilla Trekking

This 1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour has you being picked up by our company driver-guide from your apartment/Hotel/Airport early in the morning and then embark on a transfer to Volcanoes National Park for your gorilla trekking adventure. The drive to Volcanoes National park takes approximately 2 hours from Kigali, a very early start is required. Once at the park, you will head straight to Kinigi, the park headquarters from where you will join the rest in a briefing at by the park rangers at 7 am. The park rangers will orient you on what you should expect to encounter during gorilla trek and also set out the rules and regulations you are expected to follow while in the search of the mountain gorillas. This is all done over coffee served by the park.

You will then be placed in groups of 8 and allocated groups to track. Gorilla group allocation is based on the physical fitness levels of the trekkers. After, you will embark on the search of the endangered mountain gorillas who are giant and yet very gentle along with park rangers and guides who will share their knowledge of the park and all its inhabitants. During the trek, be on the lookout for other park animals like forest elephants, buffaloes, forest hogs, chimpanzees among others along with various bird species like the Rwenzori Turaco. 

Once you encounter the gorillas, enjoy being just feet away from them-these near humans with whom we share a 98% DNA. Look at them going about their daily life as they feed, groom, rest, make nests for the night, play and so on. The juveniles who are always inquisitive and curious might come and play on you- be careful though, for you will be under a candid watch by the protective silverback. You can take pictures and record videos of the whole session, for as long as you do not use flash cameras.

After the allotted time is done, trek back to the starting point and enjoy your packed lunch on a stopover during the trek back. The gorilla trek can take between 30 minutes-4 hours or more depending on the location of the gorillas. At the park headquarters, you will be met by your driver-guide who is ready to transfer you back to Kigali Airport or your hotel/apartment on a very scenic road drive.

End of Safari.  

Safari Inclusions:

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Lunch
  • All transportation to, from and within the park
  • Bottled drinking water in the tour vehicle


  • Air tickets and Visas
  • Beverages 
  • Porter fees
  • Personal expenses like laundry, telephone
  • Souvenirs and Tips

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