The 1 day short gorilla tour in Rwanda commences from Kigali at 5am heading for a 2 – 3 hours’ drive to Volcanoes National Park. The Gorilla Day Trip allows you to explore the mountain gorillas which are considered as critically endangered in such a short notice. However, it is advisable to consider spending the previous night in Ruhengeri to avoid an early morning wake up and the 3 hour drive from Kigali. Nevertheless, we have done the former in the past and we have the expertise on offering it. You have nothing to lose thus can be picked at your place of stay in Kigali.
You wake up early in the morning at your place of stay in Kigali to embark on the transfer at 5pm covering a 116km distance about 2 – 3 hours’ drive to Volcanoes National Park in the north west of Rwanda here gorilla trekking is conducted. You drive through impressive countryside of Rwanda in the dark and dawn would definitely find you along the way. You will be surprised to meet the counts of Rwandese in the rural area setting up to embark on their daily work at such an early time. Arrive at the Park headquarters Kinigi for a warm cup of coffee served courtesy of Rwanda Development Board while being entertained by the Kinyarwanda dance troupes before the park rangers set to allocate the respective gorilla families and then briefing in your respective gorilla groups at 8am. After briefing you drive to the respective gorilla family trail heads to head to the jungle in search of the critically endangered apes. The hike through the volcanic slopes marked with steep slopes and dense vegetation beautiful in nature present amazing scenic views. The eventual encounter with the mountain gorillas as they forage to feed their huge tummies, attending to the frightening welcome of the silverback, watching the baby gorillas as they roll themselves on tree branches, play with other and respective mothers among other aspects will lure you into an unforgettable amazement. The one hour is availed to you to experience what you have heard, read and thought of for long and the remarkable pictures will form a lasting memorabilia for this lifetime experience that is so far the best in Africa. The gorilla trekking activity tends to last 2 – 8 hours depending on how long the gorillas have moved. You retreat from the activity and embark on the drive back to Kigali now enjoying clear views of Rwandan hillsides dubbed a thousand hills.