1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking – Short Gorilla Tour
Enjoy a 1 Day Rwanda gorilla trek to Volcanoes National park with Africa Adventure Safaris. The 1 Day gorilla trek in Rwanda is the best package for travelers with limited time but want to meet up with the endangered primates in their natural habitats. Meet face to face with your close relatives, learn about their social lifestyles and have fun with these amazing primates in the shortest time possible. You will trek one of the 10 habituated gorilla families in Volcanoes National park. These families include Hirwa, Agashya, Karisimbi, Sabyinyo, SusaA, Amahoro, Umubano, Titus and Pablo gorilla group. The trip starts at 4:30am with a pick up from Kigali International airport and a 3 hours drive to reach Volcanoes National park. Volcanoes National Park is the prime gorilla tour destination in the Virunga Conservation Area bordered by Mgahinga Gorilla National park in Uganda and Virunga National park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A permit to trek gorillas in volcanoes park costs $1500 allowing you to spend an hour with the endangered primates. The allowed time to spend with the endangered gorillas is strictly an hour counted from the time you meet the gorillas.
However, you can spend between 30 minutes to over 6 hours depending on your hiking speed and the location of the gorillas. The bamboo forest park is also home to the endangered golden monkeys habituated for trekking at $100. Moreso,you can take part in hiking anyone of the dormant volcanoes in the park. Mt karisimbi, the highest volcano in the Virunga Conservation Area is the best for you. A 2 Days Mt Karisimbi hiking tour offers you chance to conquer this highest volcano standing at 4507 meters above the sea level. Other Volcanoes in the Virunga Massif include Mt Bisoke, Mt Muhabura, Mount Nyiragongo, Mt Nyamuragira, Mt Mikeno, Mt sabyinyo and Mt Gahinga. Volcanoes National park is a haven for birders sheltering over 200 bird species some of which are not found anywhere else in the world. You can also visit the Gorillas Guardian Village to learn and experience the traditions, norms, customs and beliefs of Rwandese. Later in the day, transfer back to Kigali for your catch up flight or dropoff at your hotel.
The 1 Day Rwanda gorilla tour is a short one but very doable for those with a tight schedule and would love to see mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.
The tour starts with a 4:30 am pick up from your Kigali Hotel for a transfer to Volcanoes National Park. Arrive early enough for a briefing at 7:30 am and then be guided to the forested mountains for gorilla trekking. The trek will take a 2 to 4 hour or more depending on the movement of the gorillas. Once you get to the gorillas stay in their presence for an hour getting to know more about them and taking photographs. Later be led back to the park headquarters where you will get your certificates of participation and then be driven back to Kigali for a drop off at the airport or Hotel depending on schedule.
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