1 day Short Gorilla trip – Rwanda
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A day gorilla tour normally starts from Kigali at 5.00am with a 2 to 3 hours drive to Kinigi Park headquarters in Ruhengeri (Musanze). We encourage our prospective guests to stay in Ruhengeri a night before to avoid getting exhausted since waking up very early at 4.30am for breakfast before traveling to the park headquarters is a big challenge. Nevertheless, we have successfully made this one-day gorilla excursion a reality. Briefing for the trackers begins ` at 7.30am to 8.30am and vehicles begin transporting gorilla trackers to several gorilla trek starting points.
Interestingly in Rwanda, guests are allocated a gorilla family on the very day of tracking. The guests who feel physically weak are allocated the nearest groups that only require at least an hour to find.We ensure that whoever is participating in tracking gorillas goes with packed lunch and enough water to drink. Porters to help in carrying your bags can be arranged for you.
The one-day gorilla safari will start and end in Kigali.
Very early morning, you will drive a 2-3 hours scenic drive to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri, home of the endangered mountain gorillas to reach early enough by 8:30 am for the briefing before heading in the forest to track the gorillas. This may take 2-8 hours depending on the movements of the animals. On return, your driver will drive you back to Kigali and then to Kanombe airport for your departure flight if it is on schedule.
End of the tour.
There is no doubt, Africa Adventure Safaris has distinguished herself in organizing exceptional wildlife safaris in East Africa. Quoting one of the TripAdvisor reviews on Africa Adventure Safaris
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Sep 12, 2011, 9:12 PM
I had an amazing experience with Africa Adventure Safaris. They made my trip an experience of a lifetime. It was with ease and comfort that I was able to travel to Uganda this past June. When planning for my trip I had no friends who had previously traveled to Uganda. In the past, I could ask friends or relatives for traveling tips. Not so in this case. I had to rely heavily on TripAdvisor, travel books and email communications with various tour companies. I finally settled on Africa Adventure Safaris, and soon after found out a colleague had used them a few years ago. I took that as a sign I had made the right decision. Let me just say, Wilbur (the owner) and his team made this trip the single most enjoyable travel experience of my life. We got to see everything we wanted and our itinerary was specifically scheduled for us after lengthy emails and discussions about what we wanted out of our time in Uganda. Wilbur had the perfect balance of listening to our wants, while also suggesting some, perhaps, less well-known attractions. If you have any questions about Africa Adventure Safaris or the safari experience in general in Uganda feel free to PM me and I would love to let you know more about the amazing time in store for you!
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