Rwanda & Congo
1 Day (Budget) Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali
1 Day (Budget) Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari starts in Kigali after being welcomed by a driver guide at Kigali International Airport then to Volcanoes National Park for short Gorilla Trekking Tour. This 1 Day Cheap Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour is perfect for travelers on schedule, budget and conference and are already staying in Rwanda.
1 Day (Budget) Rwanda Gorilla Trek gives you an opportunity to trek Gorillas for short One day from Kigali and is the most ideal Gorilla Safari to do at Volcanoes National Park Rwanda in Ruhengeri District. The Park is situated about 2 hours 30 minutes’ drive from Kigali.
Who is Suitable for the 1 Day (Budget) Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari
1 Day (Budget) Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari is incredible for travelers on fixed schedules with no intent to trek the Mountain Gorillas but can shortly transfer to Volcanoes National Park to trek Gorillas as a leisure adventure in their extra time.
This also is incredible for travelers already in Rwanda (Kigali) and the adventure is quite challenging requiring you to trek Gorillas on a fixed schedule then consider boarding flight back home.
Detailed Itinerary of the 1 Day (Budget) Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari
This 1 Day (Cheap) Rwanda Gorilla Trek starts from Kigali very early in the morning at 5:00 am starting with breakfast at your hotel/ lodge. After delicious breakfast, transfer with a driver guide who briefs you about this exciting Gorilla Trekking Adventure in the Park.
Drive for 2 hours and 30 minutes to Volcanoes National Park in Ruhengeri District and when you reach the Park, go to the park headquarters for short briefing on conduct around the Mountain Gorillas. later in distributed groups of 8 with a park ranger, go to the starting point where you leave to trek the Gorillas in their natural thick forest vegetation habitat.
Enter Forest to trek the Mountain Gorillas for 3-5 hours depending on their current location in the forest vegetation. Follow different routes with walking sticks/ poles watching greenery, birds. Later you meet the Gorillas and spend an hour in their presence taking various photos to keep for memories.
Take many photos with the Gorillas at all angles as you watch them enjoying their daily lives. After an hour, around the Gorillas, leave to embark on your return to the park headquarters.
Arrive at the headquarters where you are welcomed back with some coffee and Gorilla trekking Certificate to keep with you. Later with your Gorilla Trekking Certificate, depart to Kigali or the Kigali International Airport to board your flight back home.
Before going on the 1 Day Budget Rwanda Gorilla trek, make sure to carry with you a valid Gorilla Trekking Permit (US $1500) to enable you access to Volcanoes National Park Ruhengeri Rwanda.
- An English speaking driver-guide
- Meal Plan
- Drinking Water
- Personal Requirements bought
- Extra Adjustments within the safari package
- International flights and visas
Essential Things to Do Before the 1 Day (Budget) Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari
Carry the Essential Gorilla Trekking Gear
Make sure to carry the ideal Gorilla Trekking Gear
- Long waterproof trousers not jeans are ideal
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Gardening gloves to protect your palms
- Rain jackets
- Water proof caps / hats
- A candid waterproof zip lock bag
- Hiking/ Trekking shoes
- Skin repellents
Make Sure you have a valid Gorilla trekking Permit
Carry you valid Gorilla Trekking Permit at US $1500 per person to enable you access Volcanoes National Park located in Ruhengeri District.
Visit the Park during the Best Time around the year to go Gorilla Trekking
Visit Rwanda during the Best Time to Visit for Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park to enjoy trekking the majestic Mountain Gorillas in their natural forest vegetation habitat. The Best Time to visit for Gorilla Trekking is during the months of June to September and mid-December to February.
Follow the required Precautions while with Gorillas
Follow the required precautions while in the presence with the Mountain Gorillas and these include;
- Keep calm and quiet while with the Gorillas
- Make sure you stay close with other colleagues (Stay in the group)
- Maintain a distance of 7 metres (21 feet) from the Gorillas
- Don’t eat or drink in the presence of the Gorillas
- You should in groups of 8 to trek Gorillas
- Clean your hands before trek
- Keep flashes out in your cameras
- Don’t throw rubbish around the forest vegetation
- When approached by a Gorilla (silverback Gorilla), crouch down slowly and don’t maintain eye contact
- An hour is allowed in the presence of the gorillas