1 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda Safari


About this activity

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  • Free Cancellation Free cancellation up to 8 day(s) prior departure, after which the tour cancellation policy applies Learn More.
  • Duration:18:45 HH:MM
  • Activities
    • Backpacking Tours
    • Eco Tourism
    • Gorilla Trekking Tours
    • Trekking and Hiking Tours
    • Unique Adventure Tours
    • Wildlife Safari Tours
  • Travel StyleLuxury
  • Guiding Type: Live Guide/Instructor
  • Guide Language
    • English
    • French
  • Tour Vibe Active
  • Recommended For
    • Couple
    • Family/Kids
    • For Art Lovers
    • LGBTQ
    • Senior
    • Solo
    • Women
    • Youth
  • Destination Country: Africa, Rwanda,
    • Kigali
    • Virunga Mountains
    • Ruhengeri
    • Kigali International Airport
  • Pickup

    Kanombe International Airport

  • Drop-off

    Kigali International Aiport

  • Age Range 10 - 100 (Years Old)
Tour Highlights
Very early in the morning, you will be picked up from your Hotel or Lodge (with your packed breakfast and lunch). You will leave at 4:30 am to start on your 2 hours (116km) journey to the Volcanoes National Park in Musanze province, Northwest Rwanda.

On arrival at the park headquarters, you will be briefed by park officers about the essentials of gorilla trekking and then be assigned to a specific gorilla group to track for the day. You will then be led into the forest by a ranger guide to begin the search for the primates.

The Gorilla trek in Volcanoes National park usually takes between 30 mins to 8 hours to meet the gorillas. This largely depends on the movements of these primates. You will be given a full hour (45-60 minutes) to spend with the gorillas while enjoying photographic moments with them (BUT WITH NO FLASH). After the 1hr which seems to be like minutes, you will be led by the guide out of the forest and then transfer back to Kigali for your flight back.


End of the Tour

About Rwanda Gorillas: Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda are located in the Virunga Conservation area which is shared by the Volcanoes national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park, and the Virunga national park of DR Congo. Other primates that can be found in this conservation area include Golden Monkeys, L’Hoest Monkey, Colobus, Baboons, and many more. But the mountain gorilla stand-out to be the top tourist attraction here.

These gorillas live in groups led by giant silverbacks. These groups are non-territorial; the Silverback generally defends his group rather than his territory.” According to Wikipedia, “The mountain gorilla is highly social and lives in relatively stable, cohesive groups held together by long-term bonds between adult males and females. Relationships among females are relatively weak. A Mountain Gorilla's life span is 40-50 years.

Tour Introduction

The 1 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda Safari is a short safari excursion to the Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. This tour starts and ends in Kigali the capital of Rwanda. You will leave Kigali very early in the morning, heading towards the Volcanoes National Park which is a 2-5 hour journey driving northwest of the country.   On this 1 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda Safari, you will have a unique opportunity to visit the critically endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat despite having a short time in Rwanda. Expect to meet one of the 10 habituated gorilla groups in Rwanda and get the most adventure on this 1 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda Safari.


Private transportation 

Gorilla permit fees of $1500

English speaking/ French speaking guide 

Lunch /water 

Airport pickup and drop off 

Taxation (VAT)



    Flight Tickets 



    Local shopping 

    Medical insurance 

Covid Safety

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Tour Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 8 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 20 % of the tour amount

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Tour Date Change Policy

Tour Date can be changed 4 day(s) prior departure


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