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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda – Day Trip

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8 Hours
Availability : Jan 18’ - Dec 20’
Kigali
Musanze, Kinigi
Min Age : 14+
Max People : 7

The most famous destination in Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park has become synonymous with mountain gorilla tracking safaris and no visit to the country would be complete without visiting these majestic primates.

 

Tour Details

Transportation from Kigali City to Musanze, Kinigi.

The town of Musanze is the hub of Rwanda’s gorilla trekking tourism, with plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants, and is easily accessible on a 2 hour drive from Kigali. Volcanoes National Park’s Headquarters are based in the nearby village of Kinigi, the administrative centre for permits and the place where all visitors gather in the mornings for briefings before starting on their gorilla treks.

Departure & Return Location

YAMBI Hotel (Google Map)

Departure Time

4:00 AM, Kigali Time

Price Includes

  • Gorilla Permit ($1,500 per person)
  • Round transfer Kigali - Musanze (4 passengers max)
  • Entrance Fees
  • Tour Guide
  • Meals & Drinks

Price Excludes

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Rain jackets, gloves, sticks

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Water
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

Hikes in the mountains can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours + depending on the family allocated to your group and their location. The journey back can take just as long, but you are often carried along by the euphoria you feel seeing the gorillas!

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Itinerary

4:00 AMDepart from Kigali to Musanze

A day gorilla tour starts from Kigali at 4.00am with a 3 hours drive to the National Park (Musanze).

7:00 AMArrival in Musanze

Arrival in Kinigi Park headquarters in Musanze

7:30Briefing at the Gorilla Park

Briefing for the trackers begins at 7.30am to 8.30am and vehicles begin transporting gorilla trackers to several gorilla trek starting points. If you don’t turn up at the appointed time you risk invalidating your permit and having to pay again.

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.

Porters are available to help in carrying bags.

8:30Gorilla Trekking

Hikes in the mountains can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours + depending on the family allocated to your group and their location. The journey back can take just as long, but you are often carried along by the euphoria you feel seeing the gorillas!

12:00 AM - 2:00PMLunch Time

Lunch break and relaxation

3:00 PMTransfer to Kigali

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