This one days Rwanda gorilla safari one of its kind, since we are selling a dream and you have had one encountering these hairy mountain giants and you have just had a chance to come to Africa or closer to Rwanda or even in Rwanda for a business, conference or short meeting and you are feeling time controlled you still have a chance to have this one in a lifetime wild encounter of tracking and massively contributing to the survival of these critically endangered mountain gorillas. The trip starts and ends in the city of a thousand hills – Kigali, however, given our experience and time spent doing these safaris we advise that out of the little time you have spare a night to stay around Musanze prior to this day if you have challenges with morning wake ups and drives.
If the drive starts in Kigali, you will need approximately 3 hours to the briefing point at Volcanoes National Park – where Dian Fossey spent most of her productive age in life getting gorillas used to humans, briefing at the park by your gorilla ranger guide of the day always starts at 8:00am after a cap of coffee or tea. Your driver guide will help identify an appropriate gorilla group that you will track this day, in Rwanda we have groups which are closer, medium and hard groups, however we do not guarantee that groups will be close as these are wild animals and know prior appointment is made with them, they might move and the tracking takes longer than expected, we always have walks from 2 to 8 hours. After the briefing, you will get back into your car and drive to the point where gorilla tracking starts, some points are really rough as you head off, views of farmlands of the park neighbors and different farming methods and crops compared to other parts of the world is amazing, as you track, let the focus not only be gorillas, nature is just so incredible out there as you eagerly await and look out for the gorillas in the Virunga jungles, after a full one hour out in a real dream life you head back to the starting point and eventually to where you will have started and that marks the end of our one day gorilla safari in Rwanda.
You will be picked up by our guide/ driver from your respective place of accommodation or upon arrival at the airport who will give you a briefing about this short gorilla safari in Rwanda. depending on your flight and where you will be headed after the gorilla trek, you can choose to take tour of Kigali city and its beauty before proceeding to the park, the genocide Memorial is almost a must visit for any first time tourist to Rwanda as it brings out Rwanda from the pre-colonial to post-colonial times and the whole story of the genocide as it unfolded, visiting the local handicrafts market make you leave Rwanda with it home and will always sparkle on your visit till your memory fades thus among the great please to visit after this we continue to Musanze arrive Mountain Gorilla View or Gorilla Hotel in the evening for Dinner and overnight stay.
Wake up early morning in time for breakfast and then after proceed to the park headquarters for briefing your guide will help find a group that suits you then drive to the forest edge where most groups start gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans, the activity is a magical experience. Once you reach the gorillas, you can spend an hour with them and be back at base in time for a late lunch either at your hotel or enroute back to Kigali. Gorilla tracking is unpredictable tracking starts from where they were left the previous day, depending on the luck of the day, vigilance in the group going to find the gorillas and energy level it may take 30 minutes to find them or even over 6 hours, therefore go prepared. We later drive back to Kigali aboard! End of a 2 days gorilla tracking safari to Rwanda.