This 1 Day Gorilla Trek in Rwanda Tour is perfect if you are in Rwanda for a very limited time, but have time to spare for a Wildlife expedition. The gorilla trekking tour gives you a unique opportunity to track the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat in the shortest time possible.

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Stop At: Volcanoes National Park, Musanze Kinigi, Ruhengeri Rwanda

The 1 Day Gorilla Trek in Rwanda Tour will start and end in Kigali. Our driver will pick you from your Hotel or Lodge (after having breakfast or with packed breakfast) at 4:30 am to start on your 2.5 hours journey to Volcanoes National park.

The journey to Volcanoes national park takes an average of 2-3 hours and on reaching the park offices, you will be briefed by park officers and then assigned to a gorilla group to track. You will then be led into the forest by a ranger guide to track the primates.

Gorilla trek may take between 1 hour to 8 hours depending on the movements of the primates. However, upon locating the gorillas, you will then spend 1 hour with them. Enjoy the unique adventure and you can take pictures. After the 1 hour which seems to be like minutes, then we trek back out of the forest and then transfer back to Kigali.

Meal plan: Lunch


  • Gorilla permit @ $1500 per permit
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Bottled water throughout the trip



  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Covid-19 test


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– Gorilla permits guaranteed

 – Local Tour Operator based in Uganda & Rwanda

– Highly trained & experienced tour leaders/guides

– Safety is our #1 Priority – Over 10 years’ experience and over 1000 happy guests

– Affordable and unforgettable tours and excursions

– All our tours are available in budget & luxury versions

– Travelling in small groups (2-12 persons)

– Individual tailor-made safaris possible

– Drive around in the best 4WD Land Cruisers

– Professional English speaking Ugandan drivers and guides

– Group tours single friendly

Gorilla Tracking

The unique opportunity to see gorillas in their natural habitat is unforgettable, some even say life-changing. Encounters with gorillas as they go about their daily lives are carefully managed, with expert trackers and guides leading small groups of tourists up bamboo-covered slopes to spend a precious and awe-inspiring hour just a few feet away from the gentle creatures.

The largest living primate, gorillas are spread across much of the equatorial African rainforest. Broadly speaking, the species is split into lowland gorillas and mountain gorillas.

The volcanic range which spans Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo is home to the endangered mountain gorilla. Tracking gorillas in Rwanda is safe and relatively accessible.

At the latest count, there are approximately 1,000 mountain gorillas in the wild, with 604 in the Virunga Massif. The population is slowly increasing, thanks to concerted efforts between our governments, communities and NGOs.

There are twelve gorilla families living in the Volcanoes National Park, which are fully habituated, with a few others habituated solely for scientific research. The groups, or troops, consist of at least one silverback along with several females and youngsters.

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