1 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda Price, Reviews, Shortest Itinerary to Volcanoes

Overview of the 1 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda

1 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda is the shortest Budget 1 Day Gorilla trek Rwanda starting from Kigali or Musanze (Rwanda Gorilla Trek), Rwanda lasting just one day. 1 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda offers one of the most magical Gorilla trekking experiences in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

This 1 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda is the only possible Gorilla safari day tour created for tourists already in Rwanda. The tour starts with a very early morning pick-up and ends with a late evening drop-off in Kigali town.

Volcanoes National Park Rwanda is the only park with Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda and the closest habitat to an international airport. It’s just about 2 hours 20 minutes drive to Volcanoes National Park from Kigali via the fastest route. A 1 Day Gorilla trek Rwanda is designed to suit travelers who do not have much time but want to have a Gorilla trekking safari. This itinerary applies to visitors who are already in Rwanda, especially in Kigali. Though very exhausting the gorilla tour offers a thrilling trekking experience and 1-hour encounter with the world’s endangered Mountain Gorillas.

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 Tour Summary

  • Safari starts and ends in Kigali
  • Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • A maximum 1 hour will be spent with the mountain Gorillas
  • Transfers by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  •  Accommodation before and after trip in Kigali can be arranged on request at an extra cost

What you need to know

  • Be ready to wake up so early and return late, it’s exhausting
  • Accommodation is provided as included 
  • Tour can start any time of the year
  • Minimum age for tour is 15 years 
  • Gorilla permit is included in the cost (US$ 1500)

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Detailed Itinerary of the 1 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda

The 1 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda starts very early in the morning as early as 5:00 am local time from Kigali city with a pick up by your Rwanda Safari Guide. Inform your hotel to provide early morning breakfast or organize a packed breakfast for you. From your place of residence, you spend about 2 hours on the drive to the park driving through the picturesque backdrop of Rwanda.  Arriving at the park, you transfer to the park headquarters in Kinigi where you first have a briefing by on the dos and don’ts of Gorilla trekking in Rwanda by the park warden. By 8:30 am, the park ranger guide will transfer you to the trekking starting point for a Rwanda Gorilla trek.

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda: epic & moving adventure!

You will be allocated a Gorilla family to trek alongside 7 other trekkers making a total of 8 people alongside park rangers. The group will take about 2-6 hours in the jungle trekking through the bamboo forest along with armed ranger guides. However, only 1 hour (60 minutes) is spent watching the Mountain Gorillas go along with their daily lives. Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda are known to move for shorter distances and therefore trekking lasts a few hours in most cases. After the 1 hour encounter with the Mountain Gorillas, you return to the park headquarters where you meet your driver-guide for the transfer back to Kigali. Drop off at the place of residence in Kigali city. 

End of the 1 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda

Cost Inclusions

  • English speaking driver guide
  • Entry fees and taxes including Gorilla permit
  • Safari van
  • Lunch 
  • Water on board

Cost Exclusions 

  • Any purchases of personal kind
  • Any changes to the itinerary
  • International flights and visas

Note: Transfers will be by a desired safari vehicle and in accordance to the number of people travelling.


  • 4×4 safari land cruiser for luxury travelers
  • 4×4 safari van for budget travelers

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