1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Self Drive Safari

Overview of the 1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Self Drive Safari


1 Day Gorilla Safari in Rwanda is the most short mountain gorilla encounter that you can have in the destination Rwanda. Dubbed the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda presents a section of the remaining populations of the critically endangered mountain gorillas thriving in her gorilla safari destination of Volcanoes National Park. The Volcanoes protects the Rwandan side of the Virunga massif which comprises of eight (8) Volcanic Mountains. The 1 Day gorilla trip commences and ends in Kigali City Rwanda

1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Self Drive Safari Detailed itinerary Safari

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You wake up early in the morning and depart from your place of stay in Kigali at around 5am to embark on the transfer to Volcanoes National Park in the north west of Rwanda 116km about 2 ½ hours’ drive. You can opt to leave your place when you have taken breakfast or pack it and have along the drive. The impressive sights of the hilly Rwandan side accompany you along the drive as you connect from the dark to dawn. The local people are viewed embarking on their daily routine including their farmlands and crop gardens. Arrive in Ruhengeri and Kinigi the headquarters for the Volcanoes National Park to catch up with briefing at 8am. You are allocated the gorilla family to track and attend to the briefing from the park rangers after which you will connect to the respective trail head to embark on the active trek. The trek in search of the gorillas goes beyond the gorillas. You explore the amazing slopes of the Volcanoes which at times may be challenging, the impressive flora and counts of birds which include the Albertine endemics. The eventual encounter with the gorillas involves one full hour of direct viewing as they forage and socialize, the young gorillas playing among other interesting aspects. You enjoy the photogenic moments and retreat from the activity when your time is done. Connect to the starting point and transfer back to Kigali arriving in the evening to mark the end of the tour.

End of the 1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Self Drive Safari


Getting There

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

4X4 Safari Vans For Hire In Uganda Rwanda


Looking for 4X4 Safari Vans for hire in Uganda, Prime Uganda Safaris is available to your service. We have customized safari vans that have 4 wheel drive and have demonstrated the capacity to access distant Uganda Safari destinations and across borders such as Rwanda. Read More

4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda


One of the best known 4×4 WD that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside.Our car hire is based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda.( Terms and conditions apply. Read More

4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda


We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

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Paraa Safari Lodge located on the banks of the River Nile in Murchison Falls National Park’s northern section. The lodge commenced operation in 1954 and presents Upmarket / Luxury accommodation to the Uganda safari undertakers.

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Kasenyi Safari Camp - accommodation in queen elizabeth np

Kasenyi Safari Camp is positioned on Lake Bunyampaka rim the Queen Elizabeth National Park presenting midrange / standard accommodation establishment within Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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Kyaninga Lodge is a luxury / upmarket accommodation establishment located in the backdrop of the legendary Rwenzori Mountains on the rim of Lake Kyaninga one of the myriad crater lakes in the area.

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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