A short gorilla trek to the Volcanoes national park is a trip option for tourists on a busy schedule maybe attending a workshop in Kigali, seminar, business meeting but very much interested in meeting mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Make sure not to miss out on a Kigali city tour before your gorilla trek as it will give you an insight of Rwanda’s history
Its very much possible for a traveler to opt for a single day gorilla trekking tour to the Volcanoes national park when staying in Kigali the day before. Although this tour is going to be on a tight schedule, but once your ready and decided about it, its very much possible.
The journey from Kigali to Kinigi – Volcanoes national park headquarters is about 2 and a half hours which makes it possible for a visitor to be on time for briefing if the visitor sets off from Kigali by 5:00 am. This means on has to be up an hour earlier to bath and have breakfast before departure. Alternatively, it would be less stressful if the client spends the night in Musanze to avoid waking up very early and yet heading out for an exhausting adventure which requires energy. You have to be at the Kinigi meeting point by around 7:00am for your pre gorilla safari briefing
Important Points to note
– Book with a tour operator so that your transport to the park is guaranteed. Its very necessary that you to set off very early so you catch the briefing, and very important that you leave the park early after your gorilla safari to catch your departure flight.
– A Rwanda gorilla trekking permit goes for USD750 and the total cost of your short gorilla trip should go for 1250 for a solo travelers and 1100 for two people.
– Go for an easy trek which is near by and can last from 1 – 3 hours. otherwise you need to leave early so you can catch your departure flight.
– Go for a single day trek during the dry season, this is because when the trek gets wet, it becomes tough to climb through the steep slippery terrain and you will also get so dirty and rain socked.
In conclusion, when you visit Rwanda, whether for business or on travel, don’t miss don’t miss a gorilla safari in Rwanda Volcanoes national park. Its your gorilla permit vote that helps to protect those intriguing endangered mountain gorillas which are part of the Virunga conservation region.