1 Day Gorilla Tour – A Day Gorilla Safari

This 1 day gorilla tour to Uganda includes a visit to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, a home to half of the world’s mountain gorillas. This gorilla trek starts in Kigali Rwanda crossing through Katuna border to Ruhija sector in the central sector of the park.

Trip Highlights

  • Early morning pickup from Kigali to Ruhengeri
  • Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest national Park
  • Return to Kigali for a return flight.

Trip Map

Rwanda-Uganda gorilla tour map

Tour Itinerary

The best time to begin this short trip is as early as 3:00 am. It takes roughly 2 hours to get to Katuna border for immigration clearance. Then a 2 hours drive to Ruhija park headquarters ahead of gorilla trekking briefing.

Normally the hike in search of gorillas takes between 2 to 6 hours depending on where gorillas were earlier spotted by the park rangers the previous night.

Upon completion of the  trek, a gorilla tracking certificate will be issued to the guest and immediately organize to return to Kigali for departure.

1 Day Gorilla Tour – Volcanoes National Park

Relatedly, a day gorilla safari can begin from Kigali to Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. Here the drive is much shorter.

  • Start at 3:00 am from your hotel
  • Drive northwards to Kinigi park headquarters ahead of gorilla trekking briefing ( this is a 2 to 3 hours drive)
  • At 8:00 am converge with other trackers at the park headquarters as cultural performers entertain you as you sip a cup of coffee. The briefing begins at 8:30 am. Later you will transfer to the starting point of the gorilla trekking trail.

Normally a guest is allocated a gorilla group upon prior request subject to ones ability to hike.

End of  1 Day Gorilla Tour

Inclusions and Exclusions

Included in the Quotation for the Gorilla Tour are the following:

  • The cost of all ground transportation and Fuel
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Full English speaking tour guide
  • But it excludes; Items of personal nature like Laundry, Beers,
  • Park entrance fees


  • Airfares
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.

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