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.

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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

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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.

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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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