Its renowned Volcanoes National Park is home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. Put in your order for a one-day gorilla trek immediately after the commonwealth conference. This may be on your day of departure since it’s a few kilometres from Kigali town to Volcanoes National Park. The gorilla tour will start in Kigali, “the capital of Rwanda” very early in the morning, heading to Volcanoes National Park, north-west of the country.
The gorilla trekking safari will give you a unique opportunity to track the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat in a shortest time possible. This tour is perfect because you will be already in Rwanda for a specific time, and programmed to have time to spare for a wildlife expedition.
It is a lifetime encounter that you wouldn’t want to miss out on the moment you get an opportunity to visit Rwanda. Wake up early in the morning at 4:30 am and drive off to the park. It’s a 2-hour long drive to get to the Volcanoes National Park in Ruhengeri, Musanze province which is a habitat to the endangered Mountain gorillas.
You can take visually attractive pictures from the different stopovers along the journey and also get to have a cup of coffee. At exactly 8.30 am, move to the park’s headquarters in Kinigi Village where you are briefed by the ranger about the rules and regulations governing gorilla tracking.
You are distributed into different groups and then sent off into the forest. The gorilla groups are allocated to the guests at random at the park headquarters. However, our experienced guides have over time built a strong relationship with the park wardens.
They normally talk to them before time and express the clients’ interests in specific gorilla groups. They normally get a positive response over this. The trek takes an hour to about 8 more depending on where the gorillas had been the previous day.
The hike is quite strenuous but all the more rewarding once you set your eyes on the gentle mountain gorillas. They always move in a big number with the Silver back as the lead. You will watch them carry about their day to day routine like the juveniles playing, mothers feeding their young ones and the Silver backs taking watch.
Remember a gorilla permit in Rwanda costs US$ 1500 but here is a commonwealth offer of 1275 USD per person for those coming to attend the commonwealth conference. Catch a lifetime experience within a day in Rwanda.