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1 day with gorillas

"I only have one day but wanted to see it all"! If this resonates, this trip is for you. In short, this package is those who have limited time in Rwanda (attending conferences, events, in transit or with a busy schedule) but don’t want to miss a life changing experience with the gorillas. Read on to learn about your program.

Mini: 1 pax, Max: 96 pax

Please contact us directly for a quote.

About the tour

SAMPLE ITINERY

Our professional, local guide will greet you at your hotel in the morning and brief you on your trip. The early morning drive to Musanze/Ruhengeri passes through the magnificent, hilly countryside which gives Rwanda its stature as “the Land of a Thousand Hills”. Stop at the national park office for briefing and guiding to the gorilla trek.

Trekking amongst the Mountain Gorillas of Parc National des Volcans is one of the most memorable experiences of a lifetime. There are twelve gorilla groups habituated for tourism. Parc National des Volcans is well known for its spectacular views of the undulating volcanoes of Mount Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura.

Following your trek, you will visitthe Gorilla guardians’ village previously known as  Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village, based in the community bordering Parc National de Volcans. At the village, you will have a wonderful, interactive experience, learning all about Rwandan traditions, culture, song and dance.

You will also have the opportunity to:

  • Sample local food and banana beer and visit a local household or school

  • You can choose to visit some local community projects and co-operatives to see, first hand, how your travel with us contributes to making a difference in people's lives.

On our drive back, depending on available time, we also offer you a choice of value-added activities from the following:

  • Visit to Ruhengeri Market, providing you with an opportunity to see and buy local Rwandan fabrics, foods, handicrafts etc.

  • To see how local markets are organized.

  • Visit the twin lakes, Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo and marvel at the views of the Virunga mountain chain.

when can I go?

Every day depending on gorilla permits availability.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

A professional guide and a safari vehicle (4x4), park fees, Gorilla Permit, Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village visit and service charges.

... AND EXCLUDED? :(

All items of personal expenditure such as entry visas, tips, telephone calls, laundry, gifts, airport taxes and all alcoholic drinks.

Airport/hotel transfers and pre/post trip accommodations are not included in the price but can be arranged at the time of booking.

how much does a gorilla trekking permit cost?

We all love gorillas, don't we? In fact, gorilla permits are extremely popular and tend to sell out quickly.

 

To ensure you don't miss out, we kindly request an overall 50% deposit payment at time of booking and balance to be paid at least 40 days prior to the trip start date. Thank you for your understanding:

  • Gorilla permits in Rwanda:

    • 1500$ - Foreign visitors

    • 500$ - African citizens / residents

    • 210$ - East Africans and Rwandans

WE GivE back to the community!

Through our corporate social responsibility, we give back 20% of our revenues to the community through direct funding of community-based projects

 

The charge per person ($50) for the Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village visit goes directly to the Local Community Trust Fund, which supports community projects to increase both incentives for conservation and linkages to community socio-economic development.

OUR CONDITIONS

Rwanda Eco- Tours reserves the right to vary the safari services agreed with the client in the event of unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, alternative arrangements will be made without notice.

What to pack?
  • Camera & charger

  • Sun glasses 

  • Hiking boots or an equivalent

  • Garden gloves or an equivalent 

  • Long sleeved shirts + long pants 

  • Rain jacket

. . . & all you other essentials!

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