Short Gorilla Trek

A 1 day experience


For those who have limited time in Rwanda (attending seminars, in transit or with a busy schedule) but don’t want to miss a life changing experience with the gorillas:

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 seven 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 visit 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. As well, 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. and 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.

Date and Price

Safari Departure Dates:

2010: Everyday, subject to availability of gorilla permits.

Safari Prices:

Under revision. Please contact us for a quote.

Price Include: Services of a professional, French/English-speaking guide and a safari vehicle (4x4), park fees, Gorilla Permit, Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village visit and service charges.

Prices Exclude: All items of personal expenditure such as meals, tips, entry visas, telephone calls, laundry, gifts and all alcoholic drinks.

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

Condition: 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.

Gorilla Permits Notice: Gorilla permits sell out quickly, and can only be booked by a non-refundable down payment of $200.00 USD and must be paid in full at least 30 days prior to trekking date.

Giving back to Local 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 ($50.00 USD) 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.

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