1 Day Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes
Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park is an incredible experience! To make the most of your one-day trek, starting with an early morning transfer from Kigali is essential. Here’s a general outline of what you can expect:
Early Morning Departure from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park
You’ll need to wake up early and depart from Kigali to ensure you arrive at Volcanoes National Park in time for the gorilla trekking briefing. The journey from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park takes approximately 2-3 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions.
Arrival at Volcanoes National Park: Upon arrival at Volcanoes National Park, you’ll head to the park headquarters, where you’ll meet your guide and attend a briefing session. During the briefing, you’ll receive important information about gorilla trekking guidelines, safety precautions, and an overview of the specific gorilla group you’ll be visiting.
Start of the Gorilla Trek: After the briefing, you’ll embark on your gorilla trekking adventure. The park rangers will assign you to a gorilla group based on factors such as fitness level and personal preferences. The duration of the trek can vary, ranging from 1 to 4 hours or more, depending on the location of the gorilla group you’ll be visiting.
Gorilla Encounter: Once you reach the gorilla group, you’ll spend a precious hour observing and photographing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. This is an incredible opportunity to witness their behavior, interactions, and perhaps even see the mighty silverback leading the group.
Return to the Starting Point: After your hour with the gorillas, you’ll begin the trek back to the starting point. Once you reach the park headquarters, you’ll receive a certificate of participation to commemorate your gorilla trekking experience.
Return to Kigali: Following the trek, you’ll return to Kigali. The journey back typically takes 2-3 hours, again depending on traffic and road conditions. You can expect to arrive in Kigali in the late afternoon or early evening, depending on the duration of your trek and other factors.
Remember to wear appropriate trekking gear, including sturdy hiking boots, long pants, and long-sleeved shirts. It’s also important to bring water, snacks, insect repellent, and a rain jacket, as the weather in the park can be unpredictable.
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