Visiting the Gorillas on a Day Trip

The great news goes to limited time travelers to Africa and wants to use the little time available to discover the beautiful forest jungle of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo the known famous home to the world most endangered primates, the mountain gorillas. Today it’s very possible to track gorillas in one day in Uganda at Bwindi Impenetrable forest, or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and in Rwanda at Volcanoes National park. Are you one of those with just a day free and you want to see the gorillas in their natural habitat?, The time is now for you to plan your 1 day gorilla trekking tour in Uganda or Rwanda. See how it all works out for you in just a day, however, be ready to wake up quite early in the morning.

1 Day Uganda Gorilla tour to Uganda

Most gorilla safaris in Uganda start from Kampala. However given the short distance between Kigali and Bwindi, a day trip is possible! A Day trip to the gorillas in Bwindi starts in the wee hours of the morning and the trip departs from Kigali, Rwanda’s Capital. The trip also ends in Kigali and it requires one to stay in Rwanda, a night before. Tracking gorillas can be done in either Bwindi forest or Mgahinga national park, though this depends on the availability of gorilla permits. Though these are two different destinations, the cost of the tour is almost the same. This tour is affordable and pocket friendly than the Rwanda day trip because tourists save on both accommodation and transport. Since Rwanda increased its gorilla permits from $750 to $1500 per a trek, the a day trip to the Uganda gorillas is a perfect alternative for those who opted to do the one day gorilla trekking tour on budget in volcanoes National park.

The experience of tracking gorillas in Rwanda is just same to that of Uganda since all end with life changing memories and times. The trek starts early by 3.00am with a transfer from Kigali to Uganda via Cyanika boarder to Kisoro Kabale. The drive is approximately around 3- 4 hours to the gorilla park headquarters. Breakfast is had during the briefing at the park headquarter and you will later enter the forest with your packed lunch an essential for every tourist tracking gorillas in Bwindi forest National Park or Mgahinga National park. After the trek you will drive back to Kigali with a drop off at your preferred point with fresh memories of the world most beautiful forest creatures.

1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek

This one day tour also kicks off quite early just like that of Uganda but the set off time is 4:30 am to Volcanoes National Park the famous mountain gorilla trekking park in Rwanda offering incredible luxury gorilla safari tours in Africa. Just like in Uganda, you will have breakfast at the park headquarter in kinigi before briefing at 8.30 am. After join other gorilla tracking tourists and enter the forest to search for gorillas, spend a full hour with them in photography and observation before come to the end of your tour. Seeing mountain gorillas is one of the world wild great adventures that you can only enjoy and experience in Africa in Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

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