Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is very awesome that most people opt for it more often. The short distance between Kigali and Volcanoes National Park (Parc Nationale des Volcans) is what makes people prefer Rwanda gorilla expeditions to Uganda gorilla tracking experiences always. A drive to Ruhengeri from Kigali is just 3 hours by road compared to the 9 hours drive of Uganda which has made it possible for tourists to carry out short gorilla tours that can even last for 1 day or two. This is not the case with Uganda because the first and last days of your gorilla trekking safari are reserved for travel implicating the shortest gorilla tour (3 days gorilla safari) grants you more driving hours and less hours of activities. Rwanda’s roads are very smooth and tarmacked (even the ones in national parks) which saves you from uncertainties of vehicles getting stuck on muddy roads irrespective of the season.
So which are the most common Rwanda gorilla trekking packages? The most common and booked package is the 3 days gorilla tour. Other short packages are also booked more compared to long safaris which is all because clients are able to carry out their most important activities in just a few days basing on the distance between respective national parks. We recommend you also try out a short gorilla package if possible or rather combine Rwanda and Uganda in a single activity. You could also combine your budget or luxury gorilla trekking safari with a visit to Lake Kivu, Gisenyi, Nyungwe, Akagera plus other destinations for more diverse tourism activities. Most of the packages above come with excellent lodging options, gorilla permits ($1500 each) and comfortable transportation means (4×4 open-roof safari vehicles). Feel free to single out a package you like and inquire with one of the recommended gorilla safari companies for a nice quotation as you plan your trip.