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Rwanda Gorilla Trek - time frame?

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Hello! I am taking a short 2-day trip to Rwanda from Nairobi in mid-December to check out a gorilla trek. I'm trying to plan which day to do the trek. I'm booking directly through the Rwanda office to get park appointed guides and believe the trek begins around 8am.

Can anyone tell me how long it takes to get to Kinigi or where the park entrance is located from Kigali? I'd like to know when to depart Kigali to get there in time for the 8am trek.

I'd also like to know how long to budget to be in the mountains. If I have a 4pm flight that same day, is that enough time to do the gorilla trek in the morning? I know the trek time varies considerably, but would love to hear any feedback from people who have gone on it. I figure if it leaves around 7 am, takes 30 min - 1 1/2 hrs to hike and you only get 1 hour with the gorillas, we would be back anywhere from 11-1pm...and then not sure how long it takes to get to the airport from there. Is this cutting it too close?

Also - what was the weather/trip like in December? Thank you so much in advance!

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