Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Rwanda Gorilla Trek - time frame?

Jump to last reply

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!

4 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report MOROCCO SOLO
  2. 2 Morocco for 2 nights
  3. 3 Draft itinerary - Portugal, Spain, Morocco
  4. 4 Trip Report February vs March in Tanzania - Dueling Trip Reports
  5. 5 Looking for out of the way places
  6. 6 Trip Report Morocco on the road: trip report
  7. 7 Yet another Kruger private reserve budget lodge post + Blyde Canyon
  8. 8 Help: 4 days, 3 nights in (or our of) Johannesburg
  9. 9 Trip Report Tanzania Safari
  10. 10 Kenya and Tanzania Trip Planning Help
  11. 11 Sabi Sands camps
  12. 12 AHLA Tanzania Mt. Kilimanjaro & Safari 4 days
  13. 13 Maldives, Seychelles or Mauritius??
  14. 14 trip report, morocco
  15. 15 Photos from Sept 2013 Safari to Uganda
  16. 16 Seeking Itinerary Routing for 3 week SA Trip
  17. 17 Trip Report 16 Days in South Africa (Victoria Falls, Zimbawe & Botswana)
  18. 18 First Time in Israel Tour Suggestions
  19. 19 East Africa summer 2014
  20. 20 Cape Town Safety?
  21. 21 first time family safari in August 2014
  22. 22 BOTSWANA - Maun (Okavango) to Chobe - 4x4 self drive...
  23. 23 Memory cards for camera
  24. 24 Self Drive SA, Botswana, Zimbabwe - help, 4x4 hire/border restrictions
  25. 25 Questions on 10 day Morocco winter vacation
View next 25 » Back to the top