2022 gorilla trekking permits in Volcanoes national park; Gorilla trekking permits are legal documents are cards that are issued by Rwanda Development Board to visitors above the age of 15 years allowing them to visit habituated gorilla families in Volcanoes national park and spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. Volcanoes national park is located in the northwestern part of Rwanda and its only national park that offers the adventurous gorilla trekking activity.
Cost of 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Volcanoes national park
A gorilla trekking permit in Volcanoes national park costs 1500 USD per person for all nationalities. Rwanda also offers discounted gorilla trekking permits in the low season during the months of November and May. In order to acquire discounted gorilla trekking permits there is a condition where by visitors must at least visit one of the two national parks in Rwanda that is Akagera national park or Nyungwe forest national park, pay for the park activities and also spend at least two nights in Rwanda. Visitors who visit one of the two national parks will purchase a gorilla trekking permit at 1,050 USD per person.
How to book 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Volcanoes national park
There are two options of booking 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Volcanoes national park for example booking directly through Rwanda Development Board (RDB) a government body in charge of tourism in Rwanda by contacting the head offices via email or telephone calls.
Gorilla trekking permits in Volcanoes national park can also be booked through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris. When booking through a tour company, you will contact us with the dates when you wish to visit the mountain gorillas. After contacting us we will check for permit availability and once there is availability on your desired dates, you will be asked to make a deposit for the permits. Once we receive the money, we will purchase the permit on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation. Booking gorilla trekking permits in Volcanoes national park through a Achieve Global Safaris is however the best option to use in that we will not only purchase permits on your behalf but also organize your entire safari which involves
Best time to book 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Volcanoes national park
2022 gorilla trekking permits in Volcanoes national park should be booked 3 to 6 months in advance before the trekking date because the permits are competitive and usually get sold out quickly especially during the peak season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February. Therefore in order to avoid last minute disappointments, you are advised to book in advance.
Gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes national park
Gorilla trekking is the major activity in Volcanoes national park and it starts very early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations at the park headquarters. After the briefing you will be allocated a habituated gorilla family to trek and a park guide who is conversant with gorilla trekking trails. Trekking of mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park takes about 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on where the gorillas are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. Once the mountain gorillas are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity to learn more about their behaviors, watch them carry out their daily activities like feeding, breastfeeding, grooming young ones, resting, take photos and record the breathtaking moments to show people back home after the Rwanda safari.
How to get to Volcanoes national park
Volcanoes national park is located in northwestern park of Rwanda in Musanze village and can be accessed by road transport means whereby you will fly to Kigali international airport and then connect to the park headquarters which takes about 2 to 3 hours’ drive.
Where to stay in Volcanoes national park
There are a number of accommodation facilities in Volcanoes national park where you can stay during your gorilla trekking safari. The accommodations range from budget, midrange and luxury including Mountain gorillas’ nest lodge, Five volcanoes boutique hotel, Sabyinyo silverback lodge, Best view hotel, Garden place hotel, Faraja hotel, Mountain gorilla view lodge, Da Vinci gorilla lodge, Hotel Muhabura, Gorilla solution lodge, Gorillas volcanoes hotel, Garr hotel, Le Bamboo gorilla village, La Palme hotel, Villa gorilla, Kinigi guesthouse among others.
For more information about 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Volcanoes national park, you can contact our experienced tour consultants at Achieve Global Safaris.