Rwanda Gorilla Tour : Mountain Gorilla Trekking Rwanda is the most iconic activity one shouldn’t miss while on their holiday in Africa. Visiting the endangered mountain Gorillas in Rwanda has been related by many as ‘a once in a lifetime experience’ in which you get to encounter these unique apes in their natural environment. Continue reading this article to know more about our Rwanda gorilla tour
Well, mountain gorillas have never been able to survive in captivity and for one to see them, they have to visit one of these three countries you can track and see the mountain gorillas; Rwanda, Uganda or Democratic Republic of Congo. Most important thing about Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, the effort put in visiting the gorilla destination is that you are directly contributing to the conservation of this species. This is because the huge of the amount you pay for the Rwanda Gorilla Permits goes into support of the Gorilla Conservation Activities. In Rwanda destination -mountain gorillas can be found in Volcanoes National Park and be can accessed easily just within two hour drive from Kigali City to Volcanoes National Park on well tarmacked roads.
Despite the fact that mountain gorillas are the major key tourist attraction in Volcanoes National Park. Other interesting activities you can engage in the park includes; Hiking Mount Karisimbi, Golden Monkey trekking, Hiking mount Bisoke, Visiting the Ibyi’wachu cultural Centre, exploring the Twin lakes of Burera and Ruhundo, Dian Fossey Hike among others.
Travelers can choose to do a combine Rwanda Safari, through visiting to other National Park such as Nyungwe Forest National Park which is home for chimpanzees – Chimpanzee trekking and the Akagera National Park famously known as a home for all the African Big Five and so many other flora and fauna.
Rwanda is every recognized safari destination, home suitable for variety of wildlife, cultural and adventure tourism as there are many tourist attractions you adventure while on your Rwanda tours.
For more information about Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, please can contact Achieve Global Safaris to find out more about Rwanda Safaris.
Take note, Gorilla trekking is not only done by young and energetic people but also elderly and disabled people that need special care and are recognized by the ranger or guide and due to the recent gorilla adventure, they are able to trek nearby gorillas in there. Please, don’t hesitate to take gorilla trekking as an activity.
Other commonly questions asked about Rwanda Gorilla Tours;
What is the best time to trek the gorilla in Rwanda?
Gorilla trekking experience in Africa is best all year round but the best perfect time to go for a Rwanda gorilla tour is during the two dry seasons of the year; December to February and June to September.
In fact, mountain gorillas live on a high altitude in the mountains which requires you to hike up in order to allocate them and these places can be slippery and hard to reach during rainy seasons.
How difficult is gorilla trekking in Rwanda?
Gorilla trekking is relatively difficult and challenging depending on your physical fitness. If you feel you are not energetic enough to have a successful gorilla safari. You can a hire a porter who goes at small amount to pull you to and from and if you have heavy luggage, they help you to them.
How much does it cost to see gorillas Rwanda, Uganda & Congo?
The gorilla permit costs in Rwanda USD1,500 per person per trek, Uganda gorilla permit cost USD700 per person per trek and Congo permit costs USD400 per person.
What are the rules and regulations of Gorilla in Rwanda?
A 15-year-old and above are allowed to go for gorilla trekking experience. This is because young people often carry childhood illnesses like mumps, measles which are so risk to our lovely mountain gorillas.
Only 8 persons per gorillas’ family per day are allowed. The number is limited to avoid stress and risk of infections from humans.
If you fell sick overnight before the trek, please do not go for trekking. Instead, you can do other activities or refund back your money.
Before you head out for gorilla trekking endeavor to wash your hands.
Do not touch on gorillas, because they are wild animals.
Keep your voices low during the trek.
The limited time to see gorillas is only one hour per day. Once you encounter them, make proper use of your time with them.
Flash camera is not allowed because they threat the mountain gorillas.
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