Rwanda Gorilla trekking safaris are the most enchanting not to be missed safaris you could ever take in Africa. It is only in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo that you can find and see the world’s remaining mountain gorillas ( Gorilla Berengei). In Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park also known to in French as Parc Nationale Des Volcans, there are 10 mountain gorilla groups that are visited by a group of 8 trekkers daily hence making it 80 gorilla permits for available every day. According to visitors who have gone for the gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda, Susa group is the best to track with 41 gorillas! To book a gorilla permit, pay US $1500 per person/per day a contribution which goes to conserving these mountain gorillas.
Each and every year, thousands of travelers tourists travel to Rwanda each year for gorilla trekking safaris in Volcanoes National park where they meet the endangered mountain gorillas. Being an all year round destination for Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris, you must optimally choose to Visit the land of thousand hills today. There are a lot other activities you can feature in your Rwanda other than the main gorilla trekking activity and primates watching tours. You may visit the cultural communities of Rwanda, the canopy walk, volcano climbing and hiking trails among others, which will surely diversify your experience on a safari. You may also consider visiting places like Nyungwe Forest for chimpanzee trekking, Akagera, Gisenyi – Lake Kivu and exploring Kigali City. Much as there is not so much to see on Rwanda safaris, try and make the most of whatever you have in your holiday tour package. Book a Rwanda gorilla trekking safari with African Safari Journeys today.
One of the most and critical things to consider when planning a Rwanda gorilla trekking safari is the Gorilla Permit. To track mountain gorillas, you need to obtain a gorilla permit in advance through a tour operator like African Safari Journeys or directly to the Rwanda Tourism Board. Rwanda Gorilla trekking permits cost US dollars 1500 per person and this offers you one hour in the company of the mountain gorillas excluding the trekking time.
To enjoy and get the most of your Rwanda gorilla trekking safari, one is advised to visit the country in the holidays of June to September or December to February since these months are considered to be the driest months of the year which offers the best wildlife viewing conditions, gorillas inclusive.
Your typical rwanda gorilla trekking will start off very early in the morning and set off to the park headquarters where the gorilla briefing and guidelines will be conducted from. Thereafter start of your hike into the jungle to track to the apes from the edge of the forest. The park management is proud to have over 80 guides here who speak excellent English and a few international languages like French and Swahili. They will be taking you to a specific group of ‘habituated’ mountain gorillas.
Gorilla trekkers are normally divided into groups of 8 and an assigned gorilla group to habituate. During your hour with the gorillas you will come to experience the inspiration for the film Gorillas in the Mist and understand why the late American primatologist Dian Fossey made it her life’s mission to live with, study, and protect these gentle giants.