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The minimum age for gorilla trekking in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park is 15 years and travelers Passports will be checked at the Park headquarters, are you planning to trek gorillas in Rwanda with your son or daughter, and you what to know what is the age limit for gorilla trekking in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park. There is no Maximum age for gorilla trekking provided you are an adult and able to trek. In cases of Minors, we always encourage our clients to provide us with copies of their passports, before booking and securing the gorilla permits. Children being underage does not stop you from coming along with them for your gorilla trekking safari, as you engage in the trek, we can get them busy through a variety of activities such as nature walk around the hotel, Games, or community visit to keep them busy as they wait for you.
Gorilla trekking in volcanoes
The famous mountain gorillas can only trek in volcanoes national parks every day throughout the year. Gorilla trekking is an activity that involves visiting the habituated endangered mountain gorillas in their natural environment, as you view the way they feed, move, rest and live in harmony. Volcanoes National Park has 10 habituated gorilla families for trekking every day, only 8 visitors per gorilla family are allowed to trek every day. The chances of seeing the mountain gorillas are 99% as you are guided by trackers, guides and park rangers. Gorilla trekking starts every day in Kinigi at 7:00 am with a briefing on guidelines to follow while on the trek, even though the gorillas have 99% DNA as humans, they still remain wild and you are advised to follow the dos and don’ts from the guides. The gorilla trek can take 30 minutes to more hours depending on the movement and location of the gorillas in the forest.
Age limit for gorilla trekking in Rwanda. For one to be allowed to do gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, you must have a Rwanda gorilla permit for a particular birth date secured from the Rwanda development board. The gorilla permit costs USD1500 for all nationals and you are allowed one hour of viewing the gorillas and taking photography. Booking a gorilla trek to volcanoes National Park is a lifetime experience to complete your bucket list on your special birthday. Eco Adventure Safaris will help you book and tailor a gorilla trek tour that is affordable and memorable.
Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park is also known as Parc Des Vulcan’s in French and Pariki Yigihugu yibirungu in Kinyarwanda (Local language) which is found in North-Eastern in a small town called Musanze, Rwanda in East Africa. Rwandan tourism is one of the fastest growing in Africa and has positioned itself as a luxury destination. Volcanoes National park is one of the major national parks in Rwanda and East Africa and one of the oldest parks in Africa, it is a home to the endangered apes and primates that include the Mountain Gorillas and golden Monkeys, there also many species of birds, Monkeys, trees, forest hogs, bushbucks among others in the forest as well as the unique culture. Volcanoes national park is part of the Virunga Conservation Area including five extinct volcanoes namely; Mountain Muhabura, Mountain Sabyinyo, Mountain Gahinga, Mountain Karisimbi and Mountain Bisoke. Gorilla trekking is a life time experience of seeing the endangered gorillas in their natural environment and half of the population of the remaining gorillas is found in East Africa, book you birthday safari with us to see the amazing apes.
Volcanoes National Park is managed by Rwanda development board which is a government body governing all tourism activities in Rwanda as well as volcanoes national park. The park was gazette to protect the Mountain gorillas which were facing the threat of extinction as a result of poaching, primates and other wildlife that inhabit in the forest. The tropical forest boarders Uganda’s Mgahinga national park and DR Congo’s Virunga National park and these primates have always crossed either sides, this has enhanced conservation efforts from these three countries to protect the endangered Mountain gorillas and golden monkeys.
How to book gorilla trek in volcanoes National Park
When you contact us at Eco Adventure Safaris about your planned trek and desired dates (birthday date), we shall check the availability of permits online system of the Rwanda development board and if permits are available, we shall send you an invoice to make payment for the permits as they are top priority and if they are not available, you will choose other dates that have availability of permits (We advise you book months in advance to get you the exact date). Once we receive payment, we shall book and secure your permits and send you copy of the receipt with booking ID to confirm your trek. The process of acquiring the gorilla permits is easy and transparent, you will surely give you a lifetime experience with the gorillas.
The gorilla trekking permits normally sell out so very quickly during the high season (January, February, July, August, September, and December every year.
How to get to volcanoes national park?
To visit Volcanoes national park, you are required to secure Rwanda visa at USD30 at Kigali international Airport or any of the boarder points into Rwanda. The park can be accessed by road and its only 2 hours’ drive from Kigali city and about an hour drive from the Cyanika boarder of Uganda and Rwanda. We use 4×4 vehicles for our all-inclusive packages that are very comfortable for your road trip to Volcanoes national park.
Where can one stay in Volcanoes National Park?
While on you visit to volcanoes national park, staying in a good, clean, comfortable and beautiful lodge/camp is ideal for an incredible birthday safari. There are many lodges and hotels in volcanoes national park ranging from budget to luxury, namely; Bisate lodge and Virunga lodge are luxury options, Sabinyo silverback lodge, five volcanoes lodge, Le bamboo Mountain gorilla lodge are Midrange options to consider, Kinigi guesthouse, Hotel Muhavura and gorilla volcanoes lodge are some of the budget hotels. The hotel rooms can sell out quickly especially during the high season, your accommodation choice needs to be booked in advance for your visit to volcanoes national park.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris to trek mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing gorilla trekking safari experiences in Uganda and Rwanda. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine gorilla trekking safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife, and uplift local communities, these include chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris, and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about the age limit for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park.