Are you planning to visit Rwanda for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and you want to find out which is the best part to trek gorillas in Volcanoes National Park? Visiting volcanoes National Park in Rwanda involves costs of transportation for the number of days of safari, cost of accommodation for the number of nights you intend to spend, cost of activities, entrance fees and the reasonable service fee.
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. 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.
About Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda
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 tourism in Volcanoes National park has earned Rwanda economic development as it has attracted more visitors every year. 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. Visiting volcanoes National Park and associated costs
The best part to trek gorillas in Volcanoes National Park is when you stay in safari lodges built near the park include Virunga lodge, Sabyinyo silverback lodge, Bisate lodge, Five Volcanoes lodge, Mountain Gorillas’ Nest Lodge, Kwitonda lodge and Bishope House from here you take a short drive to the Park headquarters to start the gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park.
What is the cost of activities in Volcanoes National Park?
Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes
Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is a peerless primate experience, and one of Africa’s indisputable travel highlights.Rwanda has 10 habituated gorilla families and 80 permits per day available for purchase for gorilla trekking experience. For one to be allowed to do gorilla trek in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, you must have a Rwanda gorilla permit for a particular date secured from Rwanda development board. The gorilla permits costs USD1500 for all nationals and you are allowed one hour of viewing the gorillas and taking photography, the price is inclusive of guiding fees and conservation fee. Booking a gorilla trek to volcanoes National Park is a life time experience to complete your bucket list, Eco Adventure Safaris will help you book and tailor a gorilla trek tour that is affordable and memorable.
The mountain gorillas are the famous attraction in volcanoes national park with gorilla trekking happening 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. 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 7:00am with briefing on guidelines to follow while on the trek, even though the gorillas have 99% DNA as the 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.
Golden Monkey trekking in Volcanoes
Golden Monkey tracking refers to visiting the rare and very beautiful golden monkeys in their natural environment. Volcanoes national park has two habituated golden monkey communities for trekking every day, these communities have about 80 members each and the number of visitors is not limited. The golden monkey trekking permit costs USD100 for all nationals and can be obtained from Rwanda development board to allow you visit the endangered golden monkeys. The activity starts at the park headquarters at 7:00am with briefing on dos and don’ts by the park wardens and later the park guides and rangers lead you to the forest to find them, you can walk for 30minutes to hours depending on the location and movement of the golden monkeys, once you find them you are allowed to view and stay with them for only one hour and after you return. Please contact us at Eco Adventure Safaris to help you book a golden monkey trek to the volcanoes national park.
Visiting Dian Fossey Tomb in Volcanoes National Park
Dain Fossey tomb tour is one the most famous activities done in volcanoes national park by visitors and it costs USD75 per person per day. It is one hour hike to the tomb from Karisoke research camp. The Dian Fossey Memorial hike which is derived from the famous primatologist and Zoologist Dian Fossey from America who spent all her life in the volcanoes protecting the endangered gorillas from extinction and created awareness. She was killed by the alleged poachers and was buried in the park and a memorial was built. She is also famous for participating in the film “gorillas in the mist”. The hike is about 2,500m to 3,000m, this trail leads to the tomb of the late Dian who fought and rescued the endangered mountain gorillas and sensitization on conservation promoted gorilla tourism. Celebrating her charisma, love for the Mountain gorillas, her research and the history makes this experience incredible.
Iby’Iwacu cultural experience in Volcanoes national park
African cultures are very unique and interesting and worth experiencing while on your African trip. The Rwanda culture is one that is most enjoyable and to Participate in, The locals used to stay in the forest and even participated in poaching of the endangered species, the were later evacuated and organized into a village, the Iby’Iwacu village is found in volcanoes national park in Nyabigoma, Kinigi, Musanze district, Northern Province of Rwanda. We always tailor trips with cultural experience to volcanoes national park for you to have an incredible time, visiting the Iby’Iwacu people, you will share with local people home and heritage treasures including lifestyles, activities, artifacts, dances and ways of living of local people. Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village showcases the ways of life, traditional practices and dances to Visitors.
Volcano Hiking in Volcanoes
Mountain Volcano Climbing is one of the interesting things to do in Volcanoes National Park. You can opt to Hike Mountain Bisoke at USD75, Mountain Muhavura at USD100, and Mountain Gahinga at USD75. You can climb to any Meters of your choice depending on your physical fitness and challenge.
What is the cost of transportation to Volcanoes National Park?
Visiting volcanoes National Park and associated costs. The cost of transportation is inclusive of vehicle hire per day, guide allowance per day and fuel for the round trip. 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 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. Vehicle hire ranges from USD80-250 per day depending on the choice of vehicle you use, then driver guide allowance ranges from USD50 per day and fuel for the round trip ranges from USD150, all this depends on the number of days you spend in Volcanoes. For entry into the park, you will need to have secured permit for any of the activity of your choice or paid park entrance
What is the cost of accommodation 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 safari. There are many lodges and hotels in volcanoes national park ranging from budget to luxury, namely; Bisate lodge, Gorilla Nest and Virunga lodge are luxury options which range from USD750 per person per night, Sabinyo silverback lodge, five volcanoes lodge, Le bamboo Mountain gorilla lodge are Midrange options to consider and the price ranges from USD300, Kinigi guesthouse, Hotel Muhavura and gorilla volcanoes lodge are some of the budget hotels and price ranges from USD100. The hotel rooms can sell out quickly especially during the high season, your accommodation choice needs to booked in advance for your visit to volcanoes national park. You will also be able to get a discount on accommodation when you stay more nights. Some of these lodges also have seasonal rates; low season and high season, you can plan to travel in the season of your choice.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your gorilla trek Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda?
Eco Adventure Safaris offers amazing experiences to volcanoes national Park and Rwanda as a destination for the past years with Customized and well- priced packages without hidden costs. Contact us here for our discounted packages and also tailor made gorilla trips to the volcanoes national park with a seasonable service fee. Our magic in organizing authentic experience stems from the fact that we have overtime assembled a team mixed with young and energetic staff guided by well experienced Team and passionate about what they do. Eco Adventure Safaris is highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor and safari bookings to help you learn on the experiences of the other travelers who have traveled with us to volcanoes national park Rwanda. Best part to trek gorillas in Volcanoes National Park