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Are you planning to Combine 7 Days Kilimanjaro Hike with Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda, combining a 7-day Kilimanjaro hike via the Lemosho route with gorilla trekking in Rwanda is an extraordinary adventure blending the challenge of high-altitude trekking with the awe-inspiring experience of encountering endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Here’s a suggested itinerary to Combine 7 Days Kilimanjaro Hike with Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda:
Day 1-2: Arrival in Tanzania (Kilimanjaro)
- Arrive in Tanzania and transfer to your accommodation near Kilimanjaro.
- Spend the first day acclimatizing and preparing for the trek.
- On day 2, embark on the Lemosho route Kilimanjaro trek.
Day 3-8: Kilimanjaro Trek
- Trek through the stunning landscapes of Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route, taking in the diverse scenery from lush rainforests to alpine deserts.
- Camp at designated campsites along the way, gradually ascending to higher altitudes.
- Summit attempt typically occurs on day 6 or 7, depending on the pace and acclimatization of the group.
- Descend from the summit and celebrate your achievement.
Day 9-10: Travel to Rwanda
- Depart the Kilimanjaro region and travel to Rwanda, either by flight or overland.
- Arrive in Rwanda and transfer to your accommodation near Volcanoes National Park, the base for gorilla trekking.
Day 11-12: Gorilla Trekking
- Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking adventure in Volcanoes National Park.
- Spend an unforgettable hour in the presence of a habituated mountain gorilla family, observing their behaviors and interactions in their natural habitat.
- On day 12, you may have the option to partake in a second gorilla trekking experience or explore other activities in the area, such as visiting local communities or tracking golden monkeys.
Day 13: Departure
- Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time to relax or explore a bit more of Rwanda before transferring to the airport for your departure.
To participate in gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, you will need to obtain a gorilla trekking permit from the Rwanda Development Board (RDB). These permits are limited in number and can sell out quickly, so it’s essential to book yours well in advance through a Rwanda Tour Operator Eco Adventure Safaris. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is a memorable and life-changing experience, and Volcanoes National Park is the best choice to embark on this adventure.
How is Gorilla Trekking in 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. 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 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.
How many gorilla permits are available in Volcanoes National Park per day?
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 more than 12 habituated gorilla families for trekking every day, only 8 visitors per gorilla family are allowed to trek every day. That means there are 80 permits available each day for trekking, 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.
What is the cost of the Rwanda Gorilla permit?
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 permit costs USD1500 for all nationals and you are allowed one hour of viewing the gorillas and taking photographs. Booking Rwanda gorilla treks 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.
How to Book Rwanda Gorilla permit?
When you contact us at Eco Adventure Safaris about your planned trek and desired dates, we shall check availability of permits online system of 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 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. Booking the permits in advance is ideal for your gorilla trek.
Last minute Booking 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour
We as well organize last minute booking of Volcanoes Mountain gorilla permits in Rwanda for travelers, you may visit Rwanda for a conference, Seminar or you many have change of program while in Rwanda/East African countries/ Africa and you instead opt to do a gorilla trek on a weekend or any day you are free, once you contact, we shall try our best to get you a gorilla permit from either Rwanda development board or from those reselling the gorilla permits for you not to miss out. Booking the gorilla permits will require you to make payment for the permit to secure a spot for trekking. Once you contact us, we shall send you a quote for the number of days as you require, and then you fix dates which we shall consider when booking you’re your permits and accommodation as they are key priorities. Once you make Payment, we shall pay off all your services as per the travel plan and ensure all is in order for your gorilla safari.
Booking Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda Through Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure safaris is one of the best local tour operators to help you in booking Rwanda gorilla treks, we also offer amazing gorilla safari experiences to Uganda and Rwanda. Contact us for our discounted packages and also tailor made trips to Rwanda. 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 mature managers and directors who are Ugandans and passionate about what they do. We are highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor to help you learn on the experiences of the other travelers who have traveled with us. Contact us here to Combine 7 Days Kilimanjaro Hike with Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda.