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Are you planning to visit Rwanda to go gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and you are interested in Combining Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda with Burundi Safari, in this article we explain in detail how this is possible and through Eco Adventure Safaris we are able to help plan and book for you this safari combo of Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda and a Safari trip to Burundi?
Gorilla trekking is one of the top activities you should do on your visit to Rwanda, you will have an opportunity to visit and trek the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is done in Volcanoes National Park.
Combining Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda with Burundi Safari. Burundi is a landlocked country bordered by Rwanda in the north, Tanzania in the East, Namibia in the south, DR Congo in the southwest. Burundi is covered by beautiful landscapes. The scenery is the most dramatic along the western and eastern borders. Burundi’s highest point is 9,055 feet (2,760 meters) at Mount Heha which is located in the Bujumbura rural province.
How to Combine Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda with Burundi Safari?
There are many options on how to Combine Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda with Burundi Safari, you can start the tour with visiting Rwanda for gorilla trekking then after fly to Burundi for safari and vice versa. The flight connects between Burundi and Rwanda are operated by different airlines and options include Kenya Airways, Rwandair and Airlink among others
Can I Drive or do a road trip from Burundi to Rwanda and Vice Versa?
Yes, it is possible to drive between Rwanda and Burundi. The best route to take if you are starting this trip from Rwanda then proceed South of Rwanda and cross the border to Burundi. Eco Adventure Safaris is ready to advise you all through your road trip to get to Burundi from Rwanda.
Where is Gorilla Trekking done in Rwanda?
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda is done at Volcanoes National Park, Volcanoes National Park is located in the far northwest of Rwanda, home to the endangered mountain gorillas and rich montane vegetation of bamboo forests and open grasslands. Gorilla tracking at this park is done once daily with 8 individuals visiting a gorilla group per day. The visitors are expected to arrive at the Rwanda development board (RDB) offices at 7 am where they are briefed about expectations and the does and don’ts when tracking gorillas and later distributed among the different mountain gorilla groups. Once the briefing is concluded and you are allocated a gorilla group, you will follow your armed ranger guide to start your trek in search of these gentle giants. Your trek can take anything from a few minutes to 6 hours depending on the location of the group that you are tracking. Once the insight into the group, you will be able to stay in their presence for only one hour. Remember the details shared in the briefing and endeavor to follow them for not only your own safety but that of the gorillas.
Booking Rwanda gorilla permit in advance
Booking Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda, you will need to have your gorilla permit secured in advanced through Eco Adventure Safaris from Rwanda Development Board to confirm that you are booked for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park for a given date. Once you have your planned dates of travel confirmed we will need you to send us an email here so that we check for availability of gorilla permits online with the Rwanda Development Board once we confirm permits are available for your planned dates we will let you know so that we can send you an invoice for you to make payment for the permits. Once the payment is done and we have received it on our account we will go ahead and purchase your permits immediately and send you a scanned copy of the permits for your records and perusal, this will confirm you are booked for Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes Gorilla National Park, Rwanda
How much is Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
The Gorilla permit price shares a much more cost for any Gorilla Trekking Safari in Rwanda on top of other services like transport, accommodation and guiding. A gorilla permit costs USD1500 for the Foreign nonresident, USD500 for the foreign resident and USD200 for the East African Citizen per person per trek, this gorilla permit gives you an opportunity to spend one hour encounter with the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. On top of the gorilla permit you will also pay other services for a successful gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda which include transport, accommodation and guiding. Our 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Express Tour all inclusive costs from USD23750 per person sharing in a group of 2. Contact us here for more details and about other safaris in Rwanda and we will book for you according
What is the Best Time to Go for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda?
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda is best done in the months of June to October and December to March during this time it is a dry season in Rwanda with mild rainfall making it easy for the treks in Volcanoes National park for gorilla trekking, as well during this time the vegetation is not fully grown and it is easy for creating trails and viewing the mountain gorillas offering great sights for photographs. During the other months of April, May and November which is normally a wet season this makes the vegetations grow high making the sightings unclear however during this time the treks tend to be shorter given the fact mountain gorillas don’t move further distances looking for food, food is readily available. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda can be done throughout the year given the fact it is a very well organized activity and you have 99% chances of seeing the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.
Where to stay during your Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Hotels in Volcanoes National Park range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options, Luxury options include Sabinyo Silverback Lodge, Bisate Lodge, Virunga Volcanoes Lodge, Five Volcanoes Hotels and Mountain Gorillas’ Nest Lodge. The price ranges from USD300 to USD1000 per person per night.
The Midrange lodge options at Volcanoes National Park include Mountain Gorilla View Lodge and Lebambou Gorilla Lodge, Davinci Lodge. For budget accommodation in Volcanoes National Park the options are many from basic accommodation to camping which include Kinigi Hotel, Hotel Muhabura, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Villa Gorilla, Virunga Hotel, Faraji Hotel and La Palme Hotel or Home Inn.
All Lodges in Volcanoes National Park are well set to host tourists with various SOPs put in place in-line with Rwanda Health Ministry and WHO recommendations for the safety and health of tourists visiting Volcanoes National Park for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda.
How to access Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park can be best accessed by road; the drive from Kigali town is just 2-3 hours drive to Volcanoes National Park. Your driver guide will meet you for a short briefing at the designated hotel then set off to the park through the beautiful sceneries of the 1000 hills of Rwanda giving you an opportunity for a stop for photographs and sightseeing.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing gorilla safari experiences to Burundi 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 Combining Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda with Burundi Safari.