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Are you planning or interested in tracking Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda and you are trying to find out what the cost of Gorilla Trekking is in Rwanda, this information below will help you understand how much you need to book a gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda. For one to be allowed to do gorilla trekking in Rwanda you are required to have a valid gorilla trekking permit purchased from the Rwanda Development Board which is presented on the day of gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park. Eco Adventure Safaris will help you secure the Rwanda Gorilla permit and book for you an all-inclusive tour to Volcanoes National Park.
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The Cost of Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
The Cost of Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda depends on the range of travel one is interested in that is luxury, Mid-range or budget, itinerary and days of travel. Our commonly booked Rwanda itineraries include 1 Day Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda, 2 Days Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda and 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari among others. The biggest cost of a gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda is the Gorilla Trekking Permit which costs $1500 per person per trek for foreign nonresidents. The others services include accommodation, transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle and English speaking guide among others. The one-day all-inclusive gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda costs $1900 from Kigali City and back. Contact us here and we will help you book this trip for you to have the gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park.
Where is gorilla trekking done in Rwanda?
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is done in Volcanoes National Park. Volcanoes National Park is home to over 500 mountain gorillas which have been habituated into 12 mountain gorilla families open for daily tracking by tourists. The park is one of the 3 national parks located in Virunga ranges which are made up of eight volcanic mountains other national parks include Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda and Virunga National Park in Congo both home to mountain gorillas. Volcanoes National Park is one of the best places in the world to see mountain gorillas given the fact it is located a few kilometers from Kigali City in Rwanda and the trek through the forest is not very strenuous given its montane vegetation which is not very thick making the trek manageable. Like other national parks gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National park is done in a group of 8 tourists tracking each gorilla family every day. But due to covid-19 the numbers allowed to trek one family have since been reduced to 6 tourists tracking a given gorilla family in order to ensure social distancing to avoid the spread of the deadly virus among the tourists and the mountain gorillas.
How to book gorilla trekking in Rwanda?
Booking gorilla trekking in Rwanda is now easy than ever with Eco Adventure Safaris you will be able to book all services for your trek easily online. We will need you to share your dates with us here so that we first check for availability of gorilla trekking permits online with Rwanda Development Board once we have confirmation that permits are available we will send you a confirmation invoice so that you make payment and we purchase for you the permits immediately from Rwanda Development Board. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is always in high demand so with this we advise you to book your permit in advance at least 3 months prior to visiting Rwanda given the fact they are sold on a first come first serve basis, however with us we are able to book your gorilla permits on last minute depending on availability of gorilla permits.
What is the Best time to visit Gorillas in Rwanda?
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park is done throughout the year. The best time to visit mountain gorillas in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park is during the dry months of June to early October and December to March. During this time the treks through the forest in Volcanoes National Park are not very muddy and wet making it for navigation, then as well the vegetation is not fully grown to offer great sights and pictures when viewing the mountain gorillas. The park can be visited throughout the year and you have 99% chance of seeing mountain gorillas on your trek in Volcanoes National Park given the fact it is one of the most organized tourism activities in Rwanda.
Is gorilla trekking in Rwanda safe?
Yes, gorilla trekking in Rwanda is safe for travelers as well amid this prevailing pandemic covid-19 the treks are going on successfully. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is managed by the Rwanda Development Board and it is one of the highly monitored and managed tourist activities in Rwanda, tourists are guaranteed safety during their treks in the Volcanoes National Park. During your trek, you are accompanied by two ranger guides who are well equipped to guard you all the way to and from the forest. Rwanda is one of the safest travel destinations in Africa and with this be rest assured that you will safely do your gorilla trek and go back home safe.
Rwanda Gorilla trekking lodges
Rwanda Gorilla trekking lodges in Volcanoes National Park range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options, Luxury options include Sabinyo Silverback Lodge, Virunga Volcanoes Lodge, Five Volcanoes Hotels, Bisate Lodge, and Mountain Gorillas’ Nest Lodge. Their price range from USD300 to USD1000 per person per night gives you the best time ever during your stay during your gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes National Park. They have great hospitality, clean rooms, VIP rooms and all have put in place the set SOPs for prevention of the spread of the coronavirus and all are ensuring the safety and health of their clients.
The Midrange Rwanda Gorilla trekking lodges at Volcanoes National Park include Mountain Gorilla View Lodge and Lebambou Gorilla Lodge, Davinci Lodge. For budge travels the options are many from basic accommodation to camping one can choose from Kinigi Hotel, Hotel Muhabura, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Villa Gorilla, Virunga Hotel, Faraji Hotel, and La Palme Hotel or Home Inn among other camping areas.
How to get to Volcanoes National Park
You can get to Volcanoes National Park by road, the drive from Kigali town or Kigali International Airport on arrival is just 2-3 hours drive to Volcanoes National Park. Your driver-guide will meet you for a short briefing then set off to the park through the beautiful sceneries of 1000 hills that make up Rwanda giving you an opportunity for stops along the way for photographs and sightseeing.
Which is the Best gorilla trekking company in Rwanda
Eco Adventure Safaris is one of the best gorilla trekking companies in Rwanda. We have great expertise in planning and booking safaris to Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda contact us and we advise you on the booking process. We as well have different Rwanda gorilla trekking safari packages ranging from budget, mid-range to luxury options that we can book for you including the gorilla permits. Feel free to check out our trip advisor reviews and read from a community of happy satisfied clients. With us, you can rest assured of a memorable Rwanda Gorilla Trek. We are devoted to providing excellent service and customer satisfaction. Our team of excellent tour consultants is always willing to help answer all your safari questions #VisitRwanda with us here.