Exclusive Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda for a whole day. Yes, it is possible to block all gorilla permits in Volcanoes National Park and go for gorilla trekking for a whole day privately and exclusively restricted to one person, a group or as a family, this can be arranged by Eco Adventure Safaris. Volcanoes National Park is a national park where gorilla trekking is done in Rwanda. The park if home to mountain gorillas and other primate species including golden monkeys, it is also home to volcanoes great for those interested in hiking adventures. Volcanoes National Park has 12 Gorilla families hence 96 Gorilla permits are available each day for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park. Getting gorilla permits in Rwanda can be done directly by booking them through Rwanda Development Board or through a trusted tour operator in Rwanda Encounter Africa Safaris.
Are you are planning to block all gorilla permits in Volcanoes National Park for a whole day to trek exclusively alone and you are wondering if it is possible, yes this is very possible with Eco Adventure Safaris. For you to block all permits and trek in Volcanoes National Park exclusively alone you can either pay 100%, 70% or 30% in advance of the total of each permit.
Each Gorilla permit in Volcanoes NP Costs $1500 Per person per trek for the Foreign non residents, $500 Per person for foreign residents and $200 for East African Citizens (Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi and South Sudan), this gives you an opportunity to spend one hour encounter with the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. If you are planning to travel and trek alone you will need to block and pay for all the gorilla permits trekking that specific day in Volcanoes NP. For a foreign nonresident, each gorilla permit costs USD1500 and the park has 96 permits available everyday this means you will pay for the entire gorilla permits which is ($144000 for foreign non-residents) to block them and this will give you an opportunity to trek in Volcanoes NP exclusively and privately alone i.e. with no other tourists only with ranger guides.
Important things to consider when planning to book Exclusive Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda for a whole day.
Booking and securing all the gorilla permits in Volcanoes National Park for a whole day in advance
Volcanoes National Park has 96 gorilla permits available for sell every day. For you to block all gorilla permits in Volcanoes NP for a whole day so that no other tourists books in to trek in this park for that given day, you can either pay 100%, 70% or 30% in advance the total of each permit. We recommend you block the gorilla permits atleast 3 to 4 month prior your gorilla safari date. This is because during high season permits sell out in advance on first come first serve basis.
Comfortable travel to Volcanoes National Park
You should consider travelling in 4×4 Land cruisers this will give you comfort on the road to Volcanoes National Park. There is also an option of flying with a helicopter to the park from Kigali.
How to block all gorilla permits in Volcanoes NP for a whole day?
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 trekking 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 so that we block all gorilla permits in Volcanoes National Park for a whole day. 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 exclusive gorilla trekking for a given whole day in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
What to wear during Exclusive Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda for a whole day
You might be probably wondering what to wear for your trek exclusively alone in Volcanoes National Park, below is a compiled list on what to wear;
How to get to volcanoes national park?
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, they come with drinking water onboard, AC and driven by professional driver guides. For entry into the park, you will need to have secured permit for any of the activity of your choice or paid park entrance fees.
Where to stay in Volcanoes national Park?
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, 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 booked in advance. You will also be able to get a discount on accommodation when you stay more nights and be treated to a great service while you stay.
What is the best time to book Exclusive Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda.
The best time to book Exclusive Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda is during the drier months of January, February, June to early September, this is makes it easier to travel to the park and gives a clear view of mountain gorillas given the vegetation cover is not too much high grown. 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 primates don’t move further distances looking for food, food is readily available in the forest compared to the dry seasons. Seeing gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is possible throughout the year given the fact it is a very well organized activity and you have 99% chances of seeing them in their natural habitat.
Why book your Exclusive Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda with Eco Adventure Safaris.
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing gorilla safari experiences to 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 booking Exclusive Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda.