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Primates safari in Rwanda will give you an opportunity to see the major primates in Rwanda which include Mountain Gorillas found in Volcanoes National Park, Golden monkeys found in Gishwati Mukura Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park and Chimpanzees found in Nyungwe Forest National Park, all the mentioned national parks are also home to various species of Monkeys and other primate species which can also be sighted during trekking in the forest. Primate safaris are one of the safaris mostly booked by travelers visiting Rwanda and many have reviewed the experience as unforgettable, magical, life-changing, and worth the money spent.
Is it worth paying the money to see primates in Rwanda, if yes Why?
What you pay for a primate safari in Rwanda is an investment in yourself given the fact this gives you an opportunity to learn more about how the endangered primate species still surviving in Rwanda as this gives you a great travel and learning experience. The money paid also helps in the conservation of the primates and their natural habitats in Rwanda. If there was no primate tourism in Rwanda all the primate habitats in Rwanda would be all destroyed by now but with the existence of these primates in the forests which bring in foreign exchange when you visit and pay entrance fees this has encouraged the government of Rwanda through Rwanda Development Board to protect the homes of these primates which has in turn promoted environmental conservation in Rwanda, this also makes the money spent on the primate safari in Rwanda worth.
Money spent on your primate safari in Rwanda through your permit and park entrance fees also helps to benefit the local communities that leave near the forests where the primates are found this in turn encourages the local communities to conserve and protect these primates since their importance is known by the local communities through the percentage money they receive every year off the permit and park entrance fees paid by tourists who visit these primates in Rwanda National parks. This money goes directly through payment of the local communities who are on the lead committees for conservation and indirectly through infrastructure and projects that help contribute to a better life of the local communities through the construction of schools, hospitals and practicing agriculture, this thus also makes the money spent on the primate safari in Rwanda worth.
The primate safaris in Rwanda are worth the money spent despite the high costs of trekking permits required to trek and see the primates, discomfort and time spent during walking through the forests to find the primates. Primate watching in Rwanda is a thrilling experience, which has impressed some people to do it over and over again despite the high cost, energy and time required to meet these gentle giants in their natural habitats, other travelers decide to pay for more than one permit and trek more than once on different days especially the Mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park this makes the primate safaris in Rwanda worth the money spent.
What is the cost of a Primate Safari in Rwanda?
The cost of a primate safari in Rwanda depends on type of primates you are interested in seeing, days to spend and places where to see primates on your primate safari in Rwanda. The permit price shares a much more cost for any primate safari in Rwanda on top of other services like transport, accommodation and guiding. A gorilla trekking permit costs $1500 for a foreign non-resident and this permit gives you an opportunity to spend 1 hours encounter with the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. A Chimpanzee trekking permit costs $90 for a foreign non-resident and this permit gives you an opportunity to spend 1 hours encounter with the Chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park.
On top of the permits, you will also pay for other services for successful trekking of primates in Rwanda which include transport, accommodation, and guiding. Below are the popular Primate Safaris in Rwanda;
How to book a primate safari in Rwanda?
You will need to have your permit secured in advance to confirm that you are booked for a primate safari in Rwanda. 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. 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 a primate safari in Rwanda. It is advised to book your permits in advance at least 2-3 months prior to your visit given the fact these sell out very quickly on first come first serve basis.
Best time to see primates in Rwanda
The best time to see primates in Rwanda is during the months of June to October and December to March during this time it is a dry season in Uganda with mild rainfall making it easy for the treks in the Forests, as well during this time the vegetation is not fully grown and it is easy for viewing the primates offering great sights for photographs. During the other months of March, April, May and November which is normally a wet season in Rwanda 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 primates 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 habitats.
Why book your Primates safari in Rwanda with Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure Safaris takes pride in customizing tailor made primate safaris in Rwanda. It has a very diligent and trust worthy team. Your queries are answered within 30 minutes by our team of professional tour consultants. These consultants will make you a travel plan for you, answer to all your questions and make sure all your services are booked in advance for you to avoid inconveniences and you will be able to feel the worth for the money you will spend your primate safari in Rwanda. We also have very knowledgeable safari guides depending on your language preferences. It all depends on your preference. Feel free to contact us here.