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Are you planning to visit Africa for Gorilla Trekking, and you are looking for Rwanda Gorilla Trekking for Diplomats, this guide to Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda Africa is one of the best guides that will help you plan and book your gorilla trek successfully. Gorilla Trekking in Africa is one of the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that attracts many travelers to do during their visit to Africa. Despite the high costs, time and discomfort from booking to doing the hike through the forest to search for these endangered apes watching gorillas in their natural habitat in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo is one of the best wildlife experiences every traveler would do on his/her safari.
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking for Diplomats includes a Personalized Gorilla trekking Experience in Rwanda which costs $1500 Per Person per trek and you get an ultimate private gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park. On our Personalized Gorilla trekking Experience in Rwanda you can choose to trek a gorilla family alone as one person, a couple or as a family and with this you will need to pay for all the gorilla permits trekking that given gorilla family that is 8 gorilla permits.
Gorilla Trekking involves hiking/walking through the forest and at some point difficult terrain, thick vegetation, crossing rivers and swamps in search for gorillas, this activity is challenging and it requires one to be fit at the time of the trek. Gorilla trekking gives you an opportunity to encounter and watch the gorillas in their natural habitat for one hour in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo. For travelers who would like to spend more time with the gorillas in their natural habitat can opt to visit Bwindi Forest for Gorilla Habituation experience which gives you 4 hours of encounter with the gorillas.
Where is Gorilla Trekking Done in Africa?
Gorilla Trekking is done in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo which host the four national parks that are home the only remaining mountain gorillas. These include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in Congo. In Congo you as well have an opportunity to see the Lowland gorillas which are found in Kahuzi Beiga National Park. In order to trek at any of the mentioned national park a gorilla permit is required for you to be allowed to go for gorilla trekking. With this once you have you planned dates of gorilla trekking we recommend you start booking your gorilla trip immediately given the fact services and permits sell out very quickly especially if you plan to do the trek in the peak season of June to September, it is always better to book atleast 5 months in advance prior travelling. Gorilla Trekking at the mentioned parks can be booked directly or through a trusted Tour Operator.
Things to consider when booking Luxury and Rwanda Gorilla Trekking for Diplomats
Exclusive Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda for Diplomats
When planning Rwanda Gorilla Trekking for Diplomats, you should consider booking an exclusive gorilla trekking, this includes trekking a given gorilla family alone that is if you travelling as a couple, solo or family you will trek a given gorilla family privately. For you to be able to trek a given gorilla family private you will be required to pay for all the 8 permits for that group so that you trek that family private. A Gorilla permit in Rwanda costs USD1500 per person per trek, this means you will be required to pay USD12000, booking this exclusive gorilla trek you will need to get permission from Rwanda Development Board who will as well grant you the all the permits for that trek. Contact us here and we will help secure the permission and the gorilla trekking permits to enable you trek a given group privately.
Luxury accommodation is another element that should be considered when booking VIP Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda. Luxury options include Sabinyo Silverback Lodge, Bisate Lodge, Virunga Volcanoes Lodge, Five Volcanoes Hotels and Mountain Gorillas’ Nest Lodge. Their price range from USD500 to USD1000 per person per night give you the best time ever during your stay during your gorilla trekking 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 corona virus and all are ensuring safety and health of their clients.
During your VIP Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda, 4×4 luxury land cruisers/jeeps are recommended to use for transportation given the fact these are well customized to suite this class of travel offering you comfortable travel.
Enough porters for Gorilla trekking
During VIP Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda we advise you do your gorilla trek with enough porters, porters help by giving you a push and a pull during the trek, they also help in carrying you back pack all through the trek.
Security provided by Rwanda National Police
Given the fact the VIP travelers are of a high class and some are multi-millionaires, these will need to be highly protected by the Rwanda government security to ensure they are safe throughout their travel. Eco Adventure Safaris will help organize this through the Ministry of Security and Internal affairs of Rwanda.
Support services of an Ambulance and health officials
During the trip you will also need support supports for urgent need in case of quick attention needed first aid among others. This will help make the VIP Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda successful.
Cost and Getting Gorilla Permits in Rwanda
The Gorilla permit in Rwanda Costs $1500 Per person per trek for the Foreign nonresidents, $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. Rwanda 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 like Eco Adventure Safaris for VIP Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
What is the age limit for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda?
VIP Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda with a daughter or son, the minimum age limit for Gorilla Trekking is 15 years and the maximum age is 85 years depending on fitness levels. Gorilla trekking for elders is now made possible especially in Bwindi forest through the provision of sedan chair carriers, these chairs are used to carry those who feel unfit and are unable to walk into the forest at the time of their trek, you will be carried by potters to and from the forest during your trek, hiring the sedan chair can be booked in advance or at the day of the trek and price ranges from 400-500 dollars.
Gorilla Permit cancellation penalties and policy Rwanda
To go for gorilla tracking you are required to have a gorilla permit, with this it is preferred that a one who books a gorilla permit should be able to utilize it for the trek on a given date. Gorilla permit cancellations penalties and policy in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo are the same when you fail to make it to the date of the trek from 0 to 8 days, to the day of tracking and with this you don’t get the refund for the permits. For the last 6 months’ gorilla permits cancellation policies have changed a lot due to the outbreak of Corona Virus which has forced both countries to relax the cancellation policies, in Uganda all gorilla treks that were affected by the pandemic have been given an opportunity to changed their dates of trekking twice up to 2022 December. Contact us here for details.
What is the best time for Rwanda Gorilla Trekking for Diplomats?
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda done throughout the year and the best time to do a gorilla trekking in Africa 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 gorillas given the vegetation cover is not too much high grown.
What to pack for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda?
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda. During gorilla tracking you will need a comfortable, hard wearing, pair of walking shoes or boots. Conditions are generally very muddy in the forest when it is raining. There are uphill sections which may be quite steep and strenuous. It is also advisable to wear a long sleeve cotton shirt and lightweight long trousers to protect yourself from the undergrowth, stinging nettles and biting ants. Suggested Items to pack for Gorilla trekking;
• Insect Repellent
• Torch/Flashlight – and Spare Batteries
• Wet Wipes
• Water Bottle
• Camera, lenses etc
• Comfortable walking/hiking boots & socks
• Gardening gloves for gorilla tracking
• Sandals/strops/walking shoes
• Hat and Sunscreen
• Rain Jacket
• Binoculars (game/bird watching)
Why book Rwanda Gorilla Trekking for Diplomats with Eco Adventure Safaris
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you book your Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo contact us and we advise you on the booking process. We as well have different 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 be rest assured of a memorable Uganda safari holiday. 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. We guarantee you a great gorilla tour in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo with us.