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What is the best season to come see the Gorillas in Rwanda? The best season to come see the gorillas in Rwanda is generally during the dry season, which typically occurs from June to September and then again from December to February. During this time, the weather is drier, and the vegetation is less dense, making it easier to trek through the forests and locate the gorillas.
Specifically, the months of June to August are often considered the peak gorilla trekking season in Rwanda because the weather is cooler and drier. However, this also means it can be a bit busier, so it’s a good idea to book your permits well in advance if you plan to visit during this time.
The rainy seasons, which occur from March to May and from October to November, can make gorilla trekking more challenging due to slippery trails and thicker vegetation. However, some travelers still choose to visit during these times to take advantage of lower prices including the 30% discount off the gorilla trekking permit if you stay 2 nights in either Akagera or Nyungwe and fewer crowds.
The best offer for the Gorilla Trekking Tour in Rwanda Costs Safari starts from $2500 For 2 people per person sharing and $3000 for a solo traveler this includes the Gorilla permits, accommodation and transportation. This Tour can start and end in Kigali, Rwanda
Here’s a suggested itinerary for 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking:
Arrival in Kigali
- Arrive at Kigali International Airport.
- Check into your accommodation and relax after your journey.
- If time allows, visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial to learn about Rwanda’s tragic history and pay respects to the victims of the 1994 genocide.
Kigali City Tour
- Explore Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city.
- Visit the Kandt House Museum of Natural History, the Presidential Palace Museum, and the Kimironko Market.
- Enjoy a traditional Rwandan lunch.
- In the afternoon, take a stroll around the city and visit local art galleries and craft shops.
Day 1: Volcanoes National Park
- Drive to Volcanoes National Park in the northwestern part of Rwanda.
- Enjoy scenic views of the Virunga Mountains.
- Check into your lodge near the park.
- In the afternoon, take a nature walk in the surrounding area or relax at your lodge.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking
- Early morning start for an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park.
- Spend time observing and photographing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
- After the trek, return to your lodge and rest.
Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking and Transfer back to Kigali.
- Embark on a golden monkey trekking expedition in Volcanoes National Park.
- After the trek, have lunch and drive back to Kigali International Airport to end the trip with drop off at the Airport for your flight out.
How is Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park?
Volcanoes National Park is also known as Parc Des Vulcan’s in French and Pariki Yigihugu yibirungu in Kinyarwanda (Local language) which is found in North-Eastern in a small town called Musanze, Rwanda in East Africa. Volcanoes National park is one of the major national parks in Rwanda and East Africa and one of the oldest parks in Africa, it is a home to the endangered apes and primates that include the Mountain Gorillas and golden Monkeys, there also many species of birds, Monkeys, trees, forest hogs, bushbucks among others in the forest as well as the unique culture. Volcanoes national park is part of the Virunga Conservation Area including five extinct volcanoes namely; Mountain Muhabura, Mountain Sabyinyo, Mountain Gahinga, Mountain Karisimbi and Mountain Bisoke. Gorilla tourism in Volcanoes National park has earned Rwanda economic development as it has attracted more visitors every year. Gorilla trekking is a life time experience of seeing the endangered gorillas in their natural environment and half of the population of the remaining gorillas is found in East Africa.
What is the cost of Rwanda Gorilla permit?
For one to be allowed to do a gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, one must have a Rwanda gorilla permit for a particular date secured by the Rwanda Development Board. The gorilla permit costs USD1500 for all nationals and you are allowed one hour of viewing the gorillas and taking photographs. Booking Rwanda gorilla treks to Volcanoes National Park is a lifetime experience to complete your bucket list, Eco Adventure Safaris will help you book and tailor a gorilla trek tour that is affordable and memorable.
How to Book Rwanda Gorilla Permit?
What is the best season to come see the Gorillas in Rwanda? When you contact us at Eco Adventure Safaris about your planned trek and desired dates, we shall check the availability of permits an online system of the Rwanda Development Board and if permits are available, we shall send you an invoice to make payment for the permits as they are top priority and if they are not available, you will choose other dates that have availability of permits (We advise you book months in advance to get you exact date). Once we receive payment, we shall book and secure your permits and send you copy of the receipt with the booking ID to confirm your trek. The process of acquiring the gorilla permits is easy and transparent, you will surely give you a lifetime experience with the gorillas.
Last minute Booking Rwanda Gorilla Tour
We as well organize last minute booking of Volcanoes Mountain gorilla permits in Rwanda for travelers, you may visit Rwanda for a conference, Seminar or you many have change of program while in Rwanda/East African countries/ Africa and you instead opt to do a gorilla trek on a weekend or any day you are free, once you contact, we shall try our best to get you a gorilla permit from either Rwanda development board or from those reselling the gorilla permits for you not to miss out. Booking the gorilla permits will require you to make payment for the permit to secure a spot for trekking. Once you contact us, we shall send you a quote for the number of days as you require, and then you fix dates which we shall consider when booking you’re your permits and accommodation as they are key priorities. Once you make Payment, we shall pay off all your services as per the travel plan and ensure all is in order for your gorilla safari.
Booking Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda with Eco Adventure Safaris?
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