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A Gorilla permit is required for you to be allowed to trek Mountain gorillas in Rwanda and it is very important to always book your Rwanda gorilla permit through a local tour operator given this reduces the hustle during the booking process for your gorilla tour to Rwanda. In Rwanda gorilla trekking is done in Volcanoes National Park 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 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. In recent times, the internet has certainly changed the travel industry and made it easier to book the Rwanda gorilla permit yourself directly through the Rwanda Development Board. But booking a Rwanda gorilla permit is not nearly as straightforward and easy and it is in our assertion and based on research that you should book your Rwanda gorilla permit through a local tour operator and reasons include;
1. Save yourself a lot of time during booking the Rwanda gorilla permit
Booking a Rwanda gorilla permit through a local tour operator will help you ease time, the local tour operator will help check for your availability of the gorilla permits on your planned dates of travel, receive the payment and purchase you the gorilla permit.
2. Less confusing on how it works to get the Rwanda Gorilla Permit
Booking a Rwanda gorilla permit through a local tour operator will help you easily understand how it works for purchasing Rwanda gorilla permits and how to sign in for the trek, the local tour operator will advise you on where to go for the trek in Volcanoes National Park, where to stay during your gorilla trek and everything you need to know before coming for your gorilla trek in Rwanda. The local tour operator will help you figure out how the Rwanda gorilla permits are secured, advise on the routes to take where to do the gorilla trek among others.
3. Expert advice on booking Rwanda gorilla permits
If you choose to book your Rwanda gorilla permit through a local tour operator Specialist like Eco Adventure Safaris their expertise and knowledge of the logistics, where to stay on your gorilla tour in Rwanda, best times of year to trek gorillas and more is definitively worth the effort.
4. To avoid mistakes during booking the Rwanda gorilla permits
The local tour operator will help advise you on the booking process of the Rwanda gorilla permits that is starting from booking a specific date for your trek according to your planned travel itinerary, where to go for the gorilla trek to avoid no show and lose out on the permit. It is so easy to make a mistake because you don’t know where to go, starting point of the gorilla trek among others. This is why booking your Rwanda gorilla permit with a local tour is always a better option.
5. A local tour operator works as your backup when things go wrong for example covid-19 uncertainty that halted international travel
When things go wrong and they do for example the recent outbreak of covid-19 that affected international travels which also affected those who had booked gorilla trekking in Rwanda who will you turn to if you booked on-line. In such cases a local tour operator will help advice on the way forward in order to avoid losing out on your gorilla permits. You will be helped to reschedule your gorilla permits to future dates or advise on refunds options if they are availed by the government of Rwanda through Rwanda Development Board.
How to book Rwanda gorilla permits through a local tour operator.
The process of booking your Rwanda gorilla permit is very easy once you contact a local tour operator in Rwanda about your planned trek and preferred date. The gorilla permit has to be purchased in advance to secure a spot for your trek for any date depending on your travel dates and availability of the permits that day. Gorilla tracking is done in a group of eight people per gorilla family meaning eight permits only are available for each gorilla family. To secure a place for a day’s gorilla trek you will need to secure your gorilla permit in advance months or days prior visiting Volcanoes National park. When you book an all-inclusive Gorilla tour to Volcanoes National Park with Eco Adventure Safaris as your local tour operator in Rwanda, All you need to do is to send us your actual dates when you prefer trekking gorillas and we will check availability of permits online with Rwanda Development Board. We will reserve your permit tentatively and send you a permit payment invoice. Once you make payment, we will go ahead and secure your permit and thereafter send you scanned copies of receipts for your records and perusal.
Booking Rwanda gorilla permits is essential for your gorilla tour to Rwanda, depending on availability of the permits on that particular date. You can choose the gorillas trek date on your birthday date, anniversary date, Christmas date, Easter date or any date that you most prefer to create an everlasting memory. We shall purchase and book the permit for that date depending on availability on Rwanda Development Board permits system. All this needs to be done months or weeks in advance.
How many gorilla permits are available in Volcanoes National Park?
Gorilla trekking is an activity that involves visiting the habituated endangered mountain gorillas in their natural environment in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park, as you view the way they feed, move, rest and live in harmony. Volcanoes National Park has 12 habituated gorilla families for trekking every day, only 8 visitors per gorilla family are allowed to trek every day. That means there are 96 permits available each day for trekking, the chances of seeing the mountain gorillas are 99% as you are guided by trackers, guides and park rangers. Gorilla trekking starts every day in Kinigi at 7:00am with briefing on guidelines to follow while on the trek, even though the gorillas have 99% DNA as the humans, they still remain wild and you are advised to follow the dos and don’ts from the guides. The gorilla trek can take 30 minutes to more hours depending on the movement and location of the gorillas in the forest.
What is the cost of Rwanda gorilla Permits?
For one to be allowed to do gorilla trek in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, you must have a Rwanda gorilla permit for a particular date secured from Rwanda development board. The gorilla permit costs USD1500 for all nationals and you are allowed one hour of viewing the gorillas and taking photography. Booking a gorilla trek to volcanoes National Park is a life time experience to complete your bucket list, Eco Adventure Safaris as your local tour operator will help you book and tailor a gorilla trek tour that is affordable and memorable.
Best time for gorilla trekking in Rwanda
The best time for gorilla trekking in Rwanda is during the months of June to October and December to March during this time it is a dry season in Rwanda 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 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.
Why book Rwanda gorilla permits through Eco Adventure Safaris
Eco Adventure safaris is one of the best local tour operators in Rwanda offering amazing experiences to volcanoes national Park and Rwanda as a destination for the past years. Contact us here for our discounted packages and also tailor made gorilla tours to the volcanoes national park. Our magic in organizing authentic experience stems from the fact that we have overtime assembled a team mixed with young and energetic staff guided by well experienced Team and passionate about what they do. Eco Adventure Safaris is highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor and safari bookings to help you learn on the experiences of the other travelers who have traveled with us to volcanoes national park Rwanda.