Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Rwanda
Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Rwanda : A gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda is one heck of a fascinating and thrilling excursion. Hiking through lushly sloped hills and discovering a gorilla peering out from the jungle, or coming across a mother caring after her young, is a once-in-a-lifetime event that will affect you for the rest of your life. On a gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda, you will visit one of the greatest sites on the planet to track gorillas, the fascinating Volcanoes National Park. This 62-square-mile wildlife reserve is home to the last remaining mountain gorillas as well as the endangered golden monkey, an Old world monkey species with a golden-orange patch on his upper flanks and back.
Volcanoes National Park is also one of Rwanda’s conservation hotspots, with tourists able to witness the famed scientist Dian Fossey’s burial site and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, which continues her legacy of gorilla study and campaigning. Outside of the park, you may see Rwandan life at its most lively and bustling in its bright, bustling local markets.
The country is still working to overcome its violent history. Many churches have been transformed into memorials for individuals who perished in the 1994 genocide. Hundreds of thousands of young people, politicians, and others from all over the globe have visited the enormous, world-renowned Kigali Genocide Memorial.
Explore Rwanda Tours’ knowledge in Rwanda, along with our exquisite and legendary service, ensures that your luxury gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda is as memorable as the nation itself. Join one of our luxury gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda or design your own one-of-a-kind adventure of a lifetime.
Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Rwanda.
The Virunga Mountains, which span the borders of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are home to around 480 mountain gorillas, accounting for more than half of the world’s total population; the remainder live in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Ten gorilla groups are presently habituated for gorilla safaris at Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda’s section of the Virungas, more than anyplace else in the world.
When you stare into the eyes of a huge silverback gorilla, he will respond with a thoughtful, intellectual glance, aware that you are another individual. Any fears or concerns you may have had during your walk will vanish the moment you see your gorilla family. Gorilla trekking safaris provide a wonderful encounter unlike any other “wildlife” experience we’ve had.
Planning Your Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safari in Rwanda.
When planning your luxury gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda, you might want to consider checking which luxury lodges you would like to stay at, when to go gorilla trekking, price of a Rwanda gorilla trekking permit, additional activities, Tour Operator Company to use, your budget and what to pack for your gorilla trekking safari.
When to go for your luxury gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda.
Luxury gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda are available all year. The hike can be more difficult during the rainy seasons, which are April–May and November, although at a height of 2,000m or above, it can rain at any time of year. See Rwanda’s climate for further information.
The drier months, between December and February, and from about June to mid-September, are the most popular times for gorilla trekking.
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permits Price.
Obtaining permits for trekking gorillas, especially during peak seasons, can be difficult on short notice, so prepare ahead of time. We will make all of the necessary preparations for the purchase of your permits.
There are only 96 gorilla trekking permits available each day, each costing US$1,500 for a one-hour visit. The licences, among other things, pay for a 24-hour guard for each gorilla troop. The fees also assist to boost conservation efforts and promote local community development.
Luxury Lodges for Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Rwanda.
Luxury Lodges in Volcanoes National Park include; Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Bisate Lodge, Gorilla Mountain View Lodge, and Virunga Lodge.
Tour Operator Company to use.
When planning your gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda, it is recommended that you use a licenced tour operator company which is registered with the Government of Rwanda and Rwanda Development Board (RDB). At Explore Rwanda Tours, we offer some of the best luxury gorilla trekking safaris to Rwanda.
Consider Your Budget for a luxury gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda.
When planning a luxury gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda, you might want to look at your budget and then compare it with what various tour operator companies are offering you. A luxury gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda can cost between USD 3,865 to USD 7,943 or more. This is based on the cost of your gorilla trekking permit, number of days of your Rwanda gorilla trekking safari, luxury lodges and addition activities that you wish to do aside from gorilla trekking in Rwanda.
What to Pack for your gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda.
The packing list for a Rwanda gorilla trekking safari includes; long sleeved shirts and trousers, waterproof hiking boots, gardening gloves, rain coat/jacket, a hat/cap, water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellent cream, mask, lunch/snacks.
Additional Activities that you can combine with gorilla trekking in Rwanda.
When planning your luxury gorilla safari in Rwanda, you can include other interesting activities like; wildlife viewing in Akagera national park, chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest national park, canopy walk in Nyungwe, golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes national park and a city tour in Kigali.