Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Rwanda: Things to Know


Gorilla trekking is one of the most tourist attractions in Rwanda. So influential in the Rwandan tour lives at a cost of US750 dollars for the gorilla permits. Rwanda Gorilla Safaris does your booking in Volcanoes National Park in advance of your coming of at least three months to avoid missing out on the gorilla permits. Once that is cleared, Rwanda Gorilla Safaris service providers are ready to receive you at your convenient time, with the experienced guides ready to interpret from French to English if need be.

Day one, on arrival at Kanombe – Kigali International Airport, you will be received by our guide and thereafter start your Rwanda safari by taking on the Kigali city excursion to Rwanda Memorial Genocide centre and Karisoke Gorilla Research Centre. Lunch shall be en-route as you go to Ruhengeri province where you shall have your dinner and overnight on half board meal plan at Muhabura Hotel or Kiningi guest house.

After breakfast, start your Rwanda gorilla trekking safari by driving for half a kilometer to the head quarters for briefing by park officials and after enter into the jungle to search for the shy mountain endangered gorillas in Rwanda. Requirements like walkable shoes, hut, insect repellent, sun screen, rain gears, packed lunch and bottled water are a must plus other tools that one may need once in the tropical rain forest.

The gorillas are grouped in different families and family allocation is done at the headquarters. The search may take 2-3hours depending on where the family is heading and there after spend one hour associating with the gorillas. Here you are at liberty to take photos as long as your camera has no flash which may scare away the gorillas.  Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at full board meal plan.

After an early morning breakfast, trek to the Dian Fossey Centre and learn about all the good work she did to save the Rwanda mountain gorillas. It was her effort that helped to conserve these primates (gorillas). Its conservation led to promoting gorilla tours in Rwanda and she is therefore respected by all conservationists.

If lucky enough, you will enjoy these apes/mountain gorillas in their typical mist. Return to the lodge for your lunch and later drive to Kigali city having an en-route city tour as you head to the airport for your flight back home or to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Half-Board and end of service


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