Booking gorilla trekking permits for Volcanoes national park
Booking gorilla trekking permits for volcanoes national park Rwanda automatically means you will be part of those people that will trek mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Volcanoes national park is the only place in Rwanda where tourists can meet the endangered mountain gorillas and get to spend a maximum of 1 hour with them. The park is home to 10 fully habituated mountain gorilla families that are open for trekking at any time of the year.
Trekking mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park is done by travelers that have valid gorilla trekking permits from Rwanda Development Board and all these exceed the age of 15 years. The trekking is done by groups of people not exceeding 8 which implies that the maximum number of gorilla trekking permits available every day in Rwanda is 80. The park is safe for mountain gorilla trekking and it’s the rangers that lead the trekkers in the trekking activities so as to protect them from dangerous animals. Trekking is done at any time of the year in volcanoes national park.
Process of booking gorilla trekking permits for Volcanoes national park
Travelers intending to visit mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park can book the gorilla permits directly from Rwanda Development Board. This is done by sending an email to Rwanda development board asking for the availability of trekking permits for the days you want to travel. Once they get back to you, you can pay and book yourself a gorilla trekking permit. This method is hectic because of the slow response.
Africa adventure is a licensed company by Uganda Tourism Board and so it does book permits for mountain gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park on behalf of clients. All we do ask from clients are dates that they would want to spend time with mountain gorillas and from here we check for availability of the permits with Rwanda Development Board. Once the permits are available on that day, we shall send you payment firms and once we have received the money, we shall go further and book for you the permits. Travelers that are planning to have a gorilla safari in volcanoes national park during the dry season are advised to book their gorilla trekking 3-4 months before the actual trekking days to avoid disappointments.
Spending 1 hour with mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park
Volcanoes national park is the only place to find mountain gorillas in Rwanda and to achieve this you need to have a gorilla trekking permit. On the day of trekking, all people going for this activity are expected to be at the briefing center by early morning. It’s from here that the trekkers are taught about the dos and don’ts of the gorilla trekking activity and then grouping follows and the different groups are led by the rangers into the jungle to search for these beautiful primates.
During the trekking, the trekkers get opportunities of meeting different park animals along the way, birds, and different vegetation types. Once the trekkers have found these mountain gorillas, they will be allowed to be around them for a maximum of 1 hour, and it’s during this time that they will learn about their habitats, take photos and watch them do daily activities like hunting, breast feeding, hunting, and much more.
Mountain gorilla trekking permit prices for volcanoes national park
Volcanoes national park has been set as a luxury destination for mountain gorilla trekking and the trekking permits are the most expensive in the world. To trek mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park, you must obtain a gorilla trekking permit from the Rwanda Development Board. The permits sold at $1500 per person per trek and they allow the tourists to be around mountain gorillas for one hour. If you are intending to visit Rwanda in the dry season for mountain gorilla trekking, we advise you to book your trekking permit in advance of 3-4 months to avoid being left out since the permits sell out quickly.
Accommodation on a gorilla safari in volcanoes national park Rwanda
There are so many accommodation options in and around volcanoes national park where travelers can stay while on a gorilla safari. These accommodation facilities range from budget to mid-range to luxury options like Ruzizi Tented Camp, Gorilla’s Nest Lodge, Karenge Bush Camp, Kinigi Guest House, Hotel Muhabura, Villa Gorilla, La Palme Hotel, Garr Hotel, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Davinci Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla’s Volcanoes Hotel, and Mountain Gorilla View Lodge among others.
What is the most appropriate time to visit Virunga national park?
Tourists are allowed to visit volcanoes national park for mountain gorilla trekking ay any day of the year. The national park has 2 seasons which are dry and wet. The dry season however is the best time to visit volcanoes national park for mountain gorilla trekking because, during this time, there is little or rainfall in the park which implies that the trekking trails are dry. During the same season, the vegetation in the park is thin which gives clear views of the park animals and the roads leading to the park are passable.
Tourists can as well visit the volcanoes national park for mountain gorilla trekking in the rainy season and this will give them an opportunity to enjoy huge discounts on accommodation facilities. The rainy season however comes with too much rainfall that makes the trekking trails muddy and slippery, the vegetation is always thick giving unclear views of the park animals and the roads to the park are impassable. Tourists intending to visit volcanoes national park in the dry season are advised to book their trekking permits in advance in order to avoid inconveniences the fact that these permits are served on a first come first serve basis.
What to do with Africa Adventure Vacations?
Africa adventure vacations is a tour company based in Uganda licensed by the Uganda Tourism Board and a member of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators. Booking with Africa adventure vacations provides you safety and confidence during your safari courtesy of well-trained safari driver guides who are well conversant with all routes and tourism destinations in Africa. You can book with us any of the activities you want to do in Africa such as mountain gorilla trekking, mountain gorilla habituation, Chimpanzee trekking and habituation, birding, golden monkey trekking, game drives, hiking, nature walks, and community tours among others. Booking gorilla trekking permits for Volcanoes national park can be done at any time of the year.