Why book Rwanda gorilla safaris in advance
Why book Rwanda gorilla safaris in advance? Tourists who are planning to visit mountain gorillas of Rwanda are always wondering why they are asked to book gorilla permits plus other wildlife safaris in advance. This is 100% true, because gorilla tracking is key attraction in East Africa which attracts a lot of travelers. Many travelers have a dream of visiting the few remaining mountain gorillas on earth. About 90% of guests come to East Africa to do gorilla trekking as their first priority. This means that gorilla trekking permits are on high demand if compared to the availability hence chances for those who book early enough and pay a deposit.
Rwanda is the one with most expensive gorilla permit and goes at $1500 per person per trek while that one for Uganda costs $700 for foreign nonresidents per person per trek, for foreign residents are $600 and 250,000 Ugandan shillings for East African citizens and the Democratic Republic of Congo has the cheapest gorilla trekking permit which is goes at $450 per person per trek. One to see these endangered apes, MUST have a valid gorilla permit which allows he/she to engage in gorilla trekking experience.
In Rwanda, the endangered mountain gorillas are found only in Volcanoes national park. This Park covers an area of about 160 square kilometers and it consist of bamboo zone, tropical rain forest and moorland up the top of the volcanic mountains of Karisimbi, Gahinga, Bisoke, Muhavura and Sabyinyo.
Why book Rwanda gorilla safaris in advance?
Very limited number of gorilla permits available each day.
Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park protects 11 mountain families which are already for gorilla trekking every day with only 8 people per gorilla family, this means that they are 88 gorilla permits produced each day which are very few in number according to number of tourists from different regions who are yarning to see the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and the whole world, there are only three East African countries where one can see mountain gorillas which includes Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In Rwanda, mountain gorillas are trekked only in Volcanoes national park while in Uganda there are two natural habitats which includes Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park as well as Virunga national park of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Safari lodge capacity.
Accommodation facilities next to Volcanoes national park are small capacity lodges which ranging from 8-10 rooms therefore booking in advance give you a big opportunity to get the best hotel or lodge which fits your budget with high quality services. While last minute booking may be difficult to get a nice place mostly those who wish to travel during the high season that starts in the months of June-August and December-February.
In advance gorilla permit, allows you to have enough preparations for the trip like ensuring physical fitness until your trekking day comes. Since it is a life-changing experience, trekking gorillas is not for the weak-hearted hence tourists are recommended to have enough preparations for this amazing safari to avoid disappointment.
Acquiring a gorilla permit gives you a space for relaxing while waiting for your traveling dates of the Gorilla trekking experience than being stressed while looking for money to pay at the last moment. When the payments have been done, everything is left in the hands of the tour operator.
What should I need on my packing list for gorilla trekking?
To enjoy gorilla trekking in Rwanda, on your packing list try to carry a rain jacket as it may rain any time, long-sleeved clothes, a camera with extra batteries, binoculars, hiking boots, hat, garden gloves, water, and energy drinks and a walking stick is provided at free of charge from the park offices.
When to visit Rwanda for gorilla trekking.
Mountain gorillas of Rwanda can be visited throughout the year but the most recommended time is during the driest season that is from June-August and December-February which makes gorilla trekking excellent since the hiking trails are not too slippery and muddy. Book with Africa Adventure Vacations and help in early booking in Rwanda gorilla safari.
In advanced booking of gorilla safari in Rwanda, is very important for tourists who are interested to trek these giant families of the great apes. Book for a gorilla safari to Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo for an ultimate, Authentic, Adventurous, and lifetime experience.
Reasons for booking with Africa Adventure Vacations.
Traveling to a new place is so exciting and it is one of the greatest experiences one can ever encounter. You get a chance to encounter the food, culture, and natural resources of the area. Africa Adventure Vacations is the best tour operator that can help you experience all the amazing cultures in Africa plus the authentic wildlife. Africa Adventure Vacations can help you to save money and restless nights trying to look for where to go. We are experienced and well informed and passionate about what we do. Africa Adventure Vacations is locally raised and has got a business license. We are quick to respond to any kind of questions from our clients. We have got the best tour packages and pricing. Our company can afford the group size that you would like to come along with.
You can book with us any of the activities you want to do in Africa such as gorilla trekking experience in Virunga National park, mountain gorilla habituation, birding, game drives, hiking, nature walks, and community tours among others. Booking can be done at any time of the year.