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Gorilla trekking In Rwanda Volcanoes National park

Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park is one of the best tourist activities to do in Rwanda the region of thousand hills. Do you dream of seeing the Mountain gorillas on short holiday in the Wild up close, the mountain gorillas are the famous attraction in volcanoes national park with gorilla trekking experience happening every day throughout the year and this is a must do. Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is one of the best lifetime experiences to do, Gorilla trekking is an activity that involves visiting the habituated endangered mountain gorillas in their natural environment, as you view the way they feed, move, rest and live in harmony

Volcanoes National Park has 10 habituated gorilla families for trekking every day, only 8 visitors per gorilla family are allowed to trek every day. The chances of seeing the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda are 99% as you are guided by trackers, guides and park rangers. Gorilla trekking starts every day in at visitation center of the park 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.

For one to be allowed to do gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, you must have a Rwanda gorilla permit for a particular date secured from Rwanda development board. The gorilla permits in Rwanda 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 will help you book and tailor a gorilla trek tour that is affordable and memorable for your gorilla trip in Rwanda.

When is the best time to do 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 vegetation 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.

Getting to Rwanda for Gorilla trekking safari to Volcanoes National Park

For a gorilla adventure to Volcanoes national park, you are required to secure a Rwanda visa at USD30 at Kigali International Airport or any of the border points into Rwanda. The park can be accessed by road and its only 2 hours’ drive from Kigali city and about an hour drive from the Cyanika border of Uganda and Rwanda. We use 4×4 vehicles for our all-inclusive packages that are very comfortable for your road trip to Volcanoes national park, they come with drinking water onboard, AC and driven by professional driver guides. For entry into the park, you will need to have secured permit for any of the activity of your choice or paid park entrance fees.

Why book with shoebill Safaris Uganda your Gorilla Trek in Rwanda

Shoebill safaris offers gorilla trekking safari experiences to Volcanoes National Park and Rwanda as a destination.  We are a local tour operator based in Uganda but also operating in Rwanda. Contact us here for our discounted Rwanda packages and also tailor-made gorilla trips, birding, cultural experiences, and golden monkey tracking, gorilla trekking, Wildlife viewing among others. Our magic in organizing authentic experience stems from the fact that we have over time assembled a team mixed with young and energetic staff guided by a well-experienced Team and passionate about what they do. Eco Adventure Safaris is highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor to help you learn about the experiences of the other travelers who have traveled with us to Rwanda.

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