Gorilla trekking in Rwanda : Gorilla trekking is the major highlight of the almost visitors from worldwide to Rwanda for the gorilla trekking safari activity, and it’s the major reason to why the visitors visit Rwanda. Gorilla trekking is simply described as the hike to the tropical forests of Africa especially in Volcanoes National Park to see the mountain gorilla in their natural habitat, here the tourists experience hiking up a steep volcano through the dense bamboo jungle in search of one of the gorilla families in Rwanda, this is the most exceptional final encounter with the primates is considered as one of the most exciting and memorable wildlife encounters in Africa.

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda can be conducted in the whole year, but the best time to go for gorilla trekking is during the months of June, July, August, September and December, these are the perfect months when there are less rains and the Volcanoes National Park can be dry making it easy for the tourists to hike and see the mountain gorillas easily compared to the rainy seasons.

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is largely done in Volcanoes National Park, the park is found in the northwestern part of Rwanda in that the park majorly consists of the afro-montane forests, savannah grassland, bamboo forests, not only the gorillas being majorly found in the park, the park as well consists of other animal species that consists of the buffaloes, hyenas, bush bucks, duikers, elephants and among many others. Volcanoes National Park is the blessed safari destination where the tourists get the chances of seeing mountain gorillas that are extremely high.

Not only Rwanda being the super star gorilla trekking safari destination, also  Uganda is the destination best for gorilla trekking that is known as the double gorilla trekking this makes the destinations to be the most ultimate wildlife experience in the entire world.

Gorilla permits in Volcanoes National Park.

Gorilla permits for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park are most recommended to be got in advance so as to get spot for the best gorilla trekking on the exact given date, the permits for peak seasons like in June, July, August and September need to be booked three to four  months in advance. The gorilla trekking permit to Volcanoes National Park is USD 1500, the part of the money collected from gorilla permits goes to support gorilla conservation efforts and to help support community programs.

Booking the permits can be done through your tour operator or directly through the Rwanda Development Board, in order to get the gorilla trekking permit you need to present your passport details to the Rwanda Development Board, and there are 10 gorilla families available for trekking in Volcanoes National Park and there are only 8 people that can be given a chance to visit a particular gorilla group per day that is there are can be only 80 gorilla permits available per day for the various habituated gorilla groups.

How gorilla trekking done in Volcanoes National Park.

Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park starts early in the morning with the simple briefing from the park authorities and the rangers, then after the briefing the trekkers can be divided into groups and assigned a gorilla family, that is the less fit are located to the nearby groups then the fit ones to the far away families, at 8:00 am the park rangers lead the groups to search for the gorillas.

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda

Gorilla trekking is such fascinating that the tourists should never miss out then after finding the gorillas, you are given one hour to spend with them as you are watching the little ones while rolling around and play and among others you watch how the gorillas are feeding, the mountain gorillas are always playful and quite curious about humans to a point of coming close, the gorilla trekking becomes a perfect one after following the instructions from your guides and always stay calm then the sudden movements are prohibited. Gorilla trekking can even exceed 6 hours regarding to where you found the gorilla group that you were looking for, contact focuseastafricatours.com to have the best gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park with the unforgettable trekking safari memories.

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