Rwanda Safaris - Gorilla trekking and holiday tours in Rwanda

Rwanda safaris and Rwanda gorilla tours to the “Land of a thousand hills” and a million smiles! There is no better way to describe the abundant beauty of Rwanda than Church hill did. It is such a small country, relatively smaller than Scotland but beaming with all nature’s beauty, wonderful people, culture, and wildlife including the most endangered primate species; mountain gorillas that you will see during your Rwanda gorilla trekking experience. Rwanda gorillas in Volcanoes National Park are behind the hundreds of gorilla trekking tours the country receives each year. If you are planning for a gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda, Explore Rwanda Tours has helped thousands of tourists and organisations to organize and carry out successful private Rwanda tours, group safaris and gorilla tours in Rwanda. Our purpose today is to help you achieve the same by helping you plan your dream Rwanda gorilla trekking safari. Alternatively, you can visit Lake Kivu for a honeymoon, do the canopy walk and track Chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park or view the wildlife in Akagera. Our Rwanda safaris further stretch to Dian Fossey's grave at Karisoke Research Center and let you carry out more exciting tourism activities. Wait no more to travel! Browse through our well designed Uganda safaris and Rwanda travel packages and select a package that suits you well or rather email us for tailored Rwanda holiday packages.

Gorilla Habituation in Uganda

Gorilla Habituation is a process of training or an act to make animals get used to the sight of visitors or a certain situation. In lay mans language can be called adaptation so a situation. It is progressive and the period in which it will take is unpredictable. Researchers use habituation to understand the animals more. In Uganda, there is both Gorilla and Chimpanzee habituation.

Gorilla habituation is done in Bwindi Impenetrable national park by researchers/conservationists, rangers alongside the trekkers. This experience was initiated in 2014 by Uganda Wildlife Authority and a gorilla permit goes for 1500 USD for this memorable experience. There are only 8 permits available per day as each gorilla group can only accommodate 4 people. There are 11 habituated gorilla groups however only 2 have been put aside for habituation in Nkuringo and Rushaga which are both found in the southern part of the park. This habituation experience lets the trekkers spend longer than the usual one hour of the gorilla trek with the gentle giants, but 4 hours analyzing their behaviour though not all the gorillas are fully responsive to the program yet so some might hide or act unpredictable in the presence of the visitors as it is still an ongoing process. If you are interested on going on this safari, ensure to book your permit 6 months ahead so that your gorilla group is prepared for your visit. Please note again that Uganda is the only country in the world habituating mountain Gorillas so this experience can only be done here. Reach us the experts to book and plan your gorilla habituation safari.

In Uganda, you can also participate in Chimpanzee habituation in Kibale Forest National Park and Budongo forest. This is more like the gorilla habituation, but you have to be strong hearted as you get much closer to the Chimpanzees and spend almost half or even all day in the forest with the Chimps. This activity is done by one ranger and a maximum of 4 trekkers. The permit costs 200 USD for foreigners and 70 USD for East Africans. In Kibale, there is a new chimpanzee group called the Buraiga in its young stages of habituation that can be visited at 100 USD per trek. Visiting this group might be tough as these chimps are still abit wild.

It is best to come for habituation in less busy months where there is less tourist congestion that is in the months of March, April, May, October and November. So there you have it, would you love to spend more time in the company of these primates? Then habituation is the activity you should opt for. We handle both habituation and trekking permits purchase and can plan for you a suitable package once you reach out to us.

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2 Days Gorilla Tours in Bwindi Forest from Kigali - Rwanda

Searching for a short affordable gorilla trekking experience? This 2 days Bwindi gorilla safari sees you arrive from Kigali in Rwanda, transfer to bwindi impenetrable national park in Uganda for a gorilla trekking experience and return back to Rwanda after your encounter with gorillas to catch up with your departure flight or rather get dropped at an accommodation facility of your choice. You will only spend 1 night in Bwindi hence, save on accommodation. Besides, bwindi gorilla trekking permits cost $600 each, $900 less that the $1500 Rwanda permits fee. Trekking gorillas in Bwindi will save you $900.

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3 Days Gorilla Safari in Bwindi National Park from Kigali

This gorilla tours package shortens your distance. You only spend 4 hours on road instead of the eight to nine hours from Entebbe or Kampala. This way, your gorilla trek in Bwindi becomes less tiresome because of the short journey. You will also have more time to relax at your lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Gorilla permits in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are $900 cheaper than Rwanda gorilla trekking permits hence, you will get to save a lot of money on your gorilla tours from Kigali.

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7 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda, Chimps & Wildlife Safari

Looking for a memorable Rwanda gorilla safari experience? This 7 days Rwanda safari highlights an encounter with the Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife plus more exciting activities in Rwanda. Stay in comfortable Rwanda safari lodges while travelling in 4x4 safari vehicles. Meals are on Full Board Basis (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner). This tour package is perfect for clients who want to discover so much of Rwanda whilst on their trip. It takes you to all the three Rwanda National Parks.

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5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Lake Kivu Safari

Spend 5 days in Rwanda exploring Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park and relax in Lake Kivu after for a short vacation. This 5 days Gorillas & Lake Kivu vacation safari highlights a Rwanda gorilla trekking encounter and Lake Kivu plus a short trip around Kigali. Stay in comfortable accommodation while travelling in comfortable Rwanda safari vehicles.

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Before you travel to Rwanda, we will take care of all your bookings from gorilla permits (required for Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris), book for you comfortable accommodation facilities in top notch Rwanda safari lodges and transport you in a comfortable 4x4 tour vehicle through out your trip so that you get nothing less than a memorable holiday. Request for a quotation and lay back knowing everything is in the safe hands of authentic Rwanda travel experts. If you intend to experience the best gorilla trekking adventure, we are one of the best Uganda Rwanda safari companies and we pride ourselves in organizing top notch expeditions for gorilla tours in Rwanda and Uganda along with other kinds of adventures. Regarding accommodation, we have partnered with some of the finest Rwanda safari lodges which has enabled us get their respective facilities and services at low discounted rates.

Above are some of the most requested and highly rated Rwanda tour packages highlighting exciting tour activities like gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park; Along the 8 great Virunga Mountains, wildlife viewing in Akagera National Park, chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park, bird watching in various destinations, adventurous hikes, cultural trails and experiences, primate experiences, canopy walk plus the famous Dian Fossey grave visit. Choose a Rwanda safaris package of your choice and count on us to have the best of your vacation or holiday in the land of a thousand hills and a million smiles.

Don't wait to explore this insanely magical wilderness for a gorilla safari or wildlife tour. Rwanda might be a small country with very little to offer but the fe activities are definitely worth every second of your safari time. We have all the capability and capacity for organzing a stunning tour in Rwanda. Viewing this page has already gotted you a step closer to your dream holiday. Inquire from the best Rwanda safari experts and you wont have any regrets but rather memories to reminisce on, show and boast with.

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