Gorilla trekking in Rwanda 2022
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda 2022 : For every tourist coming to Rwanda for a Rwanda safari, there is an interest in booking a mountain gorilla trekking experience or there is a mountain gorilla trekking permit booked. The mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda takes guests out into the tropical rain forests of East Africa and particularly the bamboos forest of Rwanda. Taking a visit to the mountain gorillas of Rwanda fulfils the ideal Rwanda safari giving guests the most unforgettable time in the country.
There are a number of trusted tour companies like Explore Rwanda tours that can arrange for you the ideal Rwanda safari inclusive of a visit to the mountain gorillas or even just help you book your mountain gorilla trekking permit. The advantage of opting to book with a tour company is that they share information you may not find online, book you the best facilities within your budget and also you are safe and relaxed throughout the trip.
You may opt to take on a private safari or join a group depending on the available dates all depending on your interests. Gorilla trekking Rwanda safaris can be topped up with an other primate trek, a mountaineering experience or a wildlife safari experience in one of the national parks of the country. There are 4 gorilla homes and these are the Virunga national park of the Democratic republic of Congo, the Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and the Mgahinga gorilla national park of Uganda.
The fourth gorilla home is Rwanda and the gorillas can be trekked in the Volcanoes national park, one of the four national parks of Rwanda. The Volcanoes national park is located in the north eastern part of Rwanda and is the only national park in the country that offers this once in a lifetime experience. The Volcanoes national park is currently sitted on an area of 160 square kilometers and within in this area, there is an estimated population of about 300 mountain gorillas.
The Volcanoes national park is located within the Virunga volcanoes range and it is a home to about 4 of the Virunga volcanoes and this is why it is named “the Volcanoes national park”. The Volcanoes national park is a base for the Mount Bisoke, Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga and the Mount Karisimbi which is the highest of all the 8 Virunga volcanoes. The hikes to the summits of these volcanoes is possible through the Volcanoes national park and permits range from 75 USD to 400 USD.
Offers of the Volcanoes national park
The Volcanoes national park is sold as a luxury destination and this is backed by the mountain gorilla permit that is costed at 1,500 USD for all foreign visitors. The other gorilla homes sell their gorilla permit at a much lower price of 700 USD for the Ugandan national parks and 400 USD for the Virunga national park of the Democratic republic of Congo. The activity may be the same but the experience definitely differs per destination.
The mountain gorilla trekking experience in the Volcanoes national park differs in a sense that it is the most secure destination, the destination with the best accommodation both luxury and midrange and also the vegetation of the park is majorly bamboo and these are well spaced giving guests a clearer and less obstructed view of the gorillas in their natural habitat as they go about their day.
The Volcanoes national park has some special offers for guests looking to enjoy this luxury destination and these are the Rwandan nationals, the foreign residents, corporates and organizations, families, African citizens, African foreign residents and groups as well. These categories can apply for a cheaper permit thus Gorilla trekking in Rwanda 2022.
Rwandan nationals are offered the best rate of 200 USD per permit so as to promote domestic tourism and encourage them to visit their national parks.
Foreign residents are the individuals that have a working ID or residency status of Rwanda and these can apply and purchase their Rwanda gorilla permit at 500 USD.
African citizens are also on offer to purchase their Rwanda gorilla trekking permit at 500 USD once they are approved by the Rwanda Development Board.
African foreign residents are the individuals who have a working ID or residency status of any African country. These individuals once approved can purchase their Rwanda gorilla permit at 500 USD as well.
Families are also given a 15% family discount on their permits and this is for those with children above 15 years and are all taking on the mountain gorilla trekking.
Corporates and Organizations are also given an offer of 10% on every bulk permit purchase and bulk is considered 30 permits and above.
Groups of International tourists are given a chance to purchase their Rwanda gorilla permit at 500 USD and this is for groups of 100 persons and above only. This applies for even non African citizens.
These offers are being run for a promotional period until December 2022 so if you are planning your visit within these months, get in touch and let us plan how you can acquire your discounted gorilla permit. If you have more time and are interested in spending more time in the Volcanoes national park, you can top up your visit with a birding experience, a cultural experience at the Iby’iwachu cultural center or even take on a golden monkey trekking experience or hike up one of the Virunga volcanic ranges.