The Cost of a Rwanda Safari
The Cost of a Rwanda Safari : Rwanda is a dream destination for a number of individuals interested in visiting the mountain gorillas and other wildlife. The tourism in Rwanda is a growing industry welcoming more numbers of people annually. When planning a safari to Africa and to Rwanda in particular, there are a few factors you will have to look at and this is mostly your interests and what kind of safari you are looking for.
A Rwanda safari comprises of visits to the wildlife parks, a visit to trek the primates, a blend of cultural experiences with some history of Rwanda insights. You may also complement your safari with a beach safari with some mountain hiking experience. Rwanda is a small country with four national parks that is Akagera national park the only wildlife national park of the country, the Volcanoes national park that is famous for the mountain gorillas and the golden monkeys, the Gishwati Mukura national park and the Nyungwe forest national park that are mostly visited to trek the chimpanzees and the canopy walk for the Nyungwe forest national park.
If you are interested in visiting Rwanda, there isn’t a standard price for the safaris that is why we have a variety of Rwanda safari packages for you to choose from. The price of a Rwanda safari is also determined by a number of factors like activities you are interested in, the number of days on safari, the number of people you will be travelling with, the range of accommodation you prefer or even the type of vehicle you will be using on the safari. How do these factors affect a quote of your Rwanda safari?
Accommodation; All the four national parks of Rwanda have accommodation facilities of every range that is camping, budget option, midrange option or the luxury option. The accommodation you are interested in is a great factor to how much you will be spending on the safari. You should also put in mind that the accommodation you choose in a foreign country is a big factor to the experience you will have.
Your budget or how much you are willing to spend for the Rwanda safari will also determine what accommodation you will settle for. Luckily, Volcanoes national park that is most visited has a great number of hotels to choose from and these hotel rooms range from 50 USD for a basic room to 2,000 USD for a top luxury room and this is per night basis. Being in touch with a trusted tour operator will make your decision making easier. It is also advisable to book an accommodation for night stay close to the park headquarters to avoid being late for the next day’s activity.
Activities; The activity you are interested in taking on in Rwanda will also be a big determinant for how much your Rwanda safari will cost. If you are looking at visiting the country to trek the mountain gorillas of the Volcanoes national park, you should plan to spend more than 1,500 USD per person as the mountain gorilla permit is sold at 1,500 USD per person. You may get a discount if you spend a week in the country though.
We can arrange this permit for you and save it for you for when you are ready to trek the gorillas or better yet organize for you a fully inclusive gorilla trekking safari at an affordable rate.
Choice of safari vehicle; What is a safari without a safari vehicle? Rwandan tour operators have a number of options you can choose from. You can opt for a super custom, a safari van, a landcruiser or if you are many guests, you can get an extended land cruiser or a minibus for groups. The car hire per day fee for each of these vehicles differs as well as the fuel consumption and that is a major determinant in quoting a Rwanda safari.
While on your Rwanda safari, you may get interested in doing some optional activities not included in the itinerary if time allows and this will definitely have you spending more money on the safari. If you the museum visits, tea plantation visits or the beach stopovers are not included in the safari and you develop the interest in the middle of the safari, your cost of the trip will be increased.
Rwanda is a very beautiful country with a lot of talented hands that may attract you to buy their handmade artifacts or even hiring of porters when in the national parks. You can only estimate the cost of your preferred safari once you get in touch with an experienced tour operator who would guide you. We look forward to hearing from you.