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Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Adventure

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Adventure

Although gorilla trekking is believed to be a once in a lifetime experience for you, the park staff have been doing a lot of work to have everything in place for people who are trekking. Volcanoes that host these endangered species lie between the borders of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Groups in these high mountains have been habituated to be visited by people. Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Adventure can be done anytime of the year and gorilla permits are sold to whoever wants to perform such an adventure.

Visiting gorillas deep in the forest may feel strange but by the time you meet a family of gorillas in their wilderness all your worries melt away. Staring at gorillas and being entertained by the way the family is enjoying together that same way human beings do, is an unmatched and lifetime experience. It gives a different experience from any other encounter you might have with any other kings of animals.

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Adventure

Rwanda Park rangers are ready to take you throughout your travel from the time you enter the jungle until you meet a gorilla family and return back. The hike might be arduous in a rainy season, mainly in the month of April to May and in November, but off-course it can rain at any other time of the year as it is in the high mountains. To go on a Rwanda gorilla trekking adventure requires good preparations from booking a gorilla permit, buying a trekking suit and shoes, attending a briefing session and finally the trekking itself.

You may ask yourself what do I need to put on before I go for a Rwanda gorilla trekking adventure. Gorilla trekking is not different from other hiking adventures. Only to bear in mind that gorillas mainly live in high mountains and sometimes it might be raining and making the jungle slippery and muddy. In this case, you need to have hiking boots and a raincoat. Some people put on gloves too. It is advisable to wear long trousers when you are going for a gorilla trekking adventure. A walking stick is provided for free at the ground if you need one.

Rwanda gorilla feeding

Rwanda Gorilla trekking adventure may take between 2 and 6 hours depending on proximity of the gorilla family to visit, it is advisable to take some snacks or a packed lunch with you and drink water. Although it’s not compulsory, porters are available for a small fee to help you carry your backpack and give you a hand during tricky parts of the trek.

Securing a Rwanda gorilla trekking permit can be difficult at a short notice. If you are planning a gorilla trekking adventure, we can save you from struggles and secure one for you and help you plan your travel accordingly.

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