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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Why Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda?

Known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda is well known of its mountain gorillas, stunning scenery and warm, friendly people. It is also well known of its cleanliness, security as well as well-organized structures that offers unique experiences in one of the most remarkable countries in the world. Rwanda is ranked the cleanest and the most secure city in Africa. The country views gorilla tourism as a valuable conservation tool, and as such enforces strict rules for the habituation of, and trekking with, gorilla families. Small groups of people are privileged visitors who can experience on of the most memorable wildlife encounters on earth; Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda in their natural bedding of the Volcano bamboo forest.

You may ask yourself why gorilla trekking in Rwanda? After arriving in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, you are few hour drive away from famous Volcanoes National Park and its gorilla families. Majority of tourists visit Rwanda only to track these endangered species although it is combined with other touristic activities in and around other National parks. A variety of activities are available to spice up the gorilla trekking activity. Rwanda is also home to other primates including the golden monkeys found also in the Volcano National Park, chimpanzees in the Nyungwe Rain Forest.

Bird watching is also another opportunity not to miss when trekking gorillas in Rwanda. They can be watched at different places spotted around the country. Akagera National Park on the other hand offers a game driving options in a savannah setting well known to host the big five animals namely: Lions, Leopard, Elephant, Rhinoceros and Buffalo. It has also zebra, giraffe and hundreds of bird species. You wouldn’t ask yourself why gorilla trekking in Rwanda once you have spiced up your safaris with other activities on Lake Kivu to enjoy the boating, hiking, kayaking and do tea and coffee plantation tours on the shores of the lake Kivu.

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

To be able to trek gorillas in Rwanda you need to have a trekking permit offered by the Rwanda Development Board, and it is bought and processed online. A gorilla trekking permit costs 1500 Us $. Special offers are available for particular cases. When you are not willing to travel in a group and you want your special trek, you pay 15,000 Us$, for this special offer you receive the trekking briefing at your own hotel and you can pass more time with gorillas other than the one hour given to trekkers in groups. If you are in a group of 100 trekkers, the cost is only 500 Us$. Other special offers are occasional and seasonal. For instance, during the time of covid discounts were made whereby African residents are trekking at 500$ and East African Citizens at 200%. This discount is running only until December 31st 2022.

Twelve families are habituated to be trekked and some are easier to access than others. To get all information you need to trek gorillas in Rwanda, Unique Rwanda Vacations Experts will always be there for you. We will help you design a well-tailored itinerary that meets you interests. We will also help you with booking accommodation closer to the park and other attractions to spice up your journey as well as offering a comfortable transport during your stay in our well maintained 4×4 customized vehicles. Simply visit our website and browse our popular itineraries or simply place your inquiry to let our tour experts design a tailored gorilla trekking safaris that best fits you.

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