Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda : Volcanoes National Park is a stunning and very exciting safari destination in Rwanda. The park is popular as the right destination to carry out gorilla trekking in Rwanda. Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda is such rewarding and interesting while doing the trekking the visitors get to encounter other attractions like various bird species, bamboo tree species where the gorilla can be found, other attractive primates like the golden monkeys and among many others.
Volcanoes National Park is located in the northwest of Rwanda, Volcanoes national park borders Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda. Volcanoes National Park was the first national park to be established in Africa in 1925, the park that maintains the steep slopes of the magnificent volcanoes that is Gahinga, Bisoke, Muhabura, Sabyinyo, Karisimbi, and best known as a home of the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. The park is a top leading destination for mountain gorillas and the golden monkey, with the various habitants like bamboo forests, savanna grassland, afro-montane forests and among others, the park was the base for the primatologist Dian Fossey who carried out her research into the gorillas.
Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda.
Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park is the most fascinating safari activity that is renowned by everyone in Rwanda and it is among the best places to see the mountain gorillas in the entire Africa. This involves the hiking into the gorilla habitants while on the footprints and finding the presence of the mountain gorillas until you access their location. The mountain gorillas live in the different groups with the dominant adult known as the silverback.
Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park starts with a briefing or simple orientation at the park headquarter headed by the park rangers or trackers where they give you the possible regulations and rules that are followed while carrying out gorilla trekking. After the briefing the participants are divided into various groups of 8 members per group and later after you can be exposed in the forest to start looking for the gorillas in their habitants at 8:00 am.
Gorilla trekking takes a period of about 1 to 3 hours while looking for the mountain gorillas and after finding them, then the trekkers are given one hour to be with the presence of the gorillas which is among the most exciting and thrilling Rwanda gorilla experiences that gives you unforgettable memories. While watching their behaviors, watching them as they are doing their daily work activities like grooming young ones, breastfeeding, feeding, resting, nesting, climbing from one tree to another. In that one hour that’s when the trekkers are allowed to take pictures with the gorillas but on the remainder that they should not use the cameras with flush because the flush makes the gorillas uncomfortable hence they may end up miss behaving. Also you can record gorilla trekking moments in the park and take home to show them after Rwanda safari.
Gorilla trekking permit in Volcanoes National Park.
Gorilla trekking permit is simply the legal document card that is made by the Rwanda Development Board to the gorilla trekkers that are only above the age of 15 years allowing them to carry out gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park. Gorilla trekking permit in Volcanoes National Park is a bit high compared to those in the rest of the countries like Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo, the permit in Volcanoes National Park is 1500 USD per person for everyone who come to trek the gorillas in the park.
How to book your gorilla trekking permits in Volcanoes National Park.
Gorilla trekking permits can be booked in advance either through Rwanda Development Board that is the government body in Rwanda charge of tourism, also on the other hand the gorilla permit can be booked with the trusted tour operator like Lakeside tours and travel limited that gives you the best gorilla trekking experience. Also you are reminded that when booking with a tour company you give them the exact dates when your wish to carry out gorilla trekking. Booking your gorilla trekking permit with lakeside tours and travel is actually the best option because it will purchase your permit and again organize everything that is included in your safari.
Best time to get a gorilla trekking permit in Volcanoes National Park.
Its recommended to always book a gorilla trekking permit in Volcanoes National park in 3 to 6 months in advance before the date of the actual gorilla trekking, due to high competition and usually during that period when the permits can be sold quickly in the high season or the peak season in the months of January, February, June, July, August, September, December, therefore to carry out smooth gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park you are advised to book in months advance before the activity in order not be disappointed.
Where to stay in Volcanoes National Park.
Tourists who come for gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes national park are provided with the well facilitated accommodations that are grouped into Budget, Mid-range and luxury accommodations that includes Sabyinyo silverback lodge, Garden place hotel, Five volcanoes boutique hotel, Villa gorilla, Mountain Gorillas Nest, Best View Hotel, Garden Place Hotel, Faraja Hotel, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge, Hotel Muhabura, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Virunga lodge and among others.
Enjoy your Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda and get more clarification about the gorilla trekking permits in Volcanoes National Park without any disturbance through contacting lakeside tours and travel limited.