Gorilla Trekking Tours in Rwanda, Rwanda is one of three African countries in the world where you will have a chance to see the endangered mountain gorillas.
Rwanda is the second after Uganda for housing the big percentage of these rare apes; over 350 out of about 850 mountain gorillas that remain in the world live in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park. The park lies in the northern part of Rwanda about 2-3 hours’ drive from Rwanda’s capital Kigali.
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda
Gorilla trekking is Rwanda is one of the most famous things to do. It is also the most interesting safari activity one should not afford to miss while in Rwanda. The activity begins very early in the morning after reporting at the park headquarters. Thereafter, you will receive a short briefing from the park wardens who will brief you about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. Also, there is allocation of gorilla families to trek on that particular day.
There are 10 habituated gorilla families in Rwanda, all found on the slopes of the Virunga Mountains. Gorilla trekking activity is unpredictable, the trek can last between 2-6 hours in the jungle since meeting them depends on where they last spent their night from or on where they last fed from.
Once you meet them, you have strictly one hour with them while studying their behaviors as well taking as many photos as possible. Additionally, when you are taking photos you have to use flash cameras.
Also, you must stay a distance of 10m from the gorillas. Additionally, you should book gorilla permits prior to the trekking date, since selling of permits is on first come first serve basis, late booking of the gorilla permit is sometimes disappointing.
The gorilla trekking permit
Rwanda Gorilla permits are sold at a fee of $1500 per permit, Mum and Dad Uganda Tours will help to book your gorilla permit. You can plan a gorilla trekking trip with a few other activities thrown in for variety and more excitement. This is one activity you cannot possibly regret signing up for.