Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safaris, Rwanda Gorilla Tour
The destination Rwanda positioned in the East Central Africa is one of the popular Africa safari spots that have become a darling to the world travelers primarily because of gorilla trekking.
The Rwanda Gorilla trekking Safaris are founded on the gorilla trekking activity which is arranged in Volcanoes National Park – one of the four National Parks that comprise of Rwanda with others being Nyungwe National Park, Gishwati National Park and Akagera National Park.
Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Massif which is a block of eight mountains that stretch from Uganda through Rwanda to the Democratic Republic of Congo and is famously known for sheltering a count of 480 mountain gorillas more than a half of the known mountain gorilla population standing at 880.
The gorilla safaris in Rwanda majorly begin and end in Kigali though they can be customised to begin and end at your respective point of interest. The gorilla trekking safaris range from short ones like 1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour, 2, 3, 5 and 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla safaris to medium and long one that stretch up to 12 days giving the travellers intending to visit Rwanda an opportunity to explore more destinations beyond mountain gorillas.
The gorilla permits in Rwanda are the guarantee to your gorilla safari since you cannot track mountain gorillas without securing the gorilla permit from the Rwanda Development Board. Apparently, the gorilla permit in Rwanda stands at $750 and allows the entry of one person to track one gorilla family whose visitor number per day is limited to 8 people for purposes of Conservation.
The Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safaris offers you an opportunity to spend time with the gentle giants – the most powerful of the surviving apes thriving in their natural habitats. The direct encounter is limited to one hour due to conservation purposes but the entire trekking process can range from 2 – 8 hours depending on the location of the gorilla family allocated and its movement.
Explore the wild and spend the life time moments with the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas.
Long Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safaris, Rwanda Gorilla Tour
Your safari will give you the opportunity to visit different historical places in Rwanda, visit the Nyungwe Forest for chimpanzee trekking and other primates, get to kibuye for the boat cruise and game drive, you will visit Volcanoes National Park for gorilla tracking and so many. Read More
The 7 day safari will expose you to Volcanoes National Park to enjoy the best gorilla tracking experience, you will visit Nyungwe Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking. Read More
Short Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safaris, Rwanda Gorilla Tour
Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris, Uganda Gorilla Tour
Uganda is proud to be the single country in the world with the highest count of mountain gorilla Population. The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to the south west of Uganda is the main Uganda gorilla trekking safari destination with a minimum of 400 mountain gorillas among which twelve (12) gorilla families are habituated for tracking and more two are under habituation.
The 7 days gorilla tracking Safari will start in Kigali and can end in Kigali, Rwanda or Kampala, Uganda. The trip involve tracking the mountain gorillas two times both in Bwindi National Park in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Read More
Rwanda Uganda Combined Safaris
The destinations of Rwanda and Uganda are very diverse with considerable distinctiveness despite some similarity extent.
Uganda features a count of ten (10) National Parks which is far higher than the 4 National Parks of Rwanda. Uganda features extensive savannah habitats including one of the Africa’s best parks – Kidepo Valley National Park in the north east of the country, Murchison Falls National Park with its world’s powerful Murchison Falls, the Big five of African big game with the Rhinos in the nearby Ziwa Sanctuary and the unique species of Rothschild Giraffes, the Queen Elizabeth National Park famous for the tree climbing lions in its southern sector of Ishasha and Lake Mburo National Park with great counts of Impala antelope, Burchell’s Zebra and Elands and the ideal destination for the walking safaris. These micro destinations present an ideal opportunity for extensive wild game viewing which is higher than that of Rwanda.
The 13 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Wildlife Chimpanzee & Cultural Safari is a perfect blend of the above aspects featured in both Uganda and Rwanda. Read More
Gorilla Tracking Information
The Gorilla Tracking Information gives an insight of the pre gorilla trek, during gorilla trek and post gorilla trek experience. The information helps any gorilla trekking safari traveller in both Uganda and Rwanda to know the procedure of arranging a gorilla trek, the conduct during the gorilla trekking encounter and the moment after the actual gorilla viewing. Read More
The gorilla facts enables us to understand deeper into the lives of the critically endangered mountain gorillas including how they feed, how they mate & produce, how they adapt, how they socialise, the length of stay among other aspects. Read More
Accessing Volcanoes National Park
The connection to Rwanda’s gorilla trekking haven of Volcanoes National Park from the Rwanda’s capital Kigali takes three (3) hours to cover a distance of 116km. Read More
Planning A Gorilla Tracking Tour
To track gorillas in Bwindi, Mgahinga or Volcanoes National Parks, you are required to purchase a gorilla permit which must be booked in advance in order to avoid missing out since they are on high demand particularly during the peak season. Read More
Mountain Gorilla Tracking & Trekking
Literally interpreted as following in the footsteps of Mountain gorillas, Mountain gorilla tracking is the activity of following mountain gorillas until you come across them.The activity involves walking up to when the gorilla family was last sighted yesterday which will give the gorilla trackers the clear picture of the direction of mountain gorillas. Read More
Mountain Gorilla Habitats
Gorillas exclusively thrive in the dense tropical forests of Africa. Their distribution range is divided into distinct parts with 900km in between. Read More
How Gorilla Families Are Allocated
Gorilla families to trek in Rwanda are allocated depending on the personal characteristics like age, physical fitness and interests. Read More
Gorilla Trekking Rules and Regulations
These gorilla tracking rules and regulations cut across through the gorilla tracking destinations of Uganda and Rwanda. Read More
Gorilla Families in Rwanda
Rwanda is another hub of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas in her haven of Volcanoes national park. Read More
Easiest Gorilla Family to Trek
The question of the easiest gorilla family to trek comes along with difficulties in answering it. Most of the gorilla safari undertakers have been made to believe that Bwindi has hard gorilla families to trek and easy gorilla families to trek. Read More
Discounted Gorilla Permit in Rwanda and Uganda
Uganda offers discounted gorilla trekking permits especially in the low season most especially during the month of November. Read More
Tourist Attractions And Activites In Uganda
Positioned in the East of Africa, Uganda is a member of the East African Federation that is comprised of five countries including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Geographically, Uganda lies along the coordinates of 1 00N, 32 00E with coverage of 236,040 Sq. Km. Uganda is a land locked country thus it uses Kenya and Tanzania to get to the coast for her export and import business. Read More
Booking Gorilla Permit in Uganda and Rwanda
One cannot trek gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda, if he/she has not acquired gorilla trekking permit. Gorilla permit is a document that gives you the opportunity to encounter the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas that dwell in the Uganda’s Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks, Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and the Congo’s Virunga National Park. Read More
Best time To Track Gorillas
The gorilla trekking encounter is possible all year round in the destinations where they are found. These include; Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Sometimes, travellers prefer the drier months of June to September and December to February compared to the other months as a result of rain that always characterize those months. Read More
Safari Lodges in Rwanda
Nyungwe Forest View Lodge; This is an upmarket overnight facility situated on a raised landscape surrounded by tea plantation. Nyungwe forest lodge offers various amenities. Read More
Rwanda Safari Tips
Rwanda is famously known for gorilla trekking safaris and was highly brought to popularity by the world’s leading conservationists like Dian Fossey in the 1960s and 1970s. Read More
Rwanda Cultural & History
Rwanda, positioned averagely on the Central African Plateau crossed borders to join the East African Federation together with Burundi particularly to gain an easy access to the coast and a wider market of the East African Countries. Read More
Rwanda has got considerable flights that operate internationally and domestically enabling the travellers on safaris in Rwanda to transfer accordingly. With its national carrier Rwanda Air that has positioned its self in the region operating a hub and spoke approach, Rwanda can easily be accessed by Air transfer. Read More
Rwanda is a republic country found in the east and Central Africa with a population of 11.2million as per the United Nations of 2012.. Read More
Rwanda Medical Allowances
Rwanda does not have a lot of emergency municipal medical response services. However, ambulances are present through SAMU and you need to call 912 from any mobile phone or via King Faisal Hospital on 078 830 9003.Read More
Rwanda Safari Necessities
Planning a safari to Rwanda would lure one to myriad of thoughts about what might be needed for him/her to undertake the safari.Read More