If the allure of encountering the magnificent mountain gorillas in their natural habitat beckons to your adventurous spirit, then Luxury Rwanda Gorilla Safaris are your perfect ticket to this remarkable experience. This comprehensive guide is designed to assist you in planning your extraordinary journey to Rwanda’s National Parks, where the iconic Gorilla tracking adventure unfolds amidst breathtaking landscapes and captivating wildlife.
Rwanda Gorilla Safaris stand as one of the most coveted and cherished activities within Rwanda’s National Parks. This guide provides invaluable insights to help you meticulously plan your Luxury Rwanda Gorilla Safari, ensuring an unforgettable encounter with the famous mountain gorillas and a chance to explore other attractions.
In East Africa, the privilege of gorilla tracking is predominantly confined to three countries: Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These nations constitute the exclusive global sanctuaries where the endangered mountain gorillas are found. In Rwanda, this extraordinary experience unfolds within the enchanting realm of Volcanoes National Park, the jewel of Rwanda’s National Parks, and home to the highest concentration of mountain gorillas in the Virunga Conservation Area.
Volcanoes National Park, a sanctuary of natural wonder, is strategically located for ease of access by visiting tourists. The journey from Kigali International Airport to Volcanoes National Park is a mere two-hour drive, making it one of the most conveniently accessible gorilla national parks. This accessibility enhances its appeal as the ideal destination for a Rwanda Gorilla Safari, offering an array of experiences that extend beyond gorilla tracking.
This remarkable park is a haven for diverse wildlife, including golden monkeys, a plethora of bird species, reptiles, amphibians, and insects, enriching your Rwanda Gorilla Safari with an array of fascinating encounters.
Within Volcanoes National Park, you will find ten habituated mountain gorilla families ready to welcome you into their world. These families include Igisha, Karisimbi, Sabyinyo, Amahoro, Agashya, Kwitonda, Umubano, Hirwa, Bwenge, Ugyenda, and Muhoza. Susa stands out as one of the most renowned gorilla families, with a whopping 41 members.
On the day of your gorilla tracking adventure, you will be placed in groups of eight individuals, each destined to track a specific gorilla family. This intimate encounter with these majestic creatures is a thrilling and unforgettable experience. You will have the unique opportunity to observe their way of life and behaviors, guided by an expert who will gladly answer all your questions.
A Rwanda Gorilla Permit is your key to this extraordinary adventure. Each permit costs USD1500 per person, per trek, allowing you to observe the mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park. Contact Trek Africa Tours with your desired trekking dates, and we will ensure the availability of permits for your chosen day, securing this precious opportunity for you.
Indulge in opulent accommodations during your Luxury Rwanda Gorilla Safari. Choose from exceptional options such as Bisate Lodge, One and Only Gorilla Nest, and Singita Kwitonda Lodge, where you can immerse yourself in lavish comfort while marveling at Rwanda’s majestic gorillas.
Gorilla tracking requires a moderate level of fitness, as it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to three-quarters of a day. Your day will commence at 7:00 AM, beginning at the park’s headquarters with a comprehensive briefing on the rules and precautions when encountering gorillas. You will then venture into the forest with your guide/ranger and fellow group members, embarking on your unforgettable Gorilla tracking journey in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.
The cost of your Gorilla trek may vary depending on different Gorilla tracking companies and factors such as accommodation options and seasonal variations. Rates may decrease during the low season, along with transport costs. It’s advisable to inquire with your chosen tour operator for the most accurate pricing details.
Among the array of tour options, our highly recommended Luxury Rwanda Gorilla Safaris include the 3-day Luxury Rwanda Gorilla tracking safari, the 4-day Rwanda Gorilla tracking safari, the 7-day Rwanda safari, and many other enticing itineraries. For further information and assistance in planning your Luxury Gorilla Safari to Rwanda and Uganda, contact Trek Africa Tours, and embark on a journey of a lifetime.