Gorilla safaris are a highly sought-after adventure travel experience for those visiting Rwanda, a small country known for its picturesque hills and lush greenery. Rwanda is considered to be one of the best places in Africa to go gorilla trekking, with a reputation for offering a less strenuous and more accessible experience than in neighboring Uganda. The compact size of the country, measuring 26,338 square kilometers (10,169 square miles), allows for easy navigation and the ability to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time.
One of the main attractions of a Rwanda gorilla safari is the opportunity to visit the Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where visitors can participate in a variety of activities such as gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, bird watching, and hiking. The park is home to over 10 habituated gorilla families that can be tracked by visitors, providing an opportunity to see these magnificent primates up close in their natural habitat.
It is important to note that anyone planning on taking part in a Rwanda gorilla safari holiday must have booked and fully paid for their Rwanda gorilla trekking permit in advance. This ensures that the safari can be fully enjoyed without any last-minute complications or delays. The permit is essential to enter the park and take part in the gorilla trekking activity, which is strictly regulated to minimize human impact on the gorillas and their habitat.
Booking a Rwanda gorilla permit can be done through a local agent, such as Trek Africa Tours. Trek Africa Tours is a reputable agency that specializes in arranging gorilla trekking trips to Rwanda. They have the capacity and ability to purchase gorilla permits on behalf of travelers, making the process of booking a permit more convenient and streamlined. If you are interested in booking a tour in Rwanda or purchasing a gorilla permit through Trek Africa Tours, you can contact them directly for more information.
Another option for visitors to Rwanda is to book their own gorilla permit directly with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB). The RDB is the tourism body of the Rwandan government and is responsible for managing the permit booking process. To book a permit directly with the RDB, visitors can visit their website or contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +252 781 611 617 for more information on the process.
Rwanda’s gorilla permit fees for the 2023 are set at a base rate of $1,500 per person for a gorilla trekking experience in the Volcanoes National Park. However, there are a few incentives that can affect the price of the permit:
It’s important to note that Rwanda’s gorilla permit prices are subject to change without prior notice. Therefore, we recommend that you contact us for updates on the Rwanda gorilla permit prices before your planned visit. We hope you enjoy your Rwanda gorilla safari/holiday.