Embark on an unforgettable Rwanda wild gorilla safari adventure with Trek Africa Expeditions. When it comes to gorilla tracking safari adventures in Rwanda, we specialize in arranging once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, a destination renowned for its extraordinary gorilla trekking adventures in East Africa.
Acquiring Rwanda gorilla permits is a crucial step in planning your gorilla tracking adventure. These permits cannot be obtained upon arrival in Rwanda, so travelers must pre-book them in advance. Trek Africa Expeditions can assist you in securing gorilla permits through the Rwanda Development Board, the sole entity responsible for selling gorilla permits to local tour operators.
Gorilla tracking permits are a unique aspect of safari packages and are typically more expensive than park entrance fees and lodge accommodations. In Rwanda, gorilla permits are priced at USD 1500 per person per trek.
For travelers living and working in Rwanda, last-minute availability for Rwanda gorilla permits can be inquired about. However, for those flying in specifically for gorilla tracking, it is recommended to book at least 3 months in advance for the months of October, November, December, January, February, March, and May. For the summer holiday months of June, July, August, and September, which are popular among European tourists, it is advisable to book 6 months in advance.
This tour package is available year-round, except during the months of March, April, May, October, and November, when the country experiences heavy rains lasting several hours. These conditions can make trekking more challenging due to slippery trails.
Over the years, the chances of encountering mountain gorillas during the trek have exceeded 99%. Travelers can anticipate not only the remarkable experience of observing gorillas up close but also the opportunity to spot beautiful birds, duiker antelope species, and occasionally even elephants during the trek. Moreover, the lush beauty of the rainforest itself is a sight to behold.