Gorilla Trekking Permits in Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking Permits in Rwanda are the unique identification that is given to travelers who have completed payment for the gorilla trekking activity. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is among the famous tourism activities that can be carried out to ensure that you have an amazing experience while on your Rwanda tour.  Gorilla trekking in the country can be carried out in Volcanoes national park, a park with a number of attractions that will offer breathtaking views and amazing experiences to ensure that the tourist has a thrilling experience in the park.

Gorilla Trekking Permits in Rwanda

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is carried out in Volcanoes National park where you will have a chance to track one of the gorilla families in the park with an interesting history. The different gorilla families can be found along the slopes of the different Virunga Mountains in the park, for instance, Mount Sabyinyo, Mount Gahinga, Mount Muhabura, Mount Karisimbi, and mount Bisoke. In the park, you will find the different gorilla families like the Agashya gorilla group, Karisimbi gorilla family, Susa gorilla family which is the gorilla family that Dian Fossey researched during her research in the National Park among other interesting gorilla families in the park.

Price of a gorilla trekking permit

A gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda is at a fee of 1500USD and the permit can be obtained from the Rwanda development board or can be got through a trusted tour operator, agent or a trusted tour company. The permit is then presented at the reception centre where it is verified for you to participate in the gorilla trekking activity.

Inclusions of gorilla trekkings permit in Rwanda


A gorilla trekking permit is inclusive of a short briefing session that should be carried out before participating in the gorilla trekking activity. Before tourists participate in gorilla trekking, they should participate in a gorilla briefing session where they will be told about the dos and Don’ts during the encounters with the gorillas for instance limitation of noise and limitation of movement in the presence of the gorillas, tourists should also limit the noise in the presence of the gorillas, avoiding eating food in the presence of the gorillas and many more in order to have a safe activity.

A knowledgeable guide

The gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda give you access to knowledgeable guides who will guide you through your entire gorilla trekking experience. It should be noted that the tourists is not to be paid any amount of money in order to take you on your gorilla trekking experience. Therefore feel free to ask any questions concerning the park, the gorilla species because the guide will gladly be at your service at all the time to answer all your questions.

One hour to spend with the gentle giants

The permit offers you the opportunity to spend one hour with the gorillas in their natural habitats understanding their behavior in the wild. With the one hour with the gorilla species, you will be able to observe the feeding patterns you will know the time they eat, what they eat while in the park, there feeding intervals, playtime, you will also have the opportunity to see how they set up their nests for their overnight stays. It should be noted that the gorillas set up different nests every night.

Gorilla Trekking Permits in Rwanda
You will see gorillas in the park with Gorilla Trekking Permits in Rwanda

A ranger

The gorilla trekking permit gives you the opportunity to a ranger who will ensure that you have a safe activity in the park.  The ranger will provide protection to the tourists by accompanying the tourists through their entire gorilla trekking activity. An armed ranger will accompany the tourists through their hiking trails to the gorillas to ensure that they are not attacked by any wild animals.


During the activity, the gorilla permits in Rwanda will also give you the opportunity to take pictures at zero costs. For a person that has a gorilla trekking permit, they will have the opportunity to take pictures with gorillas at a given distance.

Park entrance

When the tourist accesses a gorilla trekking permit, it should be noted that the tourist does not pay for park entrance. The tourist can only pay the park entrance fees in Volcanoes national park if they are to participate in activities other than gorilla trekking.  Therefore if you have the permit you will not spend more money on park entrance.

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