HOW TO BOOK A GORILLA TREKKING PERMIT IN RWANDA
How to Book a Gorilla Trekking Permit in Rwanda : Booking a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda is quite flexible in a way that tourists can either opt to book for one online by visiting the Rwanda development board website the tourism board in the country where you can also book permits for chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national park, you can also book permits for the game drives in Akagera national park, the boat cruise on lake Ihema, permits for golden monkey trekking in Rwanda or they can opt to book for one from a trusted tour operators in the country like Explore Rwanda tours which will also help design all the tour packages that you’re interested in like the primate safaris in Rwanda for instance this 4 days Rwanda safari https://www.explorerwandatours.com/rwanda-tours/4-days-rwanda-gorilla-trek.html that will help you explore the flora and fauna in volcanoes national park that will also give you all the rewarding attractions while hiking the gorillas in the wild to make you safari quite memorable.
Where to carry out gorilla trekking in Rwanda
After you’ve obtained your gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda from a trusted tour company or the Rwanda development board, your gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda will start as you embark on your journey to volcanoes national park in Rwanda where you will access the habituated gorilla families in Rwanda. Rwanda is among the most rewarding destinations where gorilla trekking in Africa can be carried out this is because Rwanda has the highest populations of mountain gorillas in the world which is believed to be half of the world’s populations that can be seen as you hike the Virunga mountains in Rwanda.
In order to access the gorilla families in Rwanda you will hike the Virunga mountains in Rwanda that is mount muhabura, mount gahinga, mount sabyinyo, mount karisimbi and mount bisoke and the hike along the mountains is quite rewarding because you will get to see a number of rewarding views like the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, you will get to see the lake kivu a number of bird species like the Albertine endemic species a number of migratory species like the blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola, the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco, common moorhen Ruwenzori night jar, grey throated tit, the dusky crimson wing, red-faced woodland warbler to make your gorilla trekking safaris quite memorable and many other attractions.
When you get to the habituated gorilla families in Rwanda you will spend one hour with the gorillas observing a number of their rewarding behaviour in the park like the fact that they are quit shy and gentle which is why they were nicknamed the gentle giants, you will get to see the adult females of the grooms that groom the infants and teach them basic skills like walking, harvesting fruit, you will see the dominant male also known as the silverback who has the mating rights with all the females in the gorilla family, the dominant silverback has the duty to protect the gorilla family from internal and external conflicts, the male is also responsible to increase the members of the group which can be done by raiding other gorilla families for their members and so on. At the end of your safari you will take pictures of the gorillas to make your activity quite rewarding.
Inclusions and exclusions of your permit in Rwanda
After you have obtained your gorilla trekking permit it should be noted that there are a number of services you will and will not access that the permit will offer you and these include;
· The gorilla trekking permit will exempt you from paying the park entrance fees of volcanoes national park because it caters for the park fees however although you’ve purchase a gorilla permit it will only give you access to the gorillas and if you’re interested in other activities you will have to pay for them.
· The gorilla trekking permit will also give you access to the knowledgeable guide and a ranger who will help to protect you against vicious animal attacks and the guide will give you all the relevant information about the gorillas to make your Rwanda safari quite memorable. If you’re interested to have a porter during your safari to help you carry your equipment, then you should hire one and this can be between 15USD-20 USD
· For any tips to the guide and the park ranger after a memorable gorilla tour, you are advised to pay them on your own because the permit does not cater for them, any personal expenses during your gorilla safari should be on you.