Travel Tips for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda : While choosing to participate in gorilla trekking in Rwanda, there a number of tips that you should consider before and during your participation in the activity this is because of the nature of the activity and the different rules and regulations that you should follow during your gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is carried out in volcanoes national park the park that is home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, the Virunga mountains in Africa and the endangered golden monkey species that are endemic to the Albertine rift and as you make your way to the park you will get to realise that there’s more to be discovered in the park.

Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

The habituated gorilla families in Rwanda are found along the slopes of the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda namely Mount Gahinga, Mount Muhabura, Mount Sabyinyo, Mount Karisimbi and Mount Bisoke in the bamboo trees which you will get to spend one hour with observing their rewarding features in the wild. if you’re interested in taking part in the gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda, here are some of the travel tips for Gorilla trekking in Rwanda that will help you have a memorable safari experience.

Travel Tips for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Gorilla trekking permit

A gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda is the most crucial requirements for travellers interested in the activity. A gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda can be obtained from a trusted tour operator or from the Rwanda development board where you can buy a number of permits for a number of tourism activities during your Rwanda safari. It should be noted that once you obtain a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda, you will get access to a knowledgeable guide that is ready to answer all your questions about the gorillas as you participate in the rewarding activity. Once you obtain a permit at a price of 1500USD, you will be exempted from paying the park entrance fees in volcanoes national park which will help you save more money for other activities in volcanoes national park like visiting the musanze caves, birding in Volcanoes National Park and many other rewarding activities in the wild. You can also get access to an armed ranger who will protect you in order to avoid accidents in the park like coming in contact with the vicious animal attacks.

Pack the best clothes for gorilla trekking

Before you make your way to Volcanoes National Park you should consider packing the best clothes for your gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda. among the different clothes you can pack include long sleeved trouser, you should also pack some hiking shoes that will help you to easily hike along the Virunga mountains because it tends to get slippery while hiking the Virunga mountains in the park. you can also carry a rain jacket and hat that will give you the chance to track easily in the park without having to worry about the rain sabotaging your hike along the different slopes in the park.

PCR test

With the current covid-19 situation in Rwanda and the world at large the park management came up with a number of safety precaution that have been put in place to ensure that the trackers and the primates are protected against the spread of covid-19 in Rwanda. it should be noted before you participate in the activity, you are expected to obtain a negative covid-19 PCR test this is done to avoid the spread of the virus to the primates. It should be noted that the gorilla species are quite vulnerable species whose numbers are threatened which is among the main reasons that are deemed endangered species. therefore, in order to avoid threatening the gorilla numbers you should consider taking a PCR test to help you embark on your safari experience.

Travel Tips for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
PCR Test

Train before embarking in the safari

Before you participate in gorilla trekking in Rwanda, you should embark in physical training before you participate in your gorilla tours. The gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda is quite hectic which involves travellers hiking the Virunga mountains to access the habituated gorilla families which is quite tiresome for first time hikers therefore you should consider training yourself to get used to hiking for long distances before you embark on hiking through the trails in the park.

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