How can I see gorillas in Rwanda?
Rwanda is an outstanding destination for tourists who wish to see mountain gorillas. Mountain gorillas are found in Volcanoes national park which is just a 2 hours’ drive away from Kigali International Airport. Volcanoes National Park in the East African region’s oldest park and it harbors 12 gorilla family groups that are open for tourism in addition to other gorilla families that are conserved for reserve purposes.
Volcanoes national park is an important component of Virungas Massif conservation areas that includes other parks of Mgahinga gorilla National park in Uganda and Virunga National Park in the democratic republic of Congo. This region hosts over 700 endangered mountain gorillas while the remaining of the mountain gorillas are found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda.
In addition to gorilla trekking activity, Volcanoes National park is known as the best destination as it features five dormant volcanoes which offer an adventurous experience to the tourists. These mountains include; mount Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke, Mount Gahinga, Mount Muhavura, and mount Sabinyo.
How can tourists see gorillas in Rwanda have been frequently asked by very mainly travelers intending to travel to Rwanda to see gorillas? Seeing gorillas in Rwanda is done by basically booking a gorilla permit through Rwanda Development Board and locally registered or licensed tour operators or travel agencies. By having a permit you will be guaranteed of seeing gorillas in Rwanda. You cannot see gorillas in Rwanda without acquiring the gorilla trekking permit.
Gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda costs at 1500 United States dollars per person and this includes park entrance fees and the guide’s fee but without the porter services and the accommodation and transportation costs. After securing the permit, you report at the park headquarters very early in the morning for briefing about the does and don’ts that you should observe while you’re on your course of seeing gorillas in Rwanda.
Once the briefing, you will be assigned a specific gorilla family that you will be able to trek and all will be set and the journey will set for you to walk into the dense forests on the search of gorilla family to trek. You will be divided into a group of 8 people and then assigned guides and ranges w who are conversant with the behaviors and trails followed by gorillas. Once you see the gorilla family, you will be able to spend 1-hour seeing gorillas, raking photos, as well as asking all the questions you can see and how best you can learn all that is all about Gorillas in Rwanda.
Seeing mountain gorillas on a gorilla tour in Rwanda is one of the thrilling experiences that can change one’s lifetime. Volcanoes national park offers one of the best biggest gorilla families with over 34 individual gorilla members which is known as the Kwitonda Family and Susa family which has been split into other 2 group families.
Once you fulfill all, the requirements then you’re the best way to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s volcanoes national park. You can also participate in golden monkey trekking and wildlife safaris in Rwanda including exploring the big mammals of Africa found in Akagera National Park. Come and enjoy the gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda, Uganda, and D.R.Congo with Africa adventure vacations.