Volcanoes national park fees for each activity in Rwanda
Are you looking for Volcanoes national park fees for each safari activity in Rwanda? Volcanoes national park is one of the most visited parks when it comes to tourism in Rwanda and it’s one of the 4 parks that do harbor mountain gorillas in the whole world. The national park is located in the northwestern part of Rwanda and it harbors over 20 habituated mountain gorillas just that 10 are open for tourism. Volcanoes national park is not only home to mountain gorillas but also endangered golden monkeys, over 178 different bird species, and the park host 5 of Virunga mountains – Karisimbi, Bisoke, Gahinga, Muhabura, and Sabyinyo.
Volcanoes national park fees for Mountain gorilla trekking
Mountain gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park is the most done activity and this has helped it to become famous. The activity is done among 10 fully habituated mountain gorillas and these are Ugenda, Karisimbi, Agashya, Umubabo, Hirwa, Amahoro, Sabyinyo, Susa, Kwitonda, and Bwenge. The trekking of mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park Rwanda is done on the slopes of Virunga mountains and these are Karisimbi, Muhabura, Gahinga, Bisoke, and Sabyinyo.
According to Rwanda Development Board, trekking of mountain gorillas is done by children above the age of 15 years old and they must possess the trekking permits on the day of trekking. Trekking activity starts with a briefing at the park headquarters where the trekkers are subjected to the briefing before the armed ranger guides lead them into the jungle.
The armed ranger guides do lead the trekkers through different trekking trails on the slopes of Virunga volcanoes searching for endangered apes and as the search goes on, you will be able to spot different park animals like the buffaloes, duikers, hyenas, elephants, giant forest hogs, numerous primates, and different bird species. When you meet the assigned mountain gorilla family, you will be able to be around it for 1 hour, watch them do daily activities, and take photos as you learn about their habits.
The gorilla trekking permits for volcanoes national park are printed and issued out by Rwanda Development Board although you can always book them through Africa Adventure Vacations. Yes, if you are looking at Volcanoes national park fees for mountain gorilla trekking experiences, the trekking permits for Rwanda cost $1500 for both foreign non-residents and foreign residents. If you are planning to trek mountain gorillas of volcanoes Rwanda in the dry season, we strongly advise you to book your trekking permits in advance of 3-4 months to avoid inconveniences.
Volcanoes national park fees for Golden monkey trekking
Golden monkey trekking is another activity mostly done in volcanoes national park so its one of the activities you shouldn’t miss it out while on a safari to this park. Just like mountain gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking is led by the armed ranger guides who take trekkers through different trails on the slopes of Virunga mountains searching for where they could have slept the previous night. On meeting the golden monkey troop, the trekkers are given 1 hour to observe them, watch them do daily activities, learn about their habits and take photos.
During the trekking, there are chances of meeting different park animals like the buffaloes, elephants, duikers, hyenas, and several monkey species. you will also spot different bird species but remember trekking is done by only those that possess valid trekking permits. The permits for trekking golden monkeys do cost $100 for foreign non-residents, $85 for foreign residents, and $65 for East African citizens as official fees in Volcanoes national park Rwanda
Volcanoes national park fees for hiking Virunga volcanoes
The Virunga volcanoes in Rwanda are all found in volcanoes national park and they do host the endangered mountain gorillas. The volcanoes are 5 and these are bisoke, sabyinyo, karisimbi, gahinga and muhabura. All 5 mountains are available for hiking activities and as you hike them you will be able to meet different animals like elephants, golden monkeys, mountain gorillas, hyenas, buffaloes, giant forest hogs, duikers, and several bird species.
At the summit of the Virunga mountains, you will have beautiful views of the neighboring mountains, Lake Kivu, national park, vegetation, twin lakes Ruhondo, and Burera on Mount Muhabura, and at Mount Bisoke you find a crater lake. Hiking all 4 of the mounts which are Gahinga, Karisimbi, Bisoke, and Muhabura costs a total of $1500.
The permits for all the mountains do differ as follows. Mount Karisimbi its $400 foreign non-residents, $250 foreign residents, and $200 East African citizens, Mount Muhabura its $100 foreign non-residents, $75 foreign residents, and $60 East African citizens, Mount Gahinga the permit costs $200 foreign non-residents, $160 foreign residents and $130 East African citizens, and lastly Mount Bisoke the permits go for $75 foreign non-residents, $60 foreign residents and $55 East African citizens.
Volcanoes national park fees for birding
Birding is another activity that can be done in volcanoes national park Rwanda for it’s home to over 178 different bird species that have been so far recorded in the park. Birding activities in the park are done throughout the year although the best time would be in the rainy season when there are migratory birds and plenty of food in the park.
Some of the bird species you can encounter on a safari in volcanoes national park include Archer’s ground robin, African green broadbill, Rwenzori double-collared, francolin, regal sunbirds, strange weaver, collared apalis, baglafecht weaver, red-backed shrike, Rwenzori batis, bateleur, grauer’s rush warbler, white collared silverback, handsome francolin, dusky crimson wing, black and white manikin, lesser honeyguide, bat hawk, Rwenzori turaco, red-faced woodland warbler, and nirana trogon among others.
The birding permits in volcanoes national park cost $75, foreign non-residents, $60 foreign residents, and $55 east African residents. If you want to engage in birding activities in volcanoes national park of Rwanda don’t hesitate to contact Africa Adventure Vacations limited, we shall organize the safari for you.
Volcanoes national park fees for guided nature walks
The guided nature walk is an activity you can do in your free time around your lodge or the park with a help of a ranger guide. The nature walk enables you to discover different hidden attractions in the park such as Musanze caves, animals like the hyenas, buffaloes, duikers, waterfalls, rivers, plant species, and different birds. The nature walks in volcanoes are done at a fee of $55 for foreign non-residents, $40 foreign residents, and $35 East African residents.