Price Of Gorilla Permits In Volcanoes National Park Vs Virunga National Park

The process of booking the gorilla permits for both volcanoes national park and Virunga national park is very easy

Comparing The Price Of Gorilla Permits In Volcanoes And Virunga National Parks

Are you interested in comparing the price of a gorilla permits in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda with that Virunga National Park in Congo? Gorilla trekking is the cheapest in the democratic republic of Congo Virunga National Park as compared to Volcanoes National Park. The reason for the price difference is  based on the policies of different countries about the gorilla permits that vary. Congo is trying as much as possible to protect its gorilla tourism by attracting several tourists to visit their national park especially after along political instability that has affected the Democratic Republic of Congo for most of the time.

To attract and develop confidence in tourists, the country has reduced accommodation rates and that low gorilla trekking permits. This is different from Rwanda’s that is promoting Rwanda as the luxury tourism destination most for gorilla trekking by just setting its gorilla permit price high and its lodges being luxurious state however the gorilla trekking experience in both national parks of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo is the same. It applies to Bwindi and Mgahinga in Uganda

The gorilla permit prices or Rwanda’s volcanoes national park costs USD1500 per person per trek for each Foreign Nonresidents, USD500 person for Foreign Residents and USD200 for the East African residents of Uganda, Congo, Tanzania, and Burundi) the gorilla trekking permit allows seeing gorillas in Volcanoes National Park for only one hour. Visitors will need to book the Gorilla trekking permit from Rwanda Development Board or by use of the prominent tour operator in Rwanda and as Africa adventure vacations we can help you to do everything as we extend our gorilla safaris to Rwanda. There are currently 12 families of gorillas that are well habituated in Rwanda and bare available for gorilla trekking by the tourists.

In Virunga National park in Congo, the gorilla trekking permit costs USD400 per person per trek during the high season which comes in September March, and then June to October and the prices reduce to USD200 during the low season from mid-October to mid- December and mid-march to mid-May. For the visitors interested in trekking gorillas in Kahuzi Beige National Park, the gorilla permits here costs USD400 per trek per person for Foreign residents, USD200 for easts African residents, and only $20 for the Democratic Republic of Congo Nationals. Visitors will need to book the gorillas permit for the democratic republic of Congo through Virunga National park or resourceful tour companies like Africa Adventure Vacations.

Compare the age limit for gorilla trekking in volcanoes National Park with Virunga National Park in D.R.Congo.

The minimum age limit for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National park in Rwanda is 15 years and above while in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park, The minimum age is 18 years and the maximum age is 85 years old. However, the visitors who are 85 and over years but are physically fit can be allowed to trek gorillas, especially in Volcanoes National Park with the provision of sedan charts, porters that aid the old people or the pregnant mother to go and see the endangered mountain gorillas. Sedan chairs are available and they range from USD400 to USD500 depending on your budget.

Comparing what to pack for gorilla trekking trips in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo or Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

Most during gorilla trekking in both volcanoes and Virunga National parks in Rwanda and Congo respectively, there different items that one must pack to have an everlasting experience of gorilla trekking. However, it seems that the packing lists for both national parks is the same and thus visitor will need to walk through muddy trails if it rains and brave strong sunshine during the dry season and therefore the visitors will need to carry the hiking shoes, or boots, the conditions are generally muddy and challenging since it involves hiking the rugged terrain and the steep slopes. Visitors are advised to put on the long-sleeved cotton shirt and long trousers to protect themselves from being hurt by the vegetation. Therefore while gorilla trekking, you will need the following items; Water bottle, camera, and lenses, insect repellant, gardening gloves or hiking boots and their stocks, sandals or walking shoes, hat and sunscreen, rain jacket, torch or flashlights, binoculars that are important for game viewing among others.

Comparing in terms of the gorilla trekking permit booking process for Virunga National Park in Congo and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

The process of booking the gorilla permits for both volcanoes national park and Virunga national park is very easy provided you contact Africa adventure Vacations via our email and get us to know of your preferred gorilla trek days and in terms of the dates, month, and year. It is good that you book the gorilla permit in advance because of the competition. Gorilla trekking is an activity that will allow you only have one hour of seeing the gorillas in their natural environment. The guides and the ranger will lead you into the forests and up to where the gorillas are and thus you will need to get the gorilla trekking permit in advance for you to be able to fulfill your dream of visiting the endangered mountain gorillas.

The moment you book with us an inclusive gorilla safari to Virunga or Volcanoes National Park,  then we shall check for you the availability of the gorilla permits on your preferred dates and once we found the availability, we shall reserve the permit for 7 days and in this days, it’s when we expect you to make payments and once you have made a payment, then we shall secure for you the gorilla permit and we send you the proof of your gorilla trekking permits that we have paid and secured your permit through the Virunga national park Authority or the Rwanda Development Board for the Volcanoes National Park. You can choose to trek the gorillas on any day whether it is during your birthday, Christmas, Easter holidays, or any day for us we are here to choose for you the best gorilla trekking safari.

Comparison in terms of the Best time to go for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park with Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Visitors planning to go for gorilla trekking safaris in Virunga National Park and Volcanoes National Park need to know that both parks are open all the time and this means that any season of the year or any month or day you can go and do gorilla trekking in these parks. Also, both Virunga National Park and Volcanoes National Park are found within the tropic and thus can receive rain any time of the year. The best time for tracking gorillas in both National parks is the same and the gorillas can be best seen during the drier months of December to February and then from June up to September. These are periods when the rains are fewer and there are no incidences of slippery or even if it is there then it is less. Visitors interested in traveling during March to May and November expect to meet heavy rainfall however, this is the time when companies provide discounts especially on the accommodation.  Please contact Africa adventure vacations for the best gorilla safari activities to both Virunga National Park and Volcanoes National Park

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