Gorilla Trekking Age Limit

Yes as we have seen, the minimum gorilla trekking age limit in Rwanda is 15 years

Gorilla Trekking Age Limit Rwanda

What is the gorilla trekking age limit in Volcanoes national park Rwanda? Before engaging in the booking process of the gorilla safaris in Rwanda, it is very important that you first go through all the requirements of the gorilla trekking countries to avoid inconveniences at the end. Remember that gorillas live in three countries of Uganda, Rwanda, and the democratic republic of Congo.  Our today’s focus is on the Rwanda gorilla trekking age limit, the age that is required for one to visit or trek t and see the gorillas in volcanoes national park. Remember in Rwanda gorilla trekking is only done in volcanoes national Park where mountain gorillas live.  Of course, gorilla trekking is the major activity heightened on Rwanda safaris for tourists and is considered the most expensive activity in East Africa, for visitors interested in mountain gorillas will have to go to Uganda in Bwindi impenetrable Forest National park and Mgahinga National Park. , in Rwanda habituated gorilla families live in Volcanoes national park, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, gorillas live in Virunga National Park. Africa Adventure Vacations organizes gorilla trips in all the three mentioned countries but mostly the safaris go to Uganda and Rwanda since the Democratic Republic of Congo is still disturbed by Insecurity.

Why Rwanda gorilla trekking age limit

Mountain gorillas are endangered species of the world and currently reside only in 3 East African countries of Rwanda, Congo, and Uganda. Yes, the last mountain gorilla census in 2018 shows an increase in mountain gorillas and this has been attributed to the conservation efforts spearheaded by all stakeholders in the three gorilla countries. Rwanda’s gorilla trekking age limit is at 15 years and this implies that children who are below 15 years are not allowed to trek and see gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. There are different reasons as to why the gorilla trekking age is lite at 15 years in Rwanda and one of the major reasons is that like human beings, mountain gorillas shared can be infected with communicable diseases which means that people can as well carry and transmit diseases to the gorillas. In other words, we humans beings share genes with gorillas, and therefore to avoid such scenarios and the Rwanda Development Board has decided to limit the gorilla trekking age to 15 years and only allow those who are 15 years and above as the way of protecting gorillas from diseases that tend to be associated with children.

Relatedly, the gorilla trekking age in Rwanda is currently 15 years and any person below this age is considered a child or minor who is unfit for trekking gorillas provided how vigorous gorilla trekking activity is. Usually, the behavior of the children is hard to control and because of this, they are not allowed to trek gorillas to avoid the resultant challenges.  To demonstrate more on this, you may be in the forest and a gorilla or silverback charges then for the child he/she may decide to run away or cry and this may lead to gorillas attacking the whole group and this is one of the reasons as to why the Uganda gorilla trekking age limit or the minimum age of 15 years and above to avoid such scenarios.

Also, mountain gorilla trekking is kind of strenuous that needs one to be strong and physically fit. Sometimes gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park in Rwanda involves hiking the mountain and walks into the thick forests in search of the gorillas and this it is believed that children who are below 15 years are not strong enough and physically fit to match with the demanding activity of gorilla trekking and this is also why Rwanda has decided to put its minimum gorilla trekking age at 15 years hooping that those people with 15 years and above can fully meet the physical demand of the gorilla trekking activity.

However, there is the possibility that that children below 15 years can be considered provide the parent to prove that the child is physically fit and he or she is near the age of 15. That is in case your child is 14  years he or she might be considered for gorilla trekking however you will be required to prove this by providing the current photographs or that of his or her passport.

Rwanda gorilla trekking age limit and gorilla permit price.

Yes as we have seen, the minimum gorilla trekking age limit in Rwanda is 15 years however in instances where your child is allowed to trek the gorillas yet he or she is below 15 years, you will need to reach out to your safari planner this time Africa Adventure Vacations. Remember, that you will be requested to purchase a gorilla trekking permit for your child if he or she is allowed to trek. The price and procedure of booking for the Childs gorilla trekking permit and that of the child who is below 15 years is the same Gorilla trekking is a card issued by Rwanda Development Board allowing you to access volcanoes national park and see gorillas for only one hour in their wild.  The cost of a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda is USD1500 and you will go to Volcanoes National Park and get one hour to see the endangered mountain gorillas

The moment you come to understand that you will not be affected by the Rwanda gorilla trekking age limit now you will start the process of booking the gorilla trekking permit and this gorilla trekking permit must be booked in advance because the gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda tend to sell out very quickly especially during the peak season and therefore at Africa Adventure Vacations, we recommend that you book early the book at least 5 months in advance.

At Africa Adventure Vacations, we organize gorilla safaris to Rwanda and either East African countries Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Apart from organizing the gorillas, we also offer to arrange cultural and wildlife safaris to Rwanda, Uganda, and Congo including Kenya and once you book with us, we will make sure that we book for you an inclusive package including Rwanda gorilla trekking permits, the accommodation facility, and the transport from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park and back to Kigali.

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