Gorilla Trekking Permits in Rwanda

All tourist who want to participate in gorilla trekking in Rwanda will obtain a gorilla trekking permit in order to participate in gorilla trekking.

Gorilla Trekking Permits in Rwanda

Gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda are identifications issued by Rwanda development board in form of cards to allow tourists access volcanoes national park and visit the endangered mountain gorillas. These cards indicated that one has been given authority to visit a gorilla national park in Rwanda.

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is only carried out in volcanoes national park famously known for endangered mountain gorillas. The park is also known for 5 virunga mountains namely mountain karisimbi, mountain sabyinyo, mountain gahinga, mountain bisoke and mountain muhabura. The park is a home of 218 mammal species, over 700 birds species and other primates such as vervet monkeys, golden monkeys, and black and white colobus among others.

Inside the park you will find Dian Fossey grave of an American primatologist who was found killed in his car by the poachers and was buried in volcanoes national  park to appreciate her works of conserving the mountain gorillas and that why the numbers of mountain gorillas in Rwanda increased  and gorilla trekking is done in the park.

How to obtain a gorilla permit in Rwanda.

All tourist who want to participate in gorilla trekking in Rwanda will obtain a gorilla trekking permit in order to participate in gorilla trekking. They can book a gorilla trekking permit through the Rwanda development board if you’re not interested in booking through a tour company or any trusted tour operator or tour company. To get a discount on a gorilla permit in Rwanda you must be having 5 days or more safari. Gorilla permit in Rwanda goes for USD 1500 per person valid for one day and it’s always advised to book gorilla trekking permits in advance

You must have a passport with you with every detail and its one the requirements asked by Rwanda development board to determine if you have a right age to trek gorillas. And for one to qualify for a gorilla trekking permit they must be ages 15 and above. And once you successfully complete the gorilla trekking you will be issued a certificate by Rwanda development board.

Inclusions for a gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda

Once a tourists get a gorilla trekking permit, there are inclusions of gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda for any tourist that has obtained a gorilla trekking permit while in volcanoes national park and these include.

A well trained guide.

On a gorilla trekking activity in Rwanda you will have a chance to have a well-trained guide who will take you through your entire gorilla trekking experience at no cost and this is because the money you pay for the gorilla trekking permit caters for all this. Therefore you should feel free to ask any questions incase oy any in order to have a beautiful time during your Rwanda gorilla safari.

A ranger.

The gorilla trekking permit allows you be in the park with a park ranger who protects you from wild animals such as bush bucks, warthogs, vervet monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys among others and poachers which can be a threat to human life while carrying out gorilla trekking activity in the park.

Park entrance fees

Once you obtain a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda you will not pay park entrance fees because the gorilla trekking permit allows you to access the park since it caters for entrance fees also.

One hour to spend with gorillas

The gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda will allow you to have an hour with gorillas when you come across them during gorilla trekking experience in the park. when you come across gorillas you can take pictures with them, see their behaviors and habits, see them feed, young ones breastfeeding, gorillas go hunt and others making nests.

Gorilla permits in Rwanda have exclusions such as lunch, participating in other activities among others.

A number of permits that are issued daily.

Volcanoes national park in Rwanda has over 18 habituated gorilla families that are inside the park and can be seen during gorilla trekking experience. For every gorilla family in volcanoes national park, a maximum of 8 tourists is allowed to track gorillas and about 144 permits are issued daily in Rwanda. In order to participate in gorilla trekking activity you are advised to book a gorilla trekking permit in advance.

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