How Much Does It Cost To Trek Mountain Gorillas In Rwanda?

Most visitors to volcanoes National Park in Rwanda for gorilla trekking safaris usually hire the porter services.

How Much Does It Cost To Trek Gorillas In Rwanda?

How much does it cost to trek gorillas in Rwanda? Every visitor wishing to do gorilla trekking in Rwanda would like to know how much she or he will spend while encountering the Mountain Gorillas.  Most online sites such as a lonely planet, trip advisor have some estimation of these costs. However here at Africa adventure vacations, we would like to give you a clear estimate of how much it would cost you to trek gorillas in Rwanda. Remember the more time you spend at the destination the more the cost of the charges. Gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda are conducted in Volcanoes National Park which is located in the Northern side of the country in Musanze village previously known as Ruhengeri.

Among other expenses for gorilla trekking, one would need to first understand and know the costs involved in purchasing or obtaining a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda. In Rwanda, the gorilla trekking permit cost United States dollars in 1500 and it is expensive as compared to the price of gorilla permits in other gorilla countries such as Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This price of a gorilla trekking permit is normal considering other categories of gorilla permits sold in Rwanda. Visitors can also obtain a specialized gorilla trekking permit at 15,000 United States dollars or 30,000 United States dollars for 3 consecutive days for 3 people.

Visitors can perchance the gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda by using their local tour operator or travel agent like Africa adventure Vacations or obtain the permit from Rwanda Development board by contacting them on their website for more details of how best you can obtain your Rwanda gorilla trekking permit with them.

You will also need to consider the cost of transportation especially from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park where gorilla trekking safaris are conducted. It is only 2 to 3 hours to travel from Kigali international airport. You can use a cab recommended by your hotels or take a public means of transport which are also available in the city. You can obtain a cab at a price not beyond USD50. Most visitors prepare to use local travel operators who arrange for you safari vans or any other vehicle of your choice. You will be paying around 100 United States dollars for the tourist’s safari vehicle. This price however depends on the type of vehicle available.

While going to Rwanda for gorilla trekking, you will need to find comfortable accommodation where you can stay for your memorable experience. Volcanoes National park features a lot of accommodation facilities that are around the national park. Visitor s can also decide to have their nights in Kigali city since the capital city is close to the park. There are budget, midrange, and luxury accommodation facilities. Visitors can get a room at around United States dollars in 1000 but this will depend on the type of hotel you want to stay at as different hotels have different room rates.

Most visitors to volcanoes National Park in Rwanda for gorilla trekking safaris usually hire the porter services. Porters help trekkers with the luggage such that you don’t find problems of laxity and fatigue with your luggage that would make your gorilla trekking safari not a memorable one.  Porter services around volcanoes national park cost about 10 United States dollars. Usually, the porters are the former hunters who were integrated into tourism development approaches.

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