Where you can stay while on gorilla safaris in Rwanda?

Volcanoes national park in Rwanda is surrounded by several accommodation facilities that are located at the edge of the park.

How To Book Gorilla Safari Tours To Volcanoes National Park In Rwanda.

How to book gorilla safari tours to volcanoes national park in Rwanda? It is good now that visitors can book a gorilla safari to volcanoes national park in Rwanda and see the endangered mountain gorillas. Volcanoes National park is one of the four national parks located in East Africa where you can find mountain gorillas in their natural environment.   There is nowhere in the world where you can find mountain gorillas living under captivity and therefore one must travel to either volcanoes national park in Rwanda to see these apes in their wild. Other than Volcanoes National Park, mountain gorillas can again be found in the neighboring parks of Virunga national park in Congo, Mgahinga, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Parks in Uganda. It is only in the above national parks in the world where you can find these mountain gorillas. But of now let’s explore how best you can book the gorilla trekking tours/safaris to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

What to know about Volcanoes National park in Rwanda

Volcanoes national park is a gorilla park located in Rwanda in the Musanze provide known as Ruhengeri. It is only in this park where you can find endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and it is well known that volcanoes national park have got 20 habituated gorillas families of which 10 are available for gorilla trekking while the rest are for research purposes. This means that there are 80 gorilla permits available per day and remember that each permit costs $1500. Visitors are allowed to go and spend one hour with a habituated gorilla family. The park is located just 2 to 3 hours from Kigali city center and to Kinigi we have all the safari packages that can be made based on your demands and budget. Volcanoes National Park was First Park to start the gorilla habituation process.  The idea was generated to allow people to come to see the great apes and this would later lead to the collection of a conservation fund by people starting to trek and see gorillas. As of now, gorilla tourism has become an important conservation tool and an important economic sector to the people of Rwanda and the economy as well and gorilla trekking has become one of the best tourism activities that are conducted in Rwanda attracting more visitors. Gorilla tracking is the key activity that is done in Volcanoes national park. Because of the competitive nature of this activity in Volcanoes national park, you should book the gorilla trekking activity in advance to avoid missing out on their fabulous activity.

Accessing Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park can be ac from Kigali international airport and visitors will drive for about 2 to 3 hours to reach Ruhengeri town. Here your will be able to go to park headquarters where the gorilla trekking activity starts from. Visitors who wish to access volcanoes national park from southwestern Uganda districts of Kisoro and Kabale. Visitors will need to drive for only one hour to react to Volcanoes National Park through Cyanika border to Ruhengeri.

When to book a gorilla safari to Volcanoes National Park-Rwanda?

Of all destination countries with mountain gorillas in Africa (Uganda, Congo, and Rwanda), Rwanda has got the most expensive gorilla permits however the gorilla permits in Rwanda sell out very quickly despite the high prices. Therefore here at Africa Adventure vacations, we recommend that you book your gorilla experience to volcanoes National Park in advance (around 4 months in advance) and once you have secured your gorilla trekking permit, then you can go ahead start arranging for your accommodation and transportation since they are also essential components of the safari to see mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.

Enjoy the low season gorilla safari discounts Volcanoes National Park?

Yes, visitors wishing to go for gorilla trekking safaris in volcanoes national Park will have a chance to enjoy the discounted gorilla trekking permits in Volcanoes National Park. The discounts are available in May. June, July, August, September, October, and November per year. Once you book the gorilla safaris in these months you will enjoy a 30% discount. However, this discount comes with the condition that you must have spent at least three days in Rwanda and have visited either two parks in the country including Akagera National Park and Nyungwe National Park at your own cost. Thus you must be able to do the activity or spend some days like two in the above parks at your own cost. This means that it is possible now to pay United States dollars 1,050 between November and May making you save $450 per permit booked during these months.  Contact us for the best gorilla discounts in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

Process of booking gorilla trekking permit in Volcanoes National Park

A gorilla permit is offered by Rwanda Development Board to allow the visitor or the one who has booked it to go to volcanoes national park, trek, and see gorillas only for one hour. This one hour is spent on a habituated gorilla family in volcanoes National Park. Because of this, you will need a gorilla trekking permit booked in advance to do gorilla trekking. You can book with Africa adventure Vacations to help you book the gorilla permit to volcanoes National Park or get it directly from Rwanda Development Board. At Africa adventure vacations we organize all the tour safaris and packages to Rwanda you just need to contact us on your intended dates of travel and then we check for the availability as we notify you once we have confirmed the availability and once you’re okay with provided dates then we go ahead and we book the permit tentatively as we wait for you to make payments and once payments are done then where applicable send you scanned copies of your receipts.

What other activities that you can do in Volcanoes National Park

A among other activities include Golden monkey trekking safaris where you can spend its day exploring the golden monkeys within the forests. The golden monkey trekking permit costs USD100.00 for foreign nonresidents, foreign residents United stated dollars 65.00 of Rwanda and foreign residents of East Africa other than Rwanda United States Dollars 80.00. One can also get involved in Hiking or climbing within the park. Hiking in Virunga National Park is conducted on daily basis and in this case, there is no prior arrangement for this particular activity. An indication that one can hike nay tike on top of the highest peaks. Other activities that you can engage in Volcanoes National park include cave visit tours, community visit tours, Nature walks safari, the famous Dian Fossey trail, Volunteer work among other activities.

Where you can stay while on gorilla safaris in Rwanda?

Volcanoes national park in Rwanda is surrounded by several accommodation facilities that are located at the edge of the park. The accommodation is available in the budget, midrange, and luxury facilities and thus the decision for you to choose for any accommodation to stay at will depend on your interest and probably your budget. The best accommodation facilities in and around Volcanoes National park include Sabinyo Silverback, Bisate Lodge, Virunga Volcanoes Lodge, Mountain Gorillas’ Nest Lodge. These accommodation facilities are so nice and they ensure that services are so nice and they give you the best with VIP rooms with best quality room services and offering both soft and hard drinks. Other lodges in the midrange category include Davic Lodge, Mountain gorilla view Lodge, Lebambou Gorilla Lodge at the best affordable rates. The presence of this midrange lodge is an indication that there quite several options to choose from when going for mountain gorillas. There are also options for travelers who are on a budget and such accommodation facilities include Home Inn, Faraji Hotel, Virunga hotel, Kinigi Hotel, La Palme among others. It is good to book an accommodation facility that is close to the park that will enable you to reach the park headquarters at 7; 00 am for a briefing exercise before you commence your gorilla trekking exercise.

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