Are there discounted Gorilla permits in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park?

Yes, visitors wishing to do gorilla trekking in Rwanda will have a chance to enjoy the discounted gorilla trekking permits in Volcanoes National Park.

How To Book Gorilla Trekking Permits In Volcanoes National Park In Rwanda.

How to book gorilla trekking permits in volcanoes national park in Rwanda? To trek mountain gorillas in Rwanda, you must obtain a gorilla trekking permit that will enable you access to the Volcanoes National park to trek and see the endangered mountain gorillas. On your permit, you will walk into the forests as you search for endangered mountain gorillas and you will be allowed only one hour to see the gorillas. Volcanoes national park is located in Rwanda and it is referred to as Parc National Des Volcanos in fresh language. This is the only national park in Rwanda that houses / harbors endangered mountain gorillas and it presents the most accessible park for all those interested in doing gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda. Rwanda has been known for tourism development partly because of the presence of mountain gorillas in this.  Volcanoes national park is the oldest national park on the African continent and is situated in Musanze province known as Ruhengeri and it is home to endangered mountain gorillas.

The park is bounded by Mgahinga National park in Uganda,  Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of  Congo, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park still in Uganda which houses more gorillas un the whole of this East African region. Other than Endangered mountain gorillas, Volcanoes national park anchorages other primates and wildlife species including the gentle and beautiful golden monkeys that have attracted several visitors through the activity of Golden monkey trekking. The other wildlife species in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda include Buffaloes, duikers, hyenas, elephant bushbucks among others. The Virunga vegetation is characterized by savannah grassland, vent swamps, bamboo forest, and mountain volcanoes that include Bisoke, Karisimbi, Gahinga, Sabinyo, and Muhabura which offer hiking /climbing experience to visitors in addition to gorilla trekking. At Africa Adventure Vacations we arrange daily safari packaged to volcanoes National park in Rwanda especially gorilla trekking safaris and golden monkey tracking of which all activities need permits but,  today will look mainly at booking of gorilla permits in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

How to book Volcanoes National Park gorilla permits

A gorilla permit is a card that is provided 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 is the cost of a gorilla permit in Rwanda?

Visitors interested in trekking gorillas in Volcanoes National park located in Musanze will pay the United States 1500 for a gorilla trekking permit and this permit guarantees you entry to volcanoes National park see gorillas for one hour. This fee of gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park includes the park entrance fees, taking photos, guides and rangers fee, security fee, and a certificate after gorilla trekking however the fee does not include transport and accommodation, fees, meals, and tips. The gorilla trekking permit can be obtained from Rwanda Development Board.

Are there discounted Gorilla permits in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park?

Yes, visitors wishing to do gorilla trekking in Rwanda 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 trekking permits 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 at 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.

Who is eligible to trek Mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park

Gorilla trekking takes place in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and this activity is open to every client EXCEPT for those who are aged below 15 years. Thus the children who are below this age are not allowed to trek gorilla and cannot ant any point book for gorilla permits to see the gorilla in Volcanoes National Park. Therefore, before you opt to book gorilla trekking permits make sure that the people you are traveling with are 15 years and above because age is very important. There is no maximum age for gorilla trekking as longs as you feel you are energetic and physically fit then you can come for this wonderful activity and even those clients with 100 years can go ahead and acquire gorilla trekking permit to trek mountain gorillas. In case you have a personal disability or very old but want to trek mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National park-Rwanda. Please inquire us and we share more details.

How many gorilla permits are available in Rwanda daily?

Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda harbors endangered mountain gorillas in the East African continent. The park has got 10 habituated gorilla families that are open for tourism and the other habituated 10 are reserved for research purposes. Remember that only 8 tourists are allowed to visits a single habituated gorilla a family and thus Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda has 80 gorilla trekking permits that are available daily.  Visitors are allowed only one hour to see a habituated gorillas and a fantastic trek in the park.

When should you book Rwanda gorilla trekking permits?

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. This usually happened when it high season thus if you delay booking you might miss this great opportunity to trek gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Therefore here at Africa Adventure vacations, we recommend that you book your gorilla trekking permit 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.

Gorilla trekking trips Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park

Enthused by the famous American researcher, conservationist, and primatologist Diane Fossey, 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.

Other activities you can involve 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 Volcanoes 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.

What are some of the accommodation facilities around Volcanoes National Park?

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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