Rwanda is one of the only 3 countries in the world that hosts Mountain gorillas. Gorilla tracking booking in Rwanda is best confirmed after fully paying for a gorilla permit in Rwanda.
Arch Safaris And Tours books gorilla tracking permits on behalf of its clients interested in Gorilla tracking.
After picking interest and enquiring about a gorilla tracking safari in Rwanda, we check availability.
We make calls to Rwanda Development Fund ( RDB) to find out about availability of gorilla permits.
Although the telephone line is normally busy, we keep trying and get back to you as soon as possible. Our turn-around time is normally 24 hours. Gorilla Tracking permits are on first come first served basis.
Thee availability normally changes after a short while so we need to secure the permit as soon as availability is confirmed.
We need some of your details like name, passport number, date of birth, validity of passport and so much more. We reserve the permit for you until the day you trek the gorillas.
Visiting Rwanda for gorilla tracking is open all year round. You just need to book your gorilla permit in advance.
Rwanda experiences two tourism seasons that is the Peak Time which is June to September, December to January. Here the demand for permits is very high and even the accommodations offer costly prices.
The low seasons normally happen during October to November and February to May. The competition for gorilla permits is not so much stiff.
Feel free to contact us for help on how to book a gorilla tracking permit. You need to use your most convenient time to see the gorillas starting from 3 day gorilla tracking safari.
What to Pack For Rwanda Gorilla tracking Safari
You need tracking boots to help you walk through the muddy ground. It will also protect your feet from piercing surfaces in the wilderness.
Long not tight trousers
The wilderness is not always fully of clean surfaces. You need to pack clothes that can withstand dirt.
Long Armed Shirt
Just like the trouser, pack clothes that are dirt friendly. You need to cover your upper body so that you don’t get cold.
Garden gloves assist you to grip to the creeping plants so as not to fall. You need to wear them to protect your hands from any scratches.
The forest is full of biting nettles that may sting you. You need to have some protection.
What Is The best Gorilla Family To Trek in Rwanda
Rwanda has very interesting gorilla families to trek. Every family has fun on its own. You may find one with some interesting infants, entertaining juveniles, authoritative silverback and so much more.
Some of the Rwanda gorilla tracking families include Sabyinyo gorilla family, Susa Gorilla family, Amahoro gorilla family, Karisimbi gorilla Family to mention but a few.
What time To take Trekking Gorillas In Rwanda
Rwanda gorilla trekking is generally filled with hiking highlands to get to the gorillas. You may take some time in the forest searching. Follow the trail where the gorillas were seen the previous day.
The trek may take between 30 minutes to 6 hours searching for the gorillas.
When you find them, you are allowed to be in the presence of gorillas for just one hour.
Rwanda has game parks like Akagera National park where you can be able to see a number of animals like elephants, bush bucks, buffaloes, water bucks, lions and so many others.
The scenery around this park is phenomenal surrounded by rolling hills covered with lash vegetation. This is Africa’s Switzerland.
Chimpanzee Tracking In Rwanda After Gorilla tracking
Chimpanzee tracking is another activity you can do in Rwanda after Gorilla Tracking. Nyungwe National park is home to habituated chimpanzees.
You need to make a booking to be part of the chimpanzee trekking team.
Birding in Rwanda after gorilla tracking
Rwanda hosts a number of birds that linger in the Volcanoes National park. A fanatic birder has a chance to identify birds like yellow-eyed Black Fly-catcher, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Rwenzori Turacos, Dusky and Shelley’s Crimsonwings, Red-throated Alethe to mention but a few.
Golden Monkey Hiking after Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda
The golden monkey is one of the Unique and endangered primates in the world. Rwanda is one oflucky countries to have these monkeys in its forest. You have the chance of finding the golden monkeys in there natural home.
Diane Fossey Trek after Gorilla Tracking
Diane Fossey was a great American doctor who shared part of her life with the mountain gorillas. She worked so hard to preserve the lives of the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Shen set up an ecological institute that studies the life of the mountain gorillas.
She was martyred brutally by the local who accused her of defend the great apes. You have the chance of walking through her footsteps up to where she was laid to rest.
Board Walk across a forest after Gorilla Tracking
In case you are not afraid of heights you have a chance to walk across the forest on a board. Enjoy the well-designed canopy and incredible features not seen by those on ground. Take photos for memories of your experience.
Kigali City Tour
This is one of the most interesting activities in Rwanda. Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda however, you have the chance of visiting different points. Some of the attractions include genocide memorial, Kigali Conversion center, Cultural centers to mention but a few.
Rwanda has a rich culture full of interesting performances like dances, traditional ceremonies, playing local instruments like long drum orchestras and so much more.
You have the chance to select which activity you wish to be part of so that you can enjoy your Africa Safari in Rwanda.
Visit Kigali Air port
As you wait for your flight back home after gorilla tracking in Rwanda, you may take a walk around the Kigali Airport. Enjoy the view of the Airport and do some souvenir shopping to remind you of yur experience in Rwanda.