The great migration in Tanzania is a dream adventure experience that most travelers always include on the bucket list. Even some royals from the British Royal family have been part of this great experience.
After the great migration experience in Tanzania leaving Africa without meeting the famous mountain gorillas calls for a return Africa safari holiday. It’s possible to connect from great migration experience in Tanzania to Kigali Airport to enjoy gorilla trekking
This combo is not only time saving but also money saving as you can buy one visa the East African Visa and visit both countries using it. This combo saves you the hefty international flight costs from your country of origin to return for gorilla trekking in Africa.
Rwanda and Tanzania share a border which makes access by road possible although the journey is long and tedious but very scenic. Daily flights from Tanzania to Rwanda can also be booked which provide you with enormous chances of having at least 2 days of gorilla trekking in Rwanda. This short package is only possible in Rwanda amongst all the 3 African countries that host mountain gorillas
Adventure Safari Expectations
Kigali City Tour
Incredible Scenic Viewing
Meet Other primates
Hiking the ridges in the forest
Crossing rivers on boards.
Golden monkey Trek
Day 1 Fly From Tanzania To Kigali Airport and Drive To Volcanoes National Park
Get up early in the morning for your flight from Tanzania to Kigali Airport in Rwanda. Enjoy a city tour through the rich vegetation covered on the rolling hills of Rwanda. Enjoy the spectacular Kigali city one of the cleanest and organised in Africa.
Visit the genocide memorial to walk through the remnants of the victims of the 100 days of ignorance when people lost their lives. Visit the Rwanda museum to learn more about the untold stories of the Rwandese.
Drive to Volcanoes National Park the land of gorilla trekking and check into your Lodge.
Accommodation: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge/ Mountain Gorilla view Lodge/ Kinigi Guest House.
After breakfast, head to the ranger station for briefing. Remember to carry your gorilla trekking gears well packed in a light water proof bag. A hand sanitizer that favors your skin and some clean masks are relevant to your gorilla trekking adventure.
Follow your ranger guide to find the mountain gorillas. On the way, you have high chances of encountering numerous other primates like blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, blue monkeys, pottas monkeys, olive baboons the list is endless.
Look around for endless avian life that enjoy the rich shelter from cool tree branches. The birds include some Albertine endemics about 90 % of which are on the IUCN red list. Enjoy the huge trees that have survived decades with creeping plants and algae.
Enjoy the beautiful butter flies and cross over lovely rivers that crisscross the forest. The limited sun ray penetration to the ground keeps the ground moist and soggy all day round. This is one of the reasons why packing tracking boots gives you advantage during the trek.
Return to the lodge to relax
Day 3 Golden Monkeys Trek And Return Flight
Enjoy a visit to the golden monkeys which are some of the rare type of monkeys. They are very entertaining monkeys busy throughout the day. They keep you on your toes when you get to meet them because of there busy schedule.
Watch out for other primates that share the volcanoes National park like blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey and so many others.
Drive to Kigali airport to catch up with your home bound flight.
A pair of binoculars to give you extra view when in the forest as so much is hidden in the thick vegetation cover.
Tracking boots give you steady progress while in the forest as the ground is sometimes impassable. The regular rains that falls coupled with numerous rivers that make up the forest yet with limited sun ray penetration keep the ground soaked all day.
Some camouflaged wear with long sleeved shirt and trousers keep you warm in the forest and protect you from stinging nettles.
Insect repellants make its very comfortable for you to maneuver the forest which is a wild jungle.
Some energy bites give you extra energy when tired to keep you following the rest of the group.
A mask and hand sanitizer are a must as a preventive measure for spreading Covid-19 which struck the world. The gorillas have been proved to be some of the possible victims of this Corona Virus. Extra measures have been put in place to reduce on chances of spreading the virus to the endangered mountain gorillas.
What Is The Cost Price For A Rwanda Gorilla trekking Permit
Gorilla trekking permit per person per trek in Rwanda is $1500. This include the guide fees, the park entrance fees, conservation fees, health care fees for the mountain gorillas. Although they are wild, sometimes they need extra treatment from the gorilla doctors to get better.
How To Book Rwanda Gorilla Trekking permit
The Rwanda Development Board is the overall selling body that is responsible for the Rwanda gorilla permits. It’s a busy body because it tackles a lot of conservation responsibility. The daily calls from all over the world overwhelm the body creating long queues. This makes going through to get availability of gorilla permits quite challenging.
Our great relationship with the body and makes us special to find and reserve the gorilla permits for our clients
Rwanda is open for gorilla trekking all year round but the drier months are more comfortable because the ground is not regularly wet. June to September may be wet but not so soggy like the rest of the months when there heavy rains yet the soil is generally volcanic.
How Difficult Is Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda
Rwanda is generally mountainous so some hiking is done to get to the mountain gorillas. When you get to find the gorillas, you get to the stay with them for an hour for which the gorillas are habituated to be in the presence of humans.
Is Rwanda Safe for Gorilla Trekking
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is a safe adventure as the government is concerned for the conservation of mountain gorillas.
How fur Is Volcanoes National Park From Kigali Airport
The drive may take about 3 hours going through the scenic view of the land of a thousand hills. Its very easy to access the park by road.