Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Safari

Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Safari

Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is one of the incredible experiences to do in Africa. You must have booked a gorilla tracking permit in Rwanda.

Rwanda the home of a thousand hills is one of the recognized habitats of mountain gorillas.  Booking a gorilla tracking safari gives you the opportunity of spending one precious hour with them.

5 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Safari in Rwanda

Gorilla-Tracking-RwandaDay 1: Kigali City Tour And Drive To Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

After breakfast, our driver guide will take you for a city tour in Kigali. Take a tour to the cone shaped conversion Center.

Continue to the Genocide memorials where remains of the 1994 genocide memorial are preserved. Listen to the story of what might have happened during these 100 days of terror in Rwanda.

Visit the museum and continue to Volcanoes National Park

Accommodation: Sabyinyo Silver Back Lodge/ Le Bambou Lodge/ Muhabura Hotel

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking In Rwanda

Following your breakfast, carry your gorilla tracking gears to the ranger station. You will be briefed about what you expect to see in the forest.

You may have the chance of seeing other primates like the black and white colobus, vervet monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, red tailed monkeys to mention but a few.

Thousands of the birds especially the Albertine endemics roam the park too.

When you finally get to see the mountain gorillas, stand at a distance of about 10 meters away from them. Take photographs and observe the behavior of the mountain gorillas.

Finally return to the lodge to rest

Day 3: Drive to Akagera National Park

Rise up early in the morning and drive to Akagera National park. Enjoy the cool breeze and amazing surrounding.

Enjoy a game drive as you drive into the park where you may get the chance of seeing animals like warthogs, water bucks, lions, buffaloes and so many others.

Day 4: Game drive

An early morning rise gives you the chance to see most of the wild animals. You may get to see impalas, lions, Elands, Tsessebe, buffaloes to mention but a few.

Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Ihema where you may get the chance to see school of happy hippos, yawning crocodiles to mention but a few.

Get back to your lodge to relax

Day 5 Drive To Kigali Airport

Having enjoyed your gorilla tracking safari in Rwanda and a moment in Akagera National park, proceed to Kigali Airport.

What To Gorilla Tracking Gears To Carry for Rwanda Gorilla Tracking

Gorilla-Tracking-Gear-RwandaFace Mask

Carry a number of face masks that will last you the time of your gorilla tracking safari in Rwanda. This is for health reasons as the corona virus has affected the whole world.

Hand Sanitizer

To kill the bacteria and viruses that you may encounter, carry your own sanitizer. Although our company provides, we request you to carry your own.

Tracking Boots

Tracking boots are necessary for Rwanda Gorilla tracking Safari. You have to hike the volcanic ridges to get to the gorillas. You also trek through thick Forest Cover with boggy grounds due to regular rain fall.

You need to protect your feet from any harmful surfaces.

Garden Gloves

The forest is filled with creeping plants which you may grip on to when you slide. Yu need to protect your palms from harsh surfaces.

Insect repellant

In order to protect your skin from biting nettles, you need insect repellant.

Flash less camera

When with the gorillas, you need to use a flash less camera because they are scared of unfamiliar light. They may go into hiding.

A light water proof Bag

It is necessary to carry in your other gorilla tracking gears.

Hard cash

Carrying some hard cash that you will change into local currency will assist you to may payments when in Rwanda. Although credit cards are allowed, they are not commonly used.

This is because of the long procedures of obtaining the funds.

A rain coat or Poncho

This area receives rain at any time without warning so you need to have a protective gear so as not to get cold.

Long Trouser

The forest may not be friendly to your open body so you need to wear long and not tight trousers.

Long Sleeved shirt

In order not to get pierces by rough surfaces, you need to wear something that is protective. It must also be friendly to wild environment that involves getting dirty.

Energy snacks

Getting tired is one of the expectations but you need some energy bites. Carry those that will boast you so that you get to see the mountain gorillas when you are still interested.

 

When Is the best Time To book Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Safari

Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda happens all year round. You need to have ample time on you to prepare for this great experience.

To be safe, you can also prepare in time so that you do not leave out all the necessary requirement for travelling in Africa.

 How To book A gorilla Tracking Permit In Rwanda

A gorilla permit in Rwanda Costs $1500 but you need to book in advance as they easily get sold out. Only 8 gorilla permits are leased for tourist viewing. This is to reduce on the congestion in the wilderness.

To book a gorilla permit. You must have availability and when confirmed, you are required to pay for your permit.

Where to Stay During gorilla tracking In Rwanda

Closer to the Volcanoes National park in Rwanda are a number of accommodation facilities for every budget.

Accommodations range from up market to the budget accommodations. When you request for a gorilla safari package in Rwanda, we include all these arrangements for you and give you chance to choose.

We avail a variety of accommodations and we request you to make a decision that is applicable to you.

What Else To See During Rwanda Gorilla Tracking safari

Golden Monkeys

These some of the special monkeys that live Virunga area. You have the chance of seeing some of them. In the Virunga National Park.

Dianne Fossey Trek

Dianne Fossey was an American Scientist who dedicated her life to the study of Mountain gorillas. An institute was set up in here memory.

All her effort is still existing and she brought the concern of mountain gorillas to the rest of the world.

Cultural Tour in Rwanda

Rwanda is gifted with wonderful culture backed up by crane like gentle dance, huge local drums, unique language, local ceremonies and so much more. All can be booked upon request.

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