Gorilla Trekking Rwanda is taking the world travel and vacation list at a high magnitude. Rwanda being one of the top sponsors of the Arsenal footballs club has won the hearts of several Africa safari tourists.
Visiting Rwanda may sound quick to organize but its not just a piece of cake. For a successful Rwanda gorilla trekking experience some tips must be fulfilled.
A gorilla trekking permit confirms your participation in visiting the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National park. Rwanda gorilla permits are open to the public per day but because of the overwhelming demand worldwide they are sold on first come first served basis.
Apply for a Rwanda visa in advance to reduce on the time spent at the immigration on arrival. Even when crossing from Uganda to Rwanda for gorilla trekking, apply for a visa in time to reduce on time spent at Katuna border.
Ensure you have fully vaccinated and carry a Covid 19 immunization card. It’s better to also more time saving to do an additional Corona virus checkup 72 hours prior to travelling to Rwanda. Protecting the mountain gorillas in Rwanda is government priority so you must also respect this great sustainable plan.
Preserving nature and environment is a fundamental project for Rwanda and its strictly emphasised. No matter who you are you are punished for violating environmental rules in Rwanda. Try not to walk on shoulder, through garbage through the windows and carry plastic bags.
Hire a car from Kigali city or Kigali Airport in case you organize your own Rwanda gorilla tour so as to get you to Volcanoes National Park. At Arch Safaris And Tours we assist or client organize the entire gorilla trekking tour to Rwanda so that they enjoy there Africa Safari experience.
Book accommodation in Rwanda that allows you easy access to Volcanoes National Park especially early in the morning when you have to go for briefing. Missing briefing before gorilla trekking disqualifies you from participating in the search.
Forgetting your gorilla trekking permit may disqualify you from participating in gorilla trekking since this is the entry key to this African safari.
Being under age yet the age limit for gorilla trekking is 15 years. You are not allowed to visit the Rwanda gorillas if you are under age. This is because of the terrain of volcanoes National park that volcanic and it may be a huddle to come over.
Travelling to Rwanda with an infectious disease also disqualifies you from visiting the gorillas. Since they are few left in the world Rwanda highly protects these remnants although people are allowed to visit them. Gorillas have about 96% human genes making them susceptible to human infection which may lead to there massive death.
What Else To Do In Rwanda After Gorilla Trekking
Game drives in Rwanda are very interesting especially in Akagera National park. This park host animals like elephants, water bucks, warthogs, herds of buffaloes, a number of birds, incredible Lake Ihema and so much more. This endowed land of a thousand hills is surrounded by amazing sceneries close to the wildlife park.
A Kigali City tour exposes you to the history of Rwanda. A visit to Rwanda genocide memorial walks you through a 100 days of terror where several victims were massacred. Everything is portrayed on the walls, some verbal literature is available too.
The Institute of National Museum of Rwanda is open for visiting while in Rwanda. The Ethnographic Museum in Huye was the first to be opened in Rwanda in 1989. This museum show cases farming, hunting, fishing, pottery, dress code and several other elements of Rwanda history.
More museums are open in Rwanda like Rukari/ Nyanza ancient museum, Rwesero museum of art, Kankobe presidential palace museum, Nyarugenge natural history museum, Environment museum opened to the public in 2012
Attend some of the incredible Rwanda Intore dances where participants wiggle around there arms and display moves similar to those of the nuptial dance of the crested crane.
Birding in Volcanoes national Park is possible too after gorilla trekking. Rwanda has several spots where birding is done. Thousands of tree create a favorable environment for birds to hangout while others set up there nests in the branches.
Golden monkey trekking in Rwanda is also one of the hot cake activities to do. This unique type of monkeys is not commonly seen in forests but the behavior of the golden monkeys makes them eye catching and unique.
Dianne Fossey trek is a point where you walk through the steps of the American philanthropist who dedicated her life to the existence of the mountain gorillas. Initially, the remains of the gorillas were sold for trophies but with her research organizations like National Geographic came to the rescue. She was brutally murdered for supporting the existence of mountain gorillas over human selfish motives of killing them.
Her grave lies amongst the gorillas where her passion belongs.
The Kwita Izina day in Rwanda is one memorable day and is once a year activity. This is a gorilla naming day where new borns of the whole year are given identity. It is one of the most sought after days in the mountain gorilla conservation campaign. Few people are given chance to be part of this memorable event.
In case you have any infectious disease volunteer to stay behind so that you do not transmit the disease to the mountain gorillas.
Do not litter the forest as it is the main feeding ground for the gorillas.
Try not to spit on the ground or plants because this is a meal to the mountain gorillas.
Do not eat inform of the gorillas because they may be tempted to grab it from you. Mountain gorillas are wild animals that must feed themselves. Getting used to getting a meal from elsewhere will make them lazy.
Entering the park without a guide is forbidden as the forest has a lot of occupants.
Use flashless camera with no sound as all these scare the animals from the wild.
Only 15 years old trekkers are allowed to see the mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
If you wish to ease yourself ask the guide to dig a hole for you and cover afterwards beyond recognition.