Rwanda Safaris: Rwanda safaris are one of the most interesting and daring activities that many people from all over the globe participate in, making it the major tourist activity in Rwanda, the nation of a thousand hills. This page discusses where to trek gorillas in Rwanda, the gorilla trekking permit, the reasons for trekking gorillas in Rwanda, the gorilla trekking safari requirements, and where to stay during the Rwanda gorilla trekking safari.
Taking a Gorilla trekking tour and wildlife safari while on a Rwanda safari is such an enthralling and spectacular adventure that it leaves many visitors, particularly primate lovers, asking for more.
Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Rwanda.
When it comes to Rwanda safaris, gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda top the list. Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris are conducted in only Volcanoes National Park, which is strategically located within the Virunga Massif that is shared by three national parks: Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Mgahinga National Park in Uganda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
At any one moment, there are at least 12 habituated mountain gorilla families available for trekking in Volcanoes National Park. This means that at least 96 gorilla trekking permits are provided daily, with a maximum of 8 people allowed each habituated gorilla family.
A gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda costs $1500 per person and can be acquired through a trusted tour operator of your choice. Alternatively, visitors interested in gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda can book their gorilla permits directly from Rwanda Development Board offices in Kigali.
Other Rwanda Safari Destinations include; Akagera national park which is the only savannah national park in Rwanda, Nyungwe forest national park, and the latest addition being Gishwati-Mukura national park.
If you are ever in Rwanda, you should try out our wildlife safaris in Akagera national park, gorilla trekking safaris in Volcanoes national park and chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park.