Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris. When choosing where to go for gorilla trekking, one must travel to Uganda, Rwanda or Democratic Republic of Congo the only countries sheltering the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas.
The choice of which country to go to for a gorilla safari depends on the traveler with a reminder that gorilla trekking experience in each country is unique and memorable in its own kind.
Some travelers have visited all the countries to compare the trekking experiences as well as enjoying the uniqueness that each country offers.
Through this article, you will learn about mountain gorillas, understand gorilla tracking and what is required of Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris.
Rwanda is a relatively stable East African country, and easily accessible from Kenya and Uganda. It is relatively easy, safe and simple to travel around. It is landlocked, surrounded by Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.
Briefly, Mountain gorillas (Gorilla Berengei Berengei) are the most endangered animals in the world; this is because of their habitat loss, poaching and war in the areas they live in.
They are very fascinating and rare primates that cannot be easily found anywhere in the world.
However, you can only find and see them in Africa, in countries of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Where to find Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda?
They are found in the Volcanoes National Park. Uganda has half of the remaining gorillas in the world.
The current population puts the total number of mountain gorillas at 880 individuals and 412 of them live in Uganda’s Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks while the remaining 468 individuals are shared by Rwanda and Congo.
Democratic Republic of Congo has the least number of mountain gorillas due to political instability and massive poaching practices in Virunga national park.
How to book a gorilla tour in Rwanda?
Trek gorilla safaris provide permit bookings for Rwanda gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation experience in Volcanoes National Park. Saso Uganda Safaris also offers the same. Inquire from Trek Gorilla Safaris
Popular Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Packages include;
To take part in this one life time fascinating and memorable activity, we always advise at least book in advance before your actual visit. Make an inquiry now!
While booking a gorilla tour with Trek gorilla safaris, always make a deposit of 50% of your gorilla permit fee in advance to enable us secure the permit.
Rwanda Gorilla trekking is only guaranteed when you acquire a permit. Rwanda recently increased it permit to USD 600 due to high demands.
The best time to go for Rwanda gorilla trekking is during the dry months of the year because Mountain gorillas tend to be rare to spot during the wet months though even during wet seasons one can still see the gorillas.
Mountain gorillas live in families hence, you will be allocated a gorilla family to track when you finish booking your permit.