Reviews of Rwanda gorilla tours- A holiday in Rwanda Africa
Reviews of Rwanda gorilla tours – Many travellers wonder what does it feel like to trek the mountain gorillas in Rwanda and what do people talk most about the experience of trekking the mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park.
Here we bring you the most popular things travellers talk about gorilla tracking in Rwanda.
Many travellers who trek gorillas in uganda and Rwanda always say that the gorilla tracking in Rwanda is easy than uganda this is generally attributed to the smaller home range of volcanoes national park which is much more of rainforest and bamboo forest which is the biggest home range of the gorillas since the rest of the park is made of heath and moorland.
-Perfect spot for the elderly travellers.
Many older clients prefer Rwanda to uganda and DR Congo as the average of time of Rwanda gorilla trek is 2-3 hours compered to uganda which is 4-5 hours this is due to the perfect weather conditions in the park that support the vegetation growth.
-A lot of baby gorillas.
Rwanda gorilla families have the most babies in the east Africa this is witnessed by the annual ceremony of Kwitonda izina which the naming of all baby gorillas born in that year.
-Big silverback gorillas.
Many gorilla families have big and huge male silverback gorillas many clients who trek in both countries always say that.
–Easy access from Kigali.
The access from Kigali to volcanoes national park is tarmac and it takes maximum of 3 hours.
The view of the 5 volcanoes of Muhavura, Gahinga, sabyinyo, karisimbi and bisoke is breath taking and one of the most beautiful views from Rwanda most especially from the Virunga Lodge.
-Perfect weather conditions.
Rwanda’s temperatures at volcanoes national park are moderate making it perfect for the stay unlike hotter places on the equator line.
-Tough history of the genocide.
Many of our clients always extress the misery of the massacre of 800,000 people during the 1994-1999 Rwandan genocide.
–Expensive price of the gorilla permits.
Reviews of Rwanda gorilla tours – Many travellers tell us they feel the price is so much for the one hour you spent with the mountain gorillas
Many people say they find Rwandan local people friendly though they don’t speak English they speak more of French and the local Kinyarwanda.
–So many people at the starting point for gorilla trek.
Many of our customers say there are many people at the starting point at Kinigi Park headquarters is a starting point for all the activities in volcanoes national park like golden monkey, volcano hikes, Dian fossey grave hike.
-It’s hard to tell how much tip to give.
Many clients always ask how much I should tip the porter, guide and the trackers.
Here is a quick guide.
Porter-10-20 USD per person.
Guide-20-30 USD per person.
Tracker-10-15 USD per person.
-The porters are extremely helpful.
Most people always say the porters are very helpful as they help carry your bag and give you a pull and pull.
–No need for big packed Lunch.
Most clients always say no big lunch is necessary as they prefer light snakes and prefer to return to the lodge for Lunch or early dinner.
-No other forest related activities after gorilla trek.
Many clients always complain that there are no other forest related activities in volcanoes national park it’s true except you can visit the Dian fossey museum in musanze or transfer to Lake Kivu for relaxation and other water activities like boat.
Best time to visit Rwanda.
Rwanda is open for tourism all year round but the best months are June –August and December-February and the other months of March-May and September-November are rainy season but the it does not rain whole day so this can give clients time to visit the mountain gorillas all year round.