Rwanda gorilla permit booking information – Many people wonder what the information is the best to describe a guide to booking a gorilla safari in Rwanda, Great adventure safaris is always your premier Rwanda safari operator when it comes to gorilla trekking information and all you need to before booking and best time to visit Rwanda.
Rwanda’s volcanoes national park is the premier gorilla tracking destination in Africa but the preparation before travelling to Rwanda becomes a core for many travellers.
Rwanda gorilla permits are issued by the government Rwanda through Rwanda development board who then sells them to the registered tour operators in Rwanda like Great Adventure Safaris.
You can book a Rwanda gorilla tracking permits through local Rwanda tour operator like Great adventure safaris.
Rwanda gorilla permits can be obtained from the main offices of Rwanda development board in Kigali or musanze offices respectively, and if you book through a tour operator, after paying for the permits, they send you a scanned copy for your records
Rwanda gorilla safari booking information – Rwanda gorilla permits are available all year round but advance booking is required since there is limited gorilla permits available every day (88 permits everyday)
The age limit is 15 years and above in volcanoes national park.Read more about gorilla tracking age
No one gorilla permit allows one person meaning a total of 88 tourists can see mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park.
Yes the Rwanda gorilla permit will allow you access to the national park for the particular day after it becomes invalid.
Yes you can on condition that there is availability and you will be allowed to pay using credit card or bank payments but it’s not advisable.
A park entrance to volcanoes national is included and the one hour viewing of mountain gorillas.
Rwanda gorilla safari booking information and a gorilla permit is at 1500 USD per gorilla permit.
No Rwanda gorilla permits are refundable except they can be transferred to a later date.
The gorilla permit allows you to view the mountain gorillas for one hour from the time you find the gorillas.
Habituated mountain gorillas are not dangerous but the wild gorillas are dangerous when encountered on the trails but usually you will have an armed personnel escort you on the trek.
Rwanda gorilla safari booking information , No you cannot touch the mountain gorillas but sometimes they can come to you because they are wild animals and do not know the guidelines so please follow instructions from the lead guide.
No the animals are wild you can’t feed them except those in the zoo.
No you can’t as the gorilla may need to eat what you are eating remember they are closely related to the humans so they may attack you to get the bottle.
Gorillas are found in volcanoes national park which is 160 sq kms big and the home range is a tropical rain forest.
You are discontinued from the gorilla tracking activity without refund as the sickness is not caused by the national park.
You will transferred by your safari guide using 4×4 safari jeep.
You will be carried by porters on sedan chair at your own expense of about 300-500 USD.
For what to wear for gorilla tracking in Rwanda read the link.
Most gorilla families in volcanoes national park have silverback males please inquire from your gorilla guide before departing for gorilla tracking experience.
Rwanda gorilla safari booking information, No not allow gorilla families have babies please contact us for further information after booking the safari.
No unless you buy your tour guide a gorilla permit before travelling to Rwanda and note currently Rwanda doesn’t have discounts for local Rwanda citizens please feel free to inquire through Great adventure safaris for updated information.
The national park is a property of the government so the money you pay goes to the government before the communities living near the park are given 15% of each gorilla permit purchased as revenue sharing for developing community services.
Yes they are given 15 % of the total revenue collected annually from the sell of the gorilla permits.
Yes they pay to see the mountain gorillas however there no clear discount for locals indicated by Rwanda development board.
No they are not allowed as it’s hard to know the intention of all the locals as human behaviour is un predicted.
There are no safari lodges inside volcanoes national park but there many lodging options near the park ranging from budget, mid-range and Luxury lodge.
Rwanda gorilla safari booking information – Yes there is golden monkey tracking, volcano hiking and Dian fossey grave hike.
The gorilla population is grown faster than fatality rate so they are not badly endangered the population growth is steady.
There are estimated to be over 300 mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park.
Depending on the location of the gorilla family on the particular day the trek can be strenuous.
Yes volcanoes national park is safe for gorilla tracking safaris though due to the wild gorillas, elephants, buffalos you will have armed guards on the trek just in case the animals charge they can shot in the air.
You follow the instructions given by the lead guide on the trek however the link below can explain more.
The trackers leave early in the morning to start looking for the previous nest, broken shrub, and fresh dunk as the gorilla start feeding first thing in the morning as they communicate with the lead guides who will lead you to the specific area.
He is directed by the trackers using a walk talky or a radio call or walkie talkies
Mountain gorillas are visited once for one hour a day.
Through great adventure safaris we have not recorded any travellers who failed to see the mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park.
Rwanda gorilla safari booking information – No they are not nature blending colours so they may scare away other wildlife and even cause scare to the mountain gorillas.
During the dry season from June-August and December-February, but they can be trekked any time of the year.
You can be given a shelter break depending on the nature of the rain and continue later but the trek can’t be discontinued due to rain here you will have to wear your rain jackets and continue with the activity.
Yes there are other wildlife like elephants, buffalos, golden monkeys, duicker, and other species of monkeys.
It’s recommended that you take at least 2 litres of drinking water preferably packed in water canisters rather than the plastic bottles as Rwanda is strict on plastic.
No after viewing the mountain gorillas you will have to return but those who wants to spent more time in the forest can ask their tour guide to request for a longer hike but there is no guarantee as the mountain gorillas move.
No there are only mountain gorillas in Rwanda the other species like the western lowland, eastern lowland and cross river gorillas are found in West Africa.
Gorillas are largely vegetarian but there haven reordered eating termites and ants a few times.
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.