Rwanda gorilla safari booking information – Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
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.
Who issues out Rwanda gorilla permits?
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.
How do I book my Rwanda gorilla permit?
You can book a Rwanda gorilla tracking permits through local Rwanda tour operator like Great adventure safaris.
Where do I get my Rwanda gorilla permits?
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
When is the gorilla is permits available?
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)
What’s the age limit to purchase a gorilla permit?
The age limit is 15 years and above in volcanoes national park.Read more about gorilla tracking age
Can we share a gorilla permit?
No one gorilla permit allows one person meaning a total of 88 tourists can see mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park.
Does my gorilla permit include park entrance?
Yes the Rwanda gorilla permit will allow you access to the national park for the particular day after it becomes invalid.
Can I buy a gorilla permit while in volcanoes national park?
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.
What is inclusive of the gorilla permit?
A park entrance to volcanoes national is included and the one hour viewing of mountain gorillas.
How much is the gorilla permit?
Rwanda gorilla safari booking information and a gorilla permit is at 1500 USD per gorilla permit.
In case of cancellation is there a refund?
No Rwanda gorilla permits are refundable except they can be transferred to a later date.
How long does the gorilla permit allow me to view the mountain gorillas?
The gorilla permit allows you to view the mountain gorillas for one hour from the time you find the gorillas.
Are the gorillas dangerous?
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.
Can I touch a mountain gorilla?
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.
Can I feed a mountain gorilla?
No the animals are wild you can’t feed them except those in the zoo.
Can I drink water while viewing gorillas?
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.
Where do I trek the gorillas in Rwanda?
Gorillas are found in volcanoes national park which is 160 sq kms big and the home range is a tropical rain forest.
What happens when I fall sick on the day of gorilla trek?
You are discontinued from the gorilla tracking activity without refund as the sickness is not caused by the national park.
How do I get to the gorilla trekking point?
You will transferred by your safari guide using 4×4 safari jeep.
In case of any in capabilities while tracking gorillas what happens?
You will be carried by porters on sedan chair at your own expense of about 300-500 USD.
What do I wear before gorilla tracking?
For what to wear for gorilla tracking in Rwanda read the link.
Do all gorilla groups have silverback males?
Most gorilla families in volcanoes national park have silverback males please inquire from your gorilla guide before departing for gorilla tracking experience.
Do all gorilla families have babies?
Rwanda gorilla safari booking information, No not allow gorilla families have babies please contact us for further information after booking the safari.
Does my tour guide come a long with me on the trek?
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.
Who does the money I pay for trekking go to?
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.
Do the communities benefit from gorilla tourism?
Yes they are given 15 % of the total revenue collected annually from the sell of the gorilla permits.
Do communities pay to see the mountain gorillas?
Yes they pay to see the mountain gorillas however there no clear discount for locals indicated by Rwanda development board.
Can communities get necessities from the park?
No they are not allowed as it’s hard to know the intention of all the locals as human behaviour is un predicted.
Where do I stay while in volcanoes national park?
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.
Are there other activities in the park besides gorilla trekking?
Rwanda gorilla safari booking information – Yes there is golden monkey tracking, volcano hiking and Dian fossey grave hike.
How endangered are mountain gorillas?
The gorilla population is grown faster than fatality rate so they are not badly endangered the population growth is steady.
How many mountain gorillas are there in volcanoes national park?
There are estimated to be over 300 mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park.
Is gorilla trekking difficult?
Depending on the location of the gorilla family on the particular day the trek can be strenuous.
Is the national park safe?
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.
What happens if a gorilla charges?
You follow the instructions given by the lead guide on the trek however the link below can explain more.
How do the trackers find the mountain gorillas?
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.
How does the Main guide for the day know where to go?
He is directed by the trackers using a walk talky or a radio call or walkie talkies
How many times the gorillas are visited a day?
Mountain gorillas are visited once for one hour a day.
Are there people who missed seeing the gorillas?
Through great adventure safaris we have not recorded any travellers who failed to see the mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park.
Can I wear my red outfits for trekking?
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.
What’s the best time to trek the gorillas?
During the dry season from June-August and December-February, but they can be trekked any time of the year.
If it starts raining while we are trekking gorillas what happens?
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.
Are there other wildlife living in the park?
Yes there are other wildlife like elephants, buffalos, golden monkeys, duicker, and other species of monkeys.
How much water do I need to take for the Day?
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.
Can I stay longer in the forest after viewing the gorillas?
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.
Are there other species of gorillas in Rwanda?
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.
What do the gorillas eat?
Gorillas are largely vegetarian but there haven reordered eating termites and ants a few times.
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.