Rwanda gorilla trek Africa Safaris – Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris in 2021 – 2022
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Our customized Rwanda Gorilla trek Africa safaris will lead you deep into Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda for the most incredible and affordable Gorilla tracking safaris in the East and central Africa. Our professional driver guides guarantee travelers safety and comfortable transfers to all tourist spots all over Africa.
Book customized tours to Rwanda with Great Adventure Safaris your trusted travel agent in Africa. Our exceptional Gorilla Tracking Africa Safaris to Volcanoes National Park for a close encounter with the World’s renowned mountain Gorillas in their natural habitats. Besides Gorilla trips we immerse you with memorable Africa holiday experience. We help you explore the natural beauty, sunny weather and stunning environment in Africa at affordable rates with unparalleled value. We further offer you detailed travel information about what to for Gorilla tracking, best time to trek Gorillas, age limit, when to book for Gorilla permits and give answers to all your inquiries about your Gorilla safari in Africa. Great Adventure Safaris guarantees you a memorable experience of wildlife safaris across Africa perfectly tailored to fit your interests to ensure you have a successful and enjoyable African safari holiday.
How to get there
Volcanoes National Park is found in a small village called Musanze previously well-known as Ruhengeri, which is very accessible by public transport from Gisenyi, Kigali City or from the Kigali International Airport. The drive to Volcanoes National Park is 2-3 hours and hence one can do Gorilla tracking on the same day and drive back to Kigali after the trek. You will be required to arrive at the National Park headquarters in Kinigi, by 7:00 am, therefore, if you hope to trek Gorillas for one day, you have to wake up very early for your journey so that you are on time. However, there isn’t any public transport from Musanze to the headquarters of the National Park at Kinigi.
Best time to visit Volcanoes National park
Visiting Rwanda for Gorilla tracking can be done all year round. The best time to travel to Rwanda is during the drier seasons, periods between December to early March and June to September. December to March is a long dry season for Rwanda, with temperatures going up to 29 degrees Celsius for some days while the months of March-Mid May, July to September, on the other hand, are regarded as the rainy in the country.
Overall Rwanda has a good whether throughout the year but the dry season is more preferable. The weather is generally good in addition wildlife viewing is also more common during this period of time. Tourists interested in visiting mountain Gorillas, this is the best time for Gorilla tours since there is a minimal chance of rain during the trek and a good hiking terrain in the rainforest. We still suggest your waterproof clothing even during these drier months, as this Equatorial climate is very unpredictable. This period is also a peak season, hence the prices can be higher on things like accommodation, car hire etc.
On the other hand, some travelers especially those on budget like visiting in the wet season. During this season, hotels have low occupancy, hence give travelers discounted food and sleeping services which is an added advantage. Also, there is low demand for Gorilla permits which guarantee visitors a chance to see these endangered species with no competition.
Visit Genocide Memorial site and Kigali museum
Tracking Mountain Gorillas
Suggested Itinerary Rwanda Gorilla Trek Africa Safari
DAY One: Arrival in Kigali International Airport and transfer to Volcanoes National Park
On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will meet by our driver/guide and your day starts with a complementary tour of Kigali City. Named in 1907 by Dr. Richard Kandt, the first colonial resident governor of Rwanda; Kigali city is surrounded by lush hills of green and is referred to as the land of a thousand hills. Get to visit interesting spots which may include; the craft market, Gisozi Genocide Memorial site and Kigali museum. Depart for Ruhengeri area the second largest town in Rwanda, with its stunning backdrop of five volcanic mountains the Virungas arriving at your hotel late afternoon for dinner and overnight.
Drive time– 2-3 hours
Day Two: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
After an early breakfast, you will proceed to the National Park headquarters to meet your ranger guides for the day. After completing our park formalities, we are embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain Gorillas. Once you spot them you are allowed to spend one hour watching with them. This is perhaps one of the most breath taking wildlife experiences on earth!!! You get so close to these awesome giant primates. You stare at each other blankly not knowing who to break the long silence first. Tracking the mountain Gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a magical experience. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 900 living today. You will get within seven meters of distance with them. The trekking may be fairly strenuous; up to six hours or longer at a relatively high altitude. We encourage for your own enjoyment to make sure that you are perfectly fit and healthy. Return to your hotel for lunch and later dinner and overnight. If you still have time on this day you will visit Iby I’wacu cultural village and enjoy the entertainment of the former poachers and take you through many cultural ways of Rwanda.
Day Three: Golden Monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park
Golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park begins at 7:00 am just like Gorilla tracking, one is supposed to be at the National Park visitor’s center for a briefing about the dos and don’ts while with Golden monkeys and thereafter, they trek into the forest to look for them. Golden monkey tracking is a one-hour activity of viewing and observing these endangered monkey species. Take photographs, videos and then return back to your lodge after your successful Golden monkey experience in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
Unlike Gorilla trekking that requires a maximum of eight people per Gorilla family, golden monkey is six per group and there is no limitation on the number of people for a given Golden monkey community. A family of Golden monkeys can thus be trekked by as many people as present on a given tracking day in Rwanda.
Day Four: Drive back to Kigali International Airport for your flight out
After breakfast you will bid your host good bye and depart for Kigali. Engage in last minute shopping in one of the friendliest African capitals, before returning to the Airport for your onward international flight back home.
Drive time-2-3 hours
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