Why trek mountain gorillas in Rwanda? – Why trek Gorillas in Volcanoes National park? – Why trek Gorillas in the country of a thousand hills?
Why trek mountain gorillas in Rwanda? – This is the most difficult to answer after Rwanda increased the gorilla permits from the usual 750 USD to the new 1500 USD which seemed expensive considering its neighbours charge little less like uganda charges 700 USD and DR Congo charges 400 USD for a gorilla trekking experience of One hour.
Here are the 10 reasons why you must track gorillas in Rwanda.
Accessibility of Rwanda from anywhere in the world.
Rwanda is a land locked country located in the eastern Africa. It runs a national carrier called Rwanda air which has several routings in United States of America, Europe, china and many connections within Africa which has made travelling to Rwanda much easier for travellers unlike the neighbours like Uganda whose national carrier has just been revived.
For more information Great adventure safaris for flights to Rwanda and connecting other African countries.
History of Genocide.
This is not a secret and the world knew about it between 1994-1999 when the genocide claimed the life of 800,000 Hutus but as soon as peace was restored Rwanda’s economy through tourism Rwanda’s economy has become the second largest growing economy after Ethiopia
So as Great adventure safaris we recommend tourists to visit Rwanda to learn about the genocide and the transition our Rwandan guides will give you all the necessary information you need to know about Rwanda.
Economy and Community recovery.
It’s important to note that Rwanda is the country of a thousand hills and it’s one of the smallest countries in east Africa covering an area of 26338 sq kms which is the same size as Haiti and it’s mountainous so activities like agriculture have not been the best however tourism and Rwanda revenue Authority have been the back born of their economy so we recommend you visit Rwanda for trip of Lifetime.
Gorilla family member Numbers.
Why trek mountain gorillas in Rwanda? – Due to the good climatic conditions in volcanoes national park Rwanda’s gorilla families have increased through consistent birth of baby gorillas Rwanda has created a big ceremonial event of naming the baby gorillas called Kwitonda izina which has attracted big dignitaries like Louis van gal, Adam Johnson and also others like David Luiz and Allan DeGeneres have also visited mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
Rwanda has one of the biggest gorilla families called Susa which has recorded a total number of 33 mountain gorilla individuals.
Favorable gorilla habitat.
The location of volcanoes national park is in the volcanic mountains of Muhavura, Gahinga, sabyinyo, karisimbi and bisoke which the highest altitude 4507 meters above sea level but the gorillas don’t actually feed that high they only go as far as bamboo zone which makes the gorilla tracking in Rwanda much easier compared to the neighbouring Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Easy gorilla treks.
Though gorilla tracking is an predictable activity we took a research on the 3 countries of Uganda, DR Congo and Rwanda and Rwanda came as winners of the most easiest gorilla families to track which we recorded a consistent return of clients after 2 hours meaning the walk was only 30 minutes from the starting point of your gorilla trek though they also have tough treks that may Go for 7-8 hours meaning you walk for 3-4 hours and spent one hour with the mountain gorillas and walk back for 3-4 hours.
Road conditions from Kigali to the Gorillas.
Volcanoes national park is located only 2 hours away from the main capital Kigali and the road is tarmac from Kigali to volcanoes national so Rwanda offers the shortest safaris possible from 1 day gorilla trek to 2 days gorilla trek.
Contact Great adventure safaris for our short last minute gorilla tours to volcanoes national park.
Rwanda through Rwanda development Board has regulated their tourism numbers by avoiding over booking and strict rules of 8 people per day.
Rwanda is one of the countries in east Africa with less criminal cases on tourist so feel to visit Rwanda for your safari of Lifetime.
Support the Diana fossey gorilla fund.
If you book a gorilla permit in Rwanda you are directly supporting the Diana fossey gorilla fund project which we encourage more people to visit in order to preserve the population of the remaining mountain gorillas in their national habitat