Plan for your gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda
Every tourist who would like to have a Rwanda gorilla safari tour should know the price for a gorilla tour.
For a successful gorilla tracking in Rwanda volcanoes national park, you need to have a gorilla permit, book and pay for you accommodation and then pay transport to and from National Park. The minimum days for a gorilla trekking in Rwanda is two days.
In your budget, your number one item should be a gorilla permit. It is a gorilla permit that gives you permission to view the endangered mountain gorillas for one hour per person in Rwanda. Currently in Rwanda, a gorilla permit costs USD1500 and you can contact Uganda safaris for your gorilla permit pre-purchase
It is advisable that you pre-purchase your gorilla permits 3-5 months in advance to avoid inconvenience in case of a shortage.
Unlike Uganda gorilla safari tour where one is required to set aside three days for a gorilla tour. You can do Volcanoes National Park gorilla trekking tour in one day much as this depends on where one is at the day of gorilla tracking. It is possible to drive very early from Kigali, trek gorillas and return back on the same day. This is very possible, but it is not advisable since it requires waking up very early, driving in misty roads, worrying whether you will arrive at the Park headquarters in time and also trekking gorillas and be able to return back for your departure flight. If you are in Ruhengeri province of Rwanda, it is possible to do one day gorilla tour. Those interested in trekking gorillas in Volcanoes National Park should at least plan to spend minimum of 2 days.
Taking porters on your gorilla trek is great for many reasons. They carry your bags and when you are approaching gorillas, they will remain with your packed lunches and all items that you might not need. They will give you a push or a pull during your trek in the forest. This extra effort is to enable you achieve your dream of viewing these endangered mountain gorillas. The other significance of taking a porter is that by doing so, you are contributing to community development since most of these porters are school going boys and girls and this chance was only given to students to work and get money to for their school fees. By paying for a porter, you are contributing to community development indirectly.
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