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Rwanda Gorilla Trekking 

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking is done ultimately to Observe gorillas in their natural environment and can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, according to some. Experienced trackers and guides accompany small groups of tourists up bamboo-covered slopes to spend a priceless and breathtaking hour just a few feet away from the friendly animals. Encounters with gorillas as they go about their everyday lives are carefully handled based on the gorilla trekking rules and regulations.

Virunga Gorilla trekking

Gorillas, the biggest species of extant ape, are found over much of the equatorial African rainforest. The gorilla species can be broadly divided into mountain gorillas and lowland gorillas.

The endangered mountain gorilla lives in the volcanic range that stretches over Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In Rwanda, gorilla tracking is risk-free and rather easy.

There are currently 604 mountain gorillas living in the Virunga Massif, making up about 1,000 total. Thanks to coordinated efforts by our governments, communities, and NGOs, the population is slowly growing.

The Volcanoes National Park is home to twelve completely habituated gorilla groups and a few more who have been habituated purely for scientific purposes. At least one silverback is present in the groupings, or soldiers, along with a number of juvenile girls and females.

Gorilla trekking JacketsAlthough the troops’ makeup is relatively erratic, they frequently occupy the same spot. Each group is strictly limited to one hour of daily contact with tourists and is closely watched and safeguarded by park officials.

Gorilla trekking FAQs

What is a Gorilla Trekking Permit

A gorilla permit is a primary requirement for trekking mountain gorillas in Rwanda. The permit is issued by the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the body managing and regulating all tourism activities in Rwanda. Currently, the Rwanda gorilla permit is sold at $1,500 per person. Rwanda issues a maximum of 96 gorilla permits per day which can be booked either online or through a trusted local tour agent.

What is the Best time for Gorilla Trekking

The best time to visit Rwanda is during the dry season of June to September. This is also the best time of year to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda as these periods offer the best hiking conditions and the lowest risk of malaria. Read More

What is the age limit for trekking Gorillas in Rwanda;

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is strictly restricted to 15 years and above mainly because of the mountainous terrain which makes it very difficult for the young ones to undertake the trek because the trek is ascending right from the start.

What to bring On a Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour

What to Wear For Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, Rwanda, Packing List
  • What to wear for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, Packing List. …
  • Wear Long Sleeved Shirts – Long Trousers. …
  • Wear Waterproof Hiking Sturdy Boots. …
  • Sturdy Gardening Gloves. …
  • A Rain Jacket. …
  • Wear a Hat. …
  • Wear enough Insect Repellent. …
  • A Warm Sweater.

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Gorilla Trekking Packing List

  • Long trousers.
  • A long-sleeved shirt.
  • Sturdy, waterproof hiking boots.
  • Thick socks.
  • Hardy gloves.
  • A lightweight rain jacket or poncho.
  • A wide-brim hat.

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What To Wear For Gorilla Trekking In Uganda And Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Packing List. Wear Long Sleeved Shirts – Long Trousers. ... Wear Waterproof Hiking Sturdy Boots. ... Sturdy Gardening Gloves. ... A Rain Jacket. ... Wear a Hat. ... Wear enough Insect Repellent. ... A Warm Sweater.   What To Wear For Gorilla Trekking…

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