Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park : Volcanoes national park is the most popular destination in Rwanda, that’s where vast numbers of the travelers come and carryout gorilla trekking. Gorilla trekking involves the hiking through the forests and mountains of Volcanoes national park while on foot with the experienced guides while looking for the gorillas. Volcanoes national park is situated in the North western part of Rwanda.
Travelers who visit Volcanoes national park do explore the amazing gorilla species known as the Berengei Berengei the mountain gorillas, as well in East Africa gorilla trekking safari and these gorilla species can be found in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda, Virunga national park in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park.
Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park starts early in the morning at 7 am at the park headquarters for the briefing about the rules and regulations to follow while carrying out gorilla trekking in the park. Led by the park rangers that guides you on what to expect during gorilla trekking in the park. The briefing being done early in the morning it needs when one had spent a night near the park such as not to be disrupted and end up missing the safari activity to trek for the gorillas in their habitats.
After the briefing the members are grouped 8 members per group, they can be given the park guide or ranger that ensures that you have the perfect gorilla trekking safari while using the right trekking trails in the park.The park guides are well trained and experienced with the gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park and they can be recruited by Rwanda Development Board as these can be having the basic knowledge of gorilla trekking in the park.
There you can be assigned in different areas of the park according to your physical strength, age as the mountain gorillas can be in moving in different areas of the park while looking for food. Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park takes a period of around 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on the location where the travelers will find the gorillas. The gorillas can be led by the silverback that can be distinguished from the fellow gorillas with the grey hair on its lower back and with the fellow gorillas individuals of gorillas that can be 25 to 30 gorillas.
And it happens and you find out the gorilla family you can be given one hour to be with the presence of the gorillas in their habitat though with a 7 meter distance from them. During that one hour given to the tourists they enjoy taking pictures and videos with them to take back and show people back home after the gorilla trekking safari, watching them playing, watching them how they make their nests for the nap or night, watching them hunting for food, observing how the adults can be grooming the young ones and among others.
Cost of the gorilla trekking permit in Volcanoes national park.
The cost of gorilla trekking permit in Volcanoes national park is according to your origin that is the international visitors pays 1500 USD to do gorilla trekking in the park for a permit, then the foreign residents have got an offer of purchasing the gorilla trekking permit at 30,000 Rwandan franc and also Rwandan and East African citizens.
Gorilla trekking permit can be purchased in two different ways that is the permit can be issued from the government body of Rwanda in charge of tourism called Rwanda Development Board and also the gorilla trekking permit can be purchased from a trusted tour operator like Lakeside tours and travel limited that helps you to get your gorilla trekking permit, and this can be the best option because it ensures and helps you catering for your accommodation, transportation which makes your gorilla trekking safari the most perfect one.
Not only the gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national Park, the tourists can engage in other safari activities like hiking 5 volcanoes in the park that is Bisoke, Gahinga, Muhabura, Sabyinyo, Karisimbi. Visiting the Dian Fossey tomb, nature walks, bird watching, golden monkey trekking, exploring Musanze Caves, cultural tours.
Accommodation in Volcanoes National Park.
Volcanoes national park offers various accommodation facilities for the tourists who come to do gorilla trekking that includes the Midrange, budget and luxury accommodations that includes Five volcanoes, Silverback lodge, Muhabura Gorilla lodge, Le Bambou, Mountain Gorillas’ Nest Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Best View Hotel, Faraja Hotel, Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge, Garden Place Hotel, Hotel Muhabura, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Garr Hotel and among many others.