Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tours
Book and enjoy affordable Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tours plus safaris in Uganda at unbeatable rates. When you trek Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda, you will get an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. AAB Tours and Travel has been operating in Uganda and Rwanda for the last 11 years while preparing gorilla safaris in the two countries. As a professional operator in outstanding Africa journeys, we offer you indomitable prices and unequaled feel of pleasure. Contemplating for cheap holiday gorilla safaris, choose to travel with us. You will have a quality time to enjoy, learn, relax and reflect at some of the best tourist destinations in East Africa. We are happily waiting to receive you on your African vacation.
Special Gorilla Tracking Packages for Rwanda
This Safari includes gorilla and Golden Monkey trekking plus a visit to the genocide memorial centre. Read More
Do a gorilla safari, a nature walk & golden monkey tour or Dian Fossey grave hike. Read More
Activities in this tour include; gorilla and Golden tracking, Dian Fossey hiking and Genocide Memorial tour in Kigali. Read More
A Guide to Gorilla Tours in Rwanda for 2016 /2017
You plan a visit to Rwanda, get the most updated guide to gorilla tracking plus other primate species. Know the professional handlers, when to visit and the accommodation facilities (hotels and lodges) where to stay while on a holiday.
Gorilla Trekking Safaris at the Volcanoes National Park.
Mountain gorillas or Gorilla Berengei Berengei are found in Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo only in the whole world. In Rwanda, these primates are in the Volcanoes National Park. As by the year 2015, there were 10 habituated gorilla groups, bringing around 80 Gorilla permits for tourists to the country obtainable every day. Eight guests per group can hike these critically in dangers of extinction apes. With a permit priced at USD 750 per person per trekking, part of the proceeds from your visit is directed towards the conservation of the endangered apes.
Which Operator to use for Gorilla Treks in Rwanda?
Book your gorilla safari with companies like AAB Tours and Travel plus many more operating across Rwanda and Uganda. The company you choose as your handler should be capable of arranging your permit, do accommodation bookings, offer transport and also ensure your safety during the tour. When you agree with your safari organizer, ensure that the total cost of the trip per person also comprises of the permit.
What to expect from Gorilla Tracking Excursions
Some Highlight of the Gorilla trip! You must get up out of bed early enough. This means that you need to sleep closer to park prior to the adventure. Your day’s guide will brief you at 7:00 am regarding the safeguards and the jungle etiquette. In a group with other members, you continue to the woodland and begin the walk that may be exhausting based upon your bodily power. Recollect, the primates you are visiting are termed as mountain gorillas, meaning they are mountain dwellers where reaching them necessitates some hiking. The exercise lasts between 1 hours to several hours in the forest.
The professional forest guides are astonishingly noble and will lead your way to the particular adopted mountain gorilla family that undoubtedly will be acquainted to people presence. Hiking in the forest with uncertainty about what to see is a characteristic of any African adventure. However the apprehension habitually vanishes once your eyes are set on a group. Typically, the group will be spread over a minor zone of dense foliage. These giants will continue with their exchanges and also eat their food putting less concern of their visiting tourists though they will be noticing you with keen interest. Infrequently, a bouncy kid will confidently come to you with curiosity, at times coming indeed close that you may need to distance yourself away. Remember, you are only permitted to be not beyond 7 meters away from them, a rule that safeguards gorillas against the transmittable human illnesses.
Prices of a Gorilla Trekking Permit in Rwanda
- USD 750 per person for a non-national
- USD 375 for foreign residents
- 30,000 Frw per permit, a privilege for Rwandan citizens
- In Uganda, permits are priced at USD $600 for high season months and USD $450 for low-season months of April, May & November.
Things usually Included on a Gorilla Tour
- A Gorilla permit for one trekking experience.
- Ground transportation throughout the trip including fuel
- Accommodations on full board
- Bottled drinking water
- An English speaking guide.
- In case of any additional activity to the gorilla excursion like chimps tracking, Golden Monkey Trek, Dian Fossey Hiking, Lake Kivu, they would also be included in the quoted price.
Common Gorilla Tracking Questions –
Where can one see Mountain Gorillas?
Worldwide, Mountain Gorillas only live in 3 countries. Gorillas in Rwanda live in the Volcanoes National Park, in Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park whereas in the DR Congo, they inhabit the Virunga National Park. For Lowland gorillas, they live in thick woodlands and lowland swamp lands and wetlands as low as the sea level. Western lowland gorillas are found in the Central West African countries while Eastern lowland gorillas dwell in the Democratic Republic of the Congo nearby its boundary with Rwanda.
The cost of seeing mountain gorillas in Rwanda?
A one-day gorilla trek in Rwanda may be between USD 950 to $1100, a two days trekking costs around USD $1150 – $1250 and a 3 Days Tracking adventure may be between 1300 – $1650. The variations in prices are determined by the accommodation differences, extra activities to gorilla trekking and ground transport used among others. Contact AAB Tours and Travel to book a trekking permit. AAB Tours and Travel is a member of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators, a body that unites professional safari operators in the country. When you book with us, you are in competent hands while on a safari. We shall then organize for you an enjoyably memorable safari to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda .