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3 Days Gorilla Safari to Rwanda For Gorilla Adventure Tours

3 Days Gorilla Safari to Rwanda For Gorilla Adventure Tours When to go gorilla trekkingGorilla trekking safaris can be done throughout the year. The hiking itself can be more arduous in the rainy seasons from April – May and in November, but at an altitude of 2000m and more, it can of course rain here at any time of the year. For more detail, see Rwanda’s climate.

The most popular times for gorilla tracking are during the drier months, between December and February, and from about June to mid-September.

Permits for gorilla trekking

Inevitably, securing permits for trekking gorillas over these popular periods can be difficult at short notice, so you should plan well ahead. We will make all the arrangements for buying your permits.

Permits for gorilla trekking

Inevitably, securing permits for trekking gorillas over these popular periods can be difficult at short notice, so you should plan well ahead. We will make all the arrangements for buying your permits.

A maximum of 96 gorilla tracking permits are available each day. As of 6th May 2017, the Rwandan Development Board has increased the costs of the gorilla permits from US$ 750 to US$ 1,500. The new prices aim to strengthen conservation efforts and support the development of local communities. Travellers who are also spending a minimum of three nights in either Nyungwe Forest National Park or Akagera National Park are entitled to a 30% discount – reducing the costs to US$ 1,050. Amongst other things the permit pays for a 24-hour guard for each gorilla group (armed teams constantly track each habituated group – like royal bodyguards in the UK!).

How fit do I need to be to track gorillas?

You don’t have to be super-fit for a gorilla tracking safari but it does help if you have a general level of fitness, if only to enhance your overall enjoyment of the experience. Walking will be at a slow pace with time for breaks if needed. Depending on which group you track, and the time of year you go (gorillas tend to move down the mountains in the rains), you might find yourself walking on some pretty steep slopes for several hours. On the other hand, you could reach your group after a 30-minute stroll. It’s best to prepare for the most active option however, and if nothing else, a few hill walks before you leave would be beneficial.

3 Days Gorilla Safari to Rwanda For Gorilla Adventure Tours Gorilla trekking safaris can be done throughout the year. The hiking itself can be more arduous in the rainy seasons from April – May and in November, but at an altitude of 2000m and more, it can of course rain here at any time of the year. For more detail, see Rwanda’s climate.

The most popular times for gorilla tracking are during the drier months, between December and February, and from about June to mid-September

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival

On arrival at the Airport; you will meet the Gorilla Adventure safari guide, and then transfer to Gisenyi arriving in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Palm Beach Hotel FB

Day 2

Gorilla Trekking and Hiking

After an early breakfast, you will hike up to the bamboo forest and spend an hour in the company of the gorillas, see how they feed and play with each other then return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you will have a tour of Ruhengeri and visit Lake Burela and Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest FB

Day 3

Kigali City tour

After breakfast, drive to Kigali and have a city tour. In the afternoon transfer to the air port and have your flight back home. END OF TRIP

Price Includes;

* All accommodation full board and meals as stated
* Transport (4WD) and Fuel for the whole trip plus a full time safari guid
* Game drives and launch cruises as stated, activities in Jinja as stated
* Park entrance charges
* Airport transfers
* White water rafting/Bungee Jumping (Full Day)
* Five Boat rides
* Guided nature walks
* Accommodation for the first night prior to the morning of the trip and the last * night after the trip
* Water throughout the trip

Price Excludes; 

* Phone calls,
* Bar bills
* Laundry bills
* Other personal expense not included on the itinerary
* Tips
* Fees for extra activities not included in the itinerary as well as other optional activities in Rwanda

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