Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda from Belgium
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda from Belgium is done in the Volcanoes National Park; one of the 3 homes of the endangered mountain gorillas within the Virunga Mountains. It features all you need to know about the park and everything in it including Wildlife, gorilla safaris, vegetation, Volcanoes, Dian Fossey tomb, among others. We also offer travel tips including how to book gorilla permits, what to wear for gorilla trekking, best time to visit Rwanda and accommodation in Rwanda. A gorilla tour to Volcanoes national park is a purely life-changing experience which rewards travelers with a close encounter to our wild cousins, the endangered mountain gorillas with whom we share 98% of our DNA.
Mountain gorilla families can include between ten and thirty members, with a fully grown male silverback at the head of the family. Because the gorilla families constantly move around the forest searching for food, the hike could take between one and two hours depending on their current location in the forest. When the magical moment arrives of finally encountering the family, the primates will be grooming, playing, and eating as if they never noticed the arrival of curious human onlookers. It will be shocking to see how close we were able to get to them without having any barriers.
Visit Rwanda for mountain gorilla trekking
Explore the unique landscapes, forests, savannah, mountains and wetlands of the stunning but fragile Great Western Rift Valley. Experience the richness and traditions of the cultures of Rwanda and participate in community and conservation projects around Volcanoes Safaris lodges.
Gorilla Trekking permits
The gorilla permit allows you to visit the endangered mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. The Rwanda gorilla permit is sold at $1,500 per person and it guarantees a traveler one hour in the presence of gorillas. Majorly gorilla permits are booked through local tour agents who deposit on them for booking and finally purchase them on behalf of the traveler as the trekking day approaches. Due to the high demand and the strict gorilla conservation regulations in Rwanda, which limit the number of permits to be issued per day, travelers are recommended to make permit bookings at least six months before their trekking date. There are 10 habituated gorilla families in Volcanoes National Park and each family is visited by only 8 trekkers per day. This means that Rwanda issues only 80 gorilla permits per day for gorilla trekking.