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Luxury Gorilla Tracking Safaris in Rwanda
4 Days High End Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safaris
Kigali - Virungas - Kigali - Depart
6 Days High End Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safaris
Kigali - Fly to Nyungwe park - Boat to Lake Kivu - Gorilla trekking - kigali
Mid Range Rwanda Gorilla Safaris
3 Days Virunga Mountains Quickie
Kigali - Virunga - Kigali
4 Days Virunga Mountain - Rwanda
Kigali - Virunga - Kigali
5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and People
Kigali - Nyungwe - Lake Kivu - Volcanoes - Kigali
8 Days Best of Rwanda Gorilla Safari
Kigali - Akagera - Nyungwe - Lake Kivu - Volcanoes - Kigali
Best Time to Visit Rwanda for Gorilla Trekking
Being tropical, equatorial country, Rwanda is a year-round destination. However, climate varies geographically. Northern and Western Rwanda is wet while the eastern side is drier. There are 4 distinct seasons in Rwanda
>>>Mid-december to Early February - Short Dry Season
Good time for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National park. Forest is drier and more accessible.
>>>Mid-February to June – Rainy Season
If you are considering Rwanda gorilla tracking safari, note that the long rainy season starts from mid-february till early June. The earth-roads are muddy. It is generally very wet and there are lots of mosquitoes.
But for Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest, this period is better as the chimps are easy to find not having to go deeper into the remote parts of the forest. This time if also better for photographers as the air is clearer giving the stunning views of the rolling hills and country side scenery.
>>>June to September - Long Dry Season
This is the best time to go gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National park. The roads are in good shape. It is also a good time for chimpanzee tracking and hiking in Nyungwe forest park.
>>>October to Mid-December – Short Rainy Season
Heavy rains in the eastern mountains therefore might not be the best time for gorilla trekking, even though the gorilla are resident and will be there all through the year.
How much does it cost to do a gorilla tour in rwanda?
A gorilla permit costs US$750 in Rwanda. The cost of the whole tour will depend on the type of accomodation you choose - budget, mid-range or luxury. Plus the cost of transportation.
Age Limit for gorilla trekking
The age limit for gorilla trekking in Rwanda is 15 years of age. While its possible for you to have a gorilla safari with children, trekking requires some level of physical fitness.
Where to stay during gorilla tour?
There are various lodges close to the National parks for all budgets, affordable, mid-range, luxury or even super luxury, it all depends on the budget that you have.