Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is among the most rewarding activities that can be carried out on a Rwanda safari for memorable experiences during your safari given that the country is known as a high-end tourist attraction where you will get to participate in a number of memorable activities when you visit Rwanda and among the memorable activities include; golden monkey trekking in volcanoes national park, virunga mountains hike, Rwanda cultural tours, Dian Fossey’s grave hike among other activities among the Rwanda tour packages that can be memorable during your Rwanda Safaris but among interesting activities that can be carried out when you visit Rwanda, gorilla trekking in Rwanda is the most rewarding activity because you will get to participate in because you will not only get to understand more about the primate species but also get to see a number of attractions like a number of primate species, bird species among other numerous attractions for memorable Rwanda gorilla tours
WHAT INVOLVES IN GORILLA TREKKING
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda can be carried out in volcanoes national park where you can find the different Rwanda gorilla families in the park for memorable Rwanda gorilla tours. There are five of the eight virunga mountains in the park where you will get to see the habituated gorilla families. The different virunga mountains that can be seen in the park where you will get to see the habituated gorilla families include; Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga, Mount Bisoke, Mount Karisimbi, and Mount Sabyinyo.
Each of the Virunga Mountains in the park has a number of habituated gorilla families that can be seen during gorilla trekking in Rwanda. Some of the different gorilla families that can be seen in Volcanoes national Park include; Agashya gorilla family, Ugenda gorilla family, Susa Gorilla Family, Amahoro Gorilla family among other habituated Rwanda gorilla families in Volcanoes National Park. During gorilla trekking in Rwanda as you participate in virunga mountains hike in order to get to the habituated families, you will get to see a number of attractions like the different bird species like; the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco, common moorhen Ruwenzori night jar, grey throated tit, numerous primate species like; Mona Monkey, Vervet Monkey, Black and White Colobus monkey, silver monkey, Dent’s Monkey among other attractions that will make your gorilla trekking experience in the park memorable. Other attractions that can be seen include; Dian Fossey’s grave, the Musanze caves among other attractions that are memorable for tourists.
When you get to the habituated gorilla families, you will get to spend one hour with the gorillas getting to know more about the primates by understanding their behaviour through observation and photography. During the one hour with the gorillas, tourists will get to understand the feeding patterns of the gorilla like their diet as you can see the primates feeding on bamboo, you will also get to see them feeding on termites, fruits, edible leaves and so on. During the time you spend with the gorillas, you will also get to see how they co-exist with one another, their grooming patterns where you will get to see adult females grooming the infants and for the juveniles in the gorilla family they carry out grooming by themselves which will offer amazing experiences gorilla trekking in Rwanda.
GORILLA TREKKING PERMIT IN RWANDA
For tourists to participate in gorilla trekking in Rwanda, they should obtain a gorilla trekking permit in order to participate in a memorable Rwanda Gorilla tours in Volcanoes National Park. Rwanda gorilla trekking permits can be obtained from the Rwanda development board the tourism board of the country or from a trusted tour company or operator like explore Rwanda tours which will book your gorilla trekking permit in time so that you don’t miss out on the memorable activity since the activity involves a number of tourists participating in the activity to have fun in the park for memorable experiences in the park. for gorilla trekking in Rwanda, you can access a gorilla trekking experience at 1500USD.
Best time to participate in gorilla trekking in Rwanda
For tourists interested in gorilla trekking in Rwanda, they can participate in gorilla trekking at any given time of the year however depending on the ease to get to the different habituated gorilla families you can participate in gorilla trekking during the dry season in order to easily get to the habituated gorilla families because the activity involves hiking the virunga mountains which can get slippery during the wet season. It should be noted that Rwanda has dry seasons that is in the months of June to mid-September during the dry season food tends to be little which forces the primates to move from one place to another in order to get food which can make gorilla trekking hectic. During the rainy season, food for the gorillas is always plenty which limits the movements of the gorillas in the park thus making gorilla trekking easy. The wet season includes the months of mid-February to May and from mid September to mid December but tourists should put in that during the rainy season, the mountains tend to be slippery which can slow them down during the activity since the mountains tend to get slippery.