Booking last minute gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda; Gorilla trekking is an extraordinary activity in Rwanda that attracts big numbers of tourists and it involves moving on foot into the tropical rainforest in search of the habituated mountain gorillas and once found spend one hour with them in their natural environment. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is done in Volcanoes national park which is located in north western region bordering with Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda and Virunga national park in Congo.
How to book a last minute gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda?
Booking last minute gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda is possible for tourists who have a tight schedule or tourists who will travel to Rwanda for work, conferences, business, meetings, volunteering, family visits among others and want to engage in gorilla trekking safari. Achieve Global safaris organizes full package last minute gorilla trekking safaris which include transportation to Volcanoes national park, gorilla trekking permits, accommodation where you will be staying during the safari and full time English speaking driver guide. Tourists who wish to book last minute gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes national park will contact us at Achieve Global Safaris via email or telephone calls with the date and month when they wish to visit the mountain gorillas. After contacting us, we will check for permit availability on your preferred dates and if there are permits available, you will be asked to make a deposit for the permit. Once we receive the payment, we will be able to purchase the gorilla trekking permit on your behalf. After purchasing the gorilla trekking permit, we will also book the accommodation where you will staying during the safari.
Last minute gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes national park should however be booked in the low season during the months of March to May and October to November as the gorilla trekking permits and accommodations usually get fully booked quickly during the dry season in the months of June to September and December to February.
Cost of a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda
A gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda costs 1,500 USD per person for all nationalities. Rwanda also offers discounted/ promotional gorilla trekking permits which are valid up to December 31st 2023 and they cost 500 USD per permit for African foreign residents, 500 USD per permit for Africans, 500 USD per permit for foreign resident, 200 USD per permit for East African citizens and 200 USD per permit for nationals.
The promotional permits should however be purchased one month in advance before the trekking date and if bought in less than one month of trekking date, the permit will be 1,500 USD.
What to pack for your last minute gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda
There are various items that you should pack when going for your gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes national park including hiking shoes, garden gloves, long sleeved shirt and trouser, insect repellent, waterproof rain jacket, warm sweater, camera and extra batteries, energy snacks and drinking water, walking stick, a pair of binoculars, hat and sunglasses, facemasks, back pack among others.
Best time to visit Volcanoes national park for gorilla trekking
Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park can be done all year round though the best time is during the dry season also known as the peak season in the months June, July, August, September, December, January and February because during this period there is less rainfall in the park therefore gorilla trekking trails are dry and passable which makes gorilla trekking easy compared to the rainy season when the trails are muddy and slippery which make gorilla trekking difficult.
How to get to Volcanoes national park
Volcanoes national park is located in north western part of Rwanda and can be accessed by road transport means where you will fly to Kigali international airport and then connect the park headquarters which takes about 2 to 3 hours’ drive in a safari vehicle.
For more information about booking last minute gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda, do not hesitate to contact us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website to you last minute gorilla trekking adventure for example a 1 day Rwanda gorilla trekking safari, 2 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari or a 3 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari package with us.