Safety of Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Safety of Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda: The safety of Rwanda has attracted a number of trackers to participate in gorilla trekking in Rwanda because of the stable political climate that has ensured the safety of the gorilla trekking in Rwanda. There are a number of measures that are put in place to ensure that you will have a rewarding and the ultimate gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda as you take part in your Rwanda tour.

Safety of Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Briefing session

To ensure the safety of gorilla trekking in Rwanda, you will take part in a briefing session which will give you an insight of what he activity is all about the activities that involve in the process the rules and regulations to follow for a safe activity in the park. After submitting your gorilla trekking permit, the your guide will assign you to a habituated gorilla family for tracking and you will be expected to participate in the briefing session where you will be briefed on how to conduct yourself during your gorilla trekking experience in volcanoes national park. After the session you will be assigned to a well trained guide who will ensure that you have a safe gorilla trekking activity in Rwanda.

Well trained guide

 A well trained guide will ensure the safety of gorilla trekking in Rwanda in a way that the guide is knowledgeable about the different hiking trails and the possible challenges to encounter during the hike to the habituated gorilla family along the different virunga mountains in the park. the guide will take you through the safe trails to ensure that you are not attacked by any vicious animals that can be fatal. Additionally, the well-trained guide will not only offer safety during the activity but also offer relevant information of the gentle giants and other interesting features within the park hence making the activity quite memorable.

A ranger

A ranger will ensure the safety of gorilla trekking, Volcanoes National Park whereby during the activity as you hike the Virunga Mountains to access the habituated gorilla family, you will be accompanied by an armed ranger who will protect you from any attacks from vicious animals and in rare cases armed poachers that can be a threat to the trackers however it should be noted that with the regular patrols in the park the chances of getting to encounter the poachers are minimized therefore it will ensure the safety of gorilla trekking in Rwanda.

Security checkpoint

Before accessing Volcanoes National Park in order to carry out gorilla trekking, you will have to go through the security checkpoint where you will be checked of any deadly weapons, security threats like firearms that can be a threat to other trekkers and the animal species. Through the checkpoint, you will get to avoid any threats that can be fatal tourists and the primates for a memorable Rwanda safari.

 Regular patrols by rangers

Another measure to ensure the safety of gorilla trekking in Rwanda is the regular patrols that will ensure that the hiking trails are safe for tourists to participate in the activity.  It should be noted that the patrols avoid poachers to take part in he poaching activities which is a threat to the existence of the animal species and also to the trackers that can be attacked by the poachers, therefore, the patrols will ensure you have a safe activity and ensure you have an amazing activity in the park.

Activities on a Rwanda Safari
Activities on a Rwanda Safari

Rules and regulations

Rules and regulations are set for the safety of gorilla trekking in Rwanda. Some of the rules and regulations put in place include; avoiding making eye contact with the gorillas which can pose as a threat to humans because to the primates they perceive it as a challenge for dominance therefore to avoid the dangerous encounter, you should avoid making eye contact. Among other rules and regulations that should be followed for a memorable gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda.

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