Steps To Follow While Acquiring A Gorilla Trekking Permit In Rwanda : while participating in your Rwanda safari, you will have a chance to access a number of different safari destinations but the most rewarding would be volcanoes national park, the home to endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda and also arguably home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas that can be seen when you participate in the gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda.
While you participate in gorilla trekking in Rwanda, you will have access to volcanoes national park where you will get to hike the Virunga mountains in Uganda where you will have access to habituated gorilla families in Uganda which you will get to spend an hour with them for a memorable safari experience as you hike mount muhabura, mount sabyinyo, mount karisimbi, mount bisoke and mount Gahinga which will give you access to the species for one hour observing a number of memorable species as they carry out a number of their daily activities.
However, before you participate in your gorilla safaris in Rwanda, you should first obtain a gorilla trekking permit and here are some of the different steps to follow in order to acquire a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda.
Means to obtain a gorilla trekking permit
To be different from a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda where travellers can only obtain a permit through a tour operator. Here in Rwanda, travellers can obtain a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda individually from the Rwanda development board or from a trusted tour operator who will then carry out the different steps to acquire the permit.
Once you know the means you’ll use to obtain a gorilla trekking permit which can either be individually or by using a trusted operator. You will present the dates on which you will want to participate in the gorilla trekking experience. Once you check for the availability for vacant spaces for the stated dates, Steps To Follow While Acquiring A Gorilla Trekking Permit In Rwanda
You will present you passport details which will help to recognize the country of origin which is very important while applying for a gorilla trekking permit because it will either give you discounts or no discounts at all and different people from different regions pay different amounts for a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda.
An international tourist is expected to pay 1500USD for a single gorilla trekking permit in Uganda, East African Citizens are expected to pay 200USd, foreign residents will pay 500USD however it should be noted that the offer for 500USD is only valid if one purchases a gorilla trekking permit a month before the actual date of tracking and if it is done in less than a month they will pay 1500USD, East African residents, 500USD. Therefore, inquire from your agent / tour operator for such offers that will enable that you spend less during your purchase of a gorilla trekking permit.
Once you have finished paying for your gorilla trekking permit, a piece of document will be issued with verification from the Rwanda development board that will show that your application has been approved and after that you are free to make your way to volcanoes to participate in gorilla trekking in Rwanda.
It should also be noted that the gorilla trekking permit will only give you an hour access to the species which you will get to observe the behavior of the primates for a memorable Rwanda safari experience. failure to adhere to the one hour with the species you will be charged a fine.
A gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda will give you access to a knowledgeable guide who will ensure that you have the most rewarding safari experience as they give you all the relevant information about the species in the wild, you will also have access to a ranger who will protect you against any vicious attacks in the wild as you engage with the gentle giants.
’’Visit Rwanda and let us take you on a primate adventure that will make you yearn more for the gentle giants in the wild.’’