TRAVEL TIPS FOR GORILLA TREKKING IN RWANDA
Travel Tips for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda : Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is among the top tourism activities in Rwanda that you can take part in and have a chance to understand the different features of the gorilla species in the park for an amazing gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda. For tourists interested in having an amazing experience in the park, here are some of the travel tips for gorilla trekking in Rwanda that you should put at the back of your head while you plan for your trip to watch the gorillas in the wild. Among the questions about the species is gorilla trekking in Rwanda safe, are gorillas dangerous because the government of Rwanda has put in place a number of safety measures to combat coviid-19 in Rwanda and the park management has also put in place a number of rules and regulations to follow to avoid any accidents during gorilla trekking in the park
Before you book for your Rwanda safaris ensure that you have a negative covid-19 test results which is taken within 72 hours within transfer to the country this is done to ensure that you are not a threat to other travellers that take part in other activities in the park for a memorable safari. You should also ensure to fill in your passenger locator slip which are some of the travel requirements for covid-19 in Rwanda which were put in place by the ministry of health to ensure that tourists are safe from contracting and spreading the virus which may hinder with their gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda
Booking for a gorilla trekking permit
The fact that the gorillas are among the top tourist attractions in Rwanda it has attracted a number of tourists to take part in the activity therefore you should consider booking for your gorilla trekking permit as early as possible so that you should not miss out on visiting during your Rwanda safaris. You can purchase a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda from a trusted tour operator like explore Rwanda tour or from the Rwanda development board where you can also access permits for a number of activities like chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda, golden monkey trekking in volcanoes national park, the different permits for hiking the different Virunga mountains in Rwanda like the mount bisoke hike, permits for tracking the big five animals in Rwanda among other tourism activities in Rwanda.
Trips during the gorilla trekking experience in Uganda
While you get in contact with the gorillas in the wild, you should consider that although the gorillas are habituated, they are still wild animals that can react towards any trigger therefore before you participate in the activity you should pay attention during your briefing session to understand how to conduct yourself during the one hour you spend with the gorillas.
Some of the triggers that can set off the gorillas for instance when you come into the presence of the gorillas you should avoid taking pictures of the gorillas using flash mode because they are photo sensitive. You should also avoid touching / petting the gorillas to avoid the gorillas from attacking you.
You should also carry insect repellent because the park is a habitat to a number of different disease spreading insects like the mosquitoes, tsetse flies which can cause irritations when they bite therefore you should consider applying the repellent to avoid being bitten by the insects which can also cause a number of diseases like malaria.
Long sleeved shirts and long trousers can also be carried to ensure that you are protected from being scratched by nettles and a number of plants that can be irritating which can make you activity quite unbearable.
With such travel tips you will have amazing experiences in during your gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park where you will not only have the chance to see the different gorilla features of the primates but you will also have the chance to see different attractions like the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, amazing views of lake kivu, bird species like the blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola, primate species like the Hamlyn’s monkey, Mona monkey, vervet monkeys and many other interesting attractions for a rewarding Rwanda safari.