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Encounter Africa safaris helps her potential clients to provide reliable information on booking Rwanda gorilla treks. Gorilla trekking is an activity where tourists are allowed to visit mountain gorillas in their natural habitats. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is a one hour activity and whoever wants to get involved is required to purchase a Rwanda gorilla permit. There is only one national park in Rwanda where gorilla trekking takes place. This national park is called Volcanoes National Park and has up to 10 habituated mountain gorilla families of which each is visited by a maximum number of 8 people daily.

How to book Rwanda gorilla treks to see gorillas in the wild.

For those interested in booking Rwanda gorilla treks, you need reliable information to help you organize your dream tour to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda. For those looking at booking Rwanda gorilla tours, Encounter Africa safaris is here to assist you.

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda takes place in Volcanoes National Park and all those interested in booking Rwanda gorilla treks will be required to buy gorilla permits in order to be allowed to see these habituated mountain gorillas. Rwanda gorilla treks can therefore be guaranteed only if one has secured his or her gorilla permit.

In order for us to confirm and book Rwanda gorilla treks on your behalf, you will be required to tell us the dates you intend to visit Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking. The reason we need details of date, month and year is that gorilla permits are booked and reserved for specific dates. Once we have your specific dates, we will contact Rwanda development board about Rwanda gorilla permit availability and then get back to you.

Rwanda gorilla permits can only be guaranteed only if paid for. We have several modes of payment which include Wire transfer, Credit card and or Cash. Depending on your preferred mode, we will send you our invoice with our Bank Account details for you to make payment for the permits. Once we have the funds on our Bank Account, we will go ahead to pay for and secure your Rwanda gorilla permit. For purposes of accountability, we will send you scanned copies of your Rwanda gorilla permits for records and perusal.

While Rwanda gorilla permits will allow you to spend one hour with mountain gorillas, permits don’t include transport to and from Volcanoes National Park as well as accommodation which should be close to the park. Rwanda gorilla permits only include visiting mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park for one hour, services of a ranger guide, security in the forest, park entry fees as well as taxes. Transport and accommodation is booked separately and Encounter Africa safaris will assist you in making the best choice in as far as accommodation and transport is concerned.

Rwanda gorilla trekking Accommodation choices

Encounter Africa safaris will assist you in selecting and booking Rwanda gorilla treks accommodation in Volcanoes National Park. Encounter Africa safaris has for a longtime created a good working relationship with Rwanda Lodges and as such are in position to negotiate and help you select the best lodge for your Rwanda gorilla holiday. We work closely with Budget, Mid Range as well as High end lodges all located close to Volcanoes National Park. Tell us your budget and interest and we will straight away recommend a Lodge that suites your interest and budget. For more information about Rwanda gorilla trekking Lodges, do not hesitate to contact Encounter Africa Safaris on email or phone.

Choice of transport for your Volcanoes Gorilla treks

Booking Rwanda gorilla treks is incomplete without you looking at how you will get to Volcanoes National Park. Encounter Africa safaris assists in arranging all transfers to and from the airport as well as transport to Volcanoes National Park and back. We have several vehicle options which we will use to transport you to Volcanoes National Park and then back. For budget travelers, we have our 4×4 Safari Vans and those who have some extra funds to spare can upgrade to 4×4 Land cruisers. It should be noted that all our vehicles are designed with high level of comfort and are driven by experienced driver guides. Our vehicles come with drinking water while on transit. Most roads from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park are smooth and well maintained and the drive time is about 2-3 hours only.

Nature of gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park.

Having looked at the basics one needs to book a gorilla tour in volcanoes National Park, we take this opportunity to show you how a day in ones gorilla trekking while at Volcanoes National Park looks like. Unlike in Uganda, where minimum days for any gorilla trek is 3, in Rwanda it is possible to do a 2 day gorilla trek since once can easily drive back to Kigali for his/her flight back.

Normally the first day is for driving from Kigali International Airport to Volcanoes National Park. When you book your Rwanda gorilla trek with Encounter Africa safaris, our driver guide will wait for you at Arrivals, welcome you to Rwanda, give you a small briefing and then drive you to Volcanoes National Park. The drive from Kigali International Airport to Volcanoes National Park is about 2-3 hours meaning that you will drive at your own pace arriving at the park for relaxation as you prepare for your gorilla trek the next day.

On the last day and depending on your departure program, you will drive back to Kigali International Airport for your flight out of Rwanda marking the end of your Rwanda gorilla trek.</p.

Included in your Rwanda gorilla trek

When booking Rwanda gorilla treks, make sure you understand what is included and what is excluded. Encounter Africa safaris packages all inclusive Rwanda gorilla trekking tours meaning that we handle everything on your behalf to give you enough time to enjoy your trek with us. All our Rwanda gorilla safaris include a gorilla permit for volcanoes National Park allowing you to see gorillas for one hour, accommodation and meal plan on full board, transport in a 4×4 Safari vehicle, services of a local English speaking driver guide and all park entry fees. Excluded in the tour are tips and all expenses of personal nature.

When is the best time to book Rwanda gorilla safaris

When considering booking Rwanda gorilla treks, seasons of the year also matter. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is one of the most sought after activity and depends on availability of gorilla permits. High seasons from June to Mid September and then December onwards to February are high seasons and gorilla permits tend to sell our quickly. During peak season, we encourage you to book your Rwanda gorilla tour and permits at least 3-4 months in advance. Dry seasons are also known to be the best time for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park compared to wet one. This does not however rule out the fact that gorillas can be trekked all through the year.</p.

Why book Rwanda gorilla safaris with Encounter Africa safaris

There so many reasons why you should consider booking Rwanda gorilla treks with Encounter Africa safaris. At Encounter, a customer is the king and tourism is our passion. We live and work to make sure that you get an experience of a lifetime. We offer quality and timely information that will help you organize your tour to Rwanda for gorilla trekking with ease. All our Rwanda gorilla safaris are value for money and affordable. Encounter Africa safaris is highly reviewed on Trip advisor as well as Safari bookings. You too can join our happy family by booking Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris with us.

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