Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

Luxury Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

Rwanda is situated near the iconic safari destinations of Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya and is one of the three countries that inhabit the human’s closest relatives, the mountain gorillas.

The country is a famous destination for primate tracking on the planet, set against the backdrop of its endless green hills that soar in the mountainsides. The country is a superb destination for primates tracking in general and includes the fun-loving Sykes monkey, the Golden monkey, and the boisterous chimpanzee that rule the Nyungwe Forest.

Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda are found in the Volcanoes National Park that is in the northwestern part of the country, stretching on a total land area of 160 square kilometers and encounters the large rainforest in the Virunga Mountains. The park harbors the Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga, and Sabyinyo that are five of the eight Virunga Mountains. Volcanoes National Park is part of the large Virunga ecosystem that stretches in three countries of Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Is Luxury Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda worth it?

There is no need to hesitate for gorilla trekking in our opinion; the answer is “Yes”. Gorilla trekking is worth the cost, energy, and time. Past travelers have reviewed the experience as unforgettable, magical, and life-changing worth the penny. Despite the high costs, discomfort, and time, gorilla watching tours in Rwanda are perhaps the best wildlife experience in the world that is worth doing.

You will never have regrets for any of the trekking and the cost of the permit is absolutely worth the value. You must, however, prepare for some hustle up and down the steep rocky hills in the forest, sometimes on a rainy and muddy day. But when you meet this huge yet humble primate in their territory, it will be worth your effort.

You will spend approximately one hour with this endangered great ape and get any details you have been wishing to know about them. But to do this, you have to reserve a gorilla tracking permit well in advance before you embark on this life-changing adventure. Gorilla trekking is something any traveler should include in their bucket list when planning for an Africa safari. 

The Luxury Gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda is one of the life’s privileges for you to live to remember. In Rwanda in the early morning before tracking (Maybe 7:00 AM), the visitors will usually be entertained by the lively traditional dance troupe (SACOLA Traditional Dancers), there are coffee/tea dispensers with cups available for free to visitors, wow what a great experience.

The trek however in the early morning starts with a briefing.  In the briefing, you are told what to bring with you and which rules you should follow during the trek.

Next after the briefing, the rangers usually determine in which group you are. The groups are basically based on the physical conditions of the members in the group. Each of the groups is dedicated to a gorilla family. The chances of seeing the mountain gorillas in Rwanda in high and it takes you a few hours of the trek. The fact that the rangers are knowledgeable about their movements, you will absolutely be successful on your trek.