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Mountain Gorilla Trekking

Created with Sketch. Volcanoes National Park, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
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Duration

3-5 Hours

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Cancellation

No Cancellation

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is often described as “life changing” and with good reason. With only an estimated 880 Gorillas left in the world, to see these gentle creatures in their natural habitat is a truly unique moment.

Gorillas make their homes in and amongst the bamboo-covered slopes of the Virunga Mountains in the Volcanoes National Park in northern Rwanda. Trek to see them and you’ll be introduced by your expert trackers and guides to one of the fully-habituated families of mountain gorillas and you can stay with them for an awe-inspiring hour, often crouching just a few feet away, whilst the gorillas go about their daily lives.

Hikes in the mountains can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours + depending on the family allocated to your group and their location. The journey back can take just as long, but you are often carried along by the euphoria you feel at seeing the gorillas!

Expert guides give a pre-trek briefing on specific protocols and rules for visiting the gorillas that live within an altitude of 2500 and 4000m. Porters are available to help carry backpacks and cameras, as well as helping you with your footing along your hike which can be hard work, but well worth it

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The overall length of your hike to the mountain gorillas is unpredictable depending on how far the gorillas have moved being wild animals. It may take as little as 30 minutes to find your gorilla family and as long as five to seven hours.
  • The forest is verdant, humid and somehow light and there are no discernible trekking paths. The terrain is full of hills and steep volcano slopes where you will be required to pull yourself up steep grades by grasping onto branches, plant roots, bushes and more. Follow the lead of the guide as to the best path and form to take. If you need a break, let your guide know.
  • It is also advisable that you carry with you some energy giving snacks and bottled mineral water to quench your thirst and give you more energy.

What you will do

Itenirary
07:00AM
Short briefing before tracking
Itenirary
08:00AM
A ride to the last stop.
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10:00AM
Tracking Gorillas.
Itenirary
01:00PM
The time with which we expect to come back from tracking.

Included/Exclude

  • Entrance fees
  • Specialized bilingual guide
  • Free coffee before tracking
  • Additional Services
  • Private Transport
  • Food & Drink

Activity's Location

Created with Sketch. Volcanoes National Park, Ruhengeri, Rwanda

FAQs

When and where does the tour start?
This tour start at Kinigi RDB office where After a quick briefing on safety measures and what to expect during the day, you will be grouped in groups of 8 people maximum and each group is assigned one gorilla family to trek. Rwanda has 10 gorilla families, hence 10 groups of 8 people each are the ones allowed to track on a particular day.
When and where does the tour end?
Each mountain gorilla tracking activity ends at the edge of the park that depends on which family we have visited.
Do you arrange airport or Hotels transfers?
YES! But Airport and Hotel transfers are not included in the price of this Activity, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case Green Zest Travels representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
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Extras
  • Porter($20,00)

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