Waking up in the early morning, looking for your boots, camera batteries, phone and carrying your packed food to head for a briefing for a gorilla encounter is something, that you will never stop thinking of once you’re to trek or you returned from the trekking. Gorilla tracking experience is one of the amazing adventurous lifetime experiences that one should not miss on their visit to Rwanda. Indeed 90% of the tourist visit to Rwanda, always include gorilla trekking experience included in the itinerary as this is one of the golden spots to see this gentle giant. The gorilla trekking is only possible in three countries in the entire world, thus Rwanda, Uganda and DR. Congo.

What is unique about gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda?

A gorilla tour to Volcanoes national park is purely a life changing adventure which rewards travelers with close encounter to the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitats. With only an estimated 880 Gorillas left in the world, to see these gentle creatures in their natural habitat are a truly unique moment. To trek the gorillas, you must hold gorilla trekking permit which is got from the park reservation office by the help of a local tour operator who has access to the permits. Rwanda Eco Company and Safaris or Beyond Kigali City Tours, can help you to arrange one.

Gorilla trekking groups for trekking in Rwanda

Depending on the group your allocated to trek or which you hold the permit to trek, the experience is magical and different, since each gorilla group has a total unique behavior from the rest of other group. To trek to a group is another totally exceptional and different experience as some groups is allocated near the briefing and starting point while other groups are too mobile and can be found high on the mountain slopes. Moving around and amidst the sleepily thicket is one of the most enjoyable experiences along the journey to find these gentle giants.

Always remember to carry a rain jacket as being in a tropical zone no matter it’s a dry season, any time expect a down fall. For gorilla trekking, you can do as many times as you wish, depending on your interest and budget. You can as well cross over to Uganda and do another gorilla trekking adventure, to enjoy a wonderful moment with these gentle giants. You may take long or short time to find the gorillas depending on their mobility; however, the trekking can last from 2 – 6 hours in search. Some physical fitness is required, and good trekking boots, is of high advantage and do not forget to carry some packed bits, and mineral water, as you will be getting thirsty and thirsty as you trek.

What other animals to encounter while on a jungle tracking in Volcanoes

Lots of beautiful creatures can be spot while you meander with your cameras, in the forest in search for the gorilla. You can be able to see lots of bird species, butterflies, monkey, and plant species. You will only be allowed a maximum of an hour with the forest giants to observe them, as you watch their social life of feeding, grooming as they move around. You’re entitled to keep a distance of 8 m on their encounter. You can take as many photographs as you wish but end ever to turn off your camera lights, as this make entice them to charge you, or shy away.

On your return from the trekking, a trekking certificate, baring your names will be served to you, that you will take home as a recognition of participation on gorilla trekking once you’re trekking on the Uganda side. For more information in regard to gorilla trekking, get in touch with Rwanda Eco Company and Safaris or Beyond Kigali City Tours, they will design a trip around you, to match your interests, tastes and budget, and created with an absolute commitment to quality.