How hard is gorilla trekking in Rwanda; This is one of the most asked questions by the visitors wishing to do gorilla trekking tour in Rwanda. Well, how hard is gorilla trekking. However, to some gorilla groups in Volcanoes national park are bit challenging for the trekkers or visitors. Trekking a gorilla group in Volcanoes national park Rwanda can take between 30 to 6 even more hours searching, depending on their location in the forest. More so about the number of factors attached on above asked question is as discussed below;
Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris are the main highlight of any Rwanda safaris and though the activity might be somehow experienced at cost of USD1,500, just know the price of the permit is worth the money since the experience of gorilla trekking is a lifetime adventure.
More so ,most of the inquiries got from gorilla trekking safaris, this is a same question of how difficult gorilla trekking in Rwanda could be, others that how cost gorilla trekking in Rwanda or how physically fit should one be to trek gorillas many others.
The hard or difficulty in gorilla trekking in Rwanda entirely depends on numbery of factors like; the cost of gorilla trekking permits, location of gorilla group/family, what time of the year best for gorilla safari visit, age limit of the trekker, body fitness of the travelers and how easily reachable to the national park. However, all these factors bring out clear explanation of how hard a traveler to trek gorillas in Rwanda.
Price of Gorilla Trekking Permit in Rwanda
Rwanda’s gorilla trekking permits cost looks to be more expensive but the activity is worth the money. Rwanda gorilla trekking goes at USD1,500 dollars per person per day, pay for one hour view of the gorilla in their nature inhabitant and the rest of hours for searching . To some hiking might be hard to trek gorillas yet other travelers the price of the permit makes it quite difficult for them.
Location of a Gorilla Group /Family
The location of the endangered mountain gorilla groups in Volcanoes national park also plays a great role in allocating them. Meaning, how far a gorilla group you’re assigned to has moved since it was last trekked will also determines how hard is gorilla trekking will be for visitors to trek that specific gorilla families. Gorilla groups like the Susa A, Karisimbi, Amahoro as well as Ugenda gorilla families are on move always since they live in the high altitude of the mountains hence making it difficult for trekkers to trek the gorillas in these families, since they are less challenging for the travelers such as Agashya, Kwitonda, Hirwa and Sabyinyo.
Best of the year one to trek gorillas in Rwanda;
How hard it is for a traveler to trek gorillas in Rwanda depending on the time of the year one has wished to visit gorillas. Most assuredly, visitors are advised to carry their trekking in drier months between June to September and December to February. These are the outstanding months in which Volcanoes National Park experience its dryness. During dry seasons, the hiking trails within the park becomes easy for the tourists to trek the gorillas. However, you can decide to trek gorillas in Rwanda even in rainy season though you can experience a lot of difficulty when trekking gorillas. This is because the hiking trail heads becomes muddy, steep and slippery at this time of the year.
Age limit of the trekker
One to go for gorilla trekking experience must be 15 years and above and must also be in good health. Depending on body fitness, meaning elderly travelers can find it difficult to trek some of the gorilla groups that inhabits in high altitudes. And to some determines on how hard it will be for the trekkers to the gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda.
Body fitness of the travelers;
A traveler to trek gorillas in Rwanda, one has to be in good level of physical fitness. Before you embark for the activitiy you’re recommended to first take along walk on a regular basis in order to get already into perfect shape before hiking-gorillas in Rwanda. To those who are not physically fit find it hard when doing gorilla trekking in Rwanda. The disabled travelers can be carried on sedan chair by the porters through paying little fee to them.
Accessibility of the Park;
The hard of trekking gorillas in Rwanda depends on, how accessible the national park. Ideally, Volcanoes National park is the only place visitors can do gorilla trekking. Eventually, roads that connects tourists to national parks can make hard for visitors to access the Volcanoes national park thus making travelers to find it hard to trek gorillas in the park.
While planning to do gorilla trekking in Rwanda, always make sure to carry useful essentials like; insect repellent, long trouser and long sleeved shirt, enough mineral water, sunscreen cream, hiking books, waterproof bag to protect your bag, camera and personnel documents.
With all above mention useful factors, you can enjoy your gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda. If you wish to get started, please contact us Achieve Global safaris for any inquiry or book with us your Gorilla Trekking Tours and Safaris in Rwanda.