Gorilla Trekking Permits in Rwanda 2024 : Gorilla trekking in Rwanda will lead you to Volcanoes National Park which will give you access to several different gorilla families in the wild that will ensure you have the most memorable safari experience. Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park will lead you to hike the Virunga mountains in Rwanda one of the most notable attractions that you will get to hike in the wild and these will lead you to the mountain gorillas that you will have to hike to access the habituated gorilla families that you will have to observe for an hour with the species in the wild understanding how they go about their day in the wild.

Product Category Price Requirements
Gorilla  trekking


Rwandans  and   EAC





National   ID,   Valid

Passport,         Birth Certificate

Foreign  residents  in




Valid           Passport

Resident            Id/

Diplomatic Card /Visa

of      minimum     4

consecutive months,

African citizens, foreign

residents in all African

countries,   including











Foreign Non residents







You can obtain a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda from a trusted tour operator who will then apply for a gorilla trekking permit from the Rwanda development board and here you will get to present your passport of national ID which will verify your nationality. It should be noted that different groups of people pay different prices as shown below so ensure you present the right national identification or a passport.

Gorilla Trekking Permits in Rwanda 2024
Mountain Gorilla

With a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda, you will have access to the species for an hour and interesting about the safari experience, you will have the chance to enjoy watching how the species go about their daily activities, you will take their pictures and also get the opportunity to have access to a guide who will ensure you have all the relevant information about the species and also to help you understand more about their behavior. For the ranger who will also accompany you while participating in the safari experience, will ensure you have the safest safari experience without worrying about getting attacked during your gorilla trekking experience.

Also important to note about a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda 2024, is the fact that it is only valid for the date of tracking and failure to show up for your gorilla trekking experience, you will not be refunded your money unless it is a medical emergency which you will have to inform the Rwanda development Board through writing.

It should also be noted from your gorilla safaris in Rwanda, and other gorilla trekking destinations in Africa a minimum of 8 people are allowed to visit every gorilla family and this limits the number of people interested in gorilla trekking experience. Therefore you should consider booking in advance to avoid missing out on watching the gorillas as they go about their daily activities in the wild.

Packing list for gorilla trekking in Rwanda

  • Pack a camera and get to take beautiful pictures of the species in the wild
  • Carry binoculars because you will watch a number of different bird species during your safari experience.
  • Carry some insect repellent to avoid being bitten by a number of insects
  • Carry some sunscreen to avoid sunburns while participating in the activity during the dry season
  • Consider packing some pain killers because the hike to the habituated gorilla families in Uganda is quite challenging.
  • You should also consider packing some water proof jacket because it can rain at any given time in the park
  • You should also consider packing the best hiking shoes to ensure you hike smoothly along the different trails in the park as you access the Virunga mountains in Rwanda.
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