Mountain gorillas are predominantly the most attractive primates that any visitor to Rwanda attaches his/ her memory with on a safari. At safari vacations & travel services, we aim at arranging memorable and affordable gorilla packages to the land of a thousand hills particularly for “mountain gorillas” to the primate adventures and wildlife experience in Akagera national park however we are obliged to share with you some of the key considerations you can read through to guide you as you plan for a successful tour to Rwanda.
Consider inquiring and booking your safari with a trusted tour company.
Once you develop the idea of traveling to East Africa and particularly Rwanda, consider choosing a potential and reliable tour company for your safari, this can be determined by browsing for registered and approved tour companies with regulatory bodies like the Uganda tourism board for Uganda, Rwanda tourism board for Rwanda for legalities upon your tour, AUTO (Association of Uganda Tour Operators) and RTTA (Rwanda Tours and Travel Association) are professional bodies, you can as well consider inquiring from friends who have ever been to the country your visiting.
Consider reading through travel reviews of the company you may choose to inquire from as this gives you a clear picture through write up made by visitors who may have booked through the same company upon their service delivery for your decision-making process. Safari vacations & travel services is a Ugandan locally owned registered tour company that operates in both Uganda and Rwanda with vast knowledge of arranging successful tours, click here for our reviews and trip advisor rating.
Safety for your health is very paramount and thus needs crucial consideration but on this note understanding the security standards of the country and the places you’re going to visit is important for you to feel free and comfortable to where you wish to make your adventure however Rwanda hold much safety standards to its visitors and we can assure you that you can safely travel to this country without any worry for you and your property.
Once you have confirmed the final itinerary with us, you will be asked to pay a deposit of 30%. Gorilla/ chimpanzee permits must be paid for in full prior to trekking dates and months. Note that availability of accommodation and permits is not guaranteed until officially confirmed. Therefore it’s more advisable to book with a trusted tour operator like Safari Vacations & Travel Services to ensure that your bookings are timely and arranged.
Consider the inclusive and exclusive items for your safari which may include the following
Understanding the documents for your safari is important to avoid being embarrassed in the host country for instance you are required to carry a valid passport, purchase a tourist visa if your to cross to different countries, health insurance, and other legal documents which contain your bio-data for any support upon your safari,
Note: To visit the gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, you will need to show the negative PT-PCR test certificate that you received after your arrival in the country.
Minimum age to involve in certain activities for example gorilla trekking.
The parks regulatory body instituted by the government” Rwanda Development Board” setup a minimum age for gorilla trekking and habituation which is from 15 years and above, however some instances where a child below 15 years may trek gorillas if there is a special arrangement that has been organized between the parents of the child and the authorities
Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla permits are very competitive and scarce most especially during high/peak seasons of June, July, August, September, December, and February. However, this will change a little by the effects of Covid-19 where many travels have been canceled and the economy has been strike with many travelers prioritizing for their health and post ponding holidays much longer.
Hotel and room accommodation.
Consider researching on different accommodation’s with an array of services they offer, their hospitality, rates, extra amenities like security, parking among others, however, you can as well contact your tour consultant to advise you on the best accommodation centers close to your safari activities due to the experience they have in the business to help you smoothly have an organized and comfortable accommodation within your budget and preference.
Mode of transport?
Consider inquiring on the right means of transport for your safari and the type of vehicles to be used in regards to your preference either to use air transport or road transport and the distance to and from where your activities are proposed to take place. This helps you to choose the right means of transport and a wide picture of what to expect before you embark on your safari.
Conclusively safari vacations& travel services with its trusted tour consultants will be waiting to help you plan well your preferred safari to Rwanda. Feel free to make your inquiry and choose from any packages of your choice at a friendly and affordable quote.