What are the chances of seeing Mountain Gorillas?, This question is asked frequently when it comes to gorilla tracking in Rwanda. Gorillas are wild apes staying in Rwanda’s volcanic national park site only in 2hours away from Kigali the Rwandan capital city.
Volcanoes National Park makes the great Virunga trans-borderline tourism area encompassing Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and DR Congo’s Virunga National Park.
Volcanoes National Park masks an area of 160sq km and it’s a home of about 11 gorilla families available for tracking in Rwanda.
The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) manages Rwanda’s Gorilla National Park, which serves as a significant contributor to Rwanda’s economy through tourism.
In addition to Gorilla National Park, Rwanda boasts other national parks, each offering unique experiences. Akagera National Park is renowned for boat safaris, walking safaris, birding safaris, and game drives. Nyungwe Forest National Park is famous for activities like chimpanzee tracking and canopy walks. Furthermore, Giswati National Park, soon to open for tourism, is home to golden monkeys and chimpanzees.
The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) sets the price for gorilla permits at USD 1500 per permit, allowing visitors the unique opportunity to spend an hour with these gentle giants in their natural habitat.
The process of gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park begins with an early morning entry into the rainforest for a briefing and guidance at the park headquarters. Moreover, as the trek commences, guided by a park ranger, the ranger communicates with trackers regarding the gorillas’ overnight location. The trek’s duration depends on the gorillas’ current whereabouts.
In real talking, the chances are above 99% that you have to see the mountain gorillas on your tracking safari.
Typically, gorilla movements are to a large extent dependent on food availability of food implying that during the dry season, there is less food distribution. So unfit travelers may oppose walking faster and this can lead to the annulment of the trek.
Gorillas are sectional and the sectors are led by adult males who may be silver or black-back gorillas, so if two gorilla families meet, the less powerful silver or black-back may go so far as exceeding their home range of around 1sq km radius range daily and this may change and it makes trackers fail to locate the gorillas easily.
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