7 Things to Know Before Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda 2023

7 Things to Know Before Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda 2023 are carry the right gear, prepare for adventure at Volcanoes National Park Ruheneri Diistrict. 7 Things to Know Before Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda 2023 are the guidelines to know as you prepare to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda  a Volcanoes National Park located in the Ruhengeri District of Musanze Rwanda.

Gorilla Trekking is a very exciting adventure to do in Rwanda as this adventure enable you to trek and watch the rare species of Mountain Gorillas in their natural forest vegetation habitat in a period of 1 hour. The adventure starts at the Park headquarters where you are shortly briefed by a park ranger on the code of conduct around the Mountain Gorillas then later in distributed groups of 8 with a park ranger per Gorilla Group, enter the green forest to trek the Gorillas for a period of 3-5 hours.

You follow different trails with instructions from the park ranger guide then after you meet the rare majestic Mountain Gorillas and stay in their presence taking many photos to keep.

7 Things to Know Before Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

  1. Make Sure to Buy & Have a valid Gorilla Trekking Permit

Before transferring to trek the majestic Mountain Gorillas, make sure to buy and have a valid Gorilla Trekking Permit to enable you trek the rare species of Mountain Gorillas in their natural forest vegetation habitat.

  1. Prepare for an Adventurous Hike

When planning for you Gorilla Trek in Rwanda at Volcanoes National Park, put it at the back of your mind that you are going for an adventurous hiking experience through the green forest vegetation searching for the Mountain Gorillas in a period of 3-5 hours until you get to meet them.

  1. Consider Hiring a Porter for your Trek

When planning your Gorilla Trekking Safari, make sure to hire a porter at US $10 to  carry your luggage the whole time you trekking the rare species of Mountain Gorillas. This is very good for the money given to the porters benefits them positively. You can also hire the porters to carry you to thee Gorillas in the green forest habitat at an extra fee of US $200.

  1. You are Briefed on Conduct around the Gorillas

When planning to go Gorilla trekking, you should know that you shall et briefed shortly on conduct around the rare species of Mountain Gorillas before trekking them.

  1. Gorilla Trekking takes 3 to 5 Hours

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda takes you a period of 3 to 5 hours and this depends on the current location of the Mountain Gorillas in their natural forest vegetation habitat.

  1. Carry and Wear the Right Trekking/ Hiking Gear

When planning to go Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda, ensure to carry the right Gorilla Trekking gear to enable you navigate easily along the slippery trails as you search for the rare species of Mountain Gorillas. These include; rain jackets, long-sleeve shirts, slippers, sweater for cool evenings, sun protection, hat, sunglasses, sun cream, video/photo camera, reserve batteries, films and a torch, insect repellents, binoculars, gloves.

  1. Purchase Gorilla Trekking Permit Before Date of Trekking

Before you Gorilla Trekking Day, make sure to purchase your Gorilla Trekking Permit before that date of trekking so as to avoid any inconveniences. You can book these directly through the Rwanda development Board or through an authentic Tour Operator Agency that can book these on your behalf.