It is very important to first look at all requirements before booking your gorilla trek in the three countries where mountain gorillas live. In today’s, article, our main emphasis will be on Rwanda gorilla trekking age limit or minimum age required for one to visit or trek habituated mountain gorilla families in Volcanoes National Park. It should be noted that all over the world, gorilla trekking is one of the most sought after and expensive activity for tourists. Mountain gorillas are found in three African countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. In Rwanda, habituated mountain gorillas can are found in Volcanoes National Park while in Uganda we have mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga. The other where mountain gorillas live is The Democratic republic of Congo. Encounter Africa safaris operates in Rwanda and Uganda due to the relative stability in these countries.
Why Rwanda gorilla trekking age limit
Mountain gorillas where until recent declared as endangered species with only a handful residing on the East Africa part of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo in the virungas. According to the current mountain gorilla census, the number of mountain gorillas have increased in numbers and thanks to the strong conservation efforts by stakeholders and the three African countries where these mountain gorillas live. Rwanda gorilla trekking age limit is currently at 15 years and above meaning that children below the age of 15 years are not allowed to trek gorillas in the volcanoes National Park Rwanda.
Several reasons have been pointed out to justify Rwanda gorilla trekking age limit at 15 years and above. One of the reason is that these mountain gorillas share almost the same genes like human beings and due to the fact that children normally carry some of these contagious diseases which can easily be spread to mountain gorillas. To avoid this, Rwanda just like other countries that have mountain gorillas decided to have their minimum age for gorilla trekking at 15 years and above.
Second reason justifying Rwanda gorilla trekking age limit or minimum age of 15 years is that it is very hard to predict the behavior of children most especially when they get face to face with mountain gorillas. Some of these unpredictable behaviors may result into the charging of mountain gorillas which is not good at all.
Rwanda also sent their age limit at 15 years and above due to the fact that gorilla trekking can sometimes be strenuous. Gorilla trekking can sometimes involve long hikes and walks in the forest and mountains looking for these once endangered great apes. It is thus believed that children above 15 years are physically strong enough to under such strenuous and demanding activity.
That notwithstanding, Rwanda gorilla trekking age limit can be reconsidered if the parents can prove that the child or minor in question is nearing his or her 15th birth day. That is if he or she is in his late 14th and strong enough to trek gorillas. Parents may be required to provide details of the minor or child including current photos and passport.
Rwanda gorilla trekking age limit and gorilla permit price.
It is true that Rwanda gorilla trekking age limit stops minors below the age of 15 to trek mountain gorillas. In a situation where he/she is allowed,(Please contact Encounter Africa Safaris for advice), you will need to pre purchase Rwanda gorilla permit for your child. Further note that Rwanda gorilla permit price for adults and minors or children is the same. A gorilla permit is a document or card that allows you to spend one hour with a given family of habituated mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. At the moment, a gorilla permit in Rwanda costs USD1500 and it allows you to spend one hour with mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.
Once you know that you will not be affected by Rwanda gorilla trekking age limit, you will be required to book your Rwanda gorilla permit in advance. Gorilla permits in Rwanda tend to sell out quickly and as such, we encourage you to book your gorilla permit at least 4-6 months in advance
Encounter Africa safaris organizes gorilla and other wildlife and cultural tours to Uganda and Rwanda and once you book an all inclusive Rwanda gorilla tour, we will make sure that we assist you with booking your Rwanda gorilla permit to enable you enjoy seeing habituated mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
Encounter Africa safaris tailors Rwanda gorilla safaris to fit in your budget, time and interest. We will handle all your queries from inquiry, to booking until you come to visit this country of a thousand hills. We will check availability of permits, accommodation and other services, reserve your permit, book and confirm them on your behalf. We have selected Rwanda gorilla safaris ranging from 3 Day gorilla tours and many more including those that combine Uganda and Rwanda. Kindly visit our website to details about Rwanda gorilla safaris offered and feel free to contact us for more details.
Encounter Africa safaris is one of the leading tour operators for Uganda and Rwanda and our level od service is not questionable. We offer some of the best advice in as far as gorilla tours in Rwanda are concerned. We employ professional and well trained safari designers who will assist you in arranging an everlasting Rwanda gorilla safari. We also employ well trained and knowledgeable Driver guides who will be with you all through to show you Rwanda’ Gorillas and culture. Our Vehicles are well maintained and fully serviced for your safety. Every client in our vehicle is entitled to a window seat and drinking water while in the vehicle. We endeavor to provide an authentic African experience by employing Rwandese and using Lodges and Hotels owned and run by Rwandese. By doing this, you are assured that your gorilla trek will benefit the locals in Rwanda.
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