It is now possible to book Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris from Southwestern Uganda to see gorillas and other activities in Volcanoes National Park. Many people prefer trekking Rwanda gorillas in Volcanoes National Park because of the less driving time from Kigali to this magnificent mountain gorilla park. While the distance from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park is approximately 2-3 hours drive, one can actually take 30 to 40 minutes from Southwestern Uganda to Volcanoes National Park to see mountain gorillas. Encounter Africa safaris operates Rwanda gorilla treks from Uganda to volcanoes National Park.
Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris from Southwestern Uganda
Southwestern Uganda districts include Kisoro and Kabale. These two districts border with Rwanda and from Chanika border, it’s just a 45-hour drive to Volcanoes National Park home to mountain gorillas. It should also be noted that Volcanoes National Park is an extension of Mgahinga National Park in Uganda. It’s for this reason that sometimes Rwanda mountain gorillas cross over to Mgahinga and the reverse is true. Are you resident in Kabale or Mgahinga and want to trek Rwanda gorillas in Volcanoes National Park? Do you want to start your Safari in Uganda and end with mountain gorillas in Rwanda? Encounter Africa safaris will take care of all your arrangements in this regards.
How to book your safari with Encounter Africa safaris
Those interested in Visiting Rwanda mountain gorillas from Uganda should contact Encounter Africa safaris with the exact dates when they want to trek mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National park. Once we have dates/months/and year, we will check the availability of gorilla permits and then report back to you. We will invoice you to make sure that payment is done since Rwanda gorilla permits can be guaranteed only if payment is made. Make sure you send us proof of payment (POP) after making a wire transfer or credit card payment to our Bank account. Once we have your POP, we will use our credit to purchase your gorilla permit as it takes 2-3 working days for the money to appear or show on our Bank Account. After paying your Rwanda gorilla permit, we will send you scanned copies for your records and perusal.
Once your gorilla permit is secured, we will go ahead and organize your accommodation (where to stay) and transport to and from the park. We will pick you up from any location, transport you to and from Volcanoes National Park.
Tailor made Rwanda safaris starting from Uganda
Encounter Africa safaris tailors Gorilla safaris from Kisoro to Volcanoes National Park. It is possible to start very early from Kisoro, drive to Volcanoes National Park via Chanika border to trek gorillas in Rwanda. It is thus possible to organize a one-day gorilla trekking excursion from Kisoro to volcanoes National Park.
Once we have secured your gorilla permit, we will then arrange transport and accommodation(where applicable) to transfer you from Kisoro to Volcanoes National Park. If you depart at 6am in Uganda, you will be in Rwanda in time for gorilla trekking. The good thing is that Uganda is ahead of Rwanda by one hour so everything works perfectly. After your gorilla trek, you will be awarded a certificate and be driven back to Kisoro for overnight marking the end of your tour. For more information about Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris from Southwestern Uganda, please contact us
Those who prefer spending more time in Rwanda, you may opt for golden monkey trekking or volcano hiking since Rwanda offers some of the best opportunities to hike extinct volcanoes and Golden monkeys in the whole of Africa. You may also choose to connect to Lake Kivu, Nyungwe National Park or Akagera National Park and other sites in Rwanda. Encounter Africa Safaris organizes Rwanda safaris from Southwestern Uganda from one day to more than 15 days for you to enjoy and stay longer in a country with a thousand hills.
About Rwanda mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is one of the four parks with a population of mountain gorillas in the whole world. Located in the northeastern part of Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga region shared by three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Volcanoes National Park has 20 habituated mountain gorilla families, and out of this, 10 families are for research while the other 10 are for trekking. Each habituated mountain gorilla group is visited by a maximum number of 8 people meaning that at most, Rwanda can accommodate 80 people per day to see mountain gorillas for one hour. Rwanda is a popular gorilla trekking destination attracting many tourists so gorilla permits must be booked in advance.
Booking Volcanoes National Park gorilla permits
Rwanda gorilla permits to visit mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park are issued by RDP and are given out on first come first serve. One must pay first to secure a permit to see gorillas in Rwanda. Please send us your actual dates when you want to trek gorillas and we will check availability for you, advise and then send you an invoice to make payment. Once payment is made, you will go ahead and purchase your gorilla permit and send you scanned copies.
Rwanda gorilla permits cost $1500 and include one hour with mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, park entry fees, services of a ranger guide, security while in the forest and a gorilla trekking certificate after your trek. Gorilla trekking normally starts in the morning and can take from 30mins up to three-quarters of the day. While at the park, you have an option of choosing an easier or challenging trek depending on your interest and physical fitness.
Included in our Rwanda tours starting from Uganda
Encounter Africa safaris tours to Rwanda from southwestern Uganda are all-inclusive of park entry, permits(gorilla, chimpanzee and golden monkey), accommodation and transport. All our vehicles are customized for safari and are driven by well-trained safari guides. We tailor all-inclusive safaris so that you don’t have to burden doing it on your own in a country you are not familiar with.
Why use Encounter Africa safari services
For the last 15 years, Encounter Africa safaris has been championing life-changing safaris to Uganda and Rwanda to see gorillas and wildlife in their natural habitats. Our tours are designed to provide an experience of a lifetime with visits to the local communities in and around national parks. Encounter Africa safaris is 100% owned and run by Ugandans and we have great reviews on trip advisor as well as safari booking. For more information about Encounter Africa safaris and our reasonably priced safaris, do send us an email and we will respond to you as soon as possible.