Are you planning a budget gorilla safari to Rwanda? What is the approximate cost of a budget Rwanda gorilla trip in Volcanoes National Park? Do you want to know the estimate of the cost? Encounter Africa safaris is here to provide you with all related information to the approximate cost of a budget Rwanda gorilla trip to Volcanoes National park. Our 3-day budget all-inclusive Packages range from USD400-580 per person, this is determined by the number of days you would like to spend on the trip and choice of services. The cost of budget gorilla trips reduces when you are over two people going on the trip. When planning a budget gorilla trekking holiday to see mountain gorillas in Volcanoes, one must put into consideration the price of a gorilla permit which is currently costing USD$1500 per person per trek, cost of transport to and from Volcanoes National Park. Ideally, the cost of vehicle and driver for a Van is about USD$100 per day, and then overnight accommodation costs of about USD$60-70 per night. Meals may range from USD$15-20. Other costs to consider include tips and hiring a porter at USD$15-20. In short, the approximate cost of a budget gorilla trekking safari to Volcanoes National Park may cost you USD$1900-2080 in a group of two people.
Volcanoes National Park is also known as Parc des Vulcan’s in French and Pariki Yigihugu yibirungu in Kinyarwanda (Local language) which is found in the North-East in a small town called Musanze, Rwanda in East Africa. Volcanoes National park is one of the major national parks in Rwanda and East Africa and one of the oldest parks in Africa, it is a home to the endangered apes and primates that include the Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys, there are also many species of birds, Monkeys, trees, forest hogs, bushbucks among others in the forest and the unique culture. Volcanoes national park is part of the Virunga Conservation Area including five extinct volcanoes namely; Mountain Muhabura, Mountain Sabyinyo, Mountain Gahinga, Mountain Karisimbi, and Mountain Bisoke. Gorilla tourism in Volcanoes National park has earned Rwanda economic development as it has attracted more visitors every year. Gorilla trekking is a lifetime experience of seeing the endangered gorillas in their natural environment and half of the population of the remaining gorillas is found in East Africa.
For budget Rwanda gorilla treks, gorilla trekking is the top thing to do, the mountain gorillas are the famous attraction in volcanoes national park with gorilla trekking happening every day throughout the year. Gorilla trekking is an activity that involves visiting the habituated endangered mountain gorillas in their natural environment, as you view the way they feed, move, rest, and live in harmony. Volcanoes National Park has 10 habituated gorilla families for trekking every day, only 8 visitors per gorilla family may trek every day. The chances of seeing the mountain gorillas are 99% as you are guided by trackers, guides, and park rangers. Gorilla trekking starts every day in Kinigi at 7:00 am with a briefing on guidelines to follow while on the trek, even though the gorillas have 99% DNA as the humans, they still remain wild and you are advised to follow the dos and don’ts from the guides. The gorilla trek can take 30 minutes to more hours depending on the movement and location of the gorillas in the forest.
For one to be allowed to do a gorilla trek in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, you must have a Rwanda gorilla permit for a particular date secured from the Rwanda development board. The gorilla permit costs USD1500 for all nationals and you are allowed one hour of viewing the gorillas and taking photography. Booking a gorilla trek to volcanoes National Park is a lifetime experience to complete your bucket list, Encounter Africa safaris will help you book and tailor a gorilla trek tour that is affordable and memorable.
The transportation costs include vehicle hire, driver-guide, and fuel for the entire round trip, the cost is as well determined by the number of days you intend to spend on the trip. While on a Budget trip, you can opt for Vehicle hire ranges between USD80-100usd per day considering the kind of vehicle you choose to use. The cost of transportation reduces when shared by two or more people. To visit Volcanoes national park, you are required to secure a Rwanda visa at USD30 at Kigali International Airport or any of the border points into Rwanda. The park can be accessed by road and it’s only 2 hours’ drive from Kigali city and about an hour drive from Cyanika border of Uganda and Rwanda. We use 4×4 vehicles for our all-inclusive packages that are very comfortable for your road trip to Volcanoes national park. For entry into the park, you will need to have secured permits for any of the activities of your choice or paid park entrance fees.
While on your visit to volcanoes national park, staying in a good, clean, comfortable, and beautiful lodge/camp is ideal for an incredible budget safari. The luxury lodges prices range from USD80-100per person per night, some of the budget lodges include Muhavura lodge, Kinigi guest house, Volcano view lodge, Gorilla volcanoes Hotel. You can as well stay in Le bambou gorilla lodge which is a midrange lodge. The hotel rooms can sell out quickly, especially during the high season. Your accommodation choice needs to booked in advance for your visit to volcanoes national park.
To trek or organize a budget gorilla trekking tour to see mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, you will need a valid gorilla permit issued by the Rwanda development bank. A gorilla permit entitles you one hour with mountain gorillas much as the trek itself may last 3-4 hours. This gorilla permit includes one hour with habituated mountain gorillas, services of a ranger guide, park entry fees, and a certificate after your gorilla trek. Booking a gorilla permit is so easy when you contact Encounter Africa safaris. All we require from you is the date when you plan to visit Rwanda and Volcanoes National Park in particular. Once we have dates, we will check the availability of permits on that particular date. Once we get it, we will request you to make payment and we pay and secure it for you. Rwanda gorilla permits tend to sell out quickly and we recommend that you book your permit 3-6 months in advance.
Volcanoes National Park is the easiest to access compared to all mountain gorilla National Parks in Africa. Volcanoes National Park is approximately 2-3 hours drive on good roads from Kigali City or Airport. Because of this, it is possible to do a 2 day or one day gorilla trekking excursion departing to and from Kigali. Encounter Africa safaris recommends a minimum of 3 days gorilla trek to enable you have ample time before and after your gorilla trek. You need time to acclimatize before the trek and a night after your gorilla trek for relaxation. All our road trips to volcanoes National Park are conducted using vehicles driven by professional and well-trained driver guides and drinking water is included. For more information about our guided road trips to volcanoes National Park, kindly contact us on email or phone.
Apart from gorilla trekking, one can decide to add on a day of visiting the golden monkey. You need a golden monkey permit for you to see habituated communities of golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park. A valid golden monkey permit allows you one hour with these endangered creatures and includes services of a ranger guide, park fees, and one hour with them. When contacted, Encounter Africa safaris will arrange permits to see golden monkeys on your behalf. Other activities are hiking volcanoes in the park as well as undertaking a forest/nature walk in the forest.
Encounter Africa safaris offers amazing experiences to volcanoes national Park and Rwanda as a destination for the past years. Contact us on www.gorilla-tracking-uganda,com for our discounted packages and also tailor-made gorilla trips, birding, cultural experiences, and golden monkey tracking to the volcanoes national park. Our magic in organizing authentic experience stems from the fact that we have over time assembled a team mixed with young and energetic staff guided by a well-experienced team and passionate about what they do. Encounter Africa Safaris is highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor and safari bookings to help you learn on the experiences of the other travelers who have traveled with us to volcanoes national park Rwanda.
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