Volcanoes National Park: Safaris
Rwanda gorilla safaris
Our Rwanda trips usually include private a 4WD and guide, as well as permits to trek for mountain gorillas. Such gorilla safaris usually start early in the morning from the edge of the forest. After training in safety and gorilla etiquette, you will be lead into the forest by a specialist gorilla guide from the national park.
As the altitude is over 2,500m, the pace is unhurried and the hike is tiring, taking from 30 minutes to a few hours. This gorilla guide will take you to one of the groups of habituated mountain gorillas, whom the guides know well. The gorillas are used to human visitors and sightings are pretty much guaranteed.
These well organised and clearly structured gorilla safaris are carried out with small groups of up to eight people, and you will normally be allowed only an hour with the gorillas. Many of Expert Africa's travellers book two or even three treks on consecutive days, so it’s easy to extend your gorilla safari for a few extra days.
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