Trekking gorillas in Rwanda is the most luxurious gorilla tours that are done in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national Park. Gorilla trekking on a Rwanda safari is the highlight to why most visitors come to visit Rwanda. Trekking the gorillas in Rwanda is defined as the hiking to the tropical forests and the Virunga Mountains to see the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. On a Rwanda safari tourists should explore Volcanoes National Park to have the perfect gorilla trekking experience with the endless unforgettable safari memories.

How to acquire a Rwanda Gorilla trekking permit.

When planning to go for a gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park. It’s very important to first book your gorilla permit a head of the real tracking date as they are always few and be finished within a shortest period of time.

The gorilla trekking permit on a Rwanda safari can be booked in two different ways that is. One book the gorilla trekking permit on a Rwanda safari through Rwanda Development Board, the governing body of tourism in Rwanda, as you can torch them through email or calling their offices for your desired dates.

Another option on how to get the gorilla trekking permit on a Rwanda safari is through booking with the tour operator, and booking through the tour operator is very reliable option of obtaining a gorilla permit like

This saves you from the hustle and its less tiresome option is the best way as well they can proceed arranging for your safari like arranging for you the transportation, accommodation, meals and among others and as well advise on other activities you can combine with gorilla trekking on a safari.

Here they will ask you the date, month, and year that you would like to carry your gorilla trekking on a Rwanda safari. Then if there is no available permits on your desired dates, then you will be asked to choose another date that has the permit availability and also you can pay for a gorilla permit either at Rwanda Development Board, and once you made payments, and the money is received, you can be asked to send your scanned documents proof and they start the process for your gorilla trekking permit and send you a scanned copy of the permit as a confirmation.

Cost of a gorilla trekking permit on a Rwanda safari.

A gorilla trekking permit in Volcanoes National Park costs 1500 USD per person for all the nationalities.

When to book for a gorilla trekking permit.

Gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda should be booked 3 to 6 months on advance before the trekking date because they gorilla trekking permits are always competitive and they can get sold out easily especially during the peak season/ dry season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February.

So to avoid the disappointments on the last minute, tourists who are willing to carry out gorilla trekking on a Rwanda safari are advised to book their 2023 gorilla trekking permits in advance.

Best time to go for gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda.

All the time of the year can be done to do gorilla trekking on a Rwanda safari. But the best time to go for gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda is during the dry season from mid-September and again from December to February.

That’s the period when the gorilla trekking trails are dry, not slippery and easily accessible which makes gorilla trekking very perfect on a Rwanda safari.

However some trekkers can visit Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking during the rainy season as that’s the period when the park can be less crowded which makes gorilla trekking the charming activity in the months of March to May and again October to November.

During the rainy season that’s when the gorillas can be spread everywhere in the park because of the large presence of food everywhere which makes gorilla trekking very easy.

What to carry on your Rwanda gorilla trekking safari.

Gorilla trekkers coming for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park are advised to carry the following items rain jacket because of the unpredictable weather conditions, wear long sleeved blouse for ladies and long sleeved shirts for men, water proof sturdy boosts, sturdy gardening gloves, hat and sun glasses, pair binoculars, cameras, tracking and among others of your choice.