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Trekking of mountain gorillas in either Rwanda is everyone's dream. Most clients prefer to trek the mountain gorillas in Rwanda because of the easier to trek terrain and the proximity of Volcanoes National Park to Kigali.

Gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda are on very high demand especially during the peak season of June, July, August, September, December and January. We strongly recommend that you check with us availability of gorilla permits for your preferable. Rwanda gorilla trekking date so that we can book gorilla permits on time.

Book your Rwanda gorilla trek permits through us with confidence by telephone +256 772 779 796 or via email info@mushratravelagency.com We have offices in Kigali City so we are able to check gorilla permits availability dates with ease. We recommend that we book your gorilla permits as early as possible and then we can proceed to work with you and plan the rest of your Gorilla Trekking or Africa Safari on time.

The price of gorilla permits in Rwanda is $1500. We don’t take any administration fees even if you are not doing the rest of your Gorilla Safari with us. We however ask for $30 to cover international funds transfer charges and the cost of delivering the originals of your gorilla permits to your preferred location in Kigali or at the airport. (The $30 charge applies only if you are not going on Safari with us)

If you are not going on Safari with us but want to book your gorilla permits with us, please note that the price of your Rwanda gorilla permits is inclusive park entry fees and services of the gorilla trekking guides.

GORILLA TREKKING PERMITS BOOKING PROCESS

We have a strong team 15 Tour Consultants so when you order your gorilla permit through us, you are guaranteed timely response and booking. We assign a dedicated staff, driver and tour guide to every inquiry that comes to us, so you are guaranteed timely response to emails. We keep you informed throughout the enter process. Despite time zone differences, we reply to emails in less than 2 hours, throughout the week, including weekends. Read below the step-by-step guide on gorilla permit booking process.

1. Send us an email or telephone us with your preferred gorilla trekking dates. We request that you give us a range of dates, in case gorilla permits are not available for your preferred gorilla trek day.

2. Based on gorilla permits availability dates. We will contact you to confirm your dates.

3. We then request that you send to us full names, nationalities and passport numbers of all the gorilla trekkers. This information is printed on gorilla permits. ( You can send this information in your first email so that we can have it ready in your system)

4. We will then send you safe payment details options to pay for your gorilla permit or you entire gorilla trekking safari. In some cases, we will request you to use international money transfer services like western Union or Money Gram if the booking is very urgent.

5. When you send gorilla permit fees, we request that you inform us so that we can track it in our bank and send you a receipt on time. It usually takes 4-7 business working days for the monies to get to us. They are times when we can purchase your gorilla permit using our own funds as soon as we receive a fees transfer notification. This helps make sure all gorilla permits are booked without fail.

6. When we receive gorilla permits, we shall scan and email copies of the gorilla permits. We keep the original gorilla permits and deliver them to you in person when we meet you at the airport or your preferred location.

7. We usually recommend that travelers booking gorilla permits through us book our service as this helps them save over $200 and get all the discounts we offer. Contact our customer service team to book you gorilla permit or gorilla trekking safari.

8. Do you have any questions about gorilla permits? Contact our customer service team or call us today +256 772 779 796

Our expert guides passionately impart an incomparable wealth of knowledge, personally researched and experienced, about habitats, ecology, birds, trees, plants, animals and insects, providing our guests with enough memorable wildlife experiences to last a lifetime.

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REASONS TO VISIT RWANDA

Rwanda is located in East Africa and is situated in the African great lakes region. Rwanda has healed the wounds from a devastating genocide more than two decades ago, it has emerged as one of East Africa’s premier travel destinations. The mountains in the west and savanna to the east of the country are visited by thousands of tourists every year. Rwanda is known for its transformed capital city – Kigali, wildlife adventures in its national parks and the famous mountain gorillas. Here are five reasons you should visit Rwanda.

1. GORILLA TREKKING

Rwanda is one of only three places in the world where you can trek some of the world's remaining 880 mountain gorillas. Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is the most famous destination in Rwanda. It has become synonymous with mountain gorilla trekking safaris and no visit to the country would be complete without visiting these majestic primates.

Volcanoes National Park, one of Africa's oldest national parks, and you'll be led on a daily guided gorilla trek that tops out at eight visitors. There is no other wildlife experience quite like an encounter with mountain gorillas. That precious hour spent in their company – watching the group playing, sulking, teasing each other, eating, or dozing just like we do – is extraordinary. And the gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park are among the best in Africa.

2. GENOCIDE MEMORIALS

No one would want to reminisce genocide on their vacation but the Genocide Memorials in Rwanda are one of the top visited attractions. Don’t miss the visit the Memorials for stories that make it seem like the Genocide happened last night. Rwanda has made a huge progress since the 1994 genocide but, it is vital that the visitors and the people, who live here, know about the horrific incident that shook eastern Africa. The Rwanda people this will among other things help prevent future similar occurrences.

You will visit a site of over one million genocide victims, churches which were also the sites for the horrendous massacre, a school that was also one of the sites to the genocide and also visit a museum which contains preserved bodies of the victims and a detailed history about the outbreak of the genocide.

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3. SAFETY AND THE LAKES

Safety is a priority for almost all travelers. Rwanda is one of the safest countries not just in Africa, but in the world: In 2015, Rwanda country ranked fifth globally and first on the continent in Gallup's Law and Order Index, which measures how safe people feel walking home at night. Violent crime is near nonexistent, and the terrorist threats that have plagued other East African destinations have not affected Rwanda.

Due to its location in the Great Lakes region of Africa, Rwanda is a natural paradise surrounded with many pristine and charming lakes and lake beaches. Five volcanic lakes lie on the border of Rwanda and Congo and are full of great attractions. The lakes are bordered by mountains and provide a great place for trekking, hang gliding and water skiing etc. The surrounding forests are also great for a marvelous gorilla safari.

4. WILDLIFE VIEWING SAFARIS

Rwanda’s Akagera National Park is an amazing wildlife safari destination in Rwanda. It is located in the north east of Rwanda along the border with Tanzania. The forest fringed lakes, papyrus swamps, Savannah plains and rolling highlands combine to make Akagera amongst the most scenic of reserves anywhere in Africa. It has exceptional levels of biodiversity and forms the largest protected wetland in central Africa.

Notable plains game in Akagera National Park include elephant, buffalo, topi, zebra, waterbuck, roan antelope and eland. Other antelope are duiker, oribi, bohor reedbuck, klipspringer, bushbuck and impala. Of the primates, olive baboons, vervets and the secretive blue monkey are seen during the day, with bushbabies often seen on night drives. Akagera is an important ornithological site with nearly 500 bird species, providing a fun-filled game viewing tour in Rwanda. Look out for the rare and elusive shoebill which shares the papyrus with other rarities such as the exquisite papyrus gonolek and countless other water birds that inhabit the wetlands in large numbers. Proceeds from your safari in Akagera National Park go to improving and preserving the park for future generations.

5. GROWTH IN KIGALI CITY

The capital and the largest city in Rwanda, Kigali would remind you of a typically European town with clean streets and paved roads. Founded in 1907, brought down by the genocide, Kigali is on the move. Kigali also enjoys a cool subtropical climate, which ranges between 27 to 15 degrees throughout the year. Enjoy locally roasted coffee from and city Cafes, visit the Arts Center or take a mini-hike on Mount Kigali which is the highest point sitting atop an elevation of 1,850 meters above sea level.

The above attractions are just a handful of the several places you can visit in Rwanda. Rwanda is indeed unlike any other African country you might have visited. See Rwanda Gorilla Tour Sample Itinerary below or contact our customer service team to customize your Safari.

01Day One:Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Our staff will pick you up from your hotel or the airport and begin the journey to Musanze, Rwanda's second largest city. Set against the backdrop of the five Virunga volcanoes, Musanze will be your base from which to explore Volcanoes National Park. (Inc: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )

02Day Two:Gorilla Trekking

After an early breakfast at your hotel, we will proceed directly to the Volcanoes National Park's headquarters to meet your guides. After completing the briefing, you'll embark on the once in a lifetime experience of tracking the enigmatic mountain gorillas.

There is no guarantee how long or difficult your tracking experience will be as it depends on where the family of gorillas is and on weather conditions, It can take anywhere from two up to six hours of trekking through the mountain forest at relatively high altitudes. Fitness is definitely recommended for those wishing to undertake the excursion.

One of the most memorable experiences you're likely to ever have, you'll be allowed an hour of close contact with the gorillas once you've found them. You'll be privileged enough to come within few metres of a family of these rare and beautiful animals, observing their family dynamics and getting to learn a bit about each gorilla's distinct personality in serene silence. (Inc: Gorilla Trekking Permit, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Hotel)

03Day Three: End of Gorilla Trekking Safari

We'll spend the day tracking another of the Volcanoes National Park's primates, the beautiful golden monkeys that can only be found in the Volcanoes Conservation Area.

You'll trek through sun-dappled glades and dense stands of bamboo in search of these playful monkeys, who are well accustomed to visitors. This means you'll be able to view the golden monkeys playing, feeding, and leaping from tree to tree as if you weren't there. While your time with the monkeys is limited to an hour, this is ample time to see the inquisitive creatures in their natural habitat. After a hot lunch at your lodge, you'll then return to Kigali for your onward travel. (Inc: Trekking Permit, Breakfast / Lunch )

Departure Date Group Luxury (Double Share) Budget (Double Share)
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 1 Person$3000 Per Person $2500 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 2 Persons $2800 Per Person $2300 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 3 Persons $2700 Per Person $2300 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 4 Persons $2500 Per Person $2300 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 5 Persons $2500 Per Person $2200 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 6 Persons $2500 Per Person $2100 Per Person Get a Quote