Welcome to Volcanoes National Park that is the only national park in Rwanda which protects the lives of Mountain gorillas. It is also one of the four national parks all over the world to protect Mountain gorillas and others include Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park plus Mgahinga Gorilla National Park all from Uganda.
It is very easy to visit Rwanda gorillas at any time you may want in that you can visit them on last minute too. This is possible due to the facilities which are needed to access the Volcanoes National Park to be of a high quality including the Rwanda Air Flight which flies direct from UK to Kigali international airport in Rwanda unlike other two countries ‘’Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo’’ which lack a direct flight from UK to their airports.
Besides the direct flight to Rwanda being available but also the airport of Rwanda (Kigali international airport) is among the 7 top airports in Africa to be in better conditions and at the airport there is free WIFI. If you are still thinking of the best place suitable for gorilla tours and you are still stuck, you have to hear about the easy and luxury accessibility of Rwanda gorillas.
In all the three countries (Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo) protecting the endangered Mountain gorillas in the all world have dirt roads which access the gorilla protecting Parks exclude Rwanda which has well tarmac roads direct from the airport of Kigali to Volcanoes National Park where the endangered primates are found, the Park is just a two and half hour drive from the airport thus making it easy, simple and luxury to access it.
Therefore, another factor that favors the penetration of Rwanda gorillas easily and quickly on a last minute is to use the best tour companies ever which provide both good and luxury vehicles plus booking for you the gorilla permit at the same time such as Eco Tours Rwanda whereby for you, you will just need to mark your scheduled dates for the tour and then go for it with the gorilla permits being bought already.
However, another instrumental factor you should consider to have a quick, easy and luxury tour on a last minute is to book earlier with the tour company you will be using for your tour such that the tour is planned very well and accordingly.
A gorilla permit in Rwanda costs US$ 1500 but if you are to explore more than one Park in Rwanda you will then be given a discount and you only pay US$ 1275 if you have a conference in Rwanda and at the same time you want to view the primates a discount will be given to you thus you will pay US$ 1050 but visiting 2 or 3 parks and during November to May every year.
In Volcanoes national park, you will be given briefings such that you don’t get inconveniences during the tracking of these endangered primates and in Volcanoes National Park you will simply spot an endangered Mountain gorilla due to the fact that the Park is not too thick hence making your tour easier and move on quickly.
In the Park, you will be put into shifts such that the activity moves on quickly and for every individual to be able to view the primates. A group of 8 individuals per shift/group is allowed to go for tracking and you should spend one hour with the gorillas and not exceeding that. As your tracking, you will also have a sight to over 175 bird species and other wildlife such as bush bucks, black fronted duiker, buffaloes, spotted hyena, golden monkeys and elephants.
The Park also has good accommodation ideal for gorilla trekkers such as Virunga Lodge, Bisate Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Singita Kwitonda Lodge, Kinigi Guest House, Jack Hanna’s Guest House, Mountain gorilla nest, Sabyinyo Silver Back Lodge, Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel and many other lodges plus exclusive camps. Therefore, you can visit Rwanda gorillas at any time you may want to, since the Park’s facilities and accommodation also simplifies the tour for you.