Despite being a high-end gorilla trekking country, you can track on affordable options in Rwanda and that is when you travel in low season (November – May) and if you visit 02 or 03 Rwanda parks. Let alone the fee for permits, here it is possible to carry out treks that last for a day or two. The best way to minimize on your expenditure in Rwanda is by opting for few days and staying in budget accommodation facilities. The only downside is, the $1500 permits fee for Rwanda can get you a fully booked three-day budget gorilla safari in Uganda and leave you pocket change of approximately $250. The gorillas are the same and it’s only the environment that differs. In actual sense, Rwanda now offers luxury gorilla safaris in Rwanda due to so many 5 star luxury eco – lodges in the parks.
This way, we are able to offer you very comfortable facilities at low discounted rates irrespective of your class of travel. All clients that book a budget gorilla safari with us get booked in very comfortable gorilla safari lodges with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) included.
Additional services to this include traveling in air-conditioned safari vans that are installed with Wi-Fi. These fleet of vehicles belong to us and we do not charge high for them. The affordable gorilla tours are crafted for affordability, comfort and enjoyment. This is because we care so much about the kind of experience you are bound for and we always want you to make the most out of your safari even with less money.
You will be transferred to the park headquarters – Kinigi for a briefing about the endangered mountain gorillas. Along with your trekking gear, drinking water and packed lunch, the driver will drop you off at the starting point to trek the gorillas together with the ranger guides. This activity may take between 1-8 hours searching for the gorillas depending on their movement.
However, meeting them is so rewarding and you will spend maximally 1 hour with them as you take time studying them and taking pictures and videos.
After the trek, go for Dian Fossey grave Trek, they should be aware that she was an American Zoologist who was murdered in 1985 while on her research about the rare species of mountain gorillas and other primates in Parc des Volcanoes. Her graves are close to her research centre.
Visit the Urwibutso Ecotourism Project. This project supports local farmers in many ways such as contributing to social and economic development in the region through providing services like schools, health centres, creating job opportunities and training farmers.
After spending your time with the fascinating mountain gorillas, return to the base and meet your driver and a transfer for lunch and refresh at your lodge. Later connect back to Kigali city. The driver will either drop you off at where you will be staying in Kigali or proceed and drop you at the airport for your on-going flight back home.