Discover the captivating beauty of Rwanda, where lush landscapes, rare wildlife encounters, and a rich cultural heritage converge to create an unforgettable travel experience.
Immerse yourself in the enchanting wonders of Rwanda, a land of vibrant landscapes, fascinating wildlife, and warm hospitality that will leave you mesmerized.
Why this destination is perfect for you
Discover a selection of reasons why this destination is the perfect match for you. Embark on an adventure that promises to fulfil your wanderlust and create cherished memories, as this destination caters to your unique desires and ensures an unforgettable travel experience.
Encounter the critically endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
Diverse Wildlife Encounters
Captivating Birding Opportunities
Sustainable Tourism Practices
Explore our comprehensive FAQ section where we provide informative answers to address all your questions and curiosities.
The currency used in Rwanda is the Rwandan Franc (RWF). While the local currency is widely accepted, major credit cards (such as Visa and Mastercard) are also accepted in most hotels, restaurants, and larger establishments. It is advisable to carry some cash for smaller purchases and when visiting more remote areas.
Yes, it is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional or travel clinic for up-to-date information on required and recommended vaccinations for Rwanda. Common vaccinations include those for hepatitis A and B, typhoid, tetanus, and yellow fever. Additionally, it is advisable to take precautions against malaria by taking antimalarial medication and using mosquito repellent, especially when visiting certain areas of Rwanda.
Yes, Rwanda is considered one of the safest countries in Africa for tourists, with a low crime rate and a strong focus on security and safety measures.
The best time to visit Rwanda for Gorilla Trekking is during the drier months of June to September and December to February when the trails are less muddy and the weather is generally more pleasant.
Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park issues a limited number of gorilla permits per day to ensure the conservation of the gorillas’ habitat. Currently, there are a total of 80 permits available per day.
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves hiking through dense forests and uneven terrain. However, the pace is generally set according to the group’s abilities, and porters are available to assist with carrying equipment if needed.
The duration of a Gorilla Trekking experience can vary, but on average, it takes about 2-6 hours of hiking to locate the gorilla group, spend one hour with them, and return to the starting point.
During the gorilla trek, visitors are allowed to get as close as 7 meters (approximately 22 feet) to the gorillas. However, it is important to respect the gorillas’ space and follow the guidelines provided by the park rangers.
Yes, photography and video recording are allowed during Gorilla Trekking. However, the use of flash is prohibited to avoid disturbing the gorillas. It is recommended to bring appropriate camera equipment and accessories.
Yes, permits are required for various activities in Rwanda’s national parks, including chimpanzee trekking, golden monkey trekking, and birding. Each activity requires a separate permit. But when traveling with TUSK Photo, we arrange all the permits needed for the trek.
By visiting Rwanda and obtaining gorilla trekking permits, you are directly contributing to the conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitats. The revenue generated from permits supports conservation initiatives and local communities.