Discounted Rwanda Gorilla Tours in June 2021
Gorilla trekking is one of the most thrilling wildlife activities on earth. The experience is much different from a game drive in any National Park. Gorilla trekking is special because mountain gorillas look and behave like we humans. They live in families with a hierarchy where the dominant silverback dictates everything that is done by the group.
Gorilla trekking is expensive because mountain gorillas are endangered and because of that many people want to see them. The high numbers of tourists interested in seeing them has forced many governments to raise the price of permits. You can say the principle of demand and supply applies here – The higher the demand, the higher the price. But demand is not the only explanation for the high cost of gorilla permits. There is need for funds to protect the primates.
Gorilla conservation involves significant investments in research, rangers and scientists and this requires money. Part of the money collected from gorilla permits are channeled towards the protection of these majestic primates. To be more specific, 15% of the money collected goes to the government, 10% to the local communities and 75% to gorilla conservation.
It is important to also note that if the prices for permits were reduced considerably, there is a likelihood that there would be too many visitors to the parks hence affecting the overall well being of the few habituated gorilla groups.
There is a special rate for all those coming to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and the price is $ 1275 USD per person instead of 1500 USD per person. Go for great journeys to the “Gorilla kingdom”, the home of mountain gorillas in Africa for Gorilla trekking holidays or Gorilla tracking.
It does not matter what you call it, but gorilla trekking in Rwanda is a bucket list adventure and one that lasts a lifetime. Mountain Gorillas are highly endangered species; endangered due to habitat loss, diseases and poaching for different reasons and previously, it was estimated that only 880 gorillas existed in the entire world.
Take this chance to enjoy Rwanda’s pride of the ability for one to do the gorilla trek even in one day and fly back home which is impossible for Uganda. Volcanoes National Park is located 116 km from Kigali and can be driven in just 2 hours. This will work most for people who will have limited time after the commonwealth conference in June 2020. Book in time for proper arrangements.