Hotel des Mille Collines by Kempinski is one of the most luxurious hotels in Kigali Rwanda. Located along 2KN 6th Ave, Kigali, this 5 star luxury hotel features 112 hotel rooms which are decorated to blend into their earthy surroundings. Hotel des Mille Collines is set in Rwanda’s capital city: Kigali. It is a four-star international hotel set in large gardens in downtown Kigali. The hotel gained much of its notoriety from its role within the feature film, Hotel Rwanda. As within the film, the hotel attracts a distinctly business clientele, however its base in the city centre means it is a good base from which tourists can explore.

Enjoy a selection of rooms for guests looking to stay. Each of the Mille Collines’ rooms have private bathrooms, satellite televisions, PC hook-ups and with most of the standard hotel amenities. The rooms are spacious while not being luxurious, they offer a great base to explore the city or for a comfortable overnight stop.

The Hotel provides its leisure and business guests with most convenient services and facilities to ensure a most comfortable stay in Rwanda. It has a large swimming pool and a fitness suite, but these added luxuries will only be a minor distraction from the markets and interesting sights of the city. There is also a restaurant offering French and international cuisine and two bars offering local products as well as international drinks in the cocktail lounge.

Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, is a tranquil, cosmopolitan city offering visitors and travelers a wide range of cultural diversions and entertainment. With Kigali being in the centre of Rwanda, with most main roads leading to and from it, it is quite likely that an extended visit to the country could see you spend a night there. If a one night stop-over is necessary, then a visit to Kigali’s new and insightful Genocide Museum is highly recommended. Not only does it detail the history of Rwanda’s genocide, but also documents the history of genocide around the world, creating a very moving experience. Most visitors who go for gorilla safaris in Rwanda always start their trips with a city tour to the Kigali Genocide Memorial site so that they can get a brief history of Rwanda.

The unique attributes which make The Hotel des Mille Collines one of very best hotels is largely due to its endless views combined top notch food and service ensuring your holiday is a memorable one. In many countries, we probably wouldn’t even mention a hotel like this for our travellers. However, here it’s an attractive option, worth considering, because it offers standards of comfort that are relatively uncommon in hotels elsewhere in Rwanda.

Hotel Mille Collines is liked by many leisure travelers and holiday makers who go to Rwanda to embark on several adventures that include gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park, game viewing in the vast Akagera National Park, primates watching and canopy walks in Nyungwe Forest National Park and more adventures. Other attractions in Rwanda include the Genocide Memorials, the Genocide Museum, Lake Kivu etc.!

Have you ever thought about taking luxury gorilla trekking tours? If you are an affluent traveler and you feel like getting out of the usual gorilla trekking safaris, then a luxury safari is the only exceptional way for you realize your dreams in Africa. This denotes encountering all that that the real world has in offer in African wilderness but with a complement of comfort. It comes in lush amenities like classic accommodation and lodging units, luxurious tour vehicles especially the extended land cruiser and highly customized and personalized service. You can also decide to fly up to your destination of choice and the travel pace is more flexible. It is all about reducing environmental effects and making getting around part of the exceptional adventure. By spending more, visitors are equally treated to more included meals, more leader led activities as well as experience the local encounters and at the end, benefits the local communities and offering the most thrilling experience to the visitors.

Luxury gorilla trips come with astonishing Uganda safari destinations including the mountain gorilla trekking sites of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga National Park in the Southwestern part of the country as well as wildlife safari destinations such as the untapped Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park and not to leave out sport fishing safari destinations like Lake Victoria and the mighty River Nile, cultural heritage safaris to the ancient sites of Uganda. In Rwanda, gorilla trekking is best done in Volcanoes National Park. Your luxury gorilla safari also offers you opportunity to explore Nyungwe Forest National Park in the South where 13 primate species are inhabited, 300 bird species including the rare Rwenzori Turaco. As you head towards the East, Akagera National Park is another birders paradise and best spot for big game safaris in Rwanda. In the west, there is Lake Kivu the deep blue water and white sand beaches that offer amazing relaxing and chilling moments in life.

Visitors who partake this kind safari have higher chance of a relaxed pace that permits them to experience fully the purpose of their long waited holiday. There is no need to worry about long distant drives; there are scheduled flights that have simplified movement of travelers from Entebbe International Airport and Kajjansi Airstrip which takes you up to Kisoro where you will easily connect to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park. But if you want to catch a glimpse of Uganda’s naturalness then you can drive up to the park where gorilla trekking is conducted.

Whereas most travelers book gorilla trekking safaris to Uganda, a few of them book for luxury gorilla trekking tours in Uganda, given the fact that the budget looks relatively higher for them to certain extent and basing on the fact that  gorilla permits are obtainable at $450 per visitor for foreign non residents, $400 for foreign residents and shs.150000 for East African residents in the wet/low season especially in the months of April, May and November while during the peak season the permits are sold at $600 per tourists for foreign non residents, $500 for foreign residents and shs.250000 for East African residents. In Rwanda, gorilla trekking permits cost $1500 per tourist. This however makes the cost of the trip to be a little high as compared t0 other types of safaris such as wildlife safaris in Uganda or Rwanda If you have ever been in Uganda for a budget gorilla trekking trip, we encourage you to also check out with our most rewarding luxury gorilla trekking tours for an entire new unique encounters right from exceptional lodging facilities, meals, safari cars and several services that will repay you with a life time experiences.

Luxury gorilla trekking safaris are more exceptional than the usual packages in that for a luxury setting, travelers have higher chances of participating in two gorilla treks or even as more as three gorilla treks within Uganda, Rwanda or Uganda and Rwanda combined. This is advantageous in that if the first trek of your luxury gorilla trekking is not that well especially when it comes to viewing rare species and given the fact that you only sight them in Bwindi or Mgahinga National Park when you are in Uganda, the rest of the days of your luxury safaris won’t hurt you as you will have a high opportunity to sight several gorillas.

Climate can also another hindering factor and remember it is challenging trekking these apes during the wet season since most of them hind in the forest. This kind of obstacles can make you sight a few individuals but with luxury gorilla trekking safaris which has two gorilla treks, there is no need to be scared about this because the following trek will compensate the previous days. If you need to enjoy Uganda gorilla trekking in a luxury set up, then book any of our luxury gorilla trekking tours now.

In conclusion, luxury gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo offer visitors opportunity to explore more on the critically endangered mountain gorillas in a more comfortable manner. This is best done in the dry/high season that falls in the months of June, July, August, September and December to February.

Hiring a porter and walking stick plays a significant role when it comes to gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda or the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). You can hire a porter to help you carry heavy luggage or extra equipment and walking stick to offering you support when trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park in southwestern Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda and the Virunga National Park. 

Trekking to see mountain gorillas in the wild is all about hiking through the dense vegetation and steep slopes in Volcanoes National Park, Bwindi National Park, Mgahinga National Park, and Virunga National Park while in search for gorillas. 

Gorilla treks usually last for about 2-6 hours and for you to complete your adventure in the jungles even if your pack seems not heavy but this is lengthy. Porters are very experienced and knowledgeable of the terrain and they can assist relieve you from the heavy load, for instance, carrying your luggage, cameras, snacks and other gear you will be using.

A porter will remain with you throughout your adventure and also can go the extra mile to assist you to cross trickier areas along the trails. Your walking stick offers you support while on a trek and you can find one at park headquarters or lodge.

Hiring porters during your gorilla trekking adventure allows you to concentrate on your adventure rather than being bothered by the heavy load. Also, it is one best way to give back to the local community and making sure that they are part of the beneficiaries of mountain gorilla conservation.

Engaging services of porters during gorilla trek in Uganda, Rwanda, DR Congo is one way to empower them so that they earn a living and also be in a position to pay schools and meet other basic needs back home. 

Most of the park ranger guides and porters are ex-poachers and now they have devoted themselves to conserving these creatures and this is one way they can earn something for a living rather than engaging in illegal hunting. 

By hiring porters, you will be helping their families too as well as nearby communities. You can hire a porter in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Volcanoes National Park, Virunga National Park, and Mgahinga National Park at $10 to $20. For starters, this is a worthwhile amount if you need to make a difference during your adventure.

Gorilla trekking is one of the key reasons why thousands of tourists visit Rwanda or Uganda because it is an exceptional activity conducted within only three countries of the World that include Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In most cases, the issue of safety and security as far as gorilla trekking is concerned has been a subject of debate for tourists across the globe. But did you know that a face to face encounter with the mountain gorillas is safer than encountering any other wildlife species? Yeah that’s the fact and on your next gorilla safari, do not be worried of the experience;

Safety of Countries

When it comes to security of the countries, Rwanda and Uganda are very safe for tourists to visit. Most tourists are always scared of guerillas and not gorillas, which is why the Governments of these two countries are doing the best to make sure that tourists are safe. When venturing into the jungles, tourists track gorillas in the company of armed rangers and an experienced tour guide.

The Actual Gorilla Visit

When it comes to interaction with the mountain gorillas, it is totally safe because these creatures are very gentle and not aggressive as they are portrayed. Before tourists are allowed to go on gorilla treks, these great apes undergo a habituation process for over three years to make sure that they get used to human presence. Tourists are only allowed to track habituated gorilla families that are now used to the presence of humans hence are not dangerous to tourists who visit the Parks to track them. Habituation of the mountain gorillas usually takes 2-3 years then mock trials are conducted before they are fully tracked by tourists.

Gorillas are very peaceful creatures! If you have ever watched the King Kong movie, you will see how these creatures are portrayed which is contrary to what they are. They are very friendly until provoked, and will respond by beating their chest. However, the fact that they are wild animals, is should not be ignored that they can turn aggressive and hence to ensure safety and security, several rules and regulations (guidelines)-with dos and don’ts exist to ensure safety of the tourists and tourists as well.

Protective Set Guidelines

Before a tourist is allowed to enter the National park for gorilla trekking to search for the Mountain gorillas, he or she has to first attend a pre-tracking briefing at the park Headquarters–to understand what to do or not to do during gorilla trekking. What every tourist needs to understand is that the critically endangered mountain gorillas are not aggressive and dangerous as long as they are relaxed and not disturbed.

You will be guided by Rangers

The park rangers are very clear and critical on the issue of distance (7 meters away from the Mountain gorillas) which is the accepted distance for tourists when observing the Mountain gorillas. If the mountain gorillas come closer, do not run away but extend away slowly or sit until these animals move away from you.

Pay Respect to Your Hosts

Like in human behavior it is important to respect the homes of the hosts. You are just a visitor not the owner of the home. Tourists are not allowed to eat or drink in the presence of the Mountain gorilla family. You can eat when you are not in the presence of these creatures. Tourists are advised to avoid staring directly into the eyes of the Mountain gorillas because these animals can perceive it as a provocation and hostility. In case they charge, you look away which shows submission

Speak quietly when tracking or when with the mountain gorillas because noise startles them and avoid making fast and sudden moves because it is perceived as a threat to these exceptional primate species.

Also, avoid using flash cameras when taking photographs because it also scares them and can make them to charge. These stringent rules and regulations (guidelines) are supposed to be followed by every tourist/gorilla trekker with non exception of everyone. In case the rules and regulations are followed to book, there is no way that the Mountain gorillas-known to be Gentle Giants would become aggressive to anyone.

In conclusion

Mountain gorillas are safe to be tracked within Rwanda and Uganda because they have undergone 2-3 years’ habituation to make them used to the presence of humans and there are no guerillas due to the increased security around the National parks and the countries in general.

When it comes to comfortable accommodation in the Wilderness, Rwandan Lodges are among the best in Africa. Are you planning to go on a wildlife safari in the Akagera National Park. Stay for less at the new upgraded Akagera Game Lodge, a must visit while on a Rwanda safari through the only savanna park of Rwanda.

Akagera National Park is one of the wonderful national parks in Rwanda, and so far the only savannah Park that offers views of the savannah wildlife species such as the Big five animals that include Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, Rhinos and Elephants. This Park is found in the North-east of Rwanda with over 1122 square kilometers (112200 hectares) in terms of size. Established in 1934, it is one of the must visit destinations during a safari in Rwanda and having elegant facilities like the Akagera Game Lodge would make a safari memorable.

This safari lodge is nestled majestically on a ridge at the Southern side of the park and offers breathtaking views of Lake Ihema at the heart of the savannah plains, the bushes and varied landscapes of rolling hills, deep valleys, numerous Lakes and bog lands. Akagera Game Lodge is known as a serene venue that provides splendid and relaxed ambience for tourists looking for places to unwind and encounter a tranquil wilderness or for unforgettable conferences and meetings.

This midrange lodge offers at least 60 beds inform of single, Double, Family, twin, Executive suites and luxury rooms in cottages and interestingly, all of their rooms have private patios that overlook the magnificent Lake Ihema and relish a breathtaking sunrise or sunset in a typical African wilderness. Each of the rooms is designed with a classic African flair, to feature two beds, reading table, chair and satellite TV to keep you updated on what is happening around you. The most mind-blowing thing about their rooms is that their interiors are personally decorated in line with true Pan-African themes.

Akagera game Lodge also provides the best customer care services to guests and housekeeping services are right on-time due to their courteous, efficient, responsive, highly qualified staff trained to serve to your satisfaction. Each of the rooms in Akagera Game Lodge is carefully laid-out to maximize space and privacy with large and cozy beds, freshly-washed sheets and spectacular décor and lighting. Also feature private/adjoining bathrooms that will make you breath freshness.  The Lodge also features the Shoebill Restaurant with stunning atmosphere and serves mouth-watering cuisines especially a la carte menu from breakfast, lunch to dinner. Interestingly, the Chefs prepare meals with a number of ingredients and spices that are inspiration for preparing the food.

Not only that, there is an Elephant Bar adjoining the shoebill Restaurant and offers visitors with all kinds of drinks such as beers, wines and other soft drinks. A cozy Paradise for serene moments by nights with spectacular views of the African starlit sky. The garden and terrace overlooking the swimming pool and Lake Kivu offers a simple a la carte menu between the meals of long drinks as the sun beats down on the African Savannah landscape. There is also a lounge that overlooks the swimming pool and the Lake. There is nothing as breathtaking as enjoying cocktails, beer, wine or whisky while relishing sweet melodies of soft music, Jazz, blues or local music.

Therefore, other facilities within Akagera game Lodge include Conference rooms for meetings, a swimming Pool for relaxing and cooling to relieve stress and a spacious tennis court. The swimming pool is free for in-house guests and come in with certain poolside services such as clean towels, drinks and snacks.

In conclusion, the Akagera Game Lodge is one of the most comfortable Safari Lodges in Rwanda and features 60 beds, an on-site restaurant, well stocked bar, a conference facility and tennis court among others.

Lake Kivu is one of the most romantic destinations in inland Africa! Lying on the border of Rwanda and Congo, this is one of the dream destinations that offers the unforgettable leisurely experience. At the shores of Lake Kivu is the 5 star Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, the only 5 star hotel in Rwanda.

The luxurious hotel offers the best intercontinental and African cuisine. You can enjoy  the spacious hotel restaurant, swimming pool or at any area of your interest at the hotel. Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, has nice and fabulous rooming which are on international level and for your overnight stay at this lodge really you feel at home.

There are big sized bed rooms which overlook the Lake and during your stay you will relax in the room you can experience the cool breeze from the Lake Kivu.

You can also go for a boat cruise along the Lake Kivu visiting several fish villages. This is highly recommend any on your vacation trip in Rwanda to visit this Lake Kivu beach and stay at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.

A luxury African safari is one of the dream adventures that are possible in Africa. Many travelers look towards traveling in ultimate comfort, staying in luxury lodges and campsites! A luxury Uganda safari is the perfect vacation for the discerning traveler who enjoys all the comforts of life while traveling through discrete places.

A luxury safari is the ultimate vacation experience combining the finest in accommodations, travels in the most comfortable safari vehicles, and great experiences at Uganda’s top national parks.

At Go Gorilla Trekking, we design our Uganda safari, gorilla safari packages to include luxury lodges and safari experiences that are simply the best in Africa. Just imagine traveling in a 4×4 safari land cruiser with a top up roof for game drives wilds of Uganda and then retreating to your private and stylish lodging that allows you to throw your cares away as you unwind in the lap of luxury.

The emphasis of a luxury safari is on exceptional personal service. You’ll enjoy small groups in private and exclusive settings. The staff at your disposal will be attentive, considerate and informative. You will fall in love with the unique sounds, smells and sights of Africa, while at the same time enjoying all the creature comforts of life.

Go Gorilla Trekking offers  luxury safaris to almost every corner and national park of Uganda. These include luxury gorilla safaris to Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Luxury wildlife safaris to Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison Falls national park, Kidepo valley  National park, Lake Mburo national park among other wildlife parks. Other luxury safaris we can arrange include Uganda bird watching safaris including a visit to see the rare shoebill in Mabamba Bay swamp and Murchison falls, Mountain Hiking / Mountaineering safaris on Mountain Rwenzori and mountain Elgon, Cultural safaris that has many options either to visit historical sites of Buganda and Uganda like the Tanda Caves,  The source of the Mighty Nile, Kasubi Tombs, Palaces, Namugongo Shrine , Ssemuliki hot springs or Visiting the  people that has unique cultures like the Batwa people, the Karamojong people.

While we understand that you have many choices to book your trip of a lifetime, we feel that our experienced, knowledgeable and friendly staff will provide you with the trip of your dreams. Two things that set Gorilla trail safaris company   apart are our:

Consultative style: We take the time to understand your needs, wants and dreams. We want to find out about your interests, budget, travel style and time frame, all factors that will help us plan the ideal luxury safari for you.

Expertise: Go Gorilla Trekking has firsthand knowledge regarding all facts of the safaris that we recommend. Our staff has are born and grown in Uganda, they have the passion for wildlife.
If you would like a highly customized, authentic luxury safari taking care of all your needs, then look no further Go Gorilla Trekking.

Rwanda is a food, culture and adventure seekers dream destination in Africa stocked with talented guides, beautiful mountains, lovely hills and views, islands, lakes wildlife and primates. The country’s impressive beauty make her one of the most desired holiday spots every year for all adventure seekers and tourists to Africa.

Being a home of only classic favorite hotels, Rwanda tour operators design ultimate luxury tours with a stay in the most finest lodges and hotels of the country. Do you feel like taking on a luxury tour in Africa full of leisurely movements and exploration? Rwanda has it all in Africa. Famously known as “the land of thousand of   hills” Rwanda is a perfect place to experience luxury stays in East Africa come and meet friendly locals, track mountain Gorillas & Chimpanzee, hike the volcanoes and also catch up the lake side views at kivu beach. The best Rwanda luxury tour brings you in close contact with all the charming country attractions both natural and historical as well as the most standard hotel services.

A smile & warm welcome from a travel planner representative upon arrival at Kigali international airport make you feel safe and just in right hands of the right people on the first day in the country. The trip briefing before heading out to Kigali open your mind to be set to taken in new things and if your flight is early enough use the time to browse through Kigali craft markets and admire the country’s pottery, carving, batik, weaving, musical instruments on offer though purchases are always on you and end the day by retiring at your finest lodge in Kigali.

As per the saying the good beginning makes a good ending, sleeping in a lodge of historical value, Hotel des Mille Collines famous for Move “ Hotel Rwanda “ worldwide while in Kigali give Travellers a historical touch of Rwanda an experience which influences the future generation to visit the Country. Still opportunities don’t seem to end as travellers get a chance of standing on the blessed birders paradise-Akagera National park staying at the lavish bush luxury tented camp Rusizi. A boat safari at Iheme Rivers is rewarding experience to all guest around the park, game drives can do as well with a scenic drive back to Kigali stopping at Nyamata Genocide memorial found in Bugesera district South of Kigali.

Normally most Rwanda tours can’t end without a visit to one of the largest forest in East and Central Africa –Nyungwe known worldwide as the only place with a good number of primate species. However, Nyungwe forest lodge is the most excellent luxury lodge with an exclusive touch a place to be for all guests to the primate heaven.

With the many tourist attractions in Rwanda has for its guests, the attractive   relaxing views, islands, boat cruise, sunbathing, fishing, playing with sand and exploring different islands is the most luxury tour spot which cools off every traveller opening more doors and windows for natural beauty and fun at Rwanda outstanding lake. Lake Kivu Serena hotels makes the beach guests more comfortable by giving them the right luxurious luxury services just in line with their interest.

Coming last means best as many luxury travels in Rwanda end with amazing leisure adventures at Volcanoes National park. The lavish discoveries start with a scenic drive from Lake Kivu to the park passing through meandering roads, beautiful views of hills giving guests hours to meditate how Unique and beautiful the world can mean to be. As a rule every guest here tracks the mountain Gorillas as one of the must do tourism activities in Rwanda   and travellers are allowed to track one habituated Gorilla family per day who can tolerant the presence of humans.

Most Luxury travellers track Gorillas more than once checking out different Gorilla families as they gather memories of a life time. The faithful park has a wide range of affordable luxury lodges including Mountain Gorilla view lodge the most desired for luxury Gorilla visitors. However you can choose to upgrade to a high end luxury lodge – Virunga lodge the most beautiful and overlooking the Twin lakes and Volcanoes National park. Spend 3 or more nights exploring the park with treatment at the most exceptional services.

Thinking and imagining of traveling this season, most people will have at the mind relaxing or chilling with a cocktail and picture with perfect scenery. Prior to traveling, you need to plan for your journey first whether it will be budget or luxury. When you are planning, you need to remember that you do not need a big budget because a big budget means big spending.

What should I consider when choosing a destination?

Before you select which type of trip to undertake, whether luxury, you should have to consider the following

Looking for less expensive destinations to travel to

To many travelers, finding a destination that cannot drain your savings should be made a priority. Before you do anything, look at your savings before to choose the destinations to travel too.

Travel in Groups

For any safari lets say if you are to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda, Uganda or Congo, it will be more enjoyable and adventurous to trek since you will not get bored when you are with people who speak the same language. Travelling in group will help you save money as you will have to share some of the cost. These include transport fairs, tour guide salary, and at times accommodation if you are to book a twin or double room.

Look for discounted packages

You are advised to   look for packages with lower rates. In particular you should look at accommodation rates, transportation and the activities you will engage in during your travel. Many travel companies do display these discounted rates on their websites therefore, you should always look for discounted packages which may suit your savings.

Bed and Breakfast

When you are planning your safari, you should not opt for very expensive hotel. Today, with the advancement in technology you can stay in a very beautiful and less costly hotels which are locally termed as bed and breakfast.

To Flying or Not To Fly

We have advised many clients that it is not a must that when you are traveling to Uganda you have to get a flight. If you are traveling from the neighboring countries,  you can travel by road  such that you can save money.

The peak season

After saving, many tourists prefer traveling during this period of time.  At this time, almost all hotels are booked up.  Instead of being driven, you can go for a self drive when you are driving a rented car, you will be in position to save money.

Look for travel campaigns

There have   been travel campaigns being initiated online by companies and individuals since 2015. In these campaigns, trips do involve a big group of people to places like national parks for a weekend and most of them sleep in tents. In these campaigns, the accommodation, food, music and drinks are catered for on the money you pay.

Look for budget airlines

An air ticket is one of the major things that make traveling expensive, so be read to search for cheaper air fights. There a number of airline on line which offer cheap flights through the African continent. These can go as low as $200.

Rwanda is one of the fast developing tourism destinations in Africa. Located in Central Africa, Rwanda has always been a peak tourist destination for gorilla trekking safaris in Africa and a reason for many to visit the “Land of Thousand Hills” a small cleanest country in East Africa region.

Today, Rwanda has turned into a luxury destination for gorilla safaris due to the increase of its gorilla permits from $750 to $1500 per a trek year round.  The announcement was made by Rwanda Development Board (RDB) on 6th May 2017 in Kigali. Taking you back, Volcanoes National Park is a home for mountain gorillas, six of the eight Virunga Volcanoes. The park offers the great experience to see and track mountain gorillas as well as golden monkeys in Rwanda.

However the situation will benefit Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo since the price for the single gorilla permit is enough to book a private tailor made tours to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mgahinga National Park and one in Virunga National Park. However, there are several benefits of the gorilla permit increase like the chance to track the entire gorilla family with exclusive park rangers at only $15000 per a trek.

Another exciting offer is that Rwanda offers family travelers who seek for great time and moments together as a group. Imagine tracking a particular gorilla family alone with your close relatives without any other intruder in the well conserved bamboo forest as you feel the natural surroundings of the jungle and its habitats.

Also travelers visiting other Rwanda national parks like Akagera National Park and Nyungwe Forest for a minimum of 3 days will get a 30% discount on their Rwanda gorilla permit. However, this offer works best for travelers interested in tracking mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and game viewing. If you also planning to visit Rwanda for a conference and also do the gorilla trek, be ready to get your 15% discount on your gorilla permit.

Other activity fees in Volcanoes National Park like golden monkey trekking, Dian Fossey Hike and Volcano hiking never changed.

There is also good news to the local community living adjacent to the park. Good news also goes to the nearby communities close to Volcanoes National Park will receive 10% instead of the initial 5%. This will improve and develop many community projects that will benefit the community today and tomorrow. Water supply systems, hospitals, schools, business centers are the main target for community development programs under Rwanda Development Board.

Ms. Clare Akamanzi the Chief Executive Officer at Rwanda Development Board said that “gorilla trekking is a highly unique experience. We have raised the price of permits in order to ensure sustainability of conservation initiatives and enhance visitors’ experience. We also want to make sure that the communities living near the park area receive a bigger share of tourism revenues to fund development projects and empower them economically.”

To make luxury tours a success, several new luxury Rwanda lodges have been opened in Musanze. These include Bisate Lodge and the One and Only Gorilla’s Nest Lodge.