What To Expect
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Mountain gorillas live at high altitude (approximately 8-10,000') in Volcanoes National Park. There are currently 10 habituated families, and each family can be visited by a maximum of eight visitors per day. Viewing time is limited to a maximum of one hour.
Gorilla trekking may involve walking long distances through thick vegetation, up steep, wet and muddy terrain that may cause difficulties for some visitors. We recommend you pace yourself; walk slowly and drink plenty of water. For a small fee, porters are available to help you carry your daypack.
With its relatively high altitude, Rwanda has a lovely tropical climate combined with its fair share of rain. The rainy season lasts from March to May, so the best time to visit is during the dry seasons from June to September and from December to February. (October and November is characterized by shorter periods of rain.)
In the capital city of Kigali, the average daily temperature is 75F year-round, while in other places of Rwanda the temperature can vary depending on the altitude.
You may obtain other regional weather information at www.weatherbase.com.
When to Reserve
Because the issuing of gorilla tracking permits in Rwanda is highly regulated, it is recommended that you plan your trip well in advance to ensure availability, especially if you want to go during the popular dry season. Contact Boundless Journeys and we'll be happy to start the planning for you.
The cuisine of Rwanda is based on the commonly available produce of subsistence farming; namely plantains, cassava, sweet potatoes, and the like. Chicken, freshwater fish (mostly tilapia), and to a lesser extent, beef and pork, are the main protein sources. Traditional dishes using these ingredients can be found on many menus, blended with international cuisine typically influenced by Indian, Italian, and Asian spices.
Vegetarians can be accommodated with advance notice, though choices tend to be more limited.