FAQ

Rwanda lies along the East and West Rift valleys of Central East Africa. Uganda is to the North, Tanzania to the East, Burundi to the South and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the West. Rwanda is a modern and very secure Republic covering an area around twice the size of wales. At the capital, Kigali, but many people live on a small farms spread across the “Land of a Thousand Hills”. Rwanda is a very hilly country with fabulous, verdant savannah and montane forest landscapes. Its friendly people will make you most welcome.

HOW MANY PEOPLE VISIT THE GORILLAS DAILY?

A maximum number of 8 visitors may visit a group of habituated mountain gorillas in a day.  You will have one hour with the gorilla family.

HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT VISA REQUIREMENTS?

Rwanda and Uganda require a visa.  If you are entering both countries, you can apply for an East African Tourist Visa through the country you will visit first.

CAN I TRAVEL ON A BUDGET?

We cater to everyone from those looking to luxurious lodges and hotels to basic accommodations.  We can help make your trip the trip of a lifetime!

WHAT ARE THE GUIDELINES WHEN I AM WITH THE GORILLAS?

  • A 7 meter (21 feet) distance should tried to be observed at all times from the gorillas. The further back you are, the more relaxed the group will be.

  • You must stay in tight group whey you are near the gorillas.

  • Keep your voices down at all times.  

  • Do not smoke, drink or eat when you are near the gorillas. Eating or drinking inevitably will increase the risk of food/drink morsels/droplets falling, which could increase the risk of transmission of diseases.

  • Flash photography is not permitted! When taking pictures move slowly and carefully.

  • Do not touch the gorillas. They are wild animals.

  • After the visit keep your voices down until you are 200 meters away from the gorillas.