3 Day Gorilla trekking vacation in Rwanda
US $3190ToUS $3600 excluding flights
Description of 3 Day Gorilla trekking vacation in Rwanda
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Gorillas are like the godfathers. The largest and most powerful of the great apes, you are only granted an hour's sitting with them. That is the law o...
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PlanetRwanda's Volcanoes National Park acts as a model for both Environmental and community benefit. As visitors are able to pay for permit to go trekking with highly endangered Mountain gorillas, the benefits appear to be far reaching. Not only is the desired goal of saving this endangered species being fulfilled but it's benefiting Rwanda at large. Employing locally trained guides who are well conversant with the trekking paths to avoid destruction of the natural flora and fauna, they also protect Gorilla's natural habitat and from poachers. Clients are briefed before proceeding with their safari on what to expect, dos and doníts while at the safari. Which include; ensuring they do not litter the parks or their way to and from the parks as they are provided with trash bins, they should also not feed the animals at the parks or make noise while at safari.
All our tour vehicles have trash cans for proper disposal of waste to avoid disposal of non-degradable that may harm the wildlife. We discourage smoking and loud noise that may cause disturbances to the wildlife.
We encourage our travelers to travel in smaller groups during their trips to various destinations. Handling bigger groups is not easy and they cause stress to the environment
All our driver guides are required to keep by the trails so as to avoid distraction and interferences with the wildlife. Our guides are also discouraged from taking bribes to go off the road for good photos and better views, we encourage clients to let the animals come to them without destroying their habitats. Everyone should keep in mind that the wild animals are not like those found in the theme parks, they are not tamed, hence should take extra precautions not to offend them. We ask our clients never buy products made from endangered species.
PeopleGorilla trekking has resulted to a good relationship between the environment and the locals. This is, due to the infrastructure that grows around gorilla trekking. It's benefits is notable around the community as some small lodges are supported by the increased traffic generated by trekking, thus by employing locals and many farmers they are finding ways to supplement their largely agricultural income by selling their products in or near the park.
Gorilla trekking has also aided in improving the living standards of the communities around. It has provided employment to the women and men of the society such as local guides, suppliers to the lodges around the park, security to the park and properties near the park. Also, the permit fee collected from the gorilla trekking is partly given back to the community for building schools, health centers, clean water, tree planting and better homes for the people.
Education on the gorillas and natural environment is done to educate both visitors and local people to realize that success of tourism business depends on the gorillas and their habitat. For instance community conservation workshops, seminars are conducted every month in communities and school children are taken on tours to visit the forest such as Bwindi and learn about the importance to protect them.
The sole purpose is to bring people from different cultures together, through village visits.The local village visits are included in itineraries so as to promote the communities visited both economically and socially. Most suppliers source their products from the locals around and also help to improve the living standards of the locals by engaging them in agricultural activities such as organic farming, by use manure from the Masai cattle, employing local labour for supply of water and tour guiding clients as they already have knowledge of the environment.
Providing new sources of income through buying of local souvenirs from the cultural communities and also employing locals to be our driver guides since they are the most knowledgeable about the destinationsí culture and other company staff. This ensures easy understanding between the clients and the local communities visited during the tour.
We inform our clients of customs of each country and respect for artefact such as not being tempted to buy ivory, tortoise shells, elephant hair bracelets or any products derived from rhino, elephant or big cat. We ask our clients to always have a free and open mind throughout their tour to avoid judgment and stereotyping cultures
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