Gorilla trekking age limit in Volcano National Park in Rwanda is a must know before you book your lifetime experience activity in Rwanda. Rwanda is most known for Mountain Gorillas and the activity is called Gorilla trekking that takes place in Volcano National Park that found in northeast Rwanda bordering Uganda in the North and Congo in the west. Its approximately 2 hours drive from Kigali the capital city of Rwanda and it’s less than 40 minutes flight from Kigali International Airport.
Gorilla trekking age limit in Rwanda in Volcano National Park is 15 years old; this means that a person under 15 years old is not allowed to track gorillas in the wild of Volcano National Park. A child below 15 years old is not allowed to trek gorillas in Volcano National Park because such children tend to have communicable diseases that may be easily transmitted to mountain gorillas which are already endangered.
Children below the age limit for gorilla trekking in Rwanda are also unpredictable since you can never tell how they will behave during gorilla trekking at a given family of mountain gorillas in Volcano National Park; the Park has over 12 Gorilla habituated families.
In order to avoid all these, by law, all children below 15 years are not allowed to trek gorillas except those who are a lucky winner. However, the child is allowed to trek gorillas if he or she is about to celebrate the 15th birthday, this person can be allowed to trek gorillas in their natural home of Volcano National Park but if you communicated earlier before with your tour operator.
A child age 15 years and above are allowed to trek gorillas in Volcano National Park and those with natural physical disabilities are also allowed to trek gorillas, however, it’s advisable to communicate with us earlier lone for special arrangement in order to avoid disappointments on the trekking day.
Porters/ helper are always available to give assistance to visitors who have a natural physical disability, this can be done in many ways in order to assist travelers to do their lifetime experience, porters provide stretcher to the potential client at a small fee.
Earlier communication gives you an opportunity to trek nearby gorilla families in order to easier your trekking experience. All this can be done well through contacting us as your travel expert in East Africa that is promised to give a life-changing experience in gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda