New Dawn Associates 'NDA is a Kigali-based social enterprise and pioneers of community based tourism in Rwanda. True to our slogan Rwanda beyond gorillas, our tourism activities are life-enriching for the participating visitors as well as their Rwandan hosts. We create culturally engaging, intellectually challenging and very intimate high-value experiences that offer unique insights, educate and provoke. We also provide numerous opportunities for meaningful empowerment, sustainable economic development, poverty reduction, reconciliation and enhanced cultural pride. Our vision is to make a meaningful difference that ensures the new dawn is followed by a bright day.'
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda remains Rwanda flagship tour and Africa's unrivalled primates experience. 10 habituated mountain gorilla families in Rwanda's volcanoes National Park are visited by 8 groups of no more than ten persons daily. Gorilla trekking permits are limited to 80 per day and it is best to book well in advance if you wish to get up close with a full grown silverback mountain gorillaMore
The Virunga trans-boundary is home to the last remaining mountain gorillas and you have three optional entrances to the park - one in Uganda namely Bwindi National Park, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and the Virunga national Park in congo. Whatever park entrance you opt for our gorilla safaris kick off from Kigali the capital of Rwanda. Its proximity to all of the park's three points of entry makes it most ideal starting point for gorilla trekking in Rwanda, Uganda or D.R Congo.More
There are only 80 park permits for gorilla trekking issued per day as per current conservation guiidlines. Early booking is advised especially for trekking in the months of july through to December which is often gorilla trekking's highest season. Park permits range from $750 - Volcanoes national Park Rwanda, $450 - Bwindi National Park - Uganda, $350 - Virunga National Park - D.R Congo. The permit costs covers for your park entry fees to trek the volcanoes and an hour with the mountain gorillas. .More
Beyond gorilla trekking in Rwanda we offer enriching tour excursions that are life rewarding to both the visitor and host member of the community. We turn tourism excursions into social action as visitors look beyond Rwanda’s traditional tourist offerings into the lives of its citizens, and perhaps even inside themselves. As the writer Maya Angelou once said, “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends”.More