Rwanda, known as the land of a thousand hills, lies near the Equator line in East Africa. Its a home to endangered mountain gorillas living in Volcanoes National Park located north of the main capital Kigali. We bring the Rwanda gorilla permits, prices and availability.
Rwanda gorilla permit prices changed on May 6, 2017. The Rwanda Development Board increased prices from $750 to $1,500 to transform Rwanda into a luxury gorilla trekking destination.
Country sought to have easiest treks and accessibility to mountain gorillas in Virunga Conservation Area. Mt. Kirisimbi is highest with an elevation of 4,507 meters above sea level. Mt. Sabyinyo, Mt. Gahinga, Mt. Bisoke, and Mt. Muhabura. Hikers can trace and see gorillas from the slopes of these mountains.
Gorilla trekking permit prices in Rwanda:
Following a one-hour encounter with gorillas in their natural habitat, it’s worth noting that RDB extends a 30% discount to tourists who explore Nyungwe or Akagera National Park for a minimum of three days during the low season (November-May).
This was in addition to a 15% discount for conference tourists who stayed pre-or post-conference dates to see gorillas.
Strict conservation efforts over the years have led to Volcanoes National Park now housing 60% of the gorilla population in the Virunga Massif region. Additionally, more than 10 gorilla families have been successfully habituated for tourism.
A tour operator handles all services, including permits, accommodation, and meals when you book Rwanda gorilla permits. Alternatively, you can book online to check availability and plan your trip. However, act quickly, as permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Note: To safeguard gorillas from human infections, tourists displaying signs of sickness before trekking receive a 50% refund. This precaution is crucial due to gorillas’ vulnerable immune systems. Additionally, mountain gorilla trekking is restricted to individuals aged 15 years and above for safety measures.
Travelers can get discounts on gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda, but only if you possess proof that you will be visiting all three national parks in the country: Volcanoes, Nyungwe Forest, and Akagera. In this case, you will pay $1100 instead of $1500.
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