Gorilla Permit Fee Doubles
14 Jul

Rwanda - Gorilla Permit Doubles


Also effective on 01st July 2017, Rwanda doubled the fees charged for Gorilla Permits from US$ 750 to US$ 1,500 per person per trek. Gorilla tracking in Rwanda takes place in the Volcanoes National Park - 2 hours' drive from Kigali City. The Park lies in north-western Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. As an incentive for tourists to explore other areas in Rwanda, the Rwanda Development Board will extend a discount of 30% on gorilla permit pricing to travelers who visit other Rwandan National Parks for a minimum of three days. The parks included in this special offer are Nyungwe and Akagera. Nyungwe is known for its primates - chimpanzee trekking is a favorite activity. It also has an exciting tree canopy walkway, allowing guests to experience the forest at bird and monkey height! Akagera is in the eastern part of Rwanda. The park is home to a variety of wildlife including zebra, giraffe, elephant, lion and hundreds of bird species, such as the rare shoebill stork. Across the border from Rwanda, in Uganda - which shares the Virunga Mountains Ranges (the habitat for the critically endangerd Mountain Gorillas) with Rwanda and DRC Congo - the Gorilla Permits remain at US$ 600 in the Peak Season (all months except the Low Season) and discount rate of US$ 450 in the Low Season (April, May and November). Uganda Gorillas can be tracked in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The parks are located on the south-western edge of Uganda, a day-long road journey from Entebbe Airport by road - or an hour's flight on schedule flight.