Rwanda gorilla trekking permits for 2022/ 2023 : Gorilla trekking permits are legal cards or documents that are issued to any visitor above the age of 15 years allowing him or her to visit a habituated gorilla family and spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. Rwanda is one of the destinations in Africa that harbors the endangered mountain gorillas which are found in Volcanoes national park and gorilla trekking is an exceptional activity where visitors are allowed to move on foot into the tropical rainforest in search of the mountain gorillas.

Price of Rwanda gorilla trekking permits for 2022/ 2023

A gorilla trekking permit in Volcanoes national park costs 1,500 USD per person for all nationalities.

30 % discount which is 1,050 USD is given to visitors who visit other national parks in Rwanda such as Akagera national park, Nyungwe forest national park for 3 days and more during the low season in the months of November to May.

15% discount which is 1,275 USD is given to visitors who stay pre and post MICE (meeting, incentives, conferencing and exhibition) events in Rwanda.

Rwanda gorilla trekking permits for 2022/ 2023
Rwanda gorilla trekking

30,000 USD for minimum of 3 person visiting the mountain gorillas for 3 days consecutive behind the scenes with the mountain gorillas in Rwanda.

15,000 USD for private gorilla trekking of the entire gorilla group with an exclusive personalized tour guide.

How to book Rwanda gorilla trekking permits for 2022/ 2023

 There are two options of booking gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda and the first option is booking directly through Rwanda Development Board (RDB) where you will contact the park headquarters in Kigali through email or telephone call inquiring about availability of the gorilla permits.

The second option is booking through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris where you will contact us with the date, month and year when you wish to visit the mountain gorillas. After contacting us we will check for permit availability on your desired dates and if there is availability, you will be asked to make a deposit for the permit. Once we receive the money, we will purchase the permits on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation.

Booking gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda through Achieve Global Safaris is the best option to use in that we will not only acquire permits on your behalf but also organize your entire gorilla trekking safari which involves transportation to Volcanoes national park, accommodation where you will stay during the safari, services of a fulltime English speaking driver guide, other interesting activities to engage in after gorilla trekking for example Ibyiwacu cultural tour, golden monkey trekking, Dian Fossey hike and other destinations to visit during your safari.

Best time to book Rwanda gorilla trekking permits 2022/ 2023

Gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda should be booked 3 to 6 months in advance before the trekking date because they are competitive and usually get sold out quickly especially during the dry season also known as the peak season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February therefore in order to avoid last minute disappointments, visitors are advised to book in advance.

Volcaanoes national park is a home of about 12 habituated gorilla families namely Amahoro, Karisimbi, Igisha, Susa, Sabyinyo, Umubano, Kwitonda, Agashya, Bwenge, Hirwa, Muhoza and Ugyenda gorilla families which are available for trekking daily.

Rwanda gorilla trekking permits for 2022/ 2023
Gorilla Trekking

Trekking of the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park starts very early in the morning at around 8:00am with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing, you will be sub-divided into groups of 8 people where each group will be allocated a habituated gorilla family to trek and an experienced park guide. Gorilla trekking takes about 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on where the mountain gorillas are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking, you will be able to view other primate species, different bird species, tree and plants among others. Once the mountain gorillas are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you a chance to learn more about their habits, lifestyle, watch them carry out their daily activities, take photos and record videos to show people back home after the safari.

Volcanoes national park offers other interesting activities that you can engage in during the safari including Golden monkey trekking, Dian Fossey tomb hike, cultural tour where you will interact with the local people, mountain climbing where you will hike Mount Karisimbi, visit the twin lakes, bird watching, guided nature walks among others.

For more information about the Rwanda gorilla trekking permit for 2022/ 2023, do not hesitate to contact us at Achieve Global Safaris or our website for several gorilla trekking packages.

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