Rwanda Gorilla Permits

For one to go gorilla trekking in either Uganda or Rwanda, you need a gorilla permit.

Rwanda Gorilla permit prices are as follow;

Non Residents – $1500
East African Residents – $1500
Rwandan Citizens – $1500

If you are interested in and are planning a gorilla safari to Rwanda, here’s how to go about booking a Rwanda gorilla permit to go gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

Book a Rwanda gorilla permit through Happy Tours Rwanda

Happy Tours is among the Tour operators eligible to sell the Rwanda Gorilla Permits and is considered as a reliable avenue of purchasing a gorilla permit, for us the gorilla permit is part of a safari package we offer.

A few things to note:

Gorilla tracking is growing more and more popular by the day, it is important that you make your Rwanda gorilla permit booking early so that you get one made for your desired date. The Volcanoes National Park has only 10 gorilla groups, with each group receiving only one group of 8 visitors for 1 hour spend with the gorillas each day. Gorilla permits, therefore, tend to get finished early because everyone is trying to get a piece of the adventure.

Age limit: you must be over 15 years of age to be eligible for a Rwanda gorilla permit.

Of refunds and cancellations: RDB refunds 50% of the gorilla trekking fee, if a visitor is found to be sick in any way, or shows signs of illness while at the park. Sick people are not allowed to go gorilla trekking.

Time limit: A day of gorilla tracking basically runs from 7am to 7pm. There is an early morning briefing at the park headquarters at 7:00am, and gorilla tracking starts at 8:30 am. By 7pm all visitors should be back from tracking. Each tracking group gets only 1 hour of interaction with the gorillas.

Accommodation: There are several hotels and lodges in the area, so you can book any with the information provided to you by your travel agency, or by contacting the hotels. You can ask your travel agency to book for you.

Passport information: you will be required to provide your passport information to RDB or to your travel agency of choice for the purpose of writing out details on the gorilla permit. Be sure to provide accurate information.

But you can always be sure to find chimpanzees and golden monkeys on your gorilla tour in Volcanoes National Park.

And finally, enjoy your gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda….

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