The Mountain Gorillas within Rwanda are among the major attractions that visitors see in Rwanda. Mountain gorilla trekking permits are a highly sought after item and with just a limited number of visitors permitted to track every day, it requires a lot of planning before to guarantee you a chance to trek the mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
It’s always easier to book your gorilla permit through our reputable company. This is because we provide much more than just a permit. We will reserve your hotel, provide transportation services and also show you other destinations within Rwanda. It’s very necessary for you to first book your gorilla permit ahead of your actual tracking date as they often get finished quickly.
The best way to acquire a Rwanda gorilla trekking permit discount is to reserve a mountain gorilla safari for either a 5-day safari or it merged with a longer safari involving additional Rwanda National Parks like Nyungwe Forest National Park and Akagera National Park. Rwanda Development Board gives a gorilla permit discount if you spend more days visiting other destinations in Rwanda.
A gorilla permit costs US $ 1500 in Rwanda. One must be above 15 years of-age. You will be issued with a certificate by the Uganda Wildlife Authority after the trek. It’s very necessary for you to first book your gorilla permit ahead of your actual tracking date as they often get finished quickly.
Eight tracking permits are issued per troop per day, meaning the encounter is as intimate and as unobtrusive as possible. With only 96 permits available each day in Rwanda, it is highly recommended to book in advance, either online or via a reputable tour operator.
Visitors gather at the Volcanoes National Park headquarters in Kinigi at 7am, and are allocated a family group on the day according to fitness levels, as well as being briefed on protocols and rules for visiting the gorillas.
10% of the revenue from the permits is channeled towards local communities, to build schools and health centres, as well as roads. There is a compensation fund for local farmers should any gorillas damage their crops, which helps to ensure peaceful co-existence.