Travel to Rwanda and enjoy low cost gorilla permits in Rwanda to Volcanoes National park. Over the years, Rwanda has well known for her luxury gorilla safaris but she is now offering discounted gorilla permits to enable travelers visit gorillas cheaply. A single mountain gorilla permit in Rwanda is currently offered at $500, a huge slash from the actual $1500. The $500 applies to foreign residents while $200 is for East African citizens. Discounted gorilla permits in Volcanoes National park Rwanda are aimed at boosting tourism in the park and the whole country in general. Rwanda Development Board wants to make gorilla trekking accessible to as many travelers as possible. The campaign for promotional gorilla permits in Volcanoes National park began in 2021 when Rwanda reopened for tourism after close to a full year of closure due to covid19.
The reduction of gorilla permit prices will also benefit local communities surrounding Volcanoes National park. Every 20% of each gorilla permit is given to local communities to help them improve their standards of living. The increased number of travelers also creates ready market for locally produced products from which locals earn a living. The 20% community share on the gorilla permit
More, discounted gorilla permits will bring in more people who will learn on the lifestyles of mountains gorillas and conservation. The increased awareness about gorilla conservation will definitely favor mountain gorillas. Mountain gorillas were once among the critically endangered primates in the world. However, thanks to the conservation efforts that have seen gorilla numbers rise to roughly 1006. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, mountain gorillas are no longer critically endangered but rather endangered species at the moment. We believe that increased tourist visit will increase gorilla conservation awareness and hence sustainability
Terms of getting discounted gorilla permits in Rwanda
- If you are traveling in peak season between June to September, booking for discounted permits is required attests a months before the trekking date.
- Travelers are required to identify citizenry when purchasing discounted Rwanda gorilla permits
- Non-Foreign travelers are not eligible to the discounted rates . These will pay a normal rate of $1500 per permit
- Foreign residents are asked to present work permits when buying discounted permits
How to book discounted Rwanda gorilla permits
- First choose your planned gorilla trekking date. This should be early as 5 weeks before your travel time.
- Booking through a travel operator is the easiest way to reserve discounted gorilla permits in Rwanda
- You will then share your passport details with the operator
- If you are a foreign resident, you are required to send in a work permit
- Send your money for purchasing the gorilla permit
- Ensure to receive a permit confirmation receipt from your travel agent
NOTE: Africa Adventure Safaris is your trusted safari company to travel with. We help you book and reserve discounted gorilla permits in Rwanda plus tailor making Rwanda safaris
Luxury Gorilla Safaris in Rwanda
Even after the introduction of discounted mountain gorilla permits, Rwanda remains a luxury gorilla safari destination in Africa. The Land of a Thousand Hills upgraded to a luxury destination in 2017 when it doubled the cost of gorilla permit from the $750 to $1500. This was at first seen as a risk of losing many travelers to Rwanda but it turned out to be opposite. Rwanda gorilla market grew bigger than before. in 2018 just a year after the hike of gorilla permit prices, Rwanda hosted 1.71 million visitors, an 8% increase compared to the number of visitors that had visited the site in 2017.
What makes Rwanda safaris luxury?
There are many things which when combined make Rwanda a luxury tour destination. First of all is the expensive mountain gorilla permit. YES, a single gorilla permit in Rwanda equals to two gorilla permits in Uganda and 3 gorilla permits in Rwanda. Each gorilla permit in Rwanda costs $1500, which is far higher compared to $700 in Uganda and $450 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In addition to the gorillas, Rwanda has established numerous luxury lodges and hotels to offer excellent food and sleeping services to travelers.. Some examples of luxury accommodation facilities in Rwanda include Bisate Lodge in Volcanoes National park, One and Only Nyungwe House in Nyungwe Forest National park, Akagera Game Lodge in Akagera National park and many others. A stay at any of the luxury lodges in Rwanda will offer you the best feeling worth the money
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