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Cost of gorilla permits in Rwanda

Cost of gorilla permits in Rwanda

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A gorilla permit is a card issued by Rwanda Development Board that gives you permission to trek the Rwanda gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Tourists can visit Rwanda to see the gorillas after obtaining a gorilla trekking permit. The tourists can spend an hour one-on-one with the apes if they are able to find them in their natural habitat.


Rwanda offers the most expensive gorilla trekking permit which costs $1500 USD 1,500 (€1,232 or £1,062) per person per day. This is nearly three times as much as other countries charge for foreign visitors, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo ($200) or Uganda ($600).


Rwanda development board gives a 30% (US $1,050) discount on gorilla permits in Rwanda if you are to visit other parks in Rwanda during November and May. The parks in question are Akagera and Nyungwe Forest National Park.

For a complete luxury and private gorilla trekking experience tailored to your group, you pay US $15,000

MICE events in Rwanda attract a 15% discount on the gorilla trekking permit. So if you are attending conferences, incentives, and exhibitions, be sure to pay US$ 1,275 per person.

  • The most expensive gorilla safari in Rwanda costs $ 30,000 where you spend 3 days with the gorillas (behind the scenes) in a party of only 3 people.

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