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Discounted Gorilla permits in Rwanda
The discounted gorilla permits in Rwanda which may also be referred to as Rwanda low season gorilla permits are intended to make it affordable for travelers with the urge of tracking the gorillas for more than one days in different national parks.
According to Rwanda Development Board, the gorilla permit per person for a full day of gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park. This is good news to budget travelers since the standard price for Rwanda gorilla permits is 1500.00USD per person during the high season.
When are discounted gorilla permits in Rwanda offered?
The discounted gorilla permits in Rwanda are offered during the low seasons of May and November. For those who would like to benefit from the Rwanda low season gorilla permits should book their gorilla trekking safaris in the months of May and November.
November and May are known as low season months due to the fact that very few tourists turn up for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park as well as other national parks in Rwanda.
The low turn up can be attributed to the rains that are always expected in these months as well as the working patterns in USA and Europe.
How to obtain discounted gorilla permits in Rwanda
If you are to benefit from the discounted gorilla permits which are priced at USD1050.00 per person, it will require you to book for a safari package which will guarantee you more than 3 days in Rwanda visiting more than national parks in Rwanda.
The more days you spend in Rwanda, the better. National Parks where one can extend his stay or spend more days include Nyungwe Forest National Park where once can enjoy chimpanzee trekking as well as the popular canopy walk.
Nyungwe Forest National Park is also popular with bird watching and as such bird lovers should also endeavor to visit Nyungwe National Park for more days in order to benefit from these discounted permits.
Rwanda low season gorilla permits issued at USD1050.00 to trek the rare and endangered mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park Rwanda.
Another option to add on the extra days to qualify for the discounted gorilla permits in Rwanda is the Akagera National Park where once can enjoy game drives as an add on to gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park.
About the discounted gorilla permits in Rwanda?
Rwanda low season gorilla permits were initiated in 2017 after there was an increase in the price of the normal Rwanda gorilla permits from USD750.00 to USD1500.00.
The increment was meat to position Rwanda as a luxury tourist destination in Africa. Indeed Rwanda has embarked on its ambiguous project by attracting investors to construct luxury lodges and conference centers.
In order to attract more tourist to trek Rwanda gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park, as Rwanda increased the price of the normal gorilla permits, it also announced a 30% discount for the same making it USD1050 per person during the low season.
Much as Rwanda is offering these discounted or low season gorilla permits, they still have strings attached or conditions that one must satisfy before benefiting from them.
That said and done, still the price for Rwanda discounted gorilla permits at USD1050 cannot match the normal gorilla permit price in Uganda and Congo which is at USD600 and USD400 respectively.
It is for this reason that many Rwanda tour operators have opted to sell Uganda gorillas by crossing the border at Chanika and Katuna to trek gorillas in Uganda. You can also do gorilla trekking in Congo in the Virunga National Park at only USD400.00 per person per trek in high season and USD200.00 per person per trek in low season.
How to book the Discounted Gorilla Permits?
You can book your discounted gorilla permits directly through Rwanda Development Board. You can as well book you Rwanda low season gorilla permits through a tour operator.
The Tour Operator, will check for you gorilla permits available for your desired dates and communicate to you the number of permits available in May and November.
Once this is done, you will have to design a program that allows you to spend more days in other national parks such as Nyungwe Forest National Park and or Akagera National Park.
If you confirm and conform to these terms and conditions, then you will be allowed to benefit from Rwanda discounted gorilla permit price at USD1050 per person per trek in Low seasons of May and November.
Please do contact us and we will check availability, get back to you with available gorilla permits for May and November, help you to design program that will enable you to spend more days in Rwanda to enable you to qualify for these Rwanda low season gorilla permits.
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