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Booking Rwanda gorilla permits is a must for all those interested in trekking mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Mountain gorillas are found in three African great nations of Uganda in the Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park, In Volcanoes National Park as well as Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Of the three, Rwanda and its mountain gorillas inVolcanoes National Park is the most favorite when it comes to gorilla trekking. In this article, we will look at booking Rwanda gorilla permits, the price, when to book and so much more.

Where to book Rwanda gorilla permits

Tourists and all those interested in trekking mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda must book a gorilla permit. These gorilla permits allow you to visit these rare apes for one hour. Rwanda gorilla permits can be booked from Rwanda Tourism Office (ORTPN). You can book your Rwanda gorilla permit directly or indirectly through a tour Operator. Encounter Africa safaris operates both in Uganda and Rwanda and if you book an all-inclusive Rwanda or Uganda gorilla tour, we will book gorilla permits on your behalf.

Price of Rwanda gorilla permits

A gorilla permit in Rwanda costs USD1500.00 per person per trek and one is advised to pay this amount to ORTPN in advance to avoid shortage caused by last minute booking. Despite this high price, Rwanda still tops other countries such as Uganda and Democratic Republic of congo in terms of tourists interested in gorilla trekking. When one pays USD1500,00, He or she will be entitled to one hour with a given group of habituated mountain gorillas, a gorilla permit also includes park entry fees for volcanoes National Park as well as a trained and armed ranger/guide who will take you to the forest to look for a given family of mountain gorillas assigned to you. A gorilla family in Volcanoes National Park is trekked or visited by a maximum of 8 people per day so get ready to mingle with others on the trek.

When to book Rwanda gorilla permits

Unlike other countries such as Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo, gorilla permits in Rwanda/Volcanoes National Park tend to run out quickly due to the fact that people tend to prefer tracking in Rwanda compared to the other countries. To this effect therefore, we encourage all our potential clients to at least book their Rwanda gorilla permits three months in advance. As encounter Africa safaris, we will help you to check availability, do the booking of all services when contacted.

Encounter Africa Safaris is an expert and specializes in organizing gorilla trekking holidays to Uganda and Rwanda. We book everything from gorilla permits, transport, accommodation to make your work easy while planning a gorilla trekking holiday. Our experienced staff are always ready to serve you and for your 2017-2018 plans, kindly drop us an email

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