When it comes to acquiring Rwanda gorilla trekking permits, it’s essential to follow the proper procedures. No safari company or tour operator is authorized to sell Rwanda gorilla permits. Instead, the responsibility falls solely on the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the government entity responsible for managing all four national parks in Rwanda and other tourism sites.
Rwanda Development Board oversees Volcanoes National Park, renowned for gorilla tracking and golden monkeys; Nyungwe Forest National Park, famous for chimpanzee tracking, canopy walks, and forest walks; Akagera National Park, known for game drives, walking safaris, and boat safaris; and Gishwati Forest National Park, recognized for chimpanzee and golden monkey trekking (though the park is yet to open for tourism).
Rwanda Development Board sells the permits to trusted and fully registered tour operators like Trek Africa Expeditions. These operators, on behalf of their clients, then secure the permits for gorilla trekking.
Rwanda gorilla permits are exclusively available for purchase at the offices of Rwanda Development Board, located on KG 220 Street in the capital city of Rwanda, Kigali.
Each Rwanda gorilla permit, which grants you one hour with the mountain gorillas, costs USD 1500.
To book a Rwanda gorilla permit, certain prerequisites must be met:
Cancellation or rescheduling of Rwanda gorilla permits can occur under specific circumstances:
For travelers residing and working in Rwanda, last-minute availability of Rwanda gorilla permits can be inquired about. However, those flying in from abroad for gorilla tracking should book at least 3 months in advance for the months of October, November, December, January, February, March, and May, and 6 months in advance for the months of June, July, August, and September. These months coincide with the summer holidays in Europe.
Contact Trek Africa Expeditions to inquire about how to purchase Rwanda gorilla trekking permits and plan your safari adventure accordingly.