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Why the Gorilla Permit Price difference between Rwanda and Uganda ?

They are the same mountain gorillas species, only separated by national boundaries, yet the price for a gorilla tracking permit is $1500 in Rwanda, $600 for Uganda ($450 for November, April and May). What could be the reason for the difference? In proposing the $1500 from $750 for a gorilla permit,  Rwanda Development Board asserted that they wanted to offer more community…

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How to book gorilla trek tour in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo

Uganda gorilla safari, Uganda gorilla tour - seeing mountain gorillas in Biwindi

Quick information on booking gorilla trek tour, booking gorilla tour , buying gorilla safaris, gorilla trek permit in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. How to book a gorilla trek tour in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo Choose your gorilla trekking or gorilla tracking destination Mountain gorillas can only be found in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (60%…

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All about the life and ecology of mountain gorillas

The endangered mountain gorilla is one of the subspecies of the gorilla. The other subspecies is the lowland gorillas, it is a specie most often found in zoos. There are approximately 900 mountain gorillas remaining on earth. Unlike other gorilla species, mountain gorillas cannot live in captivity. They only survive in their natural habitat, afro-montane…

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Where to find Mountain Gorillas

Where to find Mountain Gorillas There are approximately 900 mountain gorillas remaining on earth. Unlike other gorilla species, mountain gorillas cannot live in captivity. They only survive in their natural habitat, afro-montane forests only found in Uganda, Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. These are located in the Virunga mountains (striding across the three countries) and Uganda’s…

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Rwanda gorilla permit will cost 1500 USD

 The Rwanda Development Board today announced an increase in the price of Gorilla Permits from US$ 750 to US $1,500 for all visitors effective immediately. A new exclusive package for tourists who wish to book an entire family of gorillas was also introduced at US$ 15,000, and will receive exclusive personalized tour guide services. The…

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Rwanda Gorilla tracking permit price raised to USD1500

The Rwanda Development Board has announced an increase in the price of Gorilla Permits from US$ 750 to US $1,500 for all visitors effective immediately.  However, the mountain gorilla tracking permit cost remains the same in Uganda at USD600 and Congo (DRC). According to RDB, the new price increase will not affect tourists who had…

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Climbing Mount Karisimbi (Rwanda)

by Ivan Wassaaka Mount Karisimbi is the highest of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains. It is a huge dome, now dormant, that dominates the range, more in girth than in height. Its name in Kinyaruanda means white shell, which refers to its often white-capped summit. Interestingly, this cap results not from snow but…

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Trek to Dian Fossey Tomb (Grave) Hike

by Ivan Wassaaka What exactly is at the grave and Research Center? How does one get there, how long is the hike, how much does the  trek cost, how do I arrange the trek?  What do you see besides her grave and what sounds to be a small museum? What is the center like? One…

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