Obtaining Rwanda Gorilla Permits for 2018
How and Where to get Gorilla Permits for 2018 for Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda
In Rwanda, Gorilla tracking is done in Volcanoes National Park (Parc Nationale du Volcanoes) and gorilla trek/ tracking permits booking is managed by the Rwanda Tourism Office (ORTPN). Each gorilla permit costs US$1500 in Rwanda. On each particular day, about 56 persons can visit Rwanda gorillas, 8 persons per each gorilla family.
Gorilla permits are in high demand, because of the stiff competition for them, and therefore are booked with payment on the basis of first come first served. Book your gorilla permit in advance to avoid disappointment.
To track gorillas you must have the day’s gorilla permit which needs to be arranged and paid for in advance, preferably at least 6 months for the high seasons – June-September and December-February; or latest 1-2 months in advance for the low seasons – October-November and March-May.
In Rwanda Gorilla Permits can only be purchased from ORTPN , either directly or through a tour agent. Contact us for the latest status of availability, even for last-minute bookings.
Gorilla permits are booked with payment on the basis of first come first served. Availability of gorilla permits for a required date is not guaranteed. There is a lot of competition for the gorilla permits, which makes it hard to get one for yourself. Any delay in confirmation and/or payment may mean that you will be unable to obtain the permit on your preferred date.
Once you book and send your money for permits, the date cannot change (changing a tracking date means a cancellation fee is charged). Rwanda (ORTPN) charges $100 for each permit date changed.
Booking Gorilla Permits directly through ORTPN
To book your gorilla permit (from out of Rwanda) you first have to contact ORTPN’s reservation office by email inquiring about availability of the dates you intend to track the gorillas. If the exact dates you want are unavailable, you can request ORTPN to let you know of the nearest dates. You then reply to them expressing your intent to book those permits, and requesting them to temporarily hold them as you make payment. At this time, they will advise you of their banking details, so that you can proceed to make an electronic transfer of the money. Please remember to immediately send a copy of the transaction voucher/ receipt by email or fax to ORTPN. The transfer should usually take not more than 3 days and ORTPN will keep your tentative booking for at least 7 days as they awaitthe transfer to go through. Please ensure that you instruct you bank to deduct the bank charges from you. Otherwise is the money sent is less, your permit may not be booked.
Permit Availability for 2018
If you are planning to go Gorilla Tracking in June, July, August, September, also December the time to book your permits and safari is now.
Everyone involved in Tourism wants you to enjoy your time in Rwanda and your visit with the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda, plan now and avoid the disappointment of no permit by waiting too long…from the Country of 1000 hills – Rwanda…ivan
Trekking Tour Packages in Rwanda
- 3 Days Gorilla Trekking
- 3 Days Chimps Trek Nyungwe
- 4 Days Gorilla Trek ( 2 treks)
- 4 days Rwanda Gorillas with Golden Monkeys trek
- 4 Days Rwanda Nyungwe Chimps + Gorilla Trek Tour
- 4 days Rwanda Gorillas + Cultural Village Tours
- Rwanda 4 Days gorilla trek with Hike to Visoke Volcano
- Rwanda 4 Days gorilla trek with Relaxing at Lake Kivu
- 5 Days Rwanda Gorillas Nyungwe Chimps Tracking
- 5 Days Rwanda Gorillas, Visoke Hike, Golden Monkeys
- 6 Days Rwanda Gorillas Trek (2 treks), and Nyungwe Chimps Tour
- 6 Days Rwanda Gorillas, Chimps +other primates
- 7 Days Rwanda Primates Tour
- 9 Days Rwanda Magical Tour
- 11 Days Rwanda Primates Tour+ Akagera + Kivu:
- 13 Days Rwanda Safari
- 20 Days Rwanda Safari
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