Acquiring gorilla permits in Rwanda require planning and booking ahead of time. Visiting with mountain gorillas in Rwanda is a strictly managed operation to protect the critically endangered mountain gorillas and to maintain their survival. With the habituated gorilla families available for visiting being ten, the number of visitors who can go trekking for gorillas on a single gorilla group is limited to 8 people per day, therefore, there is a total number of 80 gorilla permits available a single day.
With growing numbers of visitors for gorilla tours in Rwanda each year, obtaining a gorilla permit requires to be done early enough to secure your spot. This is especially if you plan to travel during the high seasons / Dry seasons of December to March and June to September, this period being a dry season receives big numbers of visitors and it’s more favorable to go hiking without too much mud and slippery terrain. The rainy seasons of April – May and November generally are not as competitive as the dryer seasons.
Booking with Rwanda Gorilla Safaris Company becomes so efficient for you to secure a gorilla permit. We have offices in both Rwanda and Uganda and have the capacity and ability to secure gorilla permits for visitors planning their gorilla trekking trips in Rwanda. We can also go ahead to secure your permit for Ugandan Gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga national park, Virunga national park and Kahuzi Biega national park for the Lowland gorillas in the Congo. Please book your gorilla permit for Rwanda at $750 for non residents, $450 for East African residents, $300 East African Citizens, $375 for Rwandan residents as well as 30000Frw for the Rwandan citizens.
The Volcanoes national park is situated just two hours from the Kigali international airport and Kigali city is home to Rwanda’s mountain gorillas and part of the Virunga conservation region. It is only when you have secured the gorilla permit that you will be assured of taking a visit in any gorilla family assigned to. Rwanda Gorilla Safaris will then ensure that you get experienced guides who will take you through these gorilla families with no regret at all. Booking of lodges will also be done depending on what you need.