Rwanda has increased the price of Gorilla Tracking Permits from US$ 750 to US$ 1,500 per Person per Trek/Day. The increase comes into effect immediately however persons who have already bought permits will not be affected by the increase. A new price of US$ 15,000 for exclusive tracking per Gorilla Family per Trek/Day has also been set subject to a maximum of 8 persons tracking a gorilla family. Coming hot on the heels of the translocation of Eastern Black Rhinos to Akagera National Park last week, the country’s ultimate objective is to target a high end/low volume business that more strongly supports conservation of species, especially the only 880 Mountain Gorillas remaining in the world, in line with her small size. To this end, persons who undertake other activities in Nyungwe forest National Parks and Akagera National Park for a minimum of three nights in addition to gorilla tracking will be granted a 30% discount while conference tourists on pre- or post-conference extensions receive a 15% discount. A meeting the Rwanda Development Board, the custodians of the national park and Rwanda Tours and Travel Association is being sought for further clarifications and we will keep you informed should any further update be issued. In the meantime, please do not hesitate letting us know should you have any queries or comments. NB: the prices of Gorilla Permits in Uganda remain the same and has not been affected this announcement.
The SafariDMC Team