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Gorilla Trekking safari Costs

Gorilla trekking safari cost ranges from one country to another. Please note that mountain gorilla trekking safaris can be done in 3 countries that is Uganda, Rwanda and D.R. Congo. The price depends on the following;

  • Price of the gorilla permit (This is different from country to country).
  • The type of the safari car to use.
  • Accommodation type (Luxury, Mid-range, Budget)

cost of gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda.

The current cost of mountain gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda is $1,500 USD. This money goes straight to the government. It is necessary for the day to day running of the national park as well as to give back to the communities that are neighboring the national park. In an announcement made on 27 January 2012, the Rwanda Development Board raised the price of a permit issued to experience mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park from 500 USD to 750 USD for foreign nationals. This took effect from June 1, 2012. As of May 06th, 2017, Rwanda development Board announced the sudden increase in Rwanda gorilla permits by 100% from USD750 to USD1500. So up to date the mountain gorilla trekking permit is still on USD1,500.

Gorilla Trekking safari Costs

All our gorilla safaris are tailor-made but 3 day luxury gorilla safari may cost $2,000 to $5,000 per person depending on which country you choose. Tours include one gorilla tracking permit, private transport, English-speaking guide, accommodation and meals.

A mountain gorilla Permit in Rwanda costs US $1500 per person per day. The minimum age limit to track gorillas is 15 years old. Special offers are currently available for Rwandan and East African Community residents.

Mountain gorilla permit currently costs USD $700 per person for the foreign non Residents. For East African foreign Residents with a work permit, they get a discount of $100 off. For East African Citizens the gorilla permit goes for $85 per person.

Yes! The gorilla trekking experience in Uganda is worth all the money you’ll spend because once you sit a few meters from a four-hundred-pound silver-back and his whole family, the world comes alive, and your view of the natural world is changed forever.

Rwanda is a much smaller country than Uganda, so lends itself better to a short trip in combination with a safari or beach stay elsewhere in East Africa. Rwanda has more than twice the number of habituated mountain gorilla families (Almost all the mountain gorilla familes in Rwanda are habituated) than Uganda and so permits are generally more easily available. (Please note that there are more mountain gorilla families in Uganda than Rwanda but but most of the gorilla families in Uganda are wild – not habituated).

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