In May 2017, the Rwanda gorilla permits were raised from USD750 to USD1500 per permit. This move made Rwanda a luxury gorilla trekking country. It is important to note that gorillas can only be tracked in volcanoes national park in for Rwanda. The move is intended to improve on the community development of the people around the park. It is also good to note that 10 percent of the gorilla revenue is meant to improve on the livelihood of the people that live next to the park and also does conservation work.
One can have a specialized gorilla trek at the cost of $15000 or $30000 for a minimum of 3 visitors for 3 consecutive days. Rwanda tourism board in these new amendments is giving you a chance to choose the best way you can create the most unforgettable experience with these endangered species of apes.
There is also a special discount for a person visiting all the three national parks in the months of May to November to track gorillas for $1050 and $1275 for any delegate that is in Rwanda for conferences and meetings.
There is also an offer for $5000 for 3 consecutive days Mountain Gorilla filming and professional photography and $12,000 for filming and photography crew per day (maximum 8 people)
Gorilla permits to track can be easily purchased through you travel agent or your local tour operator. You can also contact RDB directly firstname.lastname@example.org and they will take you through the process.
You have to put in mind the terms and conditions of gorilla trekking like the age limit. But that doesn’t mean you cannot come with you children on safari, its just that they will not be allowed to track gorillas and therefore you can any choose to organize or them an activity during that tracking time.
Please also note that the biggest cut of this money goes back to conserving mountain gorillas in Rwanda hence, buying a gorilla tracking permit means giving back to gorillas, saving them and further contributing to their conservation efforts besides benefiting the respective communities within.