Discounted Gorilla Permits in Rwanda 2022
All you need to know about discounted Rwanda gorilla permits
Discounted Rwanda Gorilla Permits were initiated with an intention to position the country as a luxury gorilla trekking tourist destination in Africa, offering high-class luxury amenities. Indeed Rwanda has embarked on its ambiguous project by attracting investors to construct luxury lodges and conference centres, as many have been constructed all over the country. Discounted gorilla trekking permits offer a great opportunity for Budget and mid-range travellers to save a few dollars and as well enjoy the life-changing experience, Gorilla trekking. Much as Rwanda is offering these discounts, they still have strings attached or conditions that one must satisfy before benefiting from them.
Who qualifies for the discounted gorilla trekking permit? – what are the qualities of the discounted gorilla permit?
Rwanda gorilla permit discounts can be enjoyed by various types of travellers to the country if at they are approved to be eligible to acquire these discounts. For one to be eligible for a Rwanda gorilla permit discount, he or she must have fulfilled the attached strings. Below are the necessities, options, and people who can qualify for Rwanda gorilla permit discounts.
If one books a trip to three Rwandan National Park
One can acquire a 15% discount on a gorilla trekking permit if he or she books a trip to three Rwandan National Parks say Volcanoes National, Nyungwe Forest National Park and Akegera National Park with proof of paid accommodation receipt.
If travelling as a family (with more than 4 individuals)
A Family with four and more individuals is also entitled to a 15% discount on gorilla trekking permits, however, the family must have children 15 years and above, with all taking on the gorilla trekking challenge or adventure.
If travelling as a group
Travellers in a group of about 100 people and above are entitled to a 30% discount on gorilla trekking permits. This applies to even non-African citizens
Double gorilla permit discount
In Rwanda, one can as well acquire double gorilla trekking permit discounts, which will enable you to save more dollars and at the same time enjoy unbeatable gorilla trekking experiences in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.
One can acquire a double gorilla permit discount if they do the following;
Travelling as a family – If travelling as a family with four or more members is eligible for gorilla trekking, they acquire a 15% discount on gorilla trekking permits. If the same family continued and booked a trip to three Rwandan National Parks which entitles them to the other 15% discount on the gorilla trekking permit, the above is called a double gorilla permit discount.
Travelling as a group – A group of travellers of more than 100 individuals is entitled to a 30% discount on the gorilla trekking permit. If the same group continued and booked a trip to more than three Rwandan National Parks, they are entitled to another 155 discount on gorilla trekking permits, as the total discount will tally to 45%. The above is also referred to as a double gorilla permit discount
NB: The gorilla permit discount is only applicable to travellers that have fulfilled the discount attached strings and the promotion is only meant to run up to 31st December 2022
Rwanda gorilla permits trekking rates
The Rwanda gorilla permit goes for about USD 1500 for foreigners, with exception of foreign residents, African citizens, African foreign residents, Corporate and Organizations.
Foreign residents are individuals that have a working ID or residency status of Rwanda and these can apply and purchase their gorilla trekking permits at USD 500
African foreign residents – these are individuals who have a working Id or residency status of any African country. These individuals once approved can purchase their gorilla trekking permits at USD 500
African Citizens – They are also on offer to purchase their Rwanda gorilla trekking permits at USD 500
Rwandan Nationals are offered the best rate of USD 200 per permit so as to promote domestic tourism and encourage them to visit their national parks.
Other Frequently asked questions
What is the duration of the discounted gorilla permits in Rwanda?
Discounted Rwanda gorilla permits were introduced to enable the country’s tourism sector to recover from the Covid 19 pandemic. The gorilla permit discounts run up to 31st December 2022.
What percentage does the gorilla permit discount go for?
Gorilla permit discounts in Rwanda may go for up to 45% for a group with over 100 individuals that should have also booked a trip to three national parks in Rwanda.
A family with four or more gorilla trekking eligible members, the may attain a 15% discount and if they go ahead and book a trip with three national parks, they are also entitled to another 15% discount
Rwanda Low season gorilla permit discounts.
You can also book a low season gorilla trekking permit which is also entitled to a discount. In order to attract more tourists to do gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park, as Rwanda increased the price of the normal gorilla permits in 2017, it also announced a 30% discount for the same making USD1050 per person during the low season.