There are eight habituated family groups for trakking in Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda), with a total of 64 permits per day being available. These may be pre-booked with Rwanda Development Board, Tourism and Conservation department (ex-ORTPN). There is a high demand during the high seasons, July-August and November-January. There are two ways of booking and buying a gorilla permit: You can book and buy all gorilla permits using your smart card through the Rwanda Development Board and for more details vist www.rdb.rw or we can facilitate a direct physical purchase from the reservation offices of Rwanda Development Board/Tourism and Conservation Department. Permits as of July 31st 2007 are US$500 and it will be increased at 750$ starting with June 2012. A permit can be bought in advance (1-2 years before) or immediately on the arrival.PS: There for the on spot tickets it is better to book and buy permits in advance, especially in the high season of tourism in the region.
RDB shall refund the full tracking fee, if the visitor fails to track due to illness, this will be at recommendation of the Tourism Warden.Visitors who have tracked the whole day and failed to view the gorillas for one reason or another will be refunded 75% of the tracking fee.The tracking starts at 7:00 a.m. with guides briefing and the returning time depends on where is the Gorilla family you visit.
Golden Monkey and Chimpanzees permits
As the gorillas permits the visit to Golden Monkeys and Chimpanzees is arranged after the Rwanda Development Board/Tourism and Conservation department. Fortunately, the permits are not at a highly demand as for Gorilla permit but again better to book in advance, you never know!
Terms and Conditions
The booking is made either online or on the company address found at contact us on this website
When booking, 20% of the total cost of the safaris is required to proceed with arranging the safaris. This booking fee is accepted as part of the inclusive fare and will only be refunded if the application cannot be accommodated.
At least 50% of the full amount of the safaris shall be payable when your trip is confirmed and the full amount is paid before we start the tour. No trip will commence unless payment is fully effected.
The bank charges for money transfer are paid by clients
A full refund will be provided if cancellation occurs in writing 60 days prior to the commencement of the tour. Refund on all prepaid money will be based on cancellation fees levied by hotels and lodges. There is a 50% charge on cancellation within 14-35 days, 75% charge within 2-14 days less than 48hrs no refund.