Rwanda extended gorilla groups to 10

Recently Rwanda was lucky to extend the total of Mountain Gorilla groups to 10.

This implicates that there is room for 80 tourists (10 groups times 8 tourists) to visit the Mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, every day.

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Gorilla Fees


1.) Rwanda Mountain Gorillas Permits Fees / Volcanoes National Park :

  • With effect from 01/06/2012, the mountain gorillas permits fees will be US$ 750 per permit.
  • However, clients who book their permits within year 2012, until 31/12/2012, and pay for them BEFORE 01/06/2012, they will be charged US$ 500 per permit, only.
  • All the permits for the year 2013, and thereafter, will be charged the new rate, of US$ 750, per permit.

2.) Uganda Mountain Gorillas Permits Fees / Bwindi National Park :

  • The mountain gorillas permit fees in Bwindi Impenetrable national park, have not been increased, and they are at US$ 500 per permit, as before.

3.) DR- Congo Mountain Gorillas Permits Fees / Virunga National Park :

  • The mountain gorillas permits fees in the Virunga national park, have remained at US$ 400 per permit.
  • The Giant Lowland Gorillas permits fees, in the Kahuzi – Biega national park, are US$ 400 per permit, and
  • The Mt. Nyiragongo active volcano fees, are US$ 200 per person.
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There are now 8 gorilla groups in Rwanda

Young male starts its own group in Virunga, please have a look at the present groups.

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Kwita Izina set for 18th June 2011

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Make a date with Rwanda in the week culminating with the annual Kwita Izina Gorilla naming festival, planned for the 18th of June this year. This date still has to be confirmed by the Rwandan cabinet though, showing the importance … Continue reading

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