Rwanda low season discounted gorilla trekking permit, Rwanda to start offering 30% discount on gorilla trekking permit for all tourists who spends three days or more in Akagera National Park or Nyungwe Forest National Park, this comes after Rwanda had increased its gorilla permit price fees from $750 to $1500 per person.
Rwanda low season discounted gorilla trekking permit comes a year after Rwanda government doubled the trekking permit price which is making Rwanda a high-end destination, meaning that most budget traveler and low budget tourists can’t afford to track gorillas in Rwanda instead they end up going to Uganda or to Democratic Republic of Congo where gorilla permits are still cheaper and affordable.
In other-world’s the earlier hike of gorilla trekking permit by Rwanda government which led to a drop in tourism business, with many Rwanda tour operators complaining of losing about 50% of the usual clients.
Rwanda low season discounted gorilla trekking permit cost $1,050 per person only during the months of November and May which is still high for budget travelers if you compare with gorilla permits in Uganda and in Congo, this means that budget safaris will go to Uganda where gorilla permits are affordable .
Yes one can fly to Kigali International Airport in Rwanda which is even more easier way of accessing Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park both parks located in Kisoro District south western Uganda near the border of Rwanda and Congo.
Flying to Kigali Rwanda and trek gorillas in Uganda will also save you 5 hours drive because it is 4 hours drive from Kigali Airport in Rwanda to reach Bwindi Forest while it you fly to Entebbe International Airport it will take 9 hour drive to reach Bwindi Forest.
So flying to Rwanda-Kigali and track gorillas in Uganda will mean saving $900 per person on the gorilla permit and 5 hours drive, for more details contact Kisoro Tours Uganda, we are also highly recommended on Trip advisor and Safari bookings, gorilla tracking safari is a life time experience but this permit fee is not cheap.