Tourists planning to visit Rwanda between June until December will enjoy very cheap packages that had been previously highly-priced.
Rwanda Development Board announced that it has sliced permit prices for the Mountain Gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes national park situated just two hours from the Kigali international airport and Kigali city.
Belise Kariza the Chief Tourism Officer, Rwanda Development Board said , “We are back in business”.
RDB announced the re-opening of tourism activities as well as the resumption of international travel for charter flights, effective 17 June 2020.
Under the new prices, foreign residents will only pay $500 to obtain a permit.
International tourists will still pay $1500.
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For Rwandans and nationals of East African member states resident in Rwanda will only pay $200 to access the Mountain gorilla habitat.
With only 10 habituated gorilla families available for visiting, the number of visitors who can go gorilla trekking on a single gorilla group is limited to 8 people per day, therefore, there is a total number of 80 gorilla permits available a single day.
The RDB announcement comes at a time Rwanda is working round the clock to revive an economy battered by the global #Covid-19 pandemic that has knocked down economies.
Around June – September dry season the park receives big numbers of visitors and its more favourable to go hiking without too much mud and slippery terrain.
Booking through a travel agency or through a tour operator in Rwanda is a reliable option of obtaining a gorilla permit. Anyone applying for a gorilla viewing permit must be aged over 15 years of age.
Source: Taarifa Rwanda