Gorilla safaris in Rwanda – Rwanda Gorilla safari Prices
Gorilla safaris in Rwanda – Rwanda Gorilla Permit fees doubled to $1500 Rwanda Gorilla Permit fees doubled to $1500 Gorilla safaris in Rwanda Permit fees Recently Rwanda gorilla permits were doubled by the government of Rwanda under the Rwanda development board. This was with effect 6th May 2017 with an exception of these that had booked already. the most reason given to the present drastic rise was to ‘’ensure the sustainability of conservation initiatives and enhance visitors’ experience since gorilla trekking may be a highly unique Experience,’’ Said Clare Akamanzi the RDB Chief Executive. She then added that fees would also generate more revenues for communities living around the Volcanoes park which will fund development projects and empower them economically.
Gorilla safaris in Rwanda – Rwanda safaris Gorilla
This caused both positive and negative reactions from the tourism stakeholders just like the Rwanda safari guides association and Rwanda tours and travel Association all accusing the RDB of not consulting stakeholders before the choice was made.
Others arguing how the doubling of gorilla permits will adversely affect the Rwanda tourism industry resulting in low numbers of tourists happen in Rwanda hence affecting government revenues. Gorilla trekking safaris are in just three countries within the world i.e. Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo and this is often an experience of a lifetime. Uganda’s combat Rwanda’s permit increase With Congo’s instability, it’s presumably for Uganda to profit from this since the Uganda tourism board came out openly reminding the tourists that their gorilla permits are still $600 and there are not any plans of accelerating this rate soon.
Gorilla permit in Rwanda Compared to Uganda
Uganda being a rustic with ¾ of the world’s mountain gorillas are going to be a simple switch for tourists. Now the choice is left within the hands of the tourist who will either prefer to pay $1500 to ascertain mountain gorillas in Rwanda, roll in the hay in Congo or pay $600 for an Uganda gorilla trek Uganda Gorilla.
Gorilla Permits still at $700 in Uganda.