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Gorilla Permits Price Rise 01.06.12

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Kigali,  27th January, 2012 – The Rwanda Development Board confirmed plans to implement changes to current gorilla permit pricing. The prices have been increased by 50% and this will take effect from June 1st, 2012 save for prior bookings made before this date.

RDB CEO John Gara said; “This increase comes at a time when there is significant growth of the gorilla population as well as an increasing demand for gorilla tourism. We are very committed to sustain our efforts in conservation in order to protect their environment as well as the rich biodiversity that exist in our national parks.”

Rwanda’s gorilla conservation efforts have shown significant success. Today, there are ten gorilla families which accommodate a maximum of eight tourists per day each, a number that has almost doubled over the last five years. 


The gorilla permit prices are as follows:


Foreign non residents(US$)

Foreign residents (US$)







New as of June 1st, 2012





The head of Tourism and Conservation at RDB Rica Rwigamba explained; “We have seen a sustained increase in interest for gorilla trek as well as recognition that good conservation can truly contribute to growth of these species. Mountain Gorillas are the only increasing gorilla species population, which is evidence that responsible tourism and conservation go hand in hand.”


A contribution of 5% towards the communities surrounding the national parks under the revenue sharing programme is an activity that RDB is also committed to and this increase will also proportionally impact on this initiave.


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Karibu Rwanda assists client purchase their Rwanda and sometimes Uganda gorilla permits. We aim to take the stress out of gorilla trekking permits purchases for Gorilla trekking trips to Rwanda. Let us handle your Rwanda gorilla permit for you as you focus on planning the other aspect of your travel to Rwanda.

We recommend that you contact us early enough with your preferred gorilla trekking date to enable us advise availability of gorilla permits for your preferred trekking date. We also suggest that your trip is tailored around gorilla permits availability in either Rwanda or Uganda. Once we confirm availability , we usually request that we pounce real fast as gorilla permits availability is very fluid. If we cannot find permits in Rwanda, we will offer clients the option of trekking on the Uganda side if gorilla trekking permits are available there. Sometimes we get permits through cancellations. We may thus if you prefer add your name onto our priority waiting list for Rwanda gorilla permits.

. Wiring funds into our London Bank account, using CHAPS is a very quick way of  getting the funds to us in record time. For very urgent transfers, we may recommend sending the funds to us in Kigali via Western Union.
Upon confirmation of wire of funds, we use our locally domiciled  funds to purchase your gorilla permits. We usually will scan and email you copies of your Rwanda~ Uganda gorilla permits, as soon as we have purchased your permits.

Please EMAIL US at karibu at kariburwanda.com OR call us on +256.779.459.917(UG) +256.392.897.704(UG)  +44.790.863.9450(UK) +1.614.285.1163(US) with your Rwanda~Uganda gorilla permits requirements.
as at 01st July 2012 Gorilla permits are chargeable st US$750, we will only add a small adminitration fee of US$50 to cover our admin and bank charges.

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