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Comparing Mountain Gorilla Permit Cost in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo

12 May

Comparing Mountain Gorilla Permit Cost in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo

We present you the complete guide about Mountain Gorilla Trekking permits in the Virunga Mountains that are shared by Uganda, Rwanda & Democratic republic of congo that is known to be the home for the Mountain Gorillas. , Find the difference about the cost of the gorilla permits in Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic republic of congo, Trusted Tour operators, How to book a Gorilla permit, Which gorilla groups and the Cost of the gorilla permits.

One of the reasons of trekking Congo mountain gorillas is that, Congo Gorilla Permits are Cheap and they can be secured any time during the year depending on the travelers interests , Congo Gorilla Trekking in the Great Virunga National Park can be done on the shortest days as 3 Days Congo Gorilla Safari to explore the endangered Mountain Gorillas and Even the Eastern Lowland Gorillas can be done in 3 Days Congo Gorilla Safari meaning that a combined 7 Days Congo Gorilla Safari Holiday can reward you with the view of the mountain Gorillas , Nyiragongo Hike and the Eastern Lowland gorillas with Optionally Visit to Lwiro Chimpanzee Sanctuary in south Kivu the home to the primates like the chimpanzee and the Monkeys, Idjwi Island Congo, Africa’s forgotten island.

Where to Go gorilla trekking in Congo , Rwanda and Uganda.
Planning for  Gorilla Trek  Africa, Find the complete guide to help you Compare Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo for the Best Gorilla Trekking experience where to visit? This is a question that most of the Tour Operators often receive in an email or in a phone-call. The answer depends on you, your likes and preferences, even what besides you want to see and to in either Rwanda, Congo or Uganda besides Primate Trekking.  Price wise and affordability it is in Congo and Uganda than the price in Rwanda.

Price Difference in the Gorilla Permits

Cheap & Best Value is found in Congo – Rwanda’s Gorilla permits are now 1500$$ – Congo is 400$$ – you have to be insane to pay double and more for a Gorilla Permit.  There is no more comparison when the majority of travelers cannot afford the trekking price of 1500$$ in Rwanda then they are optioning to visit Virunga National Park Congo for the Gorilla Trekking adventure Holiday

Dont Get worried about the visa to congo now days, Virunga National park & Kahuzi Biega National Parks have worked Tiresomely to smooth the issue if the Congo Visas and they now have what we call the Congo Tourists Visa to enable Travelers visit Congo for Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hiking Holidays in the Democratic republic of congo.

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda.

Mountain Gorillas in rwanda are found in the Volcanoes National Park rwanda located in the northern province which is part of the virunga massif, Rwanda has been known for the Gorilla Trekking adventures for the Last 7 years and tourism has been booming to the peak, it has been spear headed by the Ugandan Tour operators with the help of the Rwanda Safari Companies.

Rwanda has 10 Gorilla Groups which are open for Gorilla Trekking by Visitors , meaning that each group is open for trekking to 8 Pax and meaning that the daily pax open for Gorilla Trekking is 80 Paxs.

Cost of the Gorilla Permit

Before the ridiculous move by Rwanda Development Board to hike & Double the Gorilla Permit costs from 750$$ to 1500$$ , the new Rate is final and its USD 1500 per trekking , Meaning that its more expensive compared to all other Destinations where the Mountain Gorilla Trekking is done .

However the Permits for other Primates Remain unchanged and these include the Golden Monkey tracking, Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe Forest  and even park entrance to Akagera national Park.

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda.

its believed according to the gorilla population census of the gorilla doctors that Uganda holds 60 % of the Mountain Gorillas due to the fact that its has two destinations where Gorilla Trekking is done , these include the independent Bwindi Forest that is not part of the Virunga Massif , and the Mgahinga National Park which part of the Virunga Mountains.

Bwindi Impenetrable forest is the most strong hold of the Mountain Gorillas in Africa and its located in south western Uganda.
Cost of the Gorilla Permits in Uganda

Irrespective of the Hike of the Gorilla permit, Uganda Gorilla Permits remains Unchanged and they are the second cheapest After Democratic republic of congo. The Gorilla Permit to Bwindi or Mgahinga Costs USD 650 During the Peak Season and 450 During the low Season ( April, May and November )

Visitors are advised to book the Gorilla Permits to Uganda through the trusted tour Operators or through the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Gorilla Trekking in Congo

In Democratic republic of congo, Gorilla Trekking is divided into two species , that is the eastern lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi biega National Park and the Mountain Gorillas in Virunga national Park.

Kahuzi Biega was established in 1970 by the Belgian photographer and conservationist Adrien Deschryver, the park is named after two dormant volcanoes, Mount Kahuzi and Mount Biega, which are within its limits. With an area of 6,000 square kilometres (2,300 sq mi), Kahuzi-Biega is one of the biggest national parks in the country. Set in both mountainous and lowland terrain, it is one of the last refuges of the rare species of Eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei guerilla), which are listed as endangered under the IUCN Red List. and Virunga National Park is Listed on a World Heritage sites for being the home to the mountain gorillas , gorilla trekking in congo is done near the section of Bukima .

Costs of the Gorilla Permits.

In Congo , irrespective of the permit being for the mountain gorillas or the Eastern Lowland gorillas , the Gorilla Trekking Permit is the cheapest among all the three destinations where it costs USD 400 , yet during the low season the parks tend to offer discounted prices of 200$$$.

Gorilla Permit Costs is among the reasons what Visitors are advised to book Congo Gorilla Tours through the Recommended tour Operators or through the park its self.




  1. how much dose Lowland Gorilla trekking permit cost

    1. Hello, thanks for picking interest in knowing the prices for the gorilla permits for Kahuzi Biega National Park, its costing $$$ 360 for tour operators and $$400 for private individuals.

      Awaits to hear from you soon


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