Announcement on immediate increase in price of gorilla permits by Rwanda Development Board

Dear Colleague

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) announced on 6 May that there will be an immediate increase in the price of a gorilla permit in Rwanda from US $750 to US $1,500.

The reasons for this increase are given in the attached letter from RDB. All tourism companies will be implementing this increase with immediate effect. All new permits bought will have to be bought at the higher price. Existing permits that have already been purchased are not affected. The Rwanda Tour and Travel Association (RTTA) requested that the increase be delayed for six months but this suggestion was not accepted.

We do not have any further details at the moment. We will issue further updates as more details emerge. If you have any questions or comments please get in touch with your sales consultant.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this change may cause.

The price of a gorilla permit in Uganda remains at US $600.

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Safari Activities

Chimpanzee Tracking

Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor is nothing short of exhilarating. The chimps effortlessly cross and scamper through the trees above the gorge, and visitors on the other hand must cross the river using natural bridges in order to keep up with the chimps. So although the walk usually lasts only 2–3 hours, descending the steep gorge and crossing the log bridges over the river requires some agility and fitness.

Chimpanzee tracking is also available in nearby Kalinzu, a forest reserve 30 minutes drive from Kyambura Gorge Lodge where there is a community of about 40 habituated chimpanzees.