African gorilla management Authorities occasionally comes up with such discounted periods to attract more travelers, especially during low travel months of March to May & November when the rains come and travelers avoid the countryside.
The rainy season also compels most camps, lodges, and hotels to offer discounts that attract low-season travelers. You can literally walk into a lodge during the rains and get a room at the lowest price without a reservation.
Most travelers don’t realize that foreign residents and East African Nationals can book discounted gorilla tours in Uganda all year round. Indeed, nationals can track gorillas at a fraction of foreigners’ permit price. Here foreign residents with work permits pay $600 while East African Nationals pay UGX 250,000.
Discounted Rwanda gorilla permits are still available and valid until end of year on 31st December 2023, these were introduced to boost the tourism industry during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to attract more tourists to experience gorilla trek in Rwanda in the Volcanoes National Park, all travelers will benefit from these gorilla permits discounts and special COVID-19 gorilla permits discounts in Rwanda.
The discounted gorilla permits in Rwanda are offered during the low seasons of May and November. For those who would like to benefit from the Rwanda low season gorilla permits should book their gorilla trekking safaris in the months of May and November.
From trekking to see the majestic mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park to walking high above the canopy in Nyungwe National Park, Rwandans and foreign residents have the chance to experience the wonders of nature in the country’s incredible national parks.
There are discounted gorilla permits available to see the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. These discounted gorilla trekking permits can be secured at only $1050 for the low season months of May and November, but the only condition is that you spend three days in anyone of the other national parks in Rwanda (Nyungwe Forest National Park or the Akagera National Park). it will require you to book for a safari package which will guarantee you more than 3 days in Rwanda visiting more than national parks in Rwanda.
If you are planning to travel in the low season months of May and November when the Rwanda discounted gorilla permits are at USD1050, we advise that you book your trip at least two months in advance. This is because many people now book their trip to Volcanoes National Park during this period.
The list of discounts is as follows; Nationals and East African Citizens – $200, Foreign residents – $500, Corporates or Organizations – 10% discount on bulk purchases from 30 permits, Families – 15% discount for family visits (couples and children over 15 years old), African citizens a promotional – $500 will be applied for mountain gorilla trekking.
Africa foreign residents – a promotional $500 will be applied for mountain gorilla trekking. International tourists (Non- African Citizens) traveling in a group of 100 and more – a promotional rate of $500 will be applied for mountain gorilla trekking.
All other products/experiences in Volcanoes & Nyungwe National Parks – Nationals, Foreign residents, East African Community – 30% discount on groups of 10 where applicable. Nationals, Foreign residents, East African Community – 10% for individual travelers.
You can book your discounted gorilla permits directly through Rwanda local tour operator. You can as well book you Rwanda low season gorilla permits through Ecotours Rwanda. We will check for you gorilla permits available for your desired dates and communicate to you the number of permits available in May and November. If you confirm and conform to these terms and conditions, then you will be allowed to benefit from Rwanda discounted gorilla permit.
Mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda are a peerless primate experience, and one of Africa’s indisputable travel highlights. Gorilla permits are very essential for gorilla trekking to see the amazing mountain gorilla, gorillas are remarkably peaceful creatures, certainly by comparison with most primates, gorillas try to interact with their visitors, often approaching them, and occasionally touching one of the guides in apparent greeting as they walk past.
The magical hour with the gorillas is relatively expensive and this can be achieved by securing a gorilla permit for this experience. The hike up to the mountain gorillas’ preferred habitat of bamboo forest involves a combination of steep slopes, dense vegetation, slippery underfoot conditions after rain and high altitude.
The Virunga National Park is one of the four national parks where you can go for gorilla trekking tours. The Virunga Congo gorilla trekking permits costs $400 dollars, however occasionally the park offers discounted gorilla trekking permits for $200. The permit is discounted at $150 for Congolese nationals and $200 for SADC nationals.
Gorilla trekking is one of the best activities to do while on your tour to Africa, the gorilla trekking permits therefore tend to sell out very fast and we therefore advise you to book your gorilla trekking tour 3-4 months early or even earlier to ensure that your permits for the preferred travel dates are secured before they run out. It’s also important to note that for the peak season months of June, July, August, September, December January and February, the permits usually get sold out and thus if you are planning your Uganda gorilla trekking tour or Rwanda gorilla safari during this month, you have to book the trip early.
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