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Trekking of mountain gorillas in either Rwanda or Uganda is many a clients' lifetime dream. Most clients prefer to trek the mountain gorillas in Rwanda because of the easier to trek terrain and the proximity of Volcanoes National Park to Kigali which is a comfortable 2.5hrs drive on very good tarred road.

Rwanda gorillas

Gorilla permits in Rwanda are on very high demand especially during the peak season of June, July, August, September, December and January. We thus strongly advise that you check with us availability of gorilla permits for your applicable and preferable  Rwanda gorilla trekking date so that we can book and purchase the gorilla permits for you as soon as possible

Book your Rwanda gorilla trek permits   through us without any hassle and with confidence by telephone (+44.790.863.9450) (+256.392.897.704) or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We have the advantage of having local offices in Kigali and Kampala, plus a liaison office in London United Kingdom. Our Kigali office is within walking distance to RDB the gorilla permits issuing office. Our vantage point allows us to check for availability of Rwanda gorilla permits even when their telephone lines are down, and callers are unable to get through from Europe, North America, Asia, Scandinavia, South America and the rest of Africa. We will be sure to book your permits without any delay so that you proceed to confirm the rest of your Rwanda gorilla tour plans at your earliest convenience.

The price of gorilla permits in Rwanda is $1500+$50 admin fee as of May 6th, 2017. We request for  admin fees for clients who only wish to purchase gorilla permits from us so that we can cover our admin overheads, cover wages for our dedicated and professional staff, cover receiving back fees which can be as high as US$35 per incoming wire, gorilla permits scanning fees, telephone costs, cost of delivering the originals of your gorilla permits to your preferred Kigali location or airport on your arrival to Kigali etc. The price of your Rwanda  gorilla permits is inclusive of PNV park entry fees and services of the gorilla trek ranger guides.

Our gorilla permits booking process.

We realize that today's travelers need to make travel decisions as fast as possible. Efficiency, speed of reply to emails, professionalism and courteousness are at the core of our gorilla permits acquisition service offering. We aim to make a difference in the way and speed with which  you are able secure your gorilla permit, relative to otherwise using another operator or going direct to RDB.  Our permits booking customer charter emphasizes keeping your informed throughout the whole process, as we understand how anxious clients can be about whether they will get their permits to enable them confirm flights and accommodation bookings in Rwanda. We aim to reply to your emails within 4 hrs, 7 days a week, weekends without being an exception.

  1. Drop us an email or telephone us with your preferred gorilla trekking dates. We request that you give us a range of dates, incase gorilla permits are not available for your preferred gorilla trek day.
  2. Based on gorilla permits availability charts that we receive regularly from RDB the permits issuing office, we shall first contact RDB to confirm availability numbers, as gorilla permits availability can be extremely fluid. We have known cases of 20 permits being snapped up within a matter of hours.  Upon confirming available gorilla permit numbers, we revert with you, with confirmations within 4hrs Monday-Saturday. Rwanda gorilla permit enquiries that come through to us on Sundays will be confirmed first thing on  Monday mornings as RDB offices are closed on Sundays. We will however give us indicative availability based on Friday's permits numbers.
  3. Upon advice of gorilla permits' availability, we request that you send to us full names, nationalities and passport numbers of all the gorilla trekkers, as these get printed on the Rwanda gorilla permits.
  4. We shall the proceed to send you a formal invoice indicating  our  banking details either London  UK bank account or our direct Kigali Rwanda bank account. For ultra urgent permit bookings, Western Union is a much faster way of getting funds to us in Kigali. For less urgent gorilla permit bookings, clients are able to make payments to us using most major credit cards via paypal. The only snag to this type of payment is the sometimes prohibitive paypal transaction fees of 5% of invoice value and associated delays of having to evacuate the funds into our paypal linked US bank account prior to sending same to Kigali.
  5. When you bank wire funds to us, we request that you advise us so that we can look out for the same and acknowledge receipt asap. It usually takes 4-5 business working days for the monies to get to us, depending on the remitting bank. Upon receipt of funds, we send you an acknowledgement email without any delay. For more urgent permits requests, we are able to purchase the gorilla permits using our own Kigali domiciled funds, as soon as you send to us a bank wire confirmation note, so that we do not miss out on the few remaining gorilla permits.
  6. When we receive the funds that you send to us, we make payments for the gorilla permits in the bank onto RDB's bank account( cash payments are not allowed) at RDB's offices in Kigali. RDB takes about 4 days to process the gorilla permits. Our Kigali office gets notified by telephone as soon as your permits are ready for collection by a member of our dedicated staff.
  7. Upon receipt of your gorilla permits from RDB. On the same day, we shall scan and email copies of the gorilla permits for your review and for those who require entry visas into Rwanda for use as an invitation letter to visit Rwanda for visa purposes.. The originals of the gorilla permits are secured  in our Kigali office and will be delivered to you upon arrival to Kigali either at the airport if you prefer or to your Kigali hotel. In rare cases and upon request, we are able to deliver gorilla permits to PNV for clients who do not transit through Kigali for one reason or another.
  8. At this stage for clients who prefer to book other gorilla tour related components with us, we are able to advise other value added services, including airport transfers, self drive 4x4 car hire, with driver 4x4 rentals, accommodation bookings in Kigali, accommodation bookings in the Virungas, purchase of chimp permits, booking of golden monkey permits, Kigali city tours or even outfitted guided gorilla tour packages. We have a range of self drive and with driver 4x4 cars for hire at very good competitive prices. Our accommodation booking are pro-bono and will not cost you anymore than you would otherwise pay if you contact the Lodge/Hotel direct. You tell us your accommodation options and we book them on your behalf-free of charge.
  9. If  gorilla permits are not available for Rwanda and one is willing to gorilla trek across the border in Bwindi/Buhoma in Uganda, we shall ask our Uganda office  to urgently check availability with Uganda Wildlife Authority's offices in Kampala Uganda  and advise ASAP. 
  10. We await to receive you in Kigali for the start of your gorilla tour, hand over your Rwanda gorilla permits, and if you are renting a self drive vehicle from us, we deliver same to you, or you are met by one of our professional English speaking driver guides for the start of your memorable holiday experience in Rwanda. 

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Rwanda Enquiries Contact

Gorillas Vacations
Tel: +256-392.897.704
Mob: +256-782-014-207
Email: info@gorillapermitsrwanda.com
Uganda Office: Suite 3, Pioneer House
Plot 28 Jinja Road
Kampala, East Africa

Uganda Enquiries Contact

Gorillas Vacations
Tel: +256-392.897.704
Mob: +256-782-014-207
Email: info@gorillapermitsrwanda.com
Uganda Office: Suite 3, Pioneer House
Plot 28 Jinja Road
Kampala, East Africa

UK Enquiries Contact

Ms Sophie Williams
87 Caernarvon Close, Mitcham, Surrey
CR4 1XE, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 208 765 1058
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