Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Cost

A Gorilla Trekking Permit in Rwanda normally costs US$1,500 for international tourists, but this has been reduced to $500 during the Covid-19 recovery. But right now the cost of a Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permit is US$1,500

Availability of Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permits

There are a total of eighty Gorilla Trekking permits available per day in Rwanda, with ten habituated gorilla families and a maximum of eight visitors per group. A registered Gorilla Tour company Like Kabira Gorilla Safaris can sell you a permit up to two years in advance. LET’S START PLANNING YOUR GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI

The cost of Lodging in Rwanda

Rwanda positions itself as a high-end gorilla trekking destination, which is reflected in the higher permit price and a wider range of top-end accommodation. Rwanda has some spectacular luxury properties as well as a slew of overpriced mid-range options, so book with caution.

Typical accommodation costs in Rwanda:

Budget: $50 – $100 per person per night based on two sharing

Mid-range: $150 – $350 per person per night based on two sharing

Luxury: $400-$3,000 per person per night based on two sharing


Rwanda’s gorilla trekking region (Volcanoes National Park) is only two hours from Kigali, making the gorillas much more accessible than in Uganda. In theory, this means that you can save money on transportation and lodging by taking a shorter trip. A one-day gorilla trek in Rwanda can be done for around $1,990 per person. A two-day gorilla trek n Rwanda begins at £2,200. A three-day luxury gorilla safari in Rwanda can range between $2,500 and $5,000 per person. The tours include one gorilla tracking permit, private transportation, an English-speaking guide, lodging, and meals. There are also charter plane and helicopter transfers available.