Irembo Reduces Gorilla Permits to Host CHOGM 2021


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Tourists are advised against making erroneous, incomplete or false applications. Such cases may include among others, applying for the wrong product, uploading a false ID/Visa and uploading an expired ID/Visa. Please be advised that verification of tourist documents is done at park entry gates. Tourists who made erroneous, incomplete or false applications will be denied entry to the park regardless of whether they paid and acquired a system-generated permit.

Prices have gone up to price is 1275 USD per person for those coming to attend the commonwealth conference. Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is often described as “life changing” and with good reason. With only an estimated 880 Gorillas left in the world, to see these gentle creatures in their natural habitat is a truly unique moment.

The minimum age for gorilla trekking in Rwanda is 15 years. You may be denied access to the park if you are sick with a cold, flu or other contagious illness.

Reporting times at visitor Information/registration centers at park entry is 07h00.

Foreign Residents in Rwanda and East African countries need to-have a minimum of four consecutive months’ residency status/work permit in their passport or diplomatic card to qualify for the Rwandan/East African Foreign resident status.

A Diplomat who has a Residence visa can be allowed to use the applicable rates for resident his spouse and legally accepted children even if the spouse and legally accepted children do not have the resident visas (reside outside of Rwanda).

East African residents need to provide EAC ID Cards or Passports.

A tourist with one Rwandan parent and a tourist with a Rwandan spouse will be considered as Rwandan as long as Immigration and Emigration Director General confirms it.

Expert guides give a pre – trek briefing on specific protocols and rules for visiting the gorillas That Live Within an altitude of 2500 and 4000m. Porters are available to help carry backpacks and cameras, as well as helping you with your footing along your hike which can be hard work, but well worth it.

Gorillas make their homes in and amongst the bamboo-covered slopes of the Virunga Mountains in the Volcanoes National Park in northern Rwanda. Trek to see them and you’ll be introduced by your expert trackers and guides to one of the fully-habituated families of mountain gorillas and you can stay with them for an awe-inspiring hour, often crouching just a few feet away, whilst the gorillas go about their daily lives.