Are you planning to visit Rwanda for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and you what to know the status of Rwanda Gorilla Permits Availability, this is very important for you to know in advance that gorilla permits are available before you decide to pay and book your gorilla trip to Rwanda? Gorilla trekking permits are very important in as far as gorilla trekking is concerned. You are required to be have a gorilla permit for you to be allowed to trek these endangered mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
Eco Adventure Safaris is authorized to check the availability of gorilla permits for individual travelers/tourists and international companies. Rwanda has 12 gorilla families open for trekking every day and thus 96 Gorilla permits are available for clients and companies to sell.
What is the process of securing Rwanda Gorilla permits?
Rwanda Gorilla Permits Availability. When you contact Eco Adventure Safaris, we will then contact the Rwanda Development Board who are in charge of selling and issuing gorilla permits on behalf of Rwanda government and we will tell you the number of gorilla permits available for your planned dates of travel for gorilla trekking in Rwanda.
Rwanda Development Board has a reservation system that allows you to call one of the reservations staff so as to establish availability but you can as well send them an email and they will get back to you with availability. If you want to try your lack directly with Rwanda Development Board, please do so in the morning as they tend not to receive telephone calls in the afternoon and evenings.
To avoid the above hustle, please do contact us with the year, month and exact dates when you want to trek and we will check availability of gorilla permits and advise each permits per family. Once we have found out gorilla permit availability, we will send you our invoice for payment and once money is wired on to our Bank Account, we will request you to send us your passport details as they are needed by Rwanda Development Board for them to issue out your gorilla permit. We will then scan and send you a copy of this gorilla permit for your records and perusal.
You can pick this gorilla permit from our office on arrival in Rwanda or if you have booked a fully inclusive tour with us, it will be part of the package. Our office is open all the time and we can be reached by telephone call or email.
While requesting for gorilla permit availability, you need to specify the year, month and date so that we check basing on your preferred date and time. You should also note that gorilla permits availability changes every minute and thus we advise that once you establish the number of permits, please do book your permits in advance 4 to 5 months in advance to avoid shortage and all the inconveniences associated with last minute booking.
Reasons why you should book your Rwanda gorilla permit through a local tour company
Eco Adventure Safaris is one of the few tour companies or operators allowed in position to check and advise availability anytime any day about the Rwanda Gorilla permits availability. When you book your gorilla trekking permit through us, you will be guaranteed fast response about the number of permits available on a given date and month to enable you make a proper decision pertaining your visit.
Not all companies in Rwanda have the above privilege and once we find permits, we are also allowed to reserve them for a maximum of seven days are we wait for you to make payment. In the seven days we will send you an invoice to you to make payment and that is done, we expect you to send us POP (proof of payment) since it normally takes 3-4 working days for money to show on our Bank Account. We in most cases use our credit to pay and secure your gorilla permit even before your money show on our account. We accept both Electronic transfers as well as Credit/Debit card payments much as the later attracts a 5% surcharge.
As soon as gorilla permit are paid for at Rwanda Development Board (RDB) we will send you scanned copies of the receipts by email and 2 weeks to your trek, we will again go back to RDB to pick your gorilla permit cards which will have to be presented on the day of trekking.
Who is allowed to check gorilla permits in Rwanda online?
Ever since Rwanda gorilla trekking permits went online, its only selected tour operators that can view and reserve them. Eco Adventure Safaris is one of the few privileged tour operators who have access to this database and we normally provide availability to our potential clients as soon as possible.
Can I book my gorilla permit directly with Rwanda Development Board?
This is one of the many frequently asked question by people who are planning to visit Rwanda for gorilla trekking. Is it possible? The answer is yes. Booking gorilla permits directly with Rwanda Development Board requires you to make a phone call or send an email which will be replied to by one of their reservations staff. He/she will provide the availability of permits on the requested date and send you an invoice to make payment on RDB bank Account. Once payment is made, your gorilla permit card will be issued and you will have to collect it yourself after providing proof by show of driving permit or passport.
While this looks a simple and straight forward method of booking your gorilla permit, those who have tried calling or sending an email tend to receive late responses which can sometimes be frustrating. We have had clients who came to us confirming how stressful this was. We hope that this will improve with time but at the moment, we encourage you to book your gorilla permit with a recognized Tour company in Rwanda to eliminate all this hassle.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Gorilla Permits in Rwanda.
At Eco Adventure Safaris we provide personalized service with the utmost dedication to the safety and enjoyment of our clients. We are committed to the well-being of our staff and guests as well as to having a positive impact on the communities and wild places that our operations reach. On all our operations and safaris, we embrace the environmental ethic “Take Nothing but Photographs, Leave Only Footprints” all our packages are eco-friendly. During your travel Post Covid safety and health of our clients will be our major priority and we shall ensure all our service providers and workers implement the SOPs and healthy guidelines set for the safety and health of clients and services providers while on safari. Contact us here about the Rwanda Gorilla Permits Availability