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What’s the park entrance fee to Volcanoes National Park has been and is still one of the commonly asked questions by travelers booking Rwanda gorilla safaris. Yes, most travelers have often asked how much entrance fees to Volcanoes National Park especially those booking private tours, not through travel operators. There is no specific answer to this question. The entrance fees to Volcanoes National Park depends on the activity a traveler intends to do. Its very common for Same people to pay different entrance fees to Volcanoes National Park if they are doing different tourist activities. Volcanoes National Park is the most visited National Park, which receives the highest number of travelers on Rwanda safaris. The park entrance fees to Volcanoes National park are as follows:
Gorilla Trekking permit
If you are visiting Rwanda for gorilla trekking, a single Rwanda gorilla permits cost $1500 each. This cost is inclusive of the entrance fees, park rangers fee, gorilla conservation fee and other government taxes. Each day, Rwanda Development Board has 72 gorilla permits available or issuing. Apparently, Volcanoes National Park is sheltering 9 gorilla families each visited by 8 people per day. Permits are sold on a first come first serve basis. Travelers are therefore advised to book as early as 6 months prior due to high demand for permits. You can book directly with Rwanda Development Board or through Africa Adventure Safaris, your number one gorilla safari company in East Africa. In late 2019 Rwanda’s Hirwa gorilla family migrated to Uganda and is now living in Mgahinga Gorilla National park. A gorilla permit is a must-have for every traveler visiting to trek mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. It allows you to spend an hour with the endangered gorillas. The cost of a gorilla permit in Rwanda is uniform for all travelers despite one’s nationality.
Golden Monkey Permit
The permit to trek golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park costs $100 for foreign non-residents and $65 for foreign non-residents. Golden monkey trekking is the second most done tourist activity in Volcanoes National Park. An encounter with these playful lively creatures is a lifetime experience. Like in gorillas, you are advised to book as early as 6 months prior to avoid last-minute disappointments.
Mount Bisoke Hike
Hiking to the summit of Mount Bisoke costs $75 for foreign non-residents, $60 for foreign residents and $55 for Rwandese and East African residents. Members of the East African community pay $65 but the experience is worth the penny, energy and time. All bookings can be done directly through the Rwanda Development Board or Africa Adventure Safaris.
Mount Karisimbi Hike
Mount Karisimbi is the most hiked Virunga Volcano in Volcanoes National Park. The permit for hiking karisimbi volcano cost $400 for foreign non-residents, $250 for foreign residents, and $200 for Rwanda/East African community citizens. East African Community Foreign citizens pay $300. Mt Karismbi is the tallest Virunga volcano, which stands at 4,507 meters (14,787ft) above the sea level. The summit of Mt Karisimbi Volcano overlooks other Virunga Volcanoes, Volcanoes National Park and the neighboring local communities. A 2 Days Karismbi hiking tour is a perfect package to conquer this mountain. Mount Karisimbi is locally translated as “snow” and is located in Rwanda’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Contact Africa Adventure Safaris; book your Mt Karsimbi hiking tour for an exceptional hiking experience at affordable rates.
Mount Gahinga Hike
The permit to hike Mt Gahinga costs $75 for foreign non-residents $60 for foreign residents, $65 for East African Citizens and &55 for Rwanda citizens. Mount Gahinga is one of the easy to hike Volcano among the 8 chain of Virunga Volcanoes. Mt Gahinga is located in Rwanda’s border with Uganda.
Dian Fossey Graveyard Hike
Buy a permit at $75 for foreign non-residents, $60 for foreign residents and $55 for Rwanda and East African Residents ad hike to the graveyard of Dian Fossey, the late American primatologist who lost her life to save the then critically endangered mountain gorillas in the Virunga Conservation Area. You will learn about Dian Fossey’s works and campaigns to save gorillas that were on the verge of extinction. A hike to Dian Fossey graveyard also gives you a chance to meet other wild animals and birds in Volcanoes National park.
Guided Forest/Nature Walks
A guided walk through Volcanoes National Park costs $55 for foreign non-residents $40 for foreign residents and $35 for Rwanda and East African citizens. Walking on foot through Volcanoes Park is the best way to explore and discover the hidden gem and natural beauty of Volcanoes National Park. Enjoy the sweet sounds of birds singing up in the trees and the cool quiet ambiance.
Do you want to Camp near Volcanoes National Park, the experience costs $30 for foreign non-residents and $10 for foreign residents. Africa Adventure Safaris is at your service to tailor-make your Rwanda camping safari.
In general, the park entrance fees to Volcanoes National park Rwanda depend on which activity (activities) you intend to do. Each activity calls for different pay, but all experiences are worth it.