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How much does it cost to go to Volcanoes National Park?

Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is known for being a home of endangered mountain gorillas which are rare primate species. Mountain gorillas are amiable giant and hairy species that can only be found in natural habitats

How much does it cost to go to Volcanoes National Park?

Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is known for being a home of endangered mountain gorillas which are rare primate species. Mountain gorillas are amiable giant and hairy species that can only be found in natural habitats. They cannot be capture and protected in zoos anywhere in the world and therefore visitors have only to travel to three destination countries in the world to see these endangered mountain gorillas in their wildness. These countries include Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Republic of Rwanda.

Because of the presence of mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Gorilla trekking safaris have become a popular tourist activity that most engage in the park. The park other than gorillas offers the best chance for birders and to see other primates such as golden monkeys, among others.

Any traveler must know how much will cost him or her to go to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The cost of going to Volcanoes national park depends on which activity you’re interested in, your country of origin or nationality and of course according to your budget.

Going to Volcanoes National park for endangered mountain gorilla trekking you will need to book in advance the gorilla trekking permit. Gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda can be obtained from Rwanda Development Board or a prominent and well-recognized local travel agency or tour operator. The cost for mountain gorilla trekking in volcanoes National park is at 1500 United States dollars. This price includes the guide’s fee and the park entrance fee. A group of 8 people is allowed to track the gorilla on daily basis. Due to the high demand for gorilla permits, you should book your permit early even 6 months before your actual day of gorilla trekking. This reduces confusion and makes your preparation so easy.

Other than mountain gorillas tourists intending to visit volcanoes national park for other activities will also need to pay some different fee as follows;

Visitors intending to go for golden monkey tracking in volcanoes national park will pay 100 United States dollars if you’re a non-resident in Rwanda, you will need to pay 65 United States dollars just if you’re a foreign citizen but reside in Rwanda. For Rwandan nationals and those from East African Community member countries, they pay 65 United States dollars for golden monkey tracking and East African Community foreign residents will pay 80 United States dollars.

Volcanoes national park offers opportunities for hiking safaris provided the several mount volcanoes it features. The available mount volcanoes for hiking include Mt. Bisoke, Mt.Karisimbi, Mt. Muhabura, and Mt.Gahinga. If you’re interested in hiking all the volcanoes at once, then there is a multiple volcano hike fee which goes to up to 1500 United States dollars. You will need to pay for camping services while hiking which goes to USD30 for non-foreign residents, USD10 for foreign residents, and 10USD for Rwanda and East African community nationals. East African foreign residents will need to pay 20 United States dollars.

Besides the fees for individual volcanoes hikes are as follows;

For visitors to hike mount Karisimbi, they will need to pay 400 United States dollars for non-foreign residents, 250 for foreign residents, 200 United States dollars for Rwanda nationals, and those for   East African citizens and 300 United States dollars for East African community residents. Mt. Karisimbi is the highest of all volcanoes in Volcanoes national park and visitors will need 2 days. This fee is inclusive of accommodation and exclusive of chef and porter services.

For visitors intending to hike mount Bisoke, they will need to pay 75 United States dollars for non-foreign residents, 60 for foreign residents, 55 United States dollars for Rwanda nationals and those for East African citizens, and 65 United States dollars for East African community residents.

For visitors intending to hike mount Gahinga, they will need to pay 75 United States dollars for non-foreign residents, 60 for foreign residents, 55 United States dollars for Rwanda nationals, and those for East African citizens and 65 United States dollars for East African community residents.

To hike Mount Muhabura, they will need to pay 100 United States dollars for non-foreign residents, 75 for foreign residents, 60 United States dollars for Rwanda nationals, and those for East African citizens and 80 United States dollars for East African community residents.

To go for Diane Fossey grave hiking, visitors will need to pay 75 United States dollars for non-foreign residents, 60 for foreign residents, 55 United States dollars for Rwanda nationals, and those for  East African citizens and 65 United States dollars for East African community residents.

Visitors to Musanze cave in Volcanoes National park will need to pay 50 United States dollars for non-foreign residents, 30 for foreign residents, 400 Rwandan francs for Rwanda nationals, and those for East African citizens, and 30 United States dollars for East African community residents.

All visitors traveling to volcanoes National park for a guided nature walk will pay 55 United States dollars for non-foreign residents, 40 for foreign residents, 30 Rwandan francs for Rwanda nationals, and those for East African citizens and 45 United States dollars for East African community residents.

All camping activities in volcanoes national park cost 30 United States dollars for both non-foreign residents and foreign residents, 10 Rwandan francs for Rwanda nationals and those for East African citizens, and 20 United States dollars for East African community residents.

In conclusion, therefore, the costs of each activity in the Volcanoes National park involve the park entrance fees. However, you need to book accommodation facilities around the volcanoes national park which will entirely depend on your budget and your interests. Therefore both budget, middle, and luxury accommodation facilities in and around Volcanoes National Park. At Africa adventure Vacations, we book you the whole package to Volcanoes National Park including transport, accommodation, and the park activities book with us as soon as possible for the best Rwandan safaris.