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Park Permits

Gorilla permits & other VNP permits


Reporting times at Visitor Information/registration Centres at Park entry is 07h00. The journey from the offices to the park is about one hour and it is advisable to book the 4x4 vehicle to take you up to the parking base. 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.


The minimum age for Gorilla tracking and hiking is 15 yrs and 12 yrs for Golden Monkeys tracking .There is a quota set for 96 people for gorilla trekking 16 people for golden monkeys tracking and various hikes in the park. You may be denied access to the Park if you are sick with a cold, flu or other contagious illness. Processing Time

A Tourist Permit will be automatically issued by this system upon completion of the process application.

Application Process

Applications are made with full details of the client (names and passport email and phone number) at the time of payment.

Bookings and Reservations are done on a first come first served basis. Mountain Gorilla tracking can be booked in Advance Rwandan nationals are expected to pay full amount at the time of booking

There are Several guidelines That VNP kindly requests all visitors adhere by:

  • To minimize possible transmission of human diseases, visitors are Asked to Maintain a distance of 7 meters (about 22 feet) from the gorillas. If you are sick with a cold, flu or --other contagious illness, please do not visit the gorillas.
  • Viewing time is limited to one hour.
  • Maximum of 8 visitors per group.
  • Spitting in the park is strictly prohibited.
  • Should you need to cough, cover your mouth and turn away from the gorillas.
  • When with the gorillas, keep your voice low.
  • Try not to make rapid movements that may frighten the gorillas.
  • If a gorilla should load or vocalize at you, do not be alarmed, stand still, look away from the gorilla and follow your guide's directions.
  • Do not litter.
  • Tracking mt. gorillas and hiking can be done by persons of age 15 and above. For goldne monkeys tha age restriction is set to 12 yrs.

Visitors who fail to track gorillas (VNP) the whole day as a result of the Gorilla group's movement shall be given another chance or receive full refund on their permit. However, those who would have tracked the whole day and failed to make contact with a gorilla family for one reason or another will be refunded 75% of the tracking fee.

No Refund is made in case of late arrivals or flight delay, absence or cancellation of trip for any other reason.

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