Park Entrance Fees in Volcanoes National Park

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August 14, 2019

The entrance fees to Volcanoes National park Rwanda depend on the activity you intend to do. There is no specific park entrance fee but travel activities call for different costs at a time. All charges are paid to Rwanda Development Board directly or indirectly through any trusted travel operators in Rwanda. Volcanoes National park is Rwanda’s most visited n park, home to 10 families of endangered mountain gorillas. The park is located in northwestern Uganda covering Rwanda’s share on the Virunga Conservation Area. Contact Rwanda Development Board for bookings or trusted travel operators making your bookings and gorilla tour reservations easy and less tiring. The entrance fees to Volcanoes National park include among others:

Mountain Gorilla permits

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Rwanda Gorilla Permit

Entrance fee to Volcanoes National park for Rwanda gorilla trekking costs $1500 inclusive of the gorilla permit. Every day, 80 travelers are allowed in Rwanda to trek gorillas. Each of the 10 habituated gorilla families is visited by 8 people a day hence 80 permits issued available a day. Booking is recommended at least 6 months before the trekking date for timely planning and permit reservations.
Gorilla trekking is a dream for most travelers to Rwanda attracting a high number of travelers.

Golden monkey trekking
Do you want to trek golden monkeys in Volcanoes National park? You will pay $100 inclusive of the permit and the Park entrance fees. Volcanoes Park is one of the two destinations to visit golden monkeys in Africa. The other population of golden monkeys lives in Mgahinga Gorilla National park in southwestern Uganda. Golden monkey trekking is normally done as a complement to gorilla trekking for a complete Rwanda primate’s tour package. Foreign residents pay $65, $80 for East African foreign citizens and $65 for Rwanda and East African citizens.

Dian Fossey graveyard

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Dian Fossey Grave Yard

A hike to the graveyard of Dian Fossey costs $75 for foreign nonresidents, $60 for foreign residents, $65 for East African foreign residents and $55 for Rwandans and East African residents. Payments are done to Rwanda Development Board or through Africa Adventure Safaris, Your trusted travel operator in Rwanda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dian Fossey was an American primatologist who lost her life to protect the endangered gorillas that were at the verge of extinction. Se is the pioneer of gorilla tourism in the Virunga Conservation area.


Mount Karisimbi Hike

The hiking permit to the summit of Mount Karisimbi costs $400 for foreign non-residents, $300 for east African foreign citizens $250 for foreign residents and $200 for Rwandans and East African residents. Mt Karisimbi is the highest volcano among the Virunga chain of 8 Volcanoes. Mount Karisimbi stands at 4,507 meters above sea level located in Rwanda’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. A 2 days Mt Karisimbi hike takes you to the summit of this strata volcano offering you great views of Rwanda, Congo, and local communities.

Musanze Caves

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Musanze Caves Rwanda

Visiting Musanze caves cost $50 for foreign nonresidents, $30 for foreign residents, $30 for East African foreign resident and 4000 RWF for Rwandese and East Africa residents. The caves are home to numerous bats which you will see hanging facing down on the cave walls. Musanze caves are located within Volcanoes National park in Musanze district. A guide through Musanze caves takes 2-3 hours to exit from a differed opening.

Mount Bisoke Hike
Bisoke hiking permit costs $75 for foreign non-residents, $60 for foreign residents, and $55 for Rwandan and East African citizens. This dormant Volcano stands at 3711 meters above the sea level located in Volcanoes national park. A 1 Day hike to Bisoke summit offers you great views of the crater lake, green vegetation of Volcanoes national park and other Virunga Volcanoes.

In general, all park entrance fees to Volcanoes National park is the inclusion of particular tourist activity. Visit Volcanoes Park for memorable gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, Musanze caves. Nature walks and a hike to Dian Fossey graveyard with Africa Adventure Safaris.