While Rwanda celebrates 25 years of liberty, 100 lucky Rwandan’s who were born in the liberation struggle will get free gorilla trekking permits. The lucky winners will trek the endangered mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National park free of charge. Rwanda Development Board is the sponsor for this Rwanda gorilla trip scheduled for November 2019 in the Volcanoes National park, home to 10 habituated mountain gorilla families. Giving free gorilla permit is one of RDB’s strategies to promote domestic tourism in Rwanda encouraging a culture of conservation among the local people of Rwanda.
How to participate
To be one of the 100 lucky ones, every Rwanda citizen turning 25 years this year is encouraged to register with Rwanda Development Board. Visit the information and sales offices of the Rwanda Development Board in all corners of the country for registration. There you will fill in a form giving information about your name, date of birth and attach your passport photo. Rwanda Development Board will thereafter organize a raffle draw where fifty winners will be selected. In other words, out of the 100 winners, 50 will be selected from the raffle competition while other 50 winners will be nominated through Twitter and Facebook.
How to nominate someone on Twitter
Do you want to nominate anyone? Simply draft a message, talk about the person you are nominating, include the nominee name and photo. You will then add the hashtag#TemberaURWanda25#KWibohora and tag@Visitrwanda_now. All competition will be closed on 20th July 2019 and the final winners will be announced.
For more information and advice, contact Rwanda Development Board via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can call RDB at 0782384851
Other people you can call for more information include:
Rwanda Development Board Reservations office in Kigali @ 252576514
In Gisenyi, call Joseph Rwema @ 0788351819
In Cyanika Border point, Contact Marachal Shandata @ 0788 280 108
In Rusizi border, call Moise Bwanakweli @ 0788246927
In Kagitumba border post, Contact Samuel Ntihinyuzwa @ 0781637831
How will the trip be done?
Rwanda Development Board is managing everything. On the trip day, RDB will transport participants to Volcanoes National park to be part of this magical gorilla experience. However, terms and conditions will apply accordingly to ensure a peaceful trek offering a memorable experience while conserving for mountain gorillas.
About Rwanda Gorilla Safaris
Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National park is the number one tourist activity in Rwanda. It’s undeniable that over 80% of travelers to Rwanda visit to see mountain gorillas in VNP. The country is home to 10 gorilla families namely Sabyinyo, Amahoro, Agashya, Umubano, Hirwa, Kwitonda, Karisimbi, Susa A, Lugendo and Bwengye gorilla families. 8 people visit each gorilla group each day.
About gorilla permits in Rwanda
Rwanda gorilla permits cost $1500 each. The cost of gorilla permits in Rwanda was doubled from $750 to $1500 in May 2017. This transformed Rwanda into a luxury gorilla tour destination.
Other activities in Volcanoes National park
Besides gorilla watching, travelers to Volcanoes National park have a variety of alternative travel activities. These include golden monkey trekking, hiking to the graveyard of Dian Fossey, bird watching, visiting Musanze caves, boat rise at Bulera and Ruhondo twin lakes and hiking to the summit of Mt Karisimbi, Bisoke for memorable experiences. A combination of these activities makes a complete Rwanda safari package offering you memorable travel experience.
If you are turning 25 years in 2019, grab yourself a free mountain gorilla permit from Rwanda Development Board, trek the endangered mountain gorillas in their native habitats and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience.