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Why is Gorilla Trekking Expensive in Rwanda?

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Are you interested in Rwanda as your next Africa safari destination? Don’t hesitate taking a Rwanda safari tour because there are lots of Africa wildlife safari activities to engage in including Rwanda birding safaris, Rwanda wildlife safaris, Rwanda chimpanzee trekking safaris, Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris, boat cruise safaris Rwanda, nature walks, cycling safaris Rwanda and many more.

If you have already planned this trip, I know you may be worried about why gorilla safaris Rwanda are expensive! Well, here is an explanation about this

An encounter with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is undeniably among the most expensive venture on African safaris.

Thousands of travelers have taken part in this mountain gorilla life changing activity; gorilla trekking tour in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Uganda gorilla safaris while others hope to come in the near future

Many people say that gorilla trekking safaris In Rwanda are for Rich! Why? This is because a single gorilla permits costs $ 1500 for an hour’s interaction with the gorillas compared to Uganda gorilla trekking permit which costs only.

This surely indicates that; the activity is not for the poor. This money is paid throughout the year regardless of the season and Rwanda’s case its paid by all people regardless of one’s nationality.

What Makes Their Gorilla Permit Expensive?

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safaris Rwanda Golden Monkey Safari TourThe high rates for permits are associated with limiting the demand to the available gorilla permits so as to avoid over exploitation and exceeding the carrying capacity of gorillas in Virunga.

Mountain gorillas are prone to human diseases. Therefore, expensive gorilla permits save mountain gorillas from getting deadly human diseases that can be caused by too much crowds in the jungle since gorilla trekking in Rwanda or gorilla trekking in Uganda is a dream for most travelers and hence high demand for the permits limits them.

Due to poaching and human encroachment on the gorilla habit, gorilla permits are charged high so as to use part of the contribution for conservation of gorilla habitat.

Since mountain gorillas are endangered species in the world, mountain gorillas require continuous monitoring to ensure they are safe.

Therefore, part of money collected in gorilla permits is used to pay people who monitor the well being of mountain gorillas.

Contribution from Rwanda gorilla safari tours is an indirect source of local livelihood for the communities adjacent to gorilla national parks. Rwanda government shares 10% of the revenue earned to local communities to improve their standards of living.

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