how much does it cost to hike mount gahinga in rwanda
Tourist permit fee for mount Gahinga
- Foreign resident in Rwanda
- Rwandan citizen
- East African citizen
- East African Foreign resident
- $ 75
- $ 60
- RWF 4000
- $ 55
- $ 65
- $ 45
- RWF 2000
- $ 45
- $ 45
Tourists are advised against making erroneous, incomplete, or false applications. Such cases may include, among others, applying for the wrong product, uploading a false ID or visa, and uploading an expired ID or visa. Please be advised that verification of tourist documents is done at park entry gates. Tourists who submitted incorrect, incomplete, or false applications WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY TO THE PARK, regardless of whether they paid for and received a system-generated permit.
In case of any doubt about your application and supporting documents please send your inquiry to Devine African Safaris Reservation Office on email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rwanda Development Board accepts no liability for erroneous, incomplete or fraudulent applications
Guidelines for hiking the Mountain Gahinga
Reporting times at Visitor Information/Registration Centers at Park entrance are 07h00.
To qualify for Rwandan or East African Foreign Resident status, foreign residents in Rwanda and East African countries must have a minimum of four consecutive months of residency status or work permit in their passport or diplomatic card.
A diplomat who has a residence visa can be allowed to use the applicable resident rates for his spouse and legally accepted children even if the spouse and legally accepted children do not have resident visas (reside outside of Rwanda).
Reporting 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 Rwandan as long as the Immigration and Emigration Director General confirms it.
Gahinga hikes require a minimum age of 15 years.
A maximum of twelve (12) Gahinga hikers are permitted in one group.
A tourist permit will be automatically issued by this system upon completion of the application process.
The application process is as simple as picking an available slot in the product of your choice, filling out mandatory forms, uploading the requisite support documents, and paying the applicable fees.
Applications are made with full details of the client (names, passport number, email, and phone number) at the time of payment.
Bookings and reservations are done on a "first come, first served" basis.
Rwandan nationals are expected to pay the full amount at the time of booking.
Mount Gahinga is a dormant or extinct volcano in the Virunga Mountains on the border between Rwanda and Uganda. Gahinga lies between Muhabura and Sabyinyo, but is the smallest of these three. Mount Gahinga, also known in the local Kinyarwanda/Rufumbira dialect as "a small pile of stones", has a swampy caldera on its peak. The caldera is believed to be about 180 meters wide.  This volcano inspired the name of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Mount Gahinga, whose elevation is 3,474 meters, is part of a chain of 8 volcanic mountains of the Mufumbiro ranges. The volcano chain spans across Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The vegetation across the mountain can be described as afro-montane with bamboo composing the main vegetation. Like Muhabura and Sabyinyo, the bamboo forests on Mount Gahinga are a habitat of the endangered mountain gorillas. There are several other species of animals and birds that form part of the Mount Gahinga ecosystem. The golden monkeys are notable to these.