how much is a chimpanzee permit in rwanda
Tourist permit fee for chimpanzee trekking-Rwanda
- Foreign resident in Rwanda
- Rwandan citizen
- East African citizen
- East African Foreign resident
- $ 90
- $ 60
- RWF 5000
- $ 10
- $ 60
- $ 30
- RWF 2500
- $ 5
- $ 30
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 Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda
You should bring a raincoat as rain frequently falls in Nyungwe. But if you don't come with a raincoat, you can rent one as well as walking boots and sticks.
Reporting times at Visitor Information/registration Chimpanzee Trekking With Guide is 5am in the morning.
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.
Per chimp group, a maximum of ten (10) people are permitted per day.
The minimum age for Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe park is 15 years.
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.
About chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda
The home of roughly 400 species of chimpanzees, Nyungwe is home to one of East Africa's last intact populations and boasts two wild chimp communities that welcome guests (one in Cyamdungo and other around Uwinka). Thus, it's not surprising that chimpanzee tracking is a popular activity in Nyungwe (especially when the park's trees are in full bloom during the summer) as well-trained guides often lead visitors through the park's forests. And while actually viewing chimpanzees is not guaranteed, you'll enjoy learning about these creatures and their natural habitats from your guides. But you'll probably have to get up around four a.m. to succeed in this very challenging activity as chimps are mostly likely to be seen early in the morning.