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 /Visa and uploading an expired ID/ Visa. Please be advised that verification of tourist documents is done at park entry gates. Tourists who made erroneous, incomplete or false applications WILL be denied entry to the park regardless of whether they paid and acquired a system-generated permit.
In case of any doubt about your application and supporting documents please send your supporting documents to RDB Tourism Reservation Office on email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rwanda Development Board accepts no liability for erroneous, incomplete or fraudulent applications
Tourist Permit Fee
|Visitor Category||Adult||Student / Child|
|Foreign resident in Rwanda||$ 60||$ 45|
|Rwandan citizen||RWF 4000||RWF 2000|
|East African citizen||$ 55||$ 45|
|East African Foreign resident||$ 65||$ 45|
Reporting times at Visitor Information/registration Centres at Park entry is 07h00 in the morning.
Foreign Residents in Rwanda and East African countries need to have a minimum of four consecutive months' residency status/work permit in their passport or diplomatic card to qualify for the Rwandan/East African Foreign resident status.
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 the 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 as Rwandan as long as Immigration and Emigration Director General confirms it.
The minimum age for hiking Gahinga is 15 years.
A maximum of twelve (12) of Gahinga hikers is 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 mandatory forms, uploading requisite support documents and paying the applicable fees.
Applications are made with full details of the client (names and passport 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 full amount at the time of booking.
Mount Gahinga, is a dormant/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. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park also got its name from this volcano. 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 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.