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||$ 160||$ 100|
|Rwandan citizen||RWF 20000||RWF 10000|
|East African citizen||$ 130||$ 100|
|East African Foreign resident||$ 165||$ 100|
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 Muhabura-Gahinga is 15 years.
A maximum number of twelve (12) of Muhabura-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.
For avid hikers with summit ambitions but without mountaineering skills, Muhabura-Gahinga is the place to be. It offers numerous 3000ers, 4000ers and even a 5000er that can be summited with only some sturdy boots, a strong will and the necessary stamina, provided of course you are reasonably fit.