Rwanda Development BoardRemarkable Rwanda

HIKING ON A CHAIN OF VOLCANOES:(GAHINGA, MUHABURA, BISOKE AND KARISIMBI)

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 reservation@rwandatourism.com.

 

Rwanda Development Board accepts no liability for erroneous, incomplete or fraudulent applications

Minimum age: 15 years

Tourist Permit Fee
Visitor Category Adult Student/Child
Foreigner $ 1500 -
Foreign resident in Rwanda $ 1500 $ 1500
Rwandan citizen $ 1500 $ 1500
East African citizen $ 1500 $ 1500
East African Foreign resident $ 1500 $ 1500

Rwanda takes the biggest share of the Virunga mountain volcanoes which is 4 out of the main 8, that span the three neighbouring countries of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The volcanoes are Muhabura, Gahinga, , Bisoke, and Karisimbi, all of which lie in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda’s prime tourist destination and the home of the endangered Mountain Gorillas.

Hiking adventures are available on each of these volcanoes apart from Mt. Sabinyo which has so many craters and thus has been declared dangerous to climb, for now.

Requirements

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.

Restrictions

The minimum age for hiking the chain of Volcanoes Gahinga, Muhabura, Bisoke and Karisimbi is 15 years.

A maximum number of twelve (12) is permitted in one group.

Processing Time

A Tourist Permit will be automatically issued by this system upon completion of the application process.

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.

 
 

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