A few years ago, I was lucky enough to take part in a wonderful safari to Botswana, and to meet a talented guide and photographer with whom we have remained friends. I have received an email from him regarding Gorilla’s in Rwanda, and I quote:
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is a highlight for many of our guests, and is often combined with a game viewing safari elsewhere in Africa. An essential part of these treks is the purchase of permits, which channels revenue back into the conservation of these incredible creatures, of which a mere 600-700 remain. Currently, permits cost $500 per person, and for all bookings made for this year and paid for before June 1st 2012, it will remain unchanged. Permit prices will rise to $750 for 2013 bookings. This is a substantial increase and is unfortunately beyond our control.
We wanted to let you know about this in case you’re considering a trip of this nature – it may be well worth your while to book before June 1st 2012 and make the most of the existing price.
If this is something that you have considered, call us for further information on 01323 446550.