2024 Entry Fees to Nyungwe National Park

2024 Entry Fees to Nyungwe National Park

2024 Entry Fees to Nyungwe National Park: Nyungwe national park will begin collecting additional admission fees to tourists beginning in January 2023. The national park is the primary location for guests on a Rwanda chimp tour.

Nyungwe national park in the western province of Rwanda was recently transferred to African Parks, which also oversees Rwanda’s sole savannah national park, Akagera. Visitors to Nyungwe Forest National Park may participate in a variety of activities such as canopy walks, hiking and guided nature tours, birdwatching, and so much more.

Since October 2020, when Nyungwe Management Company took over full administration of Nyungwe National Park, the previous pricing, which had not been altered in over 10 years, has been retained and will be held until the end of 2022.

One of the initial tasks of Nyungwe Management Company in terms of tourism up scaling was the formulation of an inclusive tourist development strategy that must affect all tourism and hospitality operations in and around Nyungwe park. The proposed new pricing, which will go into effect in January 2023, is part of the Tourism Department Plan and takes into account the expected development in tourism and hospitality.

Currently, roughly 35 percent of visitors are nationals, and the goal is to increase that percentage through a revised pricing strategy, improved activities, and accommodation development, with the end goal of at least 50% of park visitors being nationals, and an additional nearly 15-20% resident visitors. The admission cost for 2023-2024 Nyungwe national park is meant to promote longer visits, with a higher fee for the first day or night and a cheaper rate for subsequent nights. Below is the 2024 entry fees for nyungwe forest national park

Entry fee Details 1 Day/Night 2 Nights 3 Nights  
USD RWF USD RWF USD RWF
Rwandan/EAC Citizen Per person ~10 10,000 ~15 15,000 ~20 20,000
Foreign Resident in Rwanda /EAC 60   90   120  
African Citizen (other than EAC) 60   90   120  
International Visitor 100   150   200  
Rwandan/EAC Citizen child 6 – 12 ~5 5,000 ~7.5 7,500 10 10,000
Foreign Resident in Rwanda/EAC

child 6 – 12

30   45   60  
African Citizen (other than EAC)

child 6 – 12

30   45   60  
International Visitor child 6 – 12 50   75   100  

 

Special Activities

(Canopy Walkway, Guided Birding, Other primate trekking and night treks) Minimal group size 2 (if one then pays for 2) and max 8. Groups could be joined specifically when on primate or night walking (includes Guide)

Rwandan/EAC Citizen 5
Foreign Resident in Rwanda/EAC 20
International Visitor 40

 

Chimpanzee Trekking (includes guide)

Rwandan/EAC Citizen 25
EAC/Resident 75
International Visitor 150

NOTES:

  • Children 5 or below do not pay entry fees
  • Entry fees are not charged beyond 3 nights for up to one week

 

Community freelance guiding fees

Guides (Community Freelance) USD  
Guide for regular forest walks Per guide / ½ day 15
Guide for regular forest walks Per guide / full day 25
Porter Per porter / ½ day 5
Porter Per porter / full day 10
  Adults 13+ Children 6  12
5. Other Activities & fees USD USD
Camping Price pp / night 15 7.5
Tent hire Per 4-man (approx. 3m x 3m) canvas tent 20  

Others.

Fines For breaking any park rules & regulations 150
Commercial filming / photography Per day. Contact the park for all filming 300

6. Annual pass USD RWF
Rwandan/EAC Citizen Single pass   95,000
Rwandan/EAC Citizens Couples pass   150,000
Rwandan/EAC Citizens Family pass (2 Adults, 2 children with supplement of 20,000 RWF charge from 3rd child)   205,000
Foreign Resident in Rwanda/EAC Single pass 300  
Foreign Resident in Rwanda/EAC Couples pass 500  
Foreign Resident in Rwanda/EAC Family pass (2 Adults, 2 children with supplement of

$50 charge from 3rd child)

700  

Please Note;

A half day activity is defined as picking up guides and porters before 9 a.m. and returning to the same reception within 5 hours. If a guide or porter is picked up after 9 a.m., he or she will be charged for the whole day until returned before midday.

If a guide is requested to accompany a visitor on one of the multi-day walking pathways, the guide’s accommodation and food for up to three nights are paid at a rate of 15,000 RWF. Porters on multi-day hikes would be charged an additional 15,000 RWF for accommodation and meals for up to three nights. Any additional nights will be charged at 5,000 RWF per night.

A guide will be required for every eight tourists (excluding children under the age of five). This is done to safeguard the safety of the visitors while also ensuring that the information presented by the guide is received and heard by all.

All day visitors must pay the entry charge, which includes any path, or overnight visitors must pay the price each night. For the second and third nights, the charge is reduced by half, and any following nights are free for up to one week.

For example, for one night at the park (including the two days either side), the charge is paid once; for two nights, the fee is paid twice, with the second night discounted by half. Visitors staying outside the park are considered ‘day visitors’ (unless they stay in an approved hospitality organization with which the park has a formal agreement) and must pay the admission charge for each day they enter the park.

Children under the age of five are free; no admission or activity costs apply, with the exception of future zipline and rope courses. Children aged 6 to 12 are subject to activity fee charges. Adult admission and activity costs apply to those aged 13 and over.

International visiting fees may be levied if residency status is not verified with paperwork. Groups of more than 20 Rwandan nationals automatically receive a 20% discount off the regular admission charge; 8,000 RWF for adults and 4,000 RWF for youngsters.

Night walks begin at 5.30 p.m. and conclude between 8 and 9.00 p.m. You should meet your guide at the specified reception.

Annual Passes are available, allowing unrestricted entrance to Nyungwe for a one-time purchase for a year. There are single, couple, and family passes available. The yearly pass charge covers admission permits but does not include park special activities; nonetheless, yearly Pass members receive a 10% discount on park activities. Additional terms and restrictions apply; please carefully read them before purchasing a pass.

The rental of a tent does not include any bedding or camping gear.

The park does not accept cash.

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