VISITING RWANDA’S NYUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK IN 2023/2024

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Nyungwe National Park is another of Rwanda’s primate national parks, offering numerous activities to its tourists. Thousands of tourists travel to Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest National Park every year to explore the park and do some activities.

For many years, visitors to Nyungwe Forest National Park were required to only pay for the activities they want to do. They were not forced to pay entrance fees. But as per the new rules, travellers have to pay the park entrance fees and several activities fees from the 1st of January 2023.

The new price for the park is announced by Nyungwe Management Company in partnership with the Rwanda Development Board.

If you plan to visit Nyungwe National Park on a Rwanda Safari, consider the revised Nyungwe National Park fees in 2023-24. Be sure to enjoy the park without any disturbance. Read on to know the new Nyungwe National park fees for 2023-24.

New Price Tariffs For Nyungwe Forest National Park

The new prices of the park aim to simplify the already existing price for travellers. It also aims to match the price structure between the two national parks Nyungwe and Akagera National Park.

The new pricing is a way of facilitating longer stays in the Park as rates reduce with a more-days stay in the park. The new pricing policy affects a number of aspects. It includes the Park entry fees offering full-day access to the park’s hiking trails.

Depending on the category of traveller, the travellers are provided full-year access to Nyungwe Forest National Park by paying annual pass fees.

The new pricing regime aims to develop domestic tourism as there are EAC citizen rates, EAC Foreign visitor rates and African Citizen Rates. Below are the new prices for Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Nyungwe National Park Entrance Fees 2023/2024

To be allowed to get into the Nyungwe Forest National Park, visitors ought to pay park entrance fees. These entrance fees are charged per person per day, also as per one’s resident status and age. Entry fees will not be charged for travellers with visits beyond 3 days to one week.

For Rwandan-

  • Adult Rwandan or East African Community citizens are required to pay USD 10 (RWF 10,000) per person for 1 day/night visit, USD 15 (RWF 15,000) for 2 nights, and only USD 20 (RWF 20,000) for a 3-night stay.
  • Children aged from 6-12 years are required to pay half the adult rate for the 1, 2, and 3-night stay.
  • Children below 6 years are not required to pay any Park fees. They access the park for free.
Rwandan/EAC citizen Entrance Fees1 Day/Night (USD)2 Nights (USD)3 Nights (USD)
AdultsUSD  10USD 15USD 20
Children (6-12 years)USD 5USD 7.5USD 10
Children (below 6 years)FreeFreeFree

For Foreign Residents In Rwanda-

  • For foreign residents in Rwanda or EAC citizens, the park entrance fees are USD 60 per person for the one-night visit, USD 90 when staying two nights, and USD 120 per person when staying 3 nights.
  • Children aged between 6 and 12 years are required to pay half of the adults.
  • Children below 6 years are not required to pay any Park fees to enter the park.
Foreign Residents in Rwanda/EAC citizens1 Day/Night (USD)2 Nights (USD)3 Nights (USD)
AdultsUSD 60USD 90USD 120
Children (6-12 years)USD 30USD 45USD 60
Children (below 6 years)FreeFreeFree

For International Visitors-

  • International travellers are required to pay USD 100 per person for one day/night, USD 150 per person for two days staying, and USD 200 per person for staying 3 nights in the Nyungwe Forest National Park.
  • Children aged between 6 and 12 years are required to pay half of the adults.
  • Children below 6 years will be not required to pay any entrance fees.
International Visitors 1 Day/Night (USD)2 Nights (USD)3 Nights (USD)
AdultsUSD 100USD 150USD 200
Children (6-12 years)USD 50USD 75USD 100
Children (below 6 years)FreeFreeFree

Nyungwe National Park Chimpanzee Trekking Fees 2023/2024

To enjoy Chimpanzee Trekking In Nyungwe Forest National Park, travellers have to pay for their trekking permit.

  • Rwandan / East African Community citizens have to pay USD 25 per person per trek.
  • Foreign Residents in Rwanda/ East African Community Residents pay USD 75 per person per trek.
  • International visitors have to pay USD 150 per person per trek while their Safaris To Rwanda.
Travellers (Categories)Park entrance fees in USD (per person/per trek)
Rwandan / EAC citizensUSD 25
A foreign resident in Rwanda/EACUSD 75
International visitorsUSD 150

Other Special Activities In Nyungwe

  • Rwandan or EAC citizens are required to pay USD 5 to take part in canopy walks, primate treks, birding in the forest and hiking.
  • Foreign residents in EAC have to pay USD 20 for these special activities.
  • International Travelers have to pay USD 40 to take part in those special activities in Nyungwe national park.

Annual Pass

If you want to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park multiple times, you can choose to pay for an annual pass.

Rwandan or EAC citizens-

  • Rwandan/ EAC citizens have to pay RWF 95,000 for a single pass and RWF 150,000 for a couples pass.
  • If someone wants to pay for the entire family including 2 adults and 2 children, then RWF 205,000 is required for the family pass.

A foreign resident in EAC-

  • Foreign residents in Rwanda/EAC citizens ought to pay USD 300 for a single pass
  •  For couples pass, one ought to pay USD 500.
  • For an entire family including 2 adults and 2 children, the pass fee requires USD 700.

Note- If you love to do commercial photography, you have to pay USD 300 per day with the permission of the park authorities.

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