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Rwanda comes under fire over new gorilla tracking fees

Gorilla in Virunga National Park

ATC News by Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome

Now East Africa’s tourism apex body too speaks out against the gorilla permit fee hike in Rwanda

#DownWithUmeme is a very popular hashtag by this correspondent over the frequent power outages caused by Uganda’s electricity company.

Now however have readers opposed to the doubling of permit fees for gorilla tracking – to a good part incensed over the intransigent and almost arrogant reaction by those responsible – taken to create their own in correspondence and feedback sent, reading #DownWithThePermitFeeHike.

The East Africa Tourism Platform, the regional private sector apex body, has now also spoken out, as has previously AUTO, the Association of Uganda Tour Operators and RTTA, the Rwanda Tour and Travel Association and published their own response over the rise of tracking fees from previously 750 to now 1.500 US Dollars.

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One comment

  1. Though exclusive doubling of gorilla trekking fee is ill advised. Yes Rwanda is targeting high end travelers but successful conservation requires the efforts of the whole humanity.

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