Rwanda is slashing the price of gorilla-trekking permits to $500 for those who reside in that country in an effort to aid tourism recovery.
The permit fees had been priced at $1,500 for Rwandans and international visitors alike.
The higher fee still applies for visitors to Rwanda.
All promotional gorilla-trekking permits for the peak season between June and September must be purchased at least a month before the traveler's trekking date.
The Rwanda Development Board has also created flexible booking terms for gorilla-trekking permits during the current off-peak season, enabling travelers to reschedule their gorilla visits free of charge.
Free rescheduling is only available for trips that need to be moved due to Covid-related issues. Changes can be made for travel until June 30. After that date, a rescheduling fee of 20% will apply.
CORRECTED: This report was updated at 1:10 p.m. on Jan. 30 to clarify that the discount was put in place for Rwandans only. The original report indicated it applied to international visitors.