Booking gorilla trekking permits in Uganda 2023/2024 : Booking gorilla trekking permits in Uganda 2023/2024; Gorilla trekking permits are legal documents or cards that are issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to any visitor above the age of 15 years allowing him or her to visit a habituated gorilla family and spend one hour with the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Gorilla trekking is an adventurous activity in Uganda that is done in two national parks that is Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park both located in southwestern part of Uganda.
Cost of gorilla trekking permits in Uganda 2023/2024
A gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park costs 700 USD per person for foreign non residents, 600 USD per person for foreign residents and 250,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.
How to book gorilla trekking permits in Uganda 2023/2024
Gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park can be booked through a trusted our operator like Achieve Global Safaris where you will contact our tour consultants with the date, month, year and gorilla destination that you wish to visit. After contacting us, we will check for permit availability on your preferred dates and if there are permits available, you will be asked to make a deposit for the permit. Once the payment has been made, we will acquire the permits on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation.
When you book gorilla trekking permits through Achieve Global Safaris, we will not only purchase the permits on your behalf but also organize your entire safari which involves transportation to the gorilla destination, accommodation where you will be staying during the safari, services of a professional driver guide, advise other activities to engage in after gorilla trekking and other destinations to visit during the safari.
When to book gorilla trekking permits in Uganda 2023/2024
Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda should be booked 3 to 6 months in advance before the trekking date because they are competitive and usually get sold out quickly especially during the peak season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February. Therefore in order to avoid last minute disappointments, you are advised to book in advance.
What is included in a gorilla trekking permit?
A gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park includes one hour with the mountain gorillas, services of an experienced park guide, security from park rangers and park entrance fees for Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park.
Gorilla trekking experience in Uganda
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park starts early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing, you will be subdivided into groups of 8 people where each group will be allocated a habituated gorilla family to trek and a park guide who is well conversant with different gorilla trekking trails. Trekking of mountain gorillas in Uganda takes about 2 hours to 7 hours depending on where they are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking, you will be able to view other primate species, bird species, mammals, different plant and tree species among others. Once the mountain gorillas are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their habitat which gives you an opportunity to learn about their behaviors, lifestyle, watch the gorillas carry out their daily activities, take photos and record the incredible moments to show people back home after the safari.
Best time to go for gorilla trekking in Uganda
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park can be done all year round though the best time is during the dry season in the months of June to September and December to February because during this period there is less rainfall in the national parks therefore access roads and gorilla trekking trails will be dry and passable which makes trekking easy compared to the rainy season when the trekking trails are muddy and slippery which makes trekking difficult.
For more information about booking gorilla trekking permits in Uganda 2023/2024, you can contact us at Achieve Global Safaris.