Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda 2023/2024; Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda are legal documents that are issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to all visitors above the age of 15 years allowing them to visit habituated gorilla families in either Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park and spend one hour with the mountain gorilla family in their natural habitat.
Cost of gorilla trekking permits in Uganda 2023/2024
Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda cost 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.
What is included in a gorilla trekking permit?
A gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park is valid for one day and it includes one hour in the presence of the mountain gorillas, services of an experienced Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) guide, armed ranger guides for safety and park entrance fees for Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park.
When to book gorilla trekking permits in Uganda 2023/2024
Gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park should be booked 3 to 6 months in advance before the trekking date because they are competitive especially during the dry 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.
How to book gorilla trekking permits in Uganda
Gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park can be booked through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris where you will contact us with the date, month, year and gorilla destination that you wish to visit. After contacting us we will check for permit availability and if there are permits available on your preferred dates, you will be asked to make a deposit for the permit. Once the payment has been made, we will be able to purchase the permits on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation.
Booking gorilla trekking permits through Achieve Global Safaris will save you the hustle and we will not only acquire the permit on your behalf but also organize your entire safari which involves transportation to Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park, services of a fulltime driver guide, accommodation during the safari, other activities to engage in after gorilla trekking and other destination to visit during your gorilla trekking safari in Uganda.
Gorilla trekking experience in Uganda
Uganda is a home of half of the world’s mountain gorilla population and gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in two national parks that is Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park both located in southwestern part of Uganda. Mgahinga gorilla national park is a home of one habituated gorilla family called Nyakagezi and Bwindi impenetrable national park is a home of over 22 habituated gorilla families which are found in four sectors namely Rushaga sector in the south, Ruhija sector in the east, Nkuringo sector in the south and Buhoma sector in the north.
Trekking of mountain gorillas in both destinations starts early in the morning at around 8:00am 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 an experienced park guide who is well conversant with gorilla trekking trails. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park takes about 2 hours to 7 hours depending on where the gorillas 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 primates, variety of bird species, plants among others and once the gorillas are found, you will be able to spend one hour with them in their natural environment which gives you an opportunity to learn more about their behaviors, habits, watch gorillas feed, breastfeed, play, rest, groom young ones, take photos and record the beautiful moments.
For more information about gorilla trekking permits in Uganda 2023/2024, do not hesitate to contact us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website to book a gorilla trekking safari.