Cost of Uganda gorilla trekking permits 2021-2022
Cost of Uganda gorilla trekking permits 2021-2022: A gorilla trekking permit is a card or document that is issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) that allows any visitor above the age of 15 years to visit a habituated mountain gorilla in either Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park. Mountain gorillas are the major attractions in Uganda and they are found in two destinations that is Bwindi impenetrable national park which is located in southwestern part of Uganda in Kanungu district and Mgahinga gorilla national park which is located in Kisoro district.
Cost of a Uganda gorilla trekking permit 2021-2022
A gorilla trekking permit in both Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park costs USD 700 per person for foreign non residents, USD 600 per person for foreign residents and UGX 250,000 per person for East Africa citizens. For visitors who want to include in gorilla habituation experience the gorilla habituation permit in Uganda costs USD 1,500 per person for foreign non residents, USD 1,000 per person for foreign residents and UGX 750,000 per person for East African citizens.
How to book Uganda gorilla trekking permits
Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda can either be booked directly through Uganda wildlife Authority a government in charge of tourism in Uganda by contacting the head offices in Kampala via telephone calls or email.
You can also book a Uganda gorilla trekking permit through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris. When booking through a tour operator you will contact us with your names, date, month, year and the destination you wish to visit. We will check for permit availability and once there are permits that match with your date, you will be asked to make a deposit for the permit. Once we receive the money, we will purchase the permit on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation. booking a Uganda gorilla trekking permit through a Achieve Global Safaris is the best option to use in that its less tiresome and we will not only purchase a gorilla trekking permit on your behalf but also plan for your entire safari which involves transportation, accommodation, meals and other activities you can engage in during your gorilla trekking safari.
How many gorilla trekking permits are available in Uganda
Mountain gorillas in Uganda are found in Bwindi impenetrable national park which is a home of about 19 habituated gorilla families and Mgahinga gorilla national park which is a home of one habituated gorilla family and gorilla trekking in both destinations allows a maximum of 8 people to visit each habituated gorilla family. Therefore there are about 160 gorilla trekking permits that are available for visitors on a daily basis.
When to book Uganda gorilla trekking permits 2021-2022
Uganda gorilla trekking permits should be booked 3 to 6 months in advance before the trekking date especially during the dry season in the months of June, July, august, September, December, January and February because during the dry season the gorilla permits are competitive and usually get sold out quickly therefore in order to avoid last minute disappointments visitors are advised to book in advance.
Gorilla trekking experience in Uganda
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is an adventurous and most famous activity where visitors move on foot into the tropical rainforest in search of the mountain gorillas and once found spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. Gorilla trekking in both Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park starts with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing you will be divided 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 trails in the jungle. Allocation of gorilla families is done basing on different factors like age, personal preference and physical fitness therefore in case you are not physically fit you are advised to communicate with your driver guide so that they allocate you a gorilla family that is near the trek. During trekking which takes about 30 minutes to 7 hours, you will be able to view different wildlife species including animals like forest elephants, buffaloes, other primates like black and white colobus monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, chimpanzees, different bird species, tree and plant species among others. Once the mountain gorilla family is located you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their environment which gives you a chance to learn about their habits, behaviors, watch gorillas feed, breastfeed, play, groom young ones, take photos and record the incredible moments to show people back home.
For breathtaking and unforgettable experiences book your Uganda gorilla trekking permits for 2021-2022 with Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website at kibalenationalparks.com for affordable gorilla trekking packages.