How to book gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda; Gorilla trekking permits are legal documents or cards that are issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority or Rwanda Development Board to visitors above the age of 15 years allowing them to visit any habituated gorilla family and spend one hour with the mountain gorillas in their natural environment. Gorilla trekking is the most popular activity that attracts big numbers of tourists in Uganda and Rwanda. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in two national parks namely Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park while gorilla trekking in Rwanda is done in Volcanoes national park. Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda can be guaranteed when you acquire a gorilla trekking permit .
How to book gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda
There are two options of booking gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda and the first option is to book directly through Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) a government body in charge of tourism in Uganda or Rwanda Development Board (RDB) a government body in charge of tourism in Rwanda.
When booking gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda directly, you will contact the head offices through email or telephone calls inquiring about permit availability on your desired dates. If the permits are not available on your preferred dates, you will be asked to choose other dates that have availability. Once you have gotten dates with availability, you will be asked to make payments for the permit. When UWA or RDB receives the payment, your gorilla trekking permit will be processed and a scanned copy of the permit will be sent to you as confirmation.
The second option of booking gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda is through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris where you will contact us with the date, months, 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 desired dates, 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 permit as confirmation.
Booking gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda through Achieve Global Safaris is the best option to use in that we will not only purchase gorilla trekking permits on your behalf, but also plan for your entire safari which involves transportation to the gorilla destination, accommodation where you will be staying during your gorilla trekking safari, other activities to engage in after gorilla trekking and other destinations to visit during the safari.
When to book gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda
Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda should be booked 3 to 6 months in advance before the trekking date because the permits are competitive and usually get sold out quickly especially during the dry season also known as 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.
Cost of gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda
Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda that is Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park 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.
Gorilla trekking permits in Volcanoes national park Rwanda cost 1,500 USD per person for all nationalities.
Gorilla trekking experience
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park and Volcanoes national park starts early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations at the park headquarters. 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 a park guide who is well conversant with different gorilla trekking trails. Trekking of mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda takes about 30 minutes 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 primate species, animals, different bird species, plants among others. Once the gorillas are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity to learn more about their behaviors, habits, watch them carry out their daily activities, take photos and record the incredible moments to show people back home after the safari.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda can be guaranteed when you acquire a gorilla trekking permit. For more information you can contact us at Achieve Global Safaris of visit our website for several safari packages.