Gorilla trekking permit price for 2022
Gorilla trekking permit price for 2022; Gorilla trekking is an exceptional activity that involves moving into the tropical rainforests in search of the habituated gorilla families and once found spend one hour with them in their natural environment. Gorilla trekking is done in three countries that is Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo and the permit price varies depending on the destination you visit.
Gorilla trekking permit price for 2022
Gorilla trekking permit price in Uganda 2022
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in two destinations that’s is Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park both located in southwestern part of Uganda. A gorilla trekking permit in Uganda 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. Uganda also offers gorilla habituation experience an interesting activity where tourists get an opportunity to spend four hours in the presence of the mountain gorillas. Gorilla habituation in Uganda is only done in Bwindi impenetrable national park in Rushaga sector and a habituation permit costs 1,500 USD per person for foreign non residents, 1,000 USD per person for foreign residents and 750,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.
Gorilla trekking permit price in Rwanda 2022
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is done in Volcanoes national park which is located in the northwestern part of Rwanda in Musanze village. A gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda costs 1,500 USD per person for all nationalities.
Gorilla trekking permit price in Congo 2022
Gorilla trekking in Congo is done in two destinations that is Virunga national park and Kahuzi Biega national park. A gorilla trekking permit in Congo costs 400 USD per person for foreign non residents and 200 USD per person for Congolese citizens.
How to book gorilla trekking permits
Gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park, Volcanoes national park, Virunga national park and Kahuzi Biega national park can either be done directly through a Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) a government body in Uganda, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) a government body in Rwanda and Virunga reservations office by contacting the offices via email or telephone calls.
The gorilla trekking permits can also be booked through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris whereby you will contact us with the dates and destination you wish to visit. After contacting us we will check for permit availability and if there are permits that match with your dates. You will be asked to make a deposit for the permits and once we receive the money, we will purchase the permits on your behalf. Booking a gorilla trekking permit through a tour operator is the best option to use in that we will not only book your gorilla trekking permit but also plan for your entire safari which includes transportation to the gorilla destination, accommodation, meals and other activities you can engage in during your gorilla trekking safari.
When to book gorilla trekking permits in 2022
Gorilla trekking permits should be booked 3 to 6 months in advance before the trekking date because the permits are competitive and get sold out quickly especially during the dry season in the months of June to September and December to February therefore to avoid last minute disappointments you are advised to book in advance.
Gorilla trekking experience
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park, Volcanoes national park, Virunga national park and Kahuzi Biega national park starts very early in the morning with a briefing at the park headquarters about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing you will be divided into groups of 8 people and allocated a gorilla family to trek and an experienced park guide who is conversant with different gorilla trekking trails. Gorilla trekking takes about 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on where the mountain 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 like chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, view different bird species, plants among others. Once the mountain gorillas are located, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity to learn more about their habits, behaviors, watch them carry out their daily activities like feeding, breastfeeding, playing, grooming young ones, resting, take pictures and record the breathtaking moments to show people back home after the safari.
For more information about gorilla trekking permit price for 2022, you can contact us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website for affordable gorilla trekking packages.