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How to book 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda

How to book 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda; Gorilla trekking permits are legal documents that are issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority a government body in charge of tourism in Uganda and Rwanda Development Board to visitors above the age of 15 years allowing them to visit a habituated mountain gorilla family in either Uganda or Rwanda. Gorilla trekking is an interesting and one of the popular activities that involve tourists moving on foot into the tropical rainforest in search of the habituated mountain gorillas and once found spend one hour with them in their natural environment. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is done in Volcanoes national park and in Uganda it’s done in two destinations that is Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park.

How to book 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda

2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda can either be booked 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 by contacting the head offices via email or telephone calls to check for permit availability for your desired dates. If there are no available permits on your desired dates, you will be asked to choose another date that has permit availability and also pay for your gorilla permit directly to Uganda Wildlife Authority accounts. Once you have made payments, you will send a scanned proof of payment to UWA. When UWA receives the money, they will start processing your gorilla trekking permit and send you a scanned copy of the permit as confirmation.

2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda can also be booked through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris. When booking through Achieve Global Safaris, you will contact us via email or telephone calls with the dates, months, year and gorilla destination that 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. Once we receive the money, we will purchase the permits on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation.

Booking through Achieve Global Safaris is the best option to use when booking your 2022 gorilla trekking permit in Uganda or Rwanda in that we will save you the hustle, its less tiresome and we will not only acquire a gorilla trekking permit for you but also plan for your entire safari which involves transportation, accommodation, meals and advise on other activities you can combine with gorilla trekking.

How to book 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda
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Best time to book your 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda

2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda should be booked 3 to 6 months in advance before the trekking date because they are competitive and 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 to avoid last minute inconveniences, tourists are advised to book their 2022 gorilla trekking permits in advance.

Cost of 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda

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.

A gorilla trekking permit in Volcanoes national park costs 1,500 USD per person for all nationalities.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park and Volcanoes national park starts very 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. Gorilla trekking all destinations 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, view mammals, 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 about their habits, behaviors, lifestyle, watch them carry out their daily activities like feeding, breastfeeding, grooming young ones, playing, resting, take photos and record the breathtaking moments to show people back home after the safari.

Booking 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda is easy as long as you go through the right procedure. For more information about how to book 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda, you can reach out to us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website for various gorilla trekking safari packages.

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