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How to book Uganda gorilla trekking permits in 2024

How to book Uganda gorilla trekking permits in 2024: Gorilla trekking permits are legal cards or documents that are issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority to visitors above the age of 15 years allowing them to visit habituated gorilla families and spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in two national parks that is Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park both located in south western part of Uganda.

Apart from Uganda, gorilla trekking is also done in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, Virunga national park and Kahuzi biega national park in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mgahinga gorilla national park is a home of one habituated gorilla family while 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, buhoma sector in the north, Ruhija sector in the east and Nkuringo sector in the south and all the gorilla families are available to trekking daily.

Cost of Uganda gorilla trekking permits in 2024

2024 gorilla trekking permits in 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 habituation permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park cost 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.

How to book Uganda gorilla trekking permits in 2024

Gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park can be booked through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris where you will contact our tour consultants via email or WhatsApp with the date, month, year and gorilla destination that you wish to visit. After contacting us, we will check for permit availability from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and if there are permits available on your preferred dates, you will be asked to make a deposit. Once the payment has been made, we will be able to purchase the permit on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation.

When to book Uganda gorilla trekking permits in 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 and usually get sold out quickly especially during 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 the permits in advance.

What is included in the Uganda gorilla trekking permit

Cost of Uganda gorilla treeing permits in 2024 include park entrance fees to Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park, services of a park guide, armed ranger guides who will keep you safe during trekking, one hour with the mountain gorillas and a certificate which will be issued to any visitor after gorilla trekking experience.5 days Uganda gorilla and chimpanzee safari from Kigali

Gorilla trekking experience

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla 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 an experienced park guide. Trekking of mountain gorillas in Uganda takes about 2 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 wildlife species and once the mountain gorillas are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you a chance to learn more about their behaviours, habits, watch them feed, breastfeed, play, groom young ones, take photos and record videos to show people back home.

 Best time to go for gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park can be done anytime throughout the year though the best time is during the dry season which is also known as the peak season during the months of June to September and December to February because during this period there is less or little rainfall in the national parks therefore access roads and trekking trails will be dry and passable which makes gorilla trekking easy compared to the rainy season when the trekking trails are muddy and slippery hence making gorilla trekking difficult.

For more information about how to book Uganda gorilla trekking permits in 2024, you can reach out to our tour consultants at Achieve Global Safaris.

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