2022-24 Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permits / Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour

2022-24 Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permits ; First of all, gorilla permit is a document issued by ORTPN, in Rwanda by Rwanda Development Board or Uganda-Uganda Wildlife Authority that allows any tourist above 15 years of age to trek mountain gorillas in any of the three habitants Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla national park both located in southwestern region of  Uganda and Volcano National Park in Rwanda. Note, Gorilla trekking refers to as a hike to the tropical forests of Africa to encounter the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

Visiting gorillas in Uganda 2022-24 you will need to buy a valid mountain gorilla permit in advance during peak season like 3 to 6 months before your arriving date, Uganda gorilla trekking permits costs USD700 per person per trek for foreign nonresident, USD600 for foreign resident and UGX250,000 for East African Members. Rwanda gorilla trekking permits costs USD1,500 per person per day. Trackers are given one hour to spend with these unique mountain gorillas.

Requirements needed when booking your gorilla trekking permits for 2022-24;

You have to agree with the dates when you wish to trek for us to check for availability first ‘’ always book with a trust worth tour operator’’.

Before you start planning for a gorilla trip, mind about the age it’s very important because trekking mountain gorillas you must be 15 years and above.

You need to scan your copy of personnel documents like passport.

2022-24 Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permits
Bwindi Gorillas

Travelers having all the above requirements, you will definitely require to transfer the gorilla permits rates as per your status that is ; Foreign nonresident, resident and East African Citizens. After receiving all these from the guests, we shall start to reserve your gorilla permits. If the proceed is fully successful, then after we shall send you a scanned copy of your fully paid and reserved gorilla permits via email.

From this point of being successful we will have to assist with finding the right comfortable accommodation and transport means .Thus making arrangements on how to get you to your gorilla trekking safari location.

Mountain gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda

 Unlike Uganda, Gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda are a bit expensive compared to Uganda’s permit rates. Rwanda’s permit price doubles Uganda’s gorilla trekking permits. Rwanda gorilla trekking permits costs 1,500 per person per trek.

Requirements needed when booking your Rwanda gorilla trekking permits for 2022-24

A traveler must have a choice of date when he or she is wishing to trek gorillas with us, to check for availability first.

Always confirm you’re at least 15 years of age.

A scanned copy of your valid passport

Once you send in all the above requirements we will definitely require you to transfer the gorilla permits rates as per the conservation traffic shows. We shall proceed to reserve your gorilla permit. Then a scanned copy of your fully paid and reserved gorilla permits will be fully sent to you via email.

From this point on are happy, we shall go on to assist in finding the right accommodation and transport means in order to make your safari successful.

Uganda, Rwanda –Gorilla Trekking Rules and Regulations

On the way to gorilla trekking search

 Trackers always keep your voices at low and be attentive to the guide’s instructions and information as given to you. You will always observe gainful birdlife, small primates and other wildlife in the forest.

Keep the park clean, do not leave the rubbish in the park. Whatever you carry with into the forest should be carried back out with you.

Since mountain gorillas build their nests at sunset, rangers have to go before the gorilla trekkers hoping to find them where they left gorilla the previous evening.

After briefing, you will be led by the park guide to the forest trails to locate them for great encounter.

When you meet the gorilla family, your guide will request you to leave your luggage about 50 meters from the gorillas and will allow you to approach with only your camera or cell phone for photography, 2022-24 Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permits .

When you are with the gorillas

   Visitors are asked to keep a distance of not less than 10 meters away from the gorillas and further back the more relaxed the group will be.

Always keep your voices down at all times and fill free to ask the guide question and follow their instructions during your stay with the gorillas.

Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour
Mgahinga Gorillas

Smoking and drinking, eating is not allowed to eat near the gorillas, this may increase the risk of disease transmissions.

Do not look gorillas directly to their eyes.

Do not touch gorillas are wild animals.

Gorilla trekking is done at maximum of eight people.

Maximum time given to observe gorillas is one hour only.

If you feel you want to go to the toilet while in the forest, please ask the guide to dig you a hole with his panga and always make sure the hole is 30 centimeters deep and after fill it when you are finished.

What to pack with on your Gorilla Safaris?

Useful essentials to pack with include; Comfortable hiking shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes, energy giving snacks, insect repellents, sunscreen lotion, a hat, walking stick can be given at the meeting center in the park, enough mineral water bottle, long sleeved shirt and trousers, warm clothes, water proofed bag to keep your documents, sweeter, hand gloves among others.

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