Gorilla permit price in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park; First of all, a Gorilla permit is a valid document that is issued by ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority or can be booked by a trustworthy tour operator to visitors above the age of 15 years who are allowed to visit any habituated gorilla group. Note, travelers without a permit cannot access mountain gorilla’s natural environment, and Uganda gorilla trekking can be done in two outstanding national parks that is Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National park. Both Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks are located southwestern region, approximately 8 to 9 hours drive. Alternatively, you can use a domestic charter flight by Aerolink Uganda from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airstrip to land you at Kisoro airstrip near the airstrip to the park which lasts 1:30 hours.
The gorilla permit price in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park costs USD700 per person for foreign nonresidents, USD 600 per person for foreign residents, and UGX 250,000 per person. Therefore , the amount of amount charged for a gorilla trekking permit includes; one hour in the presence of the mountain gorillas, services of a park guide, park entrance, park rangers, and supporting the community through building schools, and medical Centres among others.
How to book Uganda gorilla permits for 2023 -24?
Booking Uganda gorilla permits for 2023 has made it easy as long as you use the best option. The best option to make bookings for gorilla trekking permits is to book directly through the Uganda Wildlife Authority ‘’UWA’’ which is a government body responsible for updating rates and park rules and regulations in Uganda’s tourism hub. One can be able to reach Uganda Wildlife Authority by contacting their head offices in Kampala via email or contact.
There is another option for booking Uganda gorilla permits, you can book it through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris, you can reach us through contact us with your final dates of travel, months, year, and gorilla destination you wish to visit.
After contacting us, it will be our responsibility to check for permit availability and if there are permits that match your dates. Then you will be asked to make a 50% deposit for the permits and once we receive the money, we will purchase the permits on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation.
Despite this fact, bookings for Uganda gorilla permits can be made through Achieve Global Safaris use as the best option in that we will not only book your gorilla permits but also make bookings for transportation to the gorilla destination, accommodation, delicious meals, and also advise other activities to combine with gorilla trekking experience.
Best time to book Uganda gorilla permits
We advise travelers planning to book their Uganda gorilla trekking permits should always book 3 to 6 months in advance before the trekking date because they are competitive and they get sold out quickly mostly during peak season in June, July, August, September, December, January, and February this is because to avoid last minute disappointments.
Once you acquire a gorilla trekking permits either in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park or Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you will be permitted to part in gorilla trekking activity which starts early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations at the park headquarter.
Gorilla trekking experience; This is antialiasing activity that starts with a briefing and after the briefing, you will be grouped into a group of 8 people to their assigned gorilla families. Then the park ranger will escort you to the trailing trek and the activity can take 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on where the gorillas are located because they like to move from one place to another.
During trekking, you will be able to view other forest species like primates, plants, bird species, and mammals among others. Once the gorillas are found, you will be permitted to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you a great opportunity to learn about their behaviors, feed, play, breastfeed, groom young ones, take photos as well as capture videos for your future remembrance.
Apart from doing gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, you can do golden monkey activity, birding, and Batwa cultural encounters among others. You can choose to go for a gorilla habituation experience but only done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is located a few driving kilometers from Mgahinga. Gorilla Habituation is quite a fabulous experience where wild mountain gorillas are trained to get used to human presence for trekking. More so, the habituation experience is the process that takes a period of about 2 to 3 years to be complete, it involves a team of researchers, scientists, park rangers, guides, gorilla doctors, and trackers.
Travelers who wish to get part in gorilla habituation experience are required to purchase valid gorilla habituation permits which cost. Uganda Gorilla Habituation costs USD1,500 per person for foreign nonresidents, USD1,000 per person for foreign nonresidents, and UGX 750,000 for East African citizens. For more information about booking Uganda gorilla trekking permits, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact us at Achieve Global Safaris