How Do I Pay for a Gorilla Permits?

How do I pay for a gorilla permits? First of all, a gorilla permit is a card or something like a movie ticket that allows the viewer into the auditorium. The same also goes in viewing gorillas, you must purchase a gorilla permit in order to view these unique creatures in their nature tropical rain forest of the East central Africa, where this critically endangered mountain gorillas have inhabited for years. Travelers to reach these gorillas, you need to hold a gorilla permit for permission for secure and guided entry into their inhabits.

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Therefore, more than 1063 individual mountain gorillas still exist that roam the slopes of Virunga Mountains and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which are the only two mountain gorilla habitats in the world. Each country has its countable groups habituated for tourism that is Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. The half of the population of the mountain gorillas are found in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. There are low number of mountain gorillas available for tourism and the high number of tourists wishing to view these rare creatures meaning a limited number of gorilla permits available.

The mountain gorilla permits are on high sell during peak travel months of June, July, August, September, December and February. In otherwise, planning a gorilla trekking safari requires a traveler to book a permit month before your arrival date to the final gorilla safari destination.

The government wildlife authority is in charge to issue the gorilla permit at face value. Meaning, a visitor can purchase the permit directly from the authority’s office or acquire with a licensed tour operator to book the permits on their behalf.

How do I pay for a gorilla Permits-Uganda and Rwanda?

Gorilla permits in Uganda are issued by the ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority, a government body that manages tourism and wildlife conservation. A traveler can book a gorilla permit directly from Uganda Wildlife Authority but it is more convenient when you use a reliable tour operator. Most tour agent include a gorilla permit as part of the overall costs of a gorilla safari. It is advisable to book at least six months ahead of travel to void disappointment. Currently, Uganda Wildlife Authority issues out around 152 permits each day. These are split between the 21 habituated gorilla families in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and two in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

How much is a gorilla permits Cost -Uganda?

The cost of Uganda gorilla permits is around USD700 per person per trek –one hours allowed to spend with the mountain gorillas and habituation permits goes at around USD 1,500 per person per trek –four hours allowed.

In Rwanda gorilla permit can easily be booked through a trustworthy tour operator with a registered safari companies to help you get your permits, they can also reserve your hotel, plan your visa, transportation as well as showing you other splendid safari destinations within Rwanda. You can choose to book direct or contact Rwanda Development Board to help you get a permit. We recommend you to use a reliable tour operator, if you don’t hesitate book with us Achieve global safaris for your unforgettable encounter in life time. Rwanda gorilla permit are bit expensive compared to Uganda’s gorilla costs, Rwanda permit cost USD1,500 per trek per persons.

How Do I Pay for a Gorilla Permits?
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What is a gorilla permit?

Many travelers before purchasing for their gorilla permit, they tend to ask themselves what is so much important about this gorilla permits. However, a gorilla permit is a document or card issued by ORTPN, Rwanda Development Board or Uganda Wildlife Authority that permits any tourists above 15 years of age to trek mountain gorillas in any of their habitats that is; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park both in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

The gorilla permit you purchase includes two armed rangers for your trekking security within the jungle and a knowledgeable English speaking guide who allocates you to where a mountain gorilla group would be foraging.

After verifying your permit at any of the forest trailhead or park headquarter, your assigned guide will lead you in a group of eight ‘8’ persons to search for gorillas in dense rainforest, together with armed rangers for your security against wild animals that might attack you.

Once you allocate the assigned gorilla family, one hour will be allowed for you to have rewardable sights of this great apes, enjoy their stunning life style and taking memorable photography. However, the gorilla trekking activity can estimate 30 minute to 7 hours to meet the assigned gorilla family depending on their movements. Some tourists may have luck to find them in less than 3 to 4hours.

Gorilla Rules

Do not spit on the green vegetation once you are in the park.

When you get close to gorillas always lower your fun noises.

If you’re sick with cough, flu, diarrhea, not allowed to involve in participation

Avoid eating and smoking around the gorillas

When with the gorilla, keep a distance of 7 to 8 meters’ way from the gorillas

Flash discs are not allowed only digital camera is suitable

Always view the gorillas at distant and stay in group

Trackers always follow the instructions given by your guide

Do not leave any rubbish in the park rather carry back with it.

Wash your hands or sanitize before heading out for trekking

Wear your face masks

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