How to book 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda; Gorilla trekking permits are legal documents that are issued by Uganda wildlife Authority (UWA) to visitors above the age of 15 years allowing them to visit any habituated gorilla family and spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is one of exceptional activities that is done in two national parks that is Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park.
How to book 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda
There are two options of booking 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda for example booking directly through Uganda Wildlife Authority or booking through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris.
Booking 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda directly through Uganda Wildlife Authority
When booking 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda through Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), you will contact the head offices in Kampala via email or telephone calls inquiring about availability of the permits on your desired dates. If there are no permits available on you exact dates, you can request UWA to check for dates with available permits. If you are interested in booking gorilla trekking permits on the available dates, you will be asked to make payments and send a copy of the payment receipt. When UWA receives the money, your gorilla trekking permits will be proceed and a scanned copy of the receipt will be sent to you as confirmation.
Booking 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda through a tour company
When booking 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda through a trusted tour, you will contact us with the dates when you wish to visit the mountain gorillas and the destination you wish to visit. After contacting us we will check for permit available and once there are permits available on your desired 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 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda through Achieve Global Safaris is the best option to use in that we will not only acquire gorilla trekking permits for you but also plan for your entire safari which includes accommodation where you will stay during the safari, transportation to the gorilla destinations, other activities you can engage in after gorilla trekking and other national parks to visit during the safari.
Best time to book 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda
2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda should be booked 3 to 6 months in advance before the trekking date because the permits 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 in advance.
Cost of 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda
2022 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.
A gorilla habituation permit in Uganda costs 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. Gorilla habituation experience in Uganda is only done in Rushaga sector-Bwindi impenetrable national park and the permit allows visitors to spend four hours in the presence of the mountain gorillas.
Gorilla trekking experience
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park it starts very early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations at the park headquarters. After the briefing, you will be allocated a habituated gorilla family to trek and an experienced park who is well conversant with the trails in the jungle. Gorilla trekking takes about 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on where the mountain 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 variety of bird species, plant and tree species among others. Once the mountain gorillas are located, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural environment which gives you an opportunity to learn more about their behaviors, habits, watch them feed, breastfeed, groom young ones, take photos and record the breathtaking moments to show people back home after the safari.
For more information about how to book 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda, do not hesitate to contact us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website to book an affordable gorilla trekking package.