Uganda gorilla trekking permits 2023/2024; Uganda gorilla trekking permits are legal documents or cards that are issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority to any visitor above the age of 15 years allowing him or her to visit a habituated gorilla family and spend one hour with the mountain gorillas in their natural environment. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in two national parks that is Bwindi impenetrable national park which harbors the highest number of mountain gorillas and Mgahinga gorilla national park both located in southwestern region. Apart from Uganda, gorilla trekking is also carried out in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, Virunga national park and Kahuzi Biega national park in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Cost of gorilla trekking permits in Uganda 2023/2024
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 2023/2024
Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda 2023/2024 can be booked through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris where you will contact us with the date, month, year and gorilla destination that you wish to visit. After contacting us we will check for permit availability on your preferred dates and if the permits are not available, you will be asked to choose another date that has availability. Once you have gotten a date with availability, you will be asked to make a deposit for the permit. 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 gorilla trekking permits through Achieve Global Safaris is the best option to use in that we will not only book gorilla trekking permits on your behalf but also plan for your entire safari which involves transportation to the gorilla destinations and back, accommodation where you will stay during the safari, other activities to engage in after gorilla trekking such as Batwa cultural tour, guided nature walks, bird watching, mountain climbing, golden monkey trekking and other destinations to combine with your gorilla trekking safari for example Queen Elizabeth national park, Kibale forest national park, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo national park, Murchison falls national park among others.
When to book Uganda gorilla trekking permits 2023/2024
Uganda gorilla trekking permits 2023/2024 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 in advance.
Gorilla trekking experience in Uganda 2023/2024
Gorilla trekking is an exceptional activity in Uganda that is done in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park and trekking starts early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing, you will be subdivided into groups of 8 people where each group will be allocated a habituated gorilla family to trek and a park guide who is conversant with gorilla trekking trails. Trekking of mountain gorillas in Uganda takes about 30 minutes 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 see other primate species, birds, plant and tree species among others and once the gorillas are found, you will be able to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat where you will get an opportunity to learn about their behaviors, habits, watch them carry out their daily activities like feeding, breastfeeding, grooming young ones, take photos and record videos to show people back home.
Uganda also offers gorilla habituation experience where the wild mountain gorillas are trained to get used to human presence for trekking. Gorilla habituation experience is only carried out in Rushaga sector southern sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park and visitors who engage in the habituation experience will be able to spend four hours with the mountain gorillas.
For more information about Uganda gorilla trekking permits 2023/2024, you can contact us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website for affordable gorilla trekking packages.