Book Gorilla permits in Uganda;a Gorilla permit is a pass/license issued to the tourist allowing him/her to be guided in the Gorilla jungle by the National Park rangers to find a habituated Gorilla family and spend/view them for one hour in their presence. This exhilarating and a one lifetime experience/ activity is done in only three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo in the all World.Contact us to book your Gorilla permit, contact form
Gorilla permits are issued by government conservation authority bodies in the respective countries. In Uganda, you can only book and purchase Gorilla permits with Uganda Wildlife Authority, and in Rwanda, Gorilla permits are purchased and issued at the Rwanda Development Board. Booking Gorilla permits with the government authority may turn out to be cumbersome for you we recommend you seek help of a travel agent to simplify the process for you. Great Adventures Uganda offers these services to its clients and we would be gland to help you out and include this in your trip price at no added cost.
A Gorilla permit in Uganda for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park costs USD $600 per person per trek, and Rwanda Gorilla permit for Volcanoes National Park cost USD $1500 per person per trek. Rwanda recently increased its Gorilla permits from $750 to $1500.Read more about increase of gorilla permits in Uganda
Uganda Wildlife Authority 2018 to 2019 has not offered discounted rates on Gorilla trekking permits and Chimpanzee tracking permits, the prices will be maintained at $600 and $150 respectively. Uganda Wildlife Authority has always been reviewing its prices and tariffs every year.
Foreign Non-residents = US $600
Foreign Residents to US $500
Ugandans/East Africans – UGX 250000
The number of people allowed to go Gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda is restricted on a particular day. This is done to ensure least behavioral disturbance to the Mountain Gorillas as well as reduce the risks of them catching contagious human diseases.
A maximum of 8 people are allowed to trek a particular Gorilla family per day. That restriction makes it competitive to book Gorilla permits especially during high/peak seasons. It is therefore necessary to book permits as early as possible. We therefore advise you to book at least 3 months in advance to ensure that you can track the Gorillas on your suggested dates, especially if you plan to trek during the peak season where Gorilla permits tend to sell out quickly.
You require a Gorilla permit to trek Uganda Gorillas found in two National Parks of Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks all found in south western Uganda. Gorilla permits can be obtained from Uganda Wildlife Authority Head Offices in Kampala just after Uganda Museum on Kiira Road. Every day, Uganda Wildlife Authority sells out Gorilla permits for all Gorilla families in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks.
Offices are always open from 9:00am in the morning to 5:00pm in the evening. Please contact Great Adventures Uganda for your Gorilla permits booking which we can pre-purchase for you at no extra cost once you book a Gorilla safari with us. Please contact us and we will check availability of Gorilla permits at Uganda Wildlife Authority for you and go ahead to buy once you have transferred the funds on our account. You will need to send us your details in terms of names, passport number, and nationality as Uganda Wildlife Authority requires them in order to issue our your Gorilla permits.