Booking Bwindi Gorilla trekking permits – How to book gorilla permits in Uganda – Cheapest place to trek mountain gorillas
Booking Bwindi gorilla trekking permits – Are you wondering, how you can get a Bwindi gorilla permit for your intended gorilla safari in Uganda Africa? look no further that Great Adventure safaris and in this article we bring you all you need to secure a permit and booking affordable African safari. A Gorilla tracking permit is simply a document that allows you to spend one hour with the Mountain Gorillas and it can only be obtained at the Uganda Wildlife Authority or through a registered Tour Company in Uganda like Great Adventure Safaris.
However, it is much easier and faster to obtain a Gorilla trekking Permit via a Tour Company or Safari company since it tends to be quick and less tiresome. Another advantage of booking with a safari company is that they have knowledge of the various Gorilla families as well as clear knowledge of the community around and the different places of accommodation, of which they can do the accommodation booking for you.
Great Adventure Safaris provides great travel recommendations in case you want to extend your trip. Therefore you can contact us at to help in booking a Bwindi Gorilla tracking permit for your safari to Uganda. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks, but however due to the unreliability of the Mountain Gorillas in Mgahinga National Park, Gorilla trekking is mostly carried out in Bwindi Forest and therefore most of the Gorilla trekking permits that are sold are for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, but during your booking of a Gorilla trekking permit, you can still specify which National Park you would like to visit, in either of the two.
Before you go for your Gorilla tracking, you will be guided on which Gorilla family to trek depending on your level of fitness especially in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park since it has about 18 habituated Gorilla families and it’s as well divided into four regions such as Buhoma region in the North, Rujiha region in the East, Rushaga and Nkuringo region in the South and in each region, there are different habituated Gorilla families.
When to Book your Gorilla trekking Permit?
Great Adventure Safaris advise that you book your Gorilla tracking permit three months in advance, and they can also be purchased up to two years in advance, which mainly favors tourists to go for Gorilla trekking during the peak season or high season, in the drier months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February.
Therefore the earlier you book, the quicker you get a chance for Gorilla trekking since the permits tend to sale out quickly during the peak season. So your delay in booking may cause you to opt for the next closer dates or completely change the dates of your trip.
Cost of a Gorilla permit
In Uganda, a Gorilla trekking permit costs USD700 per person per trek for foreigners that do not stay particularly in Uganda and in any of the East African Community countries, USD700 for foreigners that stay in the partner states of the East African Community, and then Shs250, 000 for the natives that stay in the East African Community. In Rwanda, Gorilla trekking permits are at USD1500 per person per trek for a one hour watching and observing of the Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat.
You should note that you cannot be able to go for Gorilla Trekking unless you have a Gorilla trekking Permit. Therefore in order to book your Gorilla trekking permit, Great Adventure Safaris will request you to provide your name, nationality, passport number and date of birth. And for this case, you should note that Gorilla trekking permits cannot be handled to the possession of another person so you will have to show your passport and identification documents at the pre-trekking briefing.
You will also have to provide your payments as well as the dates when you would like to go for Gorilla trekking and if the dates that you have suggested are already booked, then you will have to change to the nearest dates that can act as other options for you to go for the Gorilla trek.
Finally, you will then receive a scanned copy of your Gorilla tracking permit within a few days or weeks, and when you arrive into the country, Great Adventure Safaris safari guide will be waiting to pick you up from the Airport and start your safari and he will be having your Gorilla permits.
For any further information about booking Bwindi Gorilla tracking permits contact Great Adventure Safaris so that we provide you with relevant detailed information on Gorilla families and Gorilla tracking sectors to help you plan your Uganda Gorilla safari accordingly.