Booking Congo Gorilla Permits – Budget Gorilla trekking safaris – Book Lowland Gorilla trekking permits
Booking Congo gorilla permits – getting a gorilla permit in Uganda and Rwanda it is so easy as you can be booked through a tour operator like Great Adventure Safaris,. With a write procedure to book a gorilla permit in Congo, for your information, a gorilla permit is document that authorizes travellers to go gorilla trekking and you must come with it at the starting point on the day of gorilla trekking. The pass allows you have access to see mountain gorillas in the natural habitat. Any person without a gorilla permit is not allowed to trek mountain gorillas.
To get a gorilla permit in all gorillas trekking National Park, you much be of 15 years of age, any person below that age is a minor so is not allowed to trek gorillas in Congo, Uganda and Rwanda.
A gorilla permit allows you a minimum of one hour in meters with the gorillas, and remembers the gorillas you trek are habituated mountain gorilla families that are open to be seen by tourists because they are used to human presence. All in all a gorilla permit can make or break your gorilla trekking safari if you do not book it in time.
How much is a gorilla trekking permit in Congo?
A Gorilla permit in Congo is at $400 per person per trek for non-residents and $150 per person per trek for Congo citizens and the fees include, park entry fees for Virunga National Park or Kahuzi Biega National Park, fee for gorilla trekking, services of ranger guides, remember that you are allowed to be with gorillas for only one hour and it starts counting once you meet the gorillas, the time of walking toward the gorillas are not counted.
Congo has 8 habituated gorilla families and these means that 64 gorilla permits are available every day as only 8 people are allowed to trek mountain gorillas per day. Gorilla trekking can take from 30min to three quarters of the day depending on where the gorilla gorillas are that very day, mountain gorillas are wild animals and always on the move due to different factors like food, so you can take long to find them and sometimes meet them in a short period.
Booking Congo Gorilla permits
Securing a gorilla trekking permit in Congo can be done in two ways, one you can contact Virunga National Park authorities offices in Goma town in the democratic republic of Congo via email or telephone call and they will advise on how you can proceed with the permit booking, The second alternative is by contacting a tour operator like Great Adventure Safaris we can help you check availability and once we secure your dates, we will go ahead and book for you the gorilla permits and advise on your African safari as well.
When booking a gorilla permit through us, you will need to provide the below information.
The date of month and year when you would like to do this trek in Virunga national Park, we shall check for availability and once we get availability, we will require you to send full payment of the gorilla permits, we shall pay for them and after send you a scanned copy for your records.
When to book your Gorilla trekking permit in Congo
We always advise our clients to book gorilla permits in advance at least 5 months to the tracking date, due to high competition and demand of the permits, can be sold out quickly. So booking your permit in advance would help you confirm your safari to Africa, seat back and relax then wait for your gorilla trekking day. Virunga National Park is open to visitors all year out but during the high season gorilla permits are on demand.
For Kahuzi Biega it is not commonly visited by tourists therefore you can get a gorilla permit at any time, even last minute bookings are allowed. Contact us now for more detailed information about booking Congo gorilla permits and one of our safari consultant in office will respond Asap