Booking gorilla permits from anywhere in the world – This guide to gorilla booking will help you have all the information necessary to book a gorilla permits from your home country. Gorilla permit can be booked from anywhere in the world depending on the specific location for your gorilla trekking. Gorilla trekking can only be guaranteed if one has a valid gorilla permit, therefore you are recommended to secure and book your permits in advance. Gorilla trekking is possible in any of the three East African countries that are Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It’s therefore up to the client to choose the perfect place where he/ she will be taking from. You can book gorilla safari in Uganda or Rwanda with Great Adventure Safaris, because we offer gorilla trekking experience packages to those two destinations.
For clients having interest in taking part in gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda, mountain gorilla spots can be found in the two national parks in Uganda that is Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga national park, situated in the south western Uganda, for Rwanda, you can trek the gorillas in the volcanoes national park and in the Virunga nation al park in Congo. Travelers interested in gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda, are advised to book their permits in advance before travelling to Africa. Permit booking has been simplified therefore; client can now book their permits from anywhere in the world.
In order to book your gorilla permit, you can contact Great Adventure Safaris we will ensure that we get availability of the permit according to your preferred dates of travel and when you would like to trek the gorillas.
When booking with Great Adventure Safaris you can reach to us on our telephone lines. WhatsApp number or send an inquiry through our email with your preferred dates, when you are travelling to Uganda and the country you wish to track the gorillas from. Gorilla permits for Uganda are issued by the Uganda wildlife Authority a government body managing and conservation of all the national parks in Uganda. For Rwanda, it’s issued by the Rwanda Development Board managing Rwanda national parks. We will check for the availability of the permits of those preferred dates and reserve them on your behalf until when you have fully settled the payments of the permits.
You can also book the permits directly on line through UWA or RDB through their email with all the necessary information required for the permit booking, they will secure the permits for you when you make your payments and email you a scanned copy of your permit and the payment receipts before you travel to Africa.
Uganda gorilla permits go for $700 therefore you can reserve your permit early in advance before the deadline on June 30, 2020 when the permit prices will be increased. For Rwanda, the permit costs $1500 per permit and its per person trekking. And Congo is $400 per permit. Rwanda gorilla permits are expensive compared to Uganda and the DRC.
Once we have agreed on your preferred dates according to availability of the permits, you will go ahead and make payments for your gorilla permit(s). Great Adventure Safaris will send you an invoice instructing you to go ahead and make payments for the gorilla permit in order to confirm your booking and secure the permits for you. When making payments, we at Great Adventure Safaris, we accept both bank transfers and credit card payments or even cash (not common) it’s all your choice, in case you may choose to pay using credit card, you will pay a surcharge fee of 4% charge on every transaction made, Which is not the case with wire transfers. Once we have received the confirmation of your payments, we will go ahead and pay the permit for you so that we assure of the availability of your permit, after the payments, we will send you a scanned copy of the receipts of payments and when the time comes, we will collect the permits for you, the guide will give you the original copy of your permit that you will present on the day of your gorilla trekking. Also note that the permit fees bare the park entry fees for Bwindi impenetrable forest or Mgahinga Gorilla national park, services of an English-speaking guide in the forest, one hour with the gorillas in their natural habitat. The gorilla permit fees exclude accommodation and meals depending on the days you will spend, transport to and from the park.
Uganda gorilla trekking is done at Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga national park situated in south western Uganda. And for Rwanda, is in volcanoes national park. Before booking your gorilla permit, it’s always recommended for you first to know the number of gorilla families available in each national park which are open for tracking, so that you are able to know the total number of permits issued per day for gorilla trekking. Bwindi national park has the highest number of gorillas with over half of the worlds to total population therefore, Bwindi and Mgahinga national park altogether has over 19 habituated gorilla families and 2 of these families are reserved for gorilla habituation experience. Habituation experience is a newly introduced activity in Bwindi currently done in the southern sector of Bwindi at the Rushaga sector of Bwindi and the permit fee goes for $1500 per person for four hours with the gorillas. Rwanda on the other hand, at the volcanoes national park has got 20 gorilla families, 10 of which are habituated for gorilla trekking and the remaining 10 are for research.
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park has four sectors from which gorilla trekking takes place (Rushaga, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Buhoma sectors). All having gorilla habituated families, Bwindi impenetrable forest harbors the highest number of gorillas and the park has currently 18 gorilla families which keep increasing daily since new ones are being habituated. The maximum number of people allowed to visit the gorillas is 8 people per group meaning that Uganda wildlife authority issues 162 permits for gorilla trekking each day. Also note that, gorilla permit booking is done per sector depending on the availability of the permits. We always give our clients information on which sector they will be tracking from and book the accommodation nearer to the tracking location and the park headquarters for an early morning briefing.
Mgahinga national park is one of the smallest national parks in Uganda situated in southwestern Uganda on the boarder to Rwanda and DR. Congo. Mgahinga harbors only one gorilla habituated family, therefore, Uganda wildlife authority, issues only 8 gorilla permits for trekking every day. Nyakagezi gorilla group is the smallest to track since the gorillas involve within the forest and do not move a lot. Although they used to migrate to volcanoes national park, but have settled in Uganda for the last 4 years meaning their permits can be booked and trekked in Uganda.
Volcanoes national park, harbors 20 gorilla families and only 10 are habituated for gorilla trekking and the remaining 10 are reserved for research purposes. 8 people area allowed visiting each gorilla family per day. Rwanda Development Board issues total amount of 80 gorilla permits per day for the visitors visiting the gorillas. For any information on gorilla permit booking for Uganda and Rwanda, contact us at the adventure in the wild safaris.
Gorilla permit booking with Great Adventure Safaris enables you to book your gorilla permit anywhere in the world and to make sure that the permits are secured in advance before your gorilla trekking day. We will also advice you on how to access Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga national park and also easy access to volcanoes national park. And the best accommodation facilities to stay in while on your safari in Uganda, We guarantee gorilla permits availability from your home.