Booking Mgahinga gorilla permits in Uganda – what is the price of a Gorilla permit
Booking Mgahinga gorilla permits – Travellers who wish to trek and see the Mountain Gorillas in the wild, are required to hold a valid Gorilla permits. A Gorilla permit is a permission that is given to all those interested in trekking Gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda or the Democratic Republic of Congo. Gorilla permits for Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are sold and issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority and they currently cost USD700 per person per trek.
Holding a Gorilla permit allows you watch the mountain Gorillas for a maximum of one hour in the jungles of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Mountain Gorillas live in three countries of Democratic Republic of Congo in the Virunga National park, In Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park of Uganda.
For those who are interested in tracking Mountain Gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is one of the best places where Gorillas can be seen. Just like, the Gorilla permits of Bwindi forest, Uganda Wildlife Authority charge the same price for Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The Mgahinga National Park permits costs USD700 per person per trek and it is not transferable. The process of booking the Gorilla permit is easy through a local tour operator and Great Adventure Safaris is here to help and take you through all this.
What Is Included in the Gorilla Permit?
The Mgahinga Gorilla Permits therefore guarantees visitors to trek and see the mountain Gorillas for one hour. The Gorilla permit also includes park entry fees for Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for that exact day so you don’t have to pay extra to enter the park for your Gorilla tracking. Please note that for other activities other than Gorilla tracking, you will need to pay for park entrance fees separately. The Gorilla permit fee also includes the ranger or guides fee who will be with you in the forest looking out for the Gorillas. However, visitors can tip guides and rangers as per their wish.
Gorilla permits also include security as you are in the forest since you will be walking in the forest. The security is in the form of Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers that are armed and tourism police. This also means that Mgahinga Gorilla permits exclude, transport, meals and accommodation in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. This should also be booked differently with the help of your tour operator.
Available Gorilla Permits in Mgahinga National Park
Booking Mgahinga gorilla permits – Unlike Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which has got over 18 habituated Gorilla families, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has got only one habituated Gorilla family which is the Nyakagezi Gorilla Family that is composed of 8 members. This means that each day, there are only 8 permits available for Gorilla tracking. Therefore this means that those interested in tracking Mountain Gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park should book their permits in advance to reduce on chances of losing out. Great Adventure Safaris recommend that you check for availability and book within a time frame of at least three months in advance, in case you contact us, we can check with them the availability at Uganda Wildlife Authority, just send us an email so that we can help you check for availability.