Bwindi Gorilla permit booking information – How much is a permit to see Gorillas in Bwindi?
Bwindi Gorilla permit booking – $800 per person
Gorilla permits are booked as per each of the National parks of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National parks to trek Mountain Gorillas. Great Adventures Safaris provides relevant Gorilla permits booking information for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda for you to plan your Gorilla safari very well.
We always advise our clients to book/obtain a Gorilla permit in advance. This can be at least three (3) months in advance or prior to your visit. While booking a Gorilla tour, always make a full payment for your Gorilla permits in advance to enable us acquire it for you before they run out of availability.
Gorilla trekking is guaranteed when you acquire a Gorilla permit. Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla permits are very competitive and scarce most especially during high/peak seasons of June, July, August, September, December and February. Sometimes Gorilla tracking permits get sold out four (4) months in advance so any traveler needs to book a Gorilla permit 3-4 month in advance.
What is a Gorilla permit?
A Gorilla permit is a document or card issued by Rwanda Development Board or Uganda Wildlife Authority that allows any traveler above 15 years of age to trek Mountain Gorillas in any of the three habitats of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. A Gorilla permit allows you to view Gorillas for only one hour but the Gorilla trekking itself can take a minimum of 30 minutes or up to nine hours while looking for gorillas in the forest. Our Gorilla Permit Booking Information is aimed at providing you details to prepare well for your Gorilla safari.
How much does a gorilla permit cost?
A Gorilla permit in Uganda costs USD $800 per person from 1st July 2024 and USD1500.00 for Gorilla habituation experience permits. A single Gorilla permit can only be used once a day by a single person and to trek Uganda Gorillas in only two destinations, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National and Mgahinga Gorilla National parks.. Read more about increase of gorilla permits price.
Note that Gorilla family allocation happens on the day of trekking where tourists are grouped depending on their physical abilities and interest. You will need to express your interest so that they allocate you a Gorilla group that will help you achieve and enjoy your experience.
How to acquire a gorilla permit?
Please contact Great Adventure Safaris with date/month and year when you want to trek Gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda, we will check availability of Gorilla permits and inform you. We will send you and invoice and once you have transferred you funds on to our Bank account, we will pre purchase your permits and send you scanned copies.
To help us do this, you need to send us your passport details which are needed by Uganda Wildlife Authority in order to print out and issue your Gorilla permits. . For more Gorilla permit booking information and allocation, do contact us at Great Adventure Safaris