Early Bird gorilla tracking in Uganda 2023 – 2024 – Guaranteed Gorilla permits for Bwindi at $700 per person per trek
Early bird gorilla tracking in Uganda – there is a lot that has changed due to COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to influence Gorilla tracking in 2023 and 2024. Gorilla tracking being an expensive tourist activity there is always need to have proper preparations basing on latest information available. Here is the latest and updated information about Gorilla tracking in Uganda by Great Adventure Safaris. This post looks at changes in the price of Gorilla permits, number of Mountain Gorillas.
2023-2024 Gorilla Tracking in Uganda
There have been changes in Uganda, that one needs to know before booking a Gorilla holiday to see Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. One noticeable change is that of the price of Uganda Gorilla Permit – More information about gorilla trekking in Uganda
Uganda Gorilla permit price 2023-2024
Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla permit price is at USD700 per person for non-foreign residents – USD600 per person for foreign residents living in Uganda and other African countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and Southern Sudan. The price change only affects Gorilla permits for the normal one hour Gorilla trek. Read more abut how to plan a budget gorilla tracking tour
Uganda remains an affordable and relatively stable country compared to her counterpart Rwanda. For those who are sensitive to prices should consider visiting Uganda instead of Rwanda. Great Adventure Safaris organizes both private and group tours to see mountain Gorillas in Uganda.
Gorilla habituation permit price 2023-2024
A Gorilla habituation experience safari allows you to spend 4 hours with the mountain Gorillas under habituation. Training Mountain Gorillas to get used to human beings takes 2-3 years where experts in this keep training wild Gorillas to get used to human presence. This activity is being sold to individual tourists who love spending more hours with the Gorillas and love to experience how training wild Gorillas to get used to human beings is done. For more information about Gorilla habituation experience safaris contact Great Adventure Safaris. The price for Gorilla habituation experience permits remains at USD1500 per person for foreign non-residents and USD1000 for foreigners living in any of the five East African countries.
early bird gorilla tracking tours in Uganda – According to the current mountain Gorilla census that was conducted in the Virunga region which has three National Parks of Mgahinga Gorilla, Volcanoes and Virunga National Parks plus an independent one for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the outcome indicated that Uganda so far has the highest number of mountain Gorillas in the whole world beating Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park alone recorded an increase in numbers from 500 to 550 individuals. This has been achieved by numerous positive efforts to conserve for the mountain Gorillas which are no longer on the list of endangered species. When you choose to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you would have selected a National Park that has the highest number of Gorillas in the whole world.
Habituated Gorilla Families
As you plan to visit Uganda to see the mountain Gorillas in 2023-2024, you should know that it is now on record that Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has the highest number of habituated mountain Gorillas in Africa. The number stands at 18 habituated families with 2 of them reserved for Gorilla habituation experience while the rest are for the normal one hour Gorilla tracking. These habituated Gorilla families can be trekked from different regions that make up Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. These regions include Buhoma in the north, Ruhija in the East, Nkuringo and Rushaga in the south.
Booking Gorilla permits is done in advance and you can only book them for a given region. You will get to know the Gorilla family you visit on the day of tracking. Different mountain Gorilla families can be trekked from different regions and allocation to a given family is decided on the very day of trekking. Allocation to a given gorilla family depends on the interest of an individual as well as physical fitness. You will have to express your interest on the very day of tracking.
Gorilla permits booking and availability
All Gorilla permits for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks are now online and can be booked anytime and any day. Please note that access to Uganda wildlife Authority Gorilla permit online database is only by registered Uganda tour operators like Great Adventure Safaris. We are therefore able to check and reserve Gorilla permits anytime of the day including weekends and nights when contacted by the exact dates you wish to trek the mountain Gorillas.
Uganda Gorilla permits are competitive
It is very true that Uganda does not invest so much in marketing its Gorilla tourism but factors from outside have resulted in the rush for Uganda Gorilla permits simply because of the price. Many people who used to trek in Rwanda are now looking for cheaper Gorilla permits in Uganda which is at USD700 instead of USD1500 in Rwanda. The above rush tends to cause shortage mostly in high seasons. Great Adventure Safaris advises all travelers to book Gorilla permits in advance to avoid shortage.
Land in Kigali Rwanda and trek Gorillas in Uganda
It’s now possible to reduce on the drive time from Kigali International Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla by avoiding landing in Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. It is approximately 4-5 hours’ drive from Kigali-Rwanda to Uganda via Katuna or Kyanika boarders. Great Adventure Safaris representatives are now able to pick you from Kigali International Airport and bring you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks for Gorilla tracking. There has been some tension between Uganda and Rwanda but this has not affected the movement of visitors from one country to another. Contact Great Adventure safaris to book your early bird gorilla tracking tours in Uganda with guaranteed permits.