How to book a nkuringo gorilla pass? – Nkuringo is one of the Gorillas tracking trail heads in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Great Adventure Safaris provides relevant Gorilla pass booking information for Uganda and Rwanda to enable you plan your African Gorilla trip well. You don’t have to hassle booking your Gorilla pass if you choose to one of our Uganda or Rwanda Gorilla packages as we will help you check availability and book all services on your behalf as per your safari dates. Travellers who wish to trek and see the Mountain Gorillas in the wild, are required to hold a valid Gorilla pass. A Gorilla pass is a permission that is given to all those interested in tracking Gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda or the Democratic Republic of Congo. Gorilla pass for Nkuringo sector are sold and issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority and they currently cost USD700 per person per trek.
Holding a Gorilla pass allows you watch the mountain Gorillas for a maximum of one hour in the jungles of Nkuringo sector of Bwindi forest. 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 and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park of Uganda.
For those who are interested in tracking Mountain Gorillas in Nkuringo sector is one of the best places where Gorillas can be seen. Just like, the Gorilla pass of Bwindi forest, Uganda Wildlife Authority charge the same price for both Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Gorilla passes costs USD700 per person per trek and it is not transferable. The process of booking the Gorilla passes is easy through a local tour operator and Great Adventure Safaris is here to help and take you through all this.
The Nkuringo Gorilla Pass therefore guarantees visitors to trek and see the mountain Gorillas for one hour. The Gorilla passes also includes park entry fees for Bwindi Impenetrable 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 pass 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 passes 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 passes excludes, transport, meals and accommodation in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, which should also be booked differently with the help of your tour operator.
Unlike Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which has got over 18 habituated Gorilla families, but Nkuringo sector has got three habituated Gorilla families which are the Christmas, Bushaho and Nkuringo Gorilla Families ready for tracking daily. This means that each day, there are only 24 passes available for Gorilla tracking. Therefore this means that those interested in tracking Mountain Gorillas in Nkuringo should book their passes 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 and you will not regret our professional services.