You need a Gorilla permit handled by each of the National Parks to trek the Mountain Gorillas. Great Adventures Uganda provides relevant Gorilla permit booking information for Rwanda and Uganda to enable you plan your Gorilla safari very well.

You always have to obtain a Gorilla permit 3-4 months in advance while booking a Gorilla tour, always pay your Gorilla permit fee in advance to enable us acquire it for you.

Gorilla trekking is guaranteed when you acquire a Gorilla pass. Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla permits are very competitive and scarce most especially during peak seasons of June, July, August, September, December and February. Sometimes Gorilla tracking permits get sold out four months in advance so any traveller needs to book a Gorilla permits 3-4 month in advance. Kindly follow our Gorilla permit booking information for details.

What’s a Gorilla trekking permit?

This is a document or an electronic card issued by, Uganda Wildlife Authority of Uganda, Rwanda Development Board of Rwanda that gives access to any tourist above 15 years of age to trek Mountain Gorillas in any of the three habitats. This permit gives you access 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.

Gorilla Permit Booking Information focuses on giving you details to prepare well for your Gorilla expedition.

Price for Gorilla trekking permit

A Uganda Gorilla trekking permit costs USD800.00 per person per trek for Gorilla trekking, that is to say with this kind of permit a tourist is given one hour to spend with the Gorilla. Another Gorilla habituation permit costs USD1500.00 per person per trek, with this type of permit a tourist is given four hours to spend with the Gorillas. for foreign residents the permit is at $700 and now the rest of Africa at $500 Per person per trek

A single Gorilla permit can only be used once (single day), by a single person and to trek Uganda Mountain Gorillas in only two destinations,  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Gorilla trekking permits are only bought at Uganda wildlife Authority head offices in Kampala and they cost of USD $800.00 per person for foreign nonresidents, USD700.00 for foreign residents with valid work permits and sh300,000 for East African Citizens. Great Adventures Uganda organizes all inclusive tours to see Mountain Gorillas

Gorilla trekking permits for Rwanda are booked and bought from Rwanda Development Board in Kigali or Ruhengeri town (near the PNV) after paying USD 1500.00.


When planning to do Gorilla trekking in Uganda, you have to consider the type of a Gorilla permit you hold or planning to have. The permit determines the Region in which you will be trekking Gorillas and the accommodation lodge (place to stay). Unlike other Mountain Gorilla National Parks, Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park has several sectors so this means that each sector has its own Gorilla families and accommodation properties.

Bwindi Gorilla trekking sectors include:

  • Nkuringo in the South.
  • Ruhija in the East,
  • Buhoma in the North,
  • Rushaga in the south

For Gorilla permit booking, confirming any accommodation property it has to be determined by the Gorilla permit you will be holding.

Each sector has its own Gorilla groups or families and for those interested in trekking given sectors should let Great Adventures Uganda know so that we act accordingly while booking your Gorilla permit.

It’s more important that the Gorilla family allocation happens on the day of trekking where tourists are grouped depending on their physical abilities and interests. You will need to express your interest so that they allocate you a Gorilla group that will help you achieve it. Therefore for any kind of information contact Great adventures Uganda Limited.

How can you obtain a gorilla trekking permit?

Kindly contact Great Adventures Uganda Limited for any information you need in preparation to plan your Gorilla tour, for example desired trekking dates, month and year, you have to also select a country of our expertise either Uganda or Rwanda. After you have checked with us we will have to contact the Uganda Wildlife Authority to check the availability of the Gorilla permits on the days you submitted to us and after we shall get back to you for confirmation. We accompany it with the invoice so that payment is made to our account so that we buy your Gorilla permit in advance and send scanned copies to you.

You will help us and send scanned details of your passport as a requirement for Uganda Wildlife Authority to print out and issue your Gorilla trekking permit.

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