Gorilla Trekking Permits In Uganda

If you want to be part of gorilla trekking in Uganda, you are advised to obtain gorilla trekking permits from Uganda Wildlife Authority

Gorilla Trekking Permits In Uganda

Gorilla Trekking Permits In Uganda: Gorilla trekking experience in Uganda is done in Mgahinga and Bwindi impenetrable National Park.  You will get a chance to understand how the endangered mountain gorillas live. When doing gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park, you will do it in the 4 sectors of the park like Rushaga, Ruhija, Buhoma and Nkuringo and in mgahinga national park, you will need to hike first the Virunga Mountains in the park and they include mountain Gahinga, mountain Muhabura and Mountain Sabyinyo.

On your trip to the gorilla tour safari you will have an opportunity to watch bird species like Ruwenzori turaco, long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, common moorhen Ruwenzori night jar, grey throated tit, the dusky crimson wing, red-faced woodland warbler and many other species. You will also have a chance to see primate species like the silver monkey, Mona monkey, dent’s monkey, grey cheeked mangabey, vervet monkey and among others memorable species. Once you visit the park to see gorilla species, you will understand why it is good to spend your money on staying with such wonderful species.

Where To Obtain The Permits

If you want to be part of gorilla trekking in Uganda, you are advised to obtain gorilla trekking permits from Uganda Wildlife Authority or any trustworthy tour operator like Africa Adventure Vacations and you will use it as a pass to be part of the park activities. Gorilla trekking is a common activity in Uganda and most travelers love to take part in the activity.  It is good to book in advance your permit if you surely want to participate in the activity and the permit costs a fee of 700USD.

Gorilla Trekking Permit Inclusions

A knowledgeable guide

If you want to participate in Gorilla trekking activity, a knowledgeable guide is readily available to give you more information about the primates. If you have any question concerning about the above primates, you will get the best answers and you will be amazed by how the activity is amazing. The guide will guide well and protect you in the safe trails of the park and this is a sure deal you will have to encounter these animals.

An armed ranger

The permit gives you a chance to have an armed ranger to guide you through the experience of gorilla trekking in Uganda. During your visit to the mountain gorilla habituation parks, you will be guided and accompanied by an armed ranger. However due to the regular patrols in the park, it will not be easy for you to encounter animals thus a safe activity.

One hour with the gorillas

The gorilla trekking permit in Uganda gives you an opportunity to explore gorillas for one hour and you will observe their behavior and appreciate their life style. The time spent with gorillas makes you to know how gentle these giants are. Their feeding patterns is clear in the co-existence and it is such a rewarding feature of these primates.

First aid

The permit also includes an access to first aid. In case of an accident as you’re on your gorilla trek experience in Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable Park, a first aid will be given to you immediately. You may get accidents like falling and slipping because mountains sometimes are slippery in the wet season and if you get any sprain or any accident, you will get first aid from your guide thus proving you are safe when taking part in this activity.

Gorilla Trekking Permit Exclusions


The gorilla trekking safari will last for around 8hours and this proves you are probably going to get hungry and for the activity to be so memorable, you need to pack lunch so that if you are in breakoffs, you can bite and have something in your stomach since your permit does not involve lunch catering.


If you want to give a guide and ranger some tip, you should do so because the permit does not involve tips. If you are happy and impressed with the works of ranger and guide you can go ahead and tip him or her. The permit only caters for the guides or rangers services.

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