Best time to book your gorilla trekking safari to Uganda?

You are advised to book your gorilla trekking permit at least 6 months in advance and depending on your time of travel.

How To Book a Gorilla Trekking Safari To Uganda?

How to book a gorilla trekking safari to Uganda? A gorilla trekking safari to Uganda allows you to trek mountain gorillas and spend with them a maximum of one hour and this can be done using any trusted tour operator such as Africa adventure vacations in either Rwanda or Uganda, or you can use Uganda wildlife authority in Uganda or Rwanda development board in Rwanda.

The first thing to do when booking a gorilla trekking safari to Uganda is getting a gorilla permit. The advantage of booking with a tour operator is that they very well know about the gorilla families and they can also help you too book a gorilla family of your choice and they know about the best accommodation for you basing on your budget.

They can also give you the best travel recommendations in case you work to extend your travel safari with other wildlife safaris. Therefore you can contact us at Africa Adventure Vacations to help you in booking a gorilla trekking safari to Uganda.

But if you decide to book your gorilla tracking permit direct from Uganda wildlife authority, most especially tourists out of Uganda. Most especially for tourists that come from outside Uganda, then you will have to send an email to Uganda wildlife authority’s reservation office inquiring about the date that are still available and you choose when to track the mountain gorillas and if you find them not available then you can ask them to update you when the dates are available.

Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda are done in Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park all located in south western Uganda. The fact that Mgahinga gorilla national park is has only one habituated gorilla family Nyakagezi, most of the gorilla trekking safaris to Uganda are done in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park because it has 19 habituated gorilla families spread throughout the 4 gorilla tracking regions that’s Buhoma in the north, Ruhija in the east, Rushaga as well as Nkuringo sector in the south. These sectors have different gorilla families that are open up for tourism.

Cost of gorilla trekking permit in Uganda

A gorilla permit costs $700 for foreign nationals, UGX 250,000 for citizens of east Africa and $600 for foreign residents of Uganda with a working permit of more than a year. In DR Congo a gorilla trekking permit costs $450 while Rwanda its $1500 all these are for per person per trek.

You should note that going for gorilla trekking you must possess a valid gorilla permit. There for you to get a gorilla permit you need to submit your passport number, name, nationality and date of birth. And with this process you are assured that your gorilla trekking permit cannot be given to another person therefore you will have to show your passport and other identification documents at the pre – gorilla trekking briefing.

While booking a gorilla permit, you will need to provide your payment receipts and the day you want to go for trekking and if the dates are not available you will have to ask them to update you of the days available.

After this you will receive a scanned copy of your gorilla trekking permit within a few days. When you arrive into the country we shall give you the original copy if you are travelling independently at Uganda wildlife authority reservation office in Kampala. If you book with a trusted tour operator such as Africa Adventure Vacations we shall book for you everything and we shall keep for you your gorilla permit.

Best time to book your gorilla trekking safari to Uganda?

You are advised to book your gorilla trekking permit at least 6 months in advance and depending on your time of travel, you can book in the last months with us at Africa Adventure Vacations. You can also book gorilla tracking safaris to Uganda up to 2 years in advance and this favors tourists to go for gorilla trekking during the peak of the season. The dry season happens in the dry months of June to September and December to February. So the early you book the better because gorilla permits tend to sell out during high season.

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