Why should I book a gorilla permit through a tour company?

It becomes easier to book a gorilla trekking permit with the services of a tour Company compared to when you book the permit individually.

Is Every Company Allowed To Book Gorilla Permit In Uganda?

Is every company allowed to book the gorilla permit in Uganda? The answer is that not every company can be allowed to book gorilla trekking permits in Uganda as some of the companies are not genuine. To get the right company that can help you book the gorilla trekking permit, you will need to visit the Association of Uganda Tour operators which has got the list of genuine tour companies that are allowed to book for you the gorillas trekking permit in Uganda’s parks of Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks. Remember without a valid gorilla trekking permit you can trek and see the mountain gorillas in Uganda. Africa Adventure Vacations is a registered member of the Association of Uganda tour operators and is licensed by the Uganda tourism board to carry to gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo and therefore by contacting our website, know that you will be in the right place to book your gorilla trekking safari in Uganda.

Why should I book a gorilla permit through a tour company?

It becomes easier to book a gorilla trekking permit with the services of a tour Company compared to when you book the permit individually. At Africa adventure vacation we have access of the Uganda wildlife authority system which is a database for the gorilla permit. This means that every time, every hour /second we have goy the accessibility to the permits in Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and thus we can quickly check for availability any time of the day. The moment you book the gorilla trekking permit via Africa Adventure Vacations you’re assured of the rapid and fastest response about the availability of permits, the number of permits available, the dates when they are available, and in which months which is important for you for your travel decision making.

At Africa adventure vacations, we have the mandate to reserve your gorilla trekking permit for seven days provided we have found the availability as we wait for you to make payments. We reserve then for about 7 days to enable you to make payment transactions and pay and after you have paid, you will be requested to send us the proof of payment and also the money takes 2 to 3 days to be reflected on our bank accounts and once we receive the payment, we pay for your permit at UWA head office and then we send you the scanned copies the receipts through email and then just two weeks to your trek, we will go back to the UWA headquarters and pick your card and keep it at our offices and we shall present it to you on the day of trekking.

The Uganda Wildlife Authority gorilla permit online booking system

To reduce the paperwork and lining at the UWA head office as well as increasing the checking of the permit availability by the travelers in Uganda, the Uganda wildlife authority developed an online system that allows chosen tour operators to check for the availability of gorillas and without any difficulty, this system was established in 2016 and is being used by highly professional and qualified tour operators such as the Africa Adventure Vacations. Previously, companies would contact UWA on phone or reaching their offices physically when they would get an inquiry about the gorilla trekking tours. This was tiresome and time-consuming for both the tourism operators and the tourists who would want such services. By then, you would not get any chance of gorilla trekking permit for about seven days and most of the tourists would miss out on this fantastic experience. But with the establishment of the online system, everything has become easy concerning checking the availability of gorilla trekking permits for Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Who can check gorilla permits on UWA online System?

When the UWA online permit system was introduced, few selected tour companies can enter into the system, check the availability of the permit and reserve them and Africa Adventure Vacations is one of the few tour companies in Uganda that have the access UWA online system and therefore we can check into the system thick the availability and give you the response as soon as possible.

Can I book my gorilla permit directly with Uganda Wildlife Authority?

Yes it is possible for one to book a gorilla trekking perm I with UWA directly and you can do this by making a phone call or through reaching them on their email or website and once this is done, then one of their staff will reply and will give you the status update of the availability of the gorilla trekking permits as you requested in your inquiry and then she/he will send you an invoice for making payment through UWA bank account and once this is done then you wait to reach Uganda and collect your gorilla trekking permit from UWA offices by yourself. However, we recommend that you see the services of a tour company like Africa Adventure Vacations to get quick responses as you might have some delays with the UWA system when you book individually

What happens when the gorilla permit online system is not working?

Since the UWA permit online system is a technological system, it is reliable for developing complications or failures. The movement of the system is done, then we call directly to their head office and we can check the availability manually on your behalf. Some of our staff normally visit the Uganda Wildlife Head offices and the fact that we are located near the UWA head offices, makes it easy to check the availability of the permits whether the system is down or not

Cost of a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda

In Uganda, a gorilla trekking permit is proved and issued by the Uganda wildlife authority and enables the permit owner to trek and spent only one hour seeing the habituated mountain gorilla family in Mgahinga national park or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The price for a mountain gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi and Mgahinga national park is at United States Dollars 700 for foreign non-residents, then United states Dollars  600 for foreign residents residing in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, and Rwanda. While for the East African Citizens they will be reacquired to pay Uganda shillings 250,000 for East African citizens of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, and Southern Sudan. If you are a foreign non-resident you must prove this by showing off your copies of the national Identity card and the working permit.

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