How to book Uganda gorilla permits

Booking a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda is very simple especially if you book with Africa Adventure vacations as your trusted travel agency

What is the price of gorilla trekking permits for visitors to see gorillas in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks

What is the price of gorilla trekking permits for visitors to see gorillas in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks? The price of a gorilla trekking permit that enables you to see the gorillas in Uganda parks is the first thing that you should do to make sure that you’re not left out when your planning a safari visit to Uganda for gorilla trekking in the forests of Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks. This question is very important and for the visitors to effectively plan for a gorilla trekking safari as they must know how much is the cost of a gorilla trekking permit in Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park before they plan for this safari. You must obtain a gorilla trekking permit for you to go to either Bwindi or Mgahinga for trekking and seeing the gorillas.

What is the price of gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi and Mgahinga?

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. Gorilla permits include one 1-hour of seeing the gorillas, taking the photos with gorillas, the fees and cost of the ranger guides, security while in the forest, and a certificate after you have successfully trekked the gorillas.

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.

As compared to Rwanda, the price for gorilla trekking in Uganda is relatively cheaper and competitive compared to gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda where a gorilla trekking permit goes to United States Dollars 1500 per person per trek making Rwanda the most expensive gorilla trekking destination in the region. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park has proved to be one of the best conservation parks with its gorillas increasing to over 450 gorillas making the park in Africa with the highest Number of Mountain gorillas and in the whole world and this is what makes it so competitive in terms of gorilla trekking safaris. It was also found out that Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park has over 50 mountain gorilla families and only 18 of these families are well habituated and open for visitors to see them. Remember that the moment to participate in gorilla trekking then you are contributing to conservation efforts.

How to book Uganda gorilla permits

Booking a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda is very simple especially if you book with Africa Adventure vacations as your trusted travel agency to handle all your travel booking and reservations for gorilla trekking. We help you book for you the gorilla trekking permit free of charge provided you’re booking with us all the inclusive tour packages. We are registered with the Uganda wildlife authority and we can access their offices any time or any day as we wish to and also having the access to their online booking system. What you need to do is to give us the dates that you wish to travel for gorilla trekking and then for us we check for the availability and the availability is there, then we reserve it for five days and we wait for you to pay and once you have paid then we send you the scanned copies of your permit in your particulars. Our cheap and affordable gorilla safari packages are well listed on our website and you can inquire from us for more information.

About Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is one of the leading destinations that is known for gorilla trekking found at the edge of the African rift valley in the southwestern part of Uganda in the district of Kisoro, Kanungu, and Rubanda districts. Bwindi impenetrable forest national has four sectors which are known as gorilla trekking sectors. These sectors include Nkuringo, Buhoma, and Rushaga in the southwestern part of the park and Ruhija in the Eastern part of Uganda. The presence of habituated gorilla families in Bwindi has made this park popular for both gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation process. Some of the habituated gorilla families include Nkuringo, Mubare, Rushegura, Busingye, Habiyanja. Oruzogo, Bitukura, Kahungye, Christmas party. Bwindi Forest Park features the best chance for you to see mountain gorillas and you can easily trek the gorillas within this park. Because of its biodiversity importance, Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park was declared as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.  The park boasts four sectors which include Nkuringo, Rushaga, Ruhija, and Buhoma. Visitors for gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park are limited to only 8 people per gorilla group or family per day only visitors of 15 years and above are allowed to trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi costs USD700 per trek per person.

Gorilla trekking regions/sections in Bwindi Forest National Park

Bwindi in penetrable Forest National park has got 4 sectors/regions where gorilla trekking takes place. Each section has got habituated gorilla family that can be visited and seen by tourists.  The sectors include Ruhija that is found on the eastern side of the Bwindi Forest, we Buhoma in the northern part of Bwindi forest national park, while Rushaga and Nkuringo gorilla trekking sectors found in the southern part of Bwindi Forest. All the above gorilla trekking sectors have got at least 4 habituated gorilla families each gorilla trekking sector.

How to access Bwindi Forest National Park

Bwindi forest national park can be accessed from Entebbe international airport or Kigali international airport in Uganda. Getting to Bwindi Forest National Park via Kigali international airport is so easiest and shortest route as it will take you about 4 to 5 hours to reach the park through Katuna or Cyanika borders between Uganda and Rwanda. Our professional drivers will pick you from Kigali international airport or at the hotel where you slept and traverse with you through the city of Kigali and then start the cross country journey and have your lunch in Kisoro for lunch and a night and then wakeup for gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest park. However, visitors can use 8 to 9 hours to arrive from Entebbe international airport to Bwindi Park with good interesting stopovers. You can as well opt to fly from Entebbe international airport/Kajjansi airfield to Kisoro airstrip which is about two hours Aerolink Uganda limited operated flights in addition to other chartered flights such as that land at Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip and then use an airport transfer to your hotel.

Gorilla permit allocation for Bwindi National Park

You should know that Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has got 4 sectors where gorilla tracking safaris are conducted. The gorilla trekking permits are also issued based on the regions of the park and therefore gorilla trekking permits are sold per region hence it is important that you get to know if the permits are available for the particular sector or region that you would like to trek. Therefore if you book the gorilla families for Ruhija then it means that these are gorillas that you will trek and this also calls for you to have a choose accommodation facility near to the region where your trekking the gorillas from. You can contact us for more information about gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

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