How to book a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda

Are you planning or have you been dreaming of taking a gorilla trekking safari to Uganda? Herein we give the basics you need to know about gorilla trekking permits booking to help you as you plan your exciting safari.

Gorilla trekking can be done in only two destinations in Uganda and that is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. Both destinations are excellent for your amazing safari.

If you are planning your gorilla trekking safari, then you probably know that you need a gorilla trekking permit.A gorilla trekking permit is a card issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority that allows tourist (15 years old and above) to trek mountain gorillas. The permit allows you to interact with the magnificent gorillas for just an hour but I assure you that, that one hour can give you memories to keep for a life time.These permits are so competitive especially during the peak seasons of June, July, August, September, December, January and February. Sometimes they even get sold out 3 months in advance. So we always recommend that you remit your gorilla trekking permit payment about 4 months in advance to avoid inconveniences.

Gorilla permit inclusions

The permit includes one hour of interacting with and memorable photography with the impressive mountain gorillas, a tour guide to trek with you until you reach the gorilla group assigned to you and park entry fees to either Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga National Park.

How much does a gorilla permit cost?

To acquire a gorilla trekking permit you need 600 USD and 1500 USD for gorilla habituation experience for non-residents, 250,000/= for East African citizens and 500 USD for foreign citizens with Ugandan work permits. A single gorilla permit can only be used once (single day), by a single person and to trek Uganda gorillas in only two destinations, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National.

Where and how to get a gorilla permit

Gorilla trekking permits can be acquired in Kampala (Uganda’s capital city) at Uganda Wildlife Authority offices. But don’t worry about the process to book your permit. Give us the details about your gorilla trekking safari (your gorilla trekking permit payment, a copy of your passport, date, month and year of your trip) and our team here at Rumara Safaris will book your permit at no extra cost .

Now that we have provided you with all this information I am sure you are good to go. Just check our gorilla trekking packages and book your thrilling safari. We can arrange your safari and take you to meet these astonishing gorillas at very affordable rates, excellent lodges and transportation.