Booking for Gorilla trekking experience! If you’re planning a gorilla trek in Uganda, Rwanda, and also DR Congo, it’s imperative to actively obtain a gorilla permit. This permit is a prerequisite for tracking a habituated gorilla family in the national park. Without a gorilla trekking permit, your trek cannot be confirmed for a specific date. Moreover, Rwanda sells the most expensive permits at 1500usd Uganda at 600usd for foreign non-residents, 500usd for foreign residents 250,000shs for east African residents, and 450usd in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is this gorilla trekking permit that offers you the opportunity to have great moments with a habituated family of these unique creatures in the wild.
To secure a permit for mountain gorilla trekking, you can actively obtain it through the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) at their headquarters in Kampala. If you are booking through UWA, you will contact UWA’S reservation office by email inquiring about the availability of the dates you wish to go for gorilla trekking.
In Rwanda, you can obtain a gorilla trekking permit from the Rwanda Development Board Offices (ORTPN) or the Rwanda Development Board in Rwanda, located in Kigali or Ruhengeri near Volcanoes National Park.
First and foremost, it’s crucial to provide the dates or dates you intend to go for gorilla trekking. You can suggest a few dates in case your first choice is already reserved. Additionally, you’ll need to scan and email a copy of your passport to the respective tour operator you are dealing with.
Next, you will receive the company’s bank details to facilitate payment for the gorilla trekking permit. It typically takes nearly 16 hours for the tour operator to receive the funds from your bank and process your permit. Following the transaction, you’ll receive an acknowledgment for the payment and the official gorilla permit through scan and email.
A permit allows you to view gorillas for only one hour but the gorilla trekking itself can take a minimum of 30 minutes or up to nine hours while looking for gorillas in the forest. Furthermore, the gorilla habituation experience, exclusive to Uganda, offers visitors the opportunity to spend four hours with the gentle Apes. This extraordinary encounter is available for $1500 Per Person Per trek in the Rushaga sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
NOTE; if you are willing to book for an entire gorilla group you pay $15000 which is termed as an “exclusive” experience.
For a successful gorilla safari, we recommend that interested visitors take proactive steps in planning, ideally 4 to 6 months prior to the intended trek. Moreover, acquiring a permit guarantees your participation in gorilla trekking. Simply reach out to us, and we will promptly address all necessary arrangements.