Discounted Gorilla Habituation Permits at $1000 for Africans, Are you a citizen in Africa and you are planning a trip to Uganda to visit the gorillas in 2024, 2025 or 2026 now safari vacations and travel services comes with an offer for the Discounted Gorilla Habituation Permits at $1000 for Africans. The Gorilla Habituation Experience permit gives you a chance to spend more time with the semi-habituated gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
you will need to cover others on top of the permits, for a successful trip, the cost of a gorilla trekking tour in Uganda can vary from one tour operator to another. Safari vacations and travel services’3 Day Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari in Uganda’s cost ranges from budget to luxury
African citizens outside East Africa will now pay $1000 for gorilla habituation experience permits in Uganda which gives you a chance to meet the Mountain gorillas for 4 hours in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Gorilla Habituation Experience is only in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda. It is in the southern sectors of Bwindi that is Rushaga and Nkuringo. Bwindi has 4 major sectors for gorilla tracking which include Ruhija, Buhoma, Rushaga and Nkuringo, gorilla habituation experience is only in two sectors that is Rushaga and Nkuringo. With 12 gorilla families habituated for normal tracking in Bwindi it is only 2 gorilla families that are open for Gorilla Habituation experience in Bwindi.
What is Gorilla Habituation Experience, Gorilla Habituation Experience and Gorilla tracking are both available in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the difference is during Gorilla Habituation Experience you spend much more time with the mountain gorillas that is 4 hours while for gorilla tracking you spend 1 hour encounter with the mountain gorillas. On Gorilla Habituation you visit the mountain gorillas in a group of 4 people and for gorilla tracking in a group of 8 people.
Once you have your planned dates of travel confirmed we will need you to send us an email at so that we check for the availability of gorilla habituation permits online with the Uganda Wildlife Authority once we confirm permits are available for your planned dates, we will let you know so that we can send you an invoice for you to make payment for the permits.
after the payment and we receive it on our account we will go ahead and purchase your permits immediately and send you a scanned copy of the permits for your records and perusal, this will confirm you are booking for Gorilla Trekking Experience in Bwindi Forest National Park.
Booking permit for gorilla trekking is to book your Gorilla permits in advance at least 2-3 months prior your visit given the fact few permits are available per day and sell out very quickly on first come first serve basis.
The minimum age limit for Gorilla habituation experience is 12 years and there in no maximum age, it all depends on fitness levels. Gorilla trekking for elders is now possible especially in Bwindi Forest through the provision of sedan chair carriers, these chairs which they use to carry those who feel unfit and are unable to walk into the forest at the time of their trek, potters will carry you to and from the forest during your trek, you can hire the sedan chair in advance or at the day of the trek and price ranges from 400-500 dollars.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda doable throughout the year and the best time is during the drier months of January, February, June to early September, this is makes it easier to travel to the park and gives a clear view of gorillas given the vegetation cover is not too much high grown.
During gorilla tracking you will need a comfortable, hard-wearing, pair of walking shoes or boots. Conditions are generally very muddy in the forest when it is raining. There are uphill sections which may be quite steep and strenuous. It is also advisable to wear a long sleeve cotton shirt and lightweight long trousers to protect yourself from the undergrowth, stinging nettles and biting ants.
The southern sector of Bwindi Forest National Park has an access through the main safari circuit from Entebbe/Kampala which is approximately 8-9 hours’ drive. You will need to turn off at Muko along the Kabale-Kisoro Road you will see the sign post of Uganda Wildlife Authority which you will follow up to your booked lodge for accommodation in either Nkuringo sector or Rushaga.
You can fly from Entebbe International Airport or Kampala’s Kajjansi airfield to Kisoro airstrip to access the southern sectors of Rushaga and Nkuringo. Scheduled and chartered flights are available and operated by domestic airline operators of Aero link and Fly Uganda. You will need to plan with your tour operator for a transfer from the airstrip to the park.
Safari Vacations and Travel Services is a Local tour operator based in Uganda with its head offices in Entebbe. Moreover, Safari Vacations and Travel Services is run and owned by a Ugandan native, we specialize in life-changing experiences and sustainable tours and holidays to all East African countries. We are members of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators and are registered by the Uganda Tourism Board. We have a good and long working relationship with Uganda Wildlife Authority making it easy to book your gorilla permits and gorilla trekking safari. Safari Vacations and Travel Services is highly reviewed on Trip Advisor as well.