Uganda online gorilla permit booking – Uganda Wildlife Authority has simplified the booking of Uganda gorilla trekking permits through the introduction of online gorilla permit booking system. This saves travel operators from long hours of driving and traffic jam to book gorilla permits at UWA headquarters. When making online gorilla permit booking, you can contact Uganda wildlife authority by sending then an email with your details and then they will check the dates you desire and then let you know about the availability of Gorilla permits on that specific date. The online permit system allows travel operators to access and book the available permits by just logging into the system and clicking on BOOK a permit. Upon booking, a traveler operator can further block the permit booked from being seen by other traveler operators.
For one to process online gorilla permit booking, he/she must first register with the Uganda Wildlife Authority. A travel operator is then given a login and password to access the database of UWA, which shows the available permits and the dates. If the travel operator gets the permits on his/her desired date, be blocks it and colors it with red to tell that it’s booked already. UWA allows blocking for seven days after which it’s put back for sale if a travel operator fails to pay for it. During registration, travel operators are taught how to read the dashboard. The red color in the database indicates that all permits on that particular day have been sold out while the green color tells the availability. A travel operator can, therefore, book any permit on any date according to his/her choice
Uganda Wildlife Authority allows advanced booking of up to two years as long as a deposit of 30% is made and the balance shall be paid 91 days to the tracking date. Late top up of 70% is not permitted but may be con sidered 7 days, and will attract a Surcharge of 20% beyond which deposit is forfeited without refund. 80% of all the gorilla permits in each month can be booked for two years in advance by the Association of Uganda Tour Operations (AUTO) members only
Individual trackers can buy from Uganda Wildlife Authority not more than 2 permits for the month
The low cost of gorilla permits in Uganda and the ease of access to Bwindi from Kigali make Uganda the first priority for most travelers coming to see mountain gorilla
Gorilla permit booking is required at least three months to the actual trekking date to ensure timely allocation and planning. At present, Rwanda sells the most expensive permits at $1500 each
Offices are always open from 9:00am to 5:00pm in the evening. Please contact us for your gorilla permit which we can pre-purchase for you at no extra cost once you book a gorilla safari with us. Please contact us and we will check availability of gorilla permits at UWA for you and go ahead to buy once you have transferred money on our account However in case the permits are not available, then we shall ask them about the dates where gorilla permits are available. Upon confirming the date, you will then transfer the money to UWA accounts.
Note: You are required to pay for the bank charges otherwise the gorilla trekking permit will not be confirmed
UWA shall refund 50% tracking fee, if the visitor fails to track due to illness, this will be at recommendation of the Warden in Charge and this clause only applies to visitors who have already tracked BWINP or MGNP
UWA will retain the following percentages upon cancellations on either online gorilla permit booking or operator booking;
0 – 8 days to tracking date – no refund
9 – 45 days to tracking date – 75% (25% refund to client)
46-90 days to tracking date – 50%
91 days and above to tracking date – 25% (75% refund to client)
Any refund to be made on the 30% deposit shall be at the value of the permit.
Permits must be sold at face value, whoever sells at higher value will be penalized.
Primary sale of permits by individuals or tour companies anywhere is illegal. All permits MUST be sold by Uganda Wildlife Authority only.
Payment for gorilla permits must be made directly to Uganda Wildlife Authority
Upon finishing the payment, you are then required to send a scanned copy of the Receipt by email to the Booking office for confirmation. The process may take between 2 to 4 days before they confirm your dates and then they will send a scanned copy of your Gorilla permit. The permit should show your full personal details, (name, Passport number, Home Country) the gorilla trekking date and the gorilla group to be visited.
All the above process can be easily done once you book with safari vacations & travel services ltd as your local based travel company to all destinations in Uganda and Rwanda, we aim at working towards meeting your expectations and this can be evidenced on our trip advisor and safari bookings.