Gorilla permit price in Mgahinga gorilla national park; Gorilla permit is a legal document or card that is issued to any visitor above the age of 15 years by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) allowing him or her to visit a habituated gorilla family in Mgahinga gorilla national park. Mgahinga gorilla national park is one of gorilla destinations located in southwestern part of Uganda in Kisoro district bordering with Virunga national park and Volcanoes national park.
Gorilla permit price in Mgahinga gorilla national park
A gorilla trekking permit in Mgahinga gorilla national park costs 700 USD per person for foreign non residents, 600 USD per person for foreign residents and 250,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.
How to book a gorilla trekking permit in Mgahinga gorilla national park
A gorilla trekking permit in Mgahinga gorilla national park can either be booked through Uganda Wildlife Authority by contacting the head offices in Kampala via telephone calls or email. A gorilla trekking permit in Mgahinga gorilla national park can also be booked through a tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris by contacting us with the dates when you wish to visit the mountain gorillas. After contacting us, we will check for availability of the permit and if there are permits available, you will be asked to make a deposit for the permit. Once we receive the money, we will purchase the permits on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation. Booking through a tour operator is the best option to use when booking a gorilla trekking permit in Mgahinga gorilla national park in that we will not only book your permit but also plan for your safari which involves transportation, accommodation, meals and advise on other activities that you can combine with gorilla trekking.
Best time to book gorilla trekking permits in Mgahinga gorilla national park
Gorilla trekking permits in Mgahinga gorilla national park should be booked 3 to 6 months in advance before the trekking date because they are competitive and usually get sold out quickly especially during the peak season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February.
Gorilla trekking experience
Mgahinga gorilla national park is a home of one habituated gorilla family Nyakagezi which is available for trekking daily. Gorilla trekking starts early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations at Ntebeko park headquarters. After the briefing, you will start trekking in jungle with an experienced park guide who is well conversant with different gorilla trekking trails. Trekking of the mountain gorillas in Mgahinga gorilla national park takes about 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on where the gorillas are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking you will be able to view other wildlife species such as mammals, other primate species, different bird species among others and once the gorillas are located, you will be able to spend one hour with them in their habitat which gives you a chance to learn about their lifestyle, behaviors, watch them carry out their daily activities like feeding, grooming young ones, breastfeeding, playing, take photos and record videos to show people back home.
Apart from Mgahinga gorilla national park, gorilla trekking is done in other destinations such as Bwindi impenetrable national park, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, Virunga national park and Kahuzi Biega national park in democratic republic of Congo.
How to get to Mgahinga gorilla national park
Mgahinga gorilla national park is located in southwestern part of Uganda and can be accessed by road transport means whereby you will drive from Kampala or Entebbe through Masaka, Mbarara, Kabale, Kisoro and then to the park headquarters which takes about 9 to 10 hours’ drive.
Mgahinga gorilla national park can also be accessed by air transport means whereby you will book scheduled or charter domestic flights from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Kisoro airstrip and then connect to the park headquarters. Domestic flights to Kisoro airstrip can be booked by your trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris.
Where to stay in Mgahinga gorilla national park
Mgahinga gorilla national park has a number of accommodation facilities where tourists can stay during the gorilla trekking safari. The accommodations range from budget, midrange and luxury including Mount Gahinga Lodge, Mubano Guest House, Kisoro Travelers Lodge, Muhabura Motel, Mount Gahinga Rest Camp, Mucha Lodge, Montana Guest House, Lake Mulehe Lodge, Travelers Rest Hotel Kisoro, Amajambere lwacu Community Camp, Mutanda Lake Resort, Lake Chahafi Resort, Mondi Lodge Kisoro, Mutanda Eco Community Centre among others.
For more information about gorilla permit price in Mgahinga gorilla national park, kindly reach out to us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website at www.mgahinganationalpark.org for affordable gorilla trekking packages in Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park.