How to book 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda; A gorilla trekking permit is a legal document that is issued to any visitor above the age of fifteen years allowing him or her to visit a habituated gorilla family in Uganda or Rwanda. Gorilla trekking is an adventurous activity that involves moving into the tropical rainforest in search of the habituated gorilla families and once found spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. In Uganda gorilla trekking is done in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park while in Rwanda gorilla trekking is done in Volcanoes national park.
How to book 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda
2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda can either be booked directly through Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) a government body in charge of tourism in Uganda and Rwanda Development Board (RDB) a government body in charge of tourism in Rwanda by contacting the head offices via email or telephone calls inquiring about the availability of the permits with your desired date, month, year and destination. If permits on your desired dates are already reserved, you will be advised on dates with available permits so that you can choose the dates that are more convenient for you. Once you have gotten the dates, you will be asked to make payments for the permit through UWA or RDB payment link. Once the payment has been made, you will be asked to send copies of your passports containing your name, home country and age so as process your gorilla trekking permit. Once your gorilla permit is ready, a scanned copy of your permit will be sent to you as confirmation.
2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda can also be booked through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris. When booking through a tour operator, you will contact us with the dates when you wish to visit the mountain gorillas and destination you wish to visit. After contacting us, we will check for permit availability and if there are permits that match with your dates, you will be asked to make a deposit for the permit. When we receive the payment, we will purchase the gorilla trekking permits on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation.
Booking 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda through a tour operator is the best option to use in that we will not only purchase the permits for you but also plan for your entire safari which includes transportation to the gorilla destinations, accommodation where you will stay during your gorilla trekking safari, other destinations to visit and activities to engage in after your gorilla trekking activity such as chimpanzee trekking, golden monkey trekking, wildlife viewing, mountain climbing, bird watching, guided nature walk/ hiking among others.
Best time to book 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda
2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda 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 dry season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February. Therefore in order to avoid last minute disappointments, you are advised to book in advance.
Cost of 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda
2022 gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park cost USD 700 per person for foreign non residents, USD 600 per person for foreign residents and UGX 250,000 per person for East African citizens.
A gorilla trekking permit in Volcanoes national park costs USD 1,500 per person for all nationalities.
Gorilla trekking experience in Uganda and Rwanda
After acquiring a gorilla trekking permit in either Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park or Volcanoes national park, you will be allowed to engage in an adventurous gorilla trekking activity which starts very early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing you will be subdivided into groups of 8 people where each group will be allocated a habituated gorilla family to trek and an experienced park guide who is well conversant with trails in the jungle.
Gorilla trekking takes 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 and once the mountain gorillas are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with the gorillas in their natural environment where you will get an opportunity to learn more about their behaviors, habits, lifestyles, watch them carry out their daily activities, take photos and record the incredible moments.
For more information about how to book 2022 gorilla trekking permits in Uganda and Rwanda, you can contact us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit the website to book an affordable gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park or Volcanoes national park.