How to Book Uganda Gorilla Trekking?
How to Book Uganda Gorilla Trekking? To most travelers before even planning for their gorilla trekking, this would be their first question in mind asking themselves, how to book their Uganda gorilla trekking? In simplicity Uganda gorilla trekking is conducted in Bwindi Impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park protected areas where mountain gorillas inhabit.
Therefore, the best way to book a gorilla trek in Uganda is by using a trustworthy tour operator with a registered tour company but be very careful you may risk of doing it alone you need someone help. Furthermore, you can book your gorilla permit directly to Uganda Wildlife Authority offices ‘’UWA’’ through email or telephone. It is also important to note that booking for your gorilla permit in Uganda directly is not easy and most people who book directly from ‘’UWA’’ end up being frustrated. And many are unable to purchase it through calls or emails. You should also note that only a small portion of permits are allocated for direct sell.
We recommend travelers to always book your Uganda gorilla permit through a trusted Uganda tour operator, during your time in search for Uganda tour operator you will find out that there are more than 300 tour and travel companies in Uganda full registered. But some of these companies are Briefcase companies. Friction of those companies are officially recognized partners in the marketing and selling of Uganda gorilla permits.
However, many tourists can continue to ask how they can get a trustable dependable gorilla safari company in Uganda. The best way to get Uganda gorilla trekking companies are those companies that already registered and have permanent offices and are members of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators ‘’AUTO’’. For such reason why you would book your gorilla permit through a tour operator is that tour operators have advisable knowledge of the accommodation option and proximity of gorilla families.
If we also consider the routes to Bwindi Impenetrable national park offers various regions which are often tricky because of being a remote area. And if you would like to plan a gorilla trekking tour in pearl of Africa ‘’Uganda’’ on your own to save costs you might end up spending more. Uganda safari operators are well conversant with these remote areas and they have well trained driver-guides who can negotiate in slippery and steep dirt roads.
Tour operators are honest to their clients because they don’t ask for any extra money for the gorilla permit if you’re reserving the rest of your tour through them. In addition to that, costs are made for services like telephone and transport that will be incurred when reserving for your permit. In so doing that, tour operators speed up the reservation for you to confirm your gorilla permit faster.
Pease note this, Uganda Wildlife Authority ‘’UWA’’ began for issuing gorilla permits according to the regions found in the park where mountain gorillas can be seen, since 2014. This has made the gorilla trekking experience easy in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable national park which can be done in four gorilla trekking sectors such as Buhoma, Nkuringo, Ruhija and Rushaga each with a different gorilla family. The permits are bought according to which gorilla trekking sector you’re to trek in. Gorilla trekking is done in a group of 8 people with friends or families whom you came with through trekking in a given gorilla family of your choice in one of these four sectors.
One can purchase a gorilla permit in Uganda at a fee of USD700 per person for foreigner nonresident, USD600 foreigner residents, UGX 250,000 for East African Citizens and USD 1,500 for gorilla habituation experience permits. It is a single permit that can be used once to trek Uganda gorillas in only two respective destinations Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park.
For more information about booking your Uganda gorilla trekking permits, you can contact us for help to advise you on the availability of permits and which region you should choose depending on your interest and body fitness.