Cost of Uganda gorilla trekking permits 2023/2024; Gorilla trekking permits are legal cards or documents that are issued to visitors above the age of 15 years allowing them to visit habituated gorilla families and spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. Gorilla trekking is one of the most popular activities in Uganda that attracts big numbers of tourists and it involves moving on foot into the deep tropical rainforest in search of the habituated gorilla families and once found spend one hour with them. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in two national parks namely Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park both located in southwestern region.
Cost of Uganda gorilla trekking permits 2023/2024
A gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi impenetrable national park and 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 Uganda gorilla trekking permits 2023/2024
Gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park can be booked through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris where you will contact us with the date, month, year and gorilla destination that you wish to visit. After contacting us, we will check for permit availability and if there are permits available on your preferred dates, you will be asked to make a deposit. Once we receive the money, we will purchase the permit on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation.
When booking gorilla trekking permits with Achieve Global Safaris, we will not only acquire the permits on your behalf but also plan for your entire gorilla trekking safari which involves transportation to the national park, accommodation where you will stay during the safari, services of an experienced driver guide, other activities to engage in after gorilla trekking like Batwa cultural tour, bird watching, guided nature walks and other destinations to combine with gorilla trekking.
When to book Uganda gorilla trekking permits 2023/2024
Uganda gorilla trekking permits 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.
Gorilla trekking experience in Uganda
Gorilla trekking in both Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park starts early in the morning at around 8:00am with a briefing about the rules, regulations and expectations at the park headquarters. After the briefing, you will be divided into groups of 8 people where each group will be allocated a habituated gorilla family to trek and a park guide who is well conversant with gorilla trekking trails in the jungle. Trekking of mountain gorillas takes about 30 minutes to 7 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 primates, variety of bird species, plant and tree species among others and once the mountain gorillas ae found you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their environment which gives you an opportunity to learn about their lifestyle, habits, behaviors, watch them carry out their daily activities like feeding, breastfeeding, grooming young ones, playing, resting, take photos and record the beautiful moments to show people back home after the safari.
What to pack for gorilla trekking in Uganda
There are a number of essential items that travelers should pack or carry when going for gorilla trekking safari in Uganda including hiking shoes or boots, long sleeved shirt and trouser, garden gloves, long cotton socks, insect repellent, waterproof rain jacket/ poncho, hat and sunglasses, energy snacks and drinking water, camera and extra batteries, warm sweater, a pair of binoculars, walking stick, waterproof back pack among others.
For more information about the costs of Uganda gorilla trekking permits 2023/2024, do not hesitate to contact us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website to book a gorilla trekking package.