As the foremost Africa gorilla tour operator in Australia, Trek Africa Expeditions stands as your premier safari specialist, dedicated to curating once-in-a-lifetime safari experiences across the diverse landscapes of Africa. Our expertise extends across a multitude of countries, including Uganda, Rwanda, DR Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, and Mozambique. Additionally, we have plans to expand our operations to other African countries, ensuring you can follow our new additions through the destination page on our website.
Booking Gorilla Permits in Africa and Locating Mountain Gorillas
For those seeking the extraordinary experience of encountering mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, understanding how to book gorilla permits and where to find these majestic creatures is crucial.
Rwanda, a small country in East Africa, shares its borders with Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Volcanoes National Park, part of the Greater Virunga Massif shared with Uganda and the DRC, is renowned for gorilla tracking. The park is home to over 300 mountain gorillas, with 11 habituated families available for tracking throughout the year.
Positioned at the heart of Africa, Uganda is often referred to as the “Pearl of Africa.” Boasting one of the highest populations of mountain gorillas, Uganda offers gorilla tracking in two prominent national parks: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. Bwindi is home to over 450 mountain gorillas, spread across 18 families, while Mgahinga houses the Nyakagezi family, the smallest with nine individuals, including four silverback gorillas.
The DRC, facing challenges due to political instabilities, is home to the Virunga National Park, where mountain gorillas can be observed. Despite occasional closures due to rebel attacks on park rangers protecting these endangered creatures, the park hosts over 250 mountain gorillas across eight habituated families.
1. Rwanda: Gorilla permits in Rwanda are priced at USD 1500 per permit.
2. Uganda: In Uganda, gorilla permits are available for USD 700 per permit.
3. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Gorilla permits in the DRC are sold at USD 400 per permit.
With years of operation, Trek Africa Expeditions brings a wealth of experience in organizing safaris, including the unique opportunity to witness mountain gorillas and the famed wildebeest migration in Kenya and Tanzania. We ensure that your gorilla permits are secured well in advance, considering the limited availability in Uganda, Rwanda, and the DRC.
Your finances are diligently managed to provide the best value for your money, ensuring excellence in service during your visit to Africa.
Our team boasts some of the best guides across Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda, providing you with an immersive and knowledgeable experience.
Count on our expert safari consultants to offer prompt and comprehensive responses, catering to all your service needs efficiently.
We are committed to exceptional service delivery during your visit to Africa, guaranteeing reliability and efficiency as you embark on the adventure of a lifetime with the endangered mountain gorillas.
It’s essential to note that no safari operator sells gorilla permits directly. Instead, they facilitate the booking process through the respective wildlife authorities:
Responsible for selling gorilla permits in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Manages the sale of gorilla permits in Volcanoes National Park.
Handles the sale of gorilla permits in Virunga National Park.
Due to the limited availability of gorilla permits in Rwanda, Uganda, and the DRC, it is advisable to book permits at least one year in advance.
Approximately 304 mountain gorilla permits are available daily, but considering the global demand estimated at 7.8 billion people, securing a permit requires early booking due to high demand.
Trek Africa Expeditions actively supports communities in tourism areas, contributing to projects such as those benefitting the Pygmies in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania, and the Himba tribe in Namibia.
While gorilla tracking can be undertaken year-round in Africa due to favorable weather conditions, the popular months are June-September and December-February. Contact Trek Africa Expeditions, your top Africa gorilla tour operator in Australia, to secure gorilla permits and plan your unforgettable gorilla safari to Africa.