Booking Gorilla permits in Uganda and Rwanda is your gateway to a rare and exhilarating experience—one that brings you face-to-face with habituated Gorilla families in their natural habitat. This exclusive encounter is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a heart-pounding adventure shared by only three countries globally: Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. To secure this remarkable journey, reach out to us and book your Gorilla permit.
Gorilla permits are official passes issued by government conservation authorities, unlocking the realm of these majestic creatures. In Uganda, Gorilla permits are obtainable exclusively through the Uganda Wildlife Authority, while in Rwanda, they are procured from the Rwanda Development Board. Navigating this process can be intricate; to simplify it, we extend our services to assist you in booking your Gorilla permit at no additional cost.
The cost of Gorilla permits varies between the two countries. In Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, a Gorilla permit is priced at USD $700 per person per trek. Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, renowned for its Gorilla encounters, offers permits at USD $1500 per person per trek—a recent increase from $750.
The pricing structure for Gorilla permits caters to different tourist categories:
Gorilla trekking operates under strict regulations to minimize disturbances to the Mountain Gorillas and safeguard their wellbeing. Each day, a maximum of 8 individuals are allowed to trek a specific Gorilla family. This limitation not only respects the creatures’ natural behaviors but also reduces the risk of transmitting human diseases. Given this restraint, securing Gorilla permits can become competitive, especially during peak seasons. Booking at least 3 months ahead is advised, ensuring your place during high-demand periods.
To secure your Gorilla permit for the captivating parks of Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks, visit Uganda Wildlife Authority Head Offices in Kampala, located near Uganda Museum on Kiira Road. These offices operate from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily, offering permits for all Gorilla families within the parks. To streamline this process, Trek Africa Tours stands ready to assist you in pre-purchasing Gorilla permits once you’ve booked a Gorilla safari with us. Share your details—names, passport number, and nationality—and we will manage the permit purchase on your behalf.
Your journey to Gorilla encounters awaits—let Gorilla permit bookings pave the way to unforgettable moments. Trek Africa Tours is dedicated to guiding you through the intricate process, ensuring your focus remains on the incredible nature, culture, and wildlife experiences that lie ahead. Connect with us to make your Gorilla dreams a reality.