Booking Nkuringo gorilla permits is a crucial step for travelers seeking the thrill of observing Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat. A Gorilla permit, essential for trekking Gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda, or the Democratic Republic of Congo, is issued by the respective wildlife authorities. In the Nkuringo region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, these permits are managed and sold by the Uganda Wildlife Authority, currently priced at USD 700 per person per trek.
Possession of a Gorilla permit grants visitors the opportunity to witness the mountain Gorillas in the lush surroundings of the Nkuringo region, allowing a maximum of one hour for this remarkable experience. Mountain Gorillas inhabit three countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo in Virunga National Park, Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, and Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
For enthusiasts of Gorilla tracking, the Nkuringo region stands out as a prime location. The Gorilla permits for both Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are priced at USD 700 per person per trek, maintaining uniformity. It’s important to note that Nkuringo Gorilla permits are non-transferable. The booking process is streamlined through local tour operators, with Trek Africa Expeditions available to guide you through every step.
Nkuringo Gorilla Permits ensure visitors have the opportunity to trek and observe mountain Gorillas for one hour. Additionally, the Gorilla permit covers the park entry fees for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park on the specified day, eliminating the need for additional fees for Gorilla tracking entry. Separate fees are applicable for activities other than Gorilla tracking.
The Gorilla permit fee also encompasses the ranger or guide’s fee, essential for accompanying visitors through the forest during Gorilla tracking. While tipping guides and rangers is optional, it is appreciated.
Security during the forest trek is provided by armed Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers and tourism police, ensuring a safe experience. However, it’s important to note that Nkuringo Gorilla permits do not include transport, meals, or accommodation in Bwindi National Park, which should be arranged separately with your tour operator.
The Nkuringo region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is home to three habituated Gorilla families: Nkuringo, Bushaho, and Christmas Gorilla Families, all ready for daily Gorilla tracking. With only 24 permits available each day, it is advisable to book permits in advance to secure your spot. Trek Africa Expeditions recommends checking availability and booking at least three months in advance. Feel free to contact us, and we can assist in verifying permit availability with the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Send us an email, and we’ll help you through the process.