Booking a Mgahinga Gorilla permit can seem like a daunting task, but with the help of Trek Africa Expeditions, the process is made simple and easy. Our team provides valuable information for booking Gorilla permits in Uganda and Rwanda, to help you plan your African Gorilla trip.
If you choose one of our Uganda or Rwanda Gorilla packages, we will take care of checking availability and booking all services on your behalf, according to your safari dates. Keep in mind that in order to trek and see Mountain Gorillas in the wild, a valid Gorilla permit is required. The Gorilla permit is a permission granted to those interested in tracking Gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda, or the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park‘s Gorilla permits are sold and issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority and currently cost USD 700 per person per trek. With Trek Africa Expeditions, the process of obtaining a Mgahinga Gorilla permit is hassle-free and you can focus on enjoying your safari experience.
Holding a Gorilla permit grants you the opportunity to observe the mountain gorillas for a maximum of one hour within the lush jungles of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. These majestic creatures can also be found in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is a prime location for those interested in tracking mountain gorillas in the wild. The cost of a Gorilla permit for Mgahinga National Park is the same as that of Bwindi Forest, at USD 700 per person per trek, and it is not transferable.
The process of booking a Gorilla permit is made easy through a local tour operator and Trek Africa Expeditions is here to assist and guide you through the process. From checking availability to making bookings on your behalf, our team is dedicated to ensuring that you have a seamless and enjoyable experience while tracking mountain gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
The Mgahinga Gorilla Permit guarantees visitors the opportunity to trek and observe the mountain gorillas for one hour. In addition to this, the permit also includes park entry fees for Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for the specific day of the trek, so there is no need to pay extra to enter the park. However, please note that for activities other than gorilla tracking, separate park entrance fees will be required.
The Gorilla permit fee also covers the cost of a ranger or guide who will accompany you in the forest and assist in finding the gorillas. Visitors are welcome to tip the guide or ranger if they so choose. Additionally, the gorilla permit includes security measures in the form of armed Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers and tourism police to ensure the safety of visitors while in the forest.
It’s important to note that the Mgahinga Gorilla permit does not include transport, meals and accommodation in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, which must be arranged separately with the help of your tour operator.
Securing a permit to track gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park requires advanced planning and attention to detail. The park has only one habituated Gorilla family, the Nyakagezi Gorilla Family, which is composed of 8 members, whereas Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has over 18 habituated Gorilla families. Therefore, only 8 permits are available for tracking gorillas each day. To increase the chances of obtaining a permit, it’s important to book in advance.
Trek Africa Expeditions highly recommend checking the availability of permits and booking at least three months in advance. Our team can assist in checking the availability of permits with the Uganda Wildlife Authority, simply contact us via email and we will be happy to provide our professional services. Don’t miss out on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to track gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, plan ahead and book your permit with the help of Trek Africa Expeditions.