Why book your gorilla permit in advance?
Gorilla permits sell out quickly giving you a reason to plan and book your gorilla permit in advance. Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permits are in High demand due to their affordability compared to the Rwanda Gorilla permits which has caused a lot of pressure on Uganda
The 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour is an amazing Adventure that takes you to the world of the mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable a one in a lifetime Experience. Marvel at the Giants in their natural habitat.
This Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour is a budget safari that is designed to allow every traveler has a chance at spending time with the endangered mountain gorillas.
Gorilla Trekking Permits are Competitive the Tracking Location will be Dependant on availability of gorilla permits and the Locations could be one of these Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga or Nkuringo.
- How to Book a Gorilla Permit?
Booking your gorilla permit Guarantees You will see the Gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable alone has over 13 habituated mountain gorilla families and each family is visited by a maximum 8 people. On average therefore about 104 people are allowed to trek mountain gorillas per day for one hour.
- How much is a gorilla permit?
Gorilla permit prices vary from country to country. Rwanda gorilla permits cost $1500 each; Uganda at $600 each for foreign nonresidents, $500 for foreign nonresidents and 250,000 UGX for East African residents. The Democratic Republic of Congo has the cheapest gorilla permit costing $450 in the peak season and $400 in the low season.
- When is the best time to trek mountain gorillas?
The dry season between the months of May, June, July, August, September, early October, December, and January is, however, the best time to visit gorillas when forest grounds are less slippery and not muddy. The low season of February, March, April, and November has its own advantages.
- Where do mountain gorillas live?
Mountain gorillas live in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and the Virunga conservation area shared by Mgahinga gorilla, Volcanoes and Virunga National parks in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo respectively. A combined gorilla safari to both parks offers you with an exceptional experience. Each park is different from the other in terms of location, access, and the number of habituated gorilla families. Bwindi has the highest number of mountain gorillas with 17 gorilla families habituated for trekking, Volcanoes has 10 gorilla families, and Mgahinga has one gorilla family while Virunga national park has 8 gorilla families habituated for trekking.
- When to book for gorilla permit?
Gorilla permit booking should be atleast 6 months in advance. The high demand for gorilla permits require travelers to book as early as possible and secure them in time. Last time bookings stand limited chances of accessing permits. You also pay a 30% booking fee to deposit on their permits and avoid any disappointments in the last hour.
- What is gorilla trekking age limit?
Age limit is 15 years in all Destinations. Each traveler below 15 years is not allowed to trek mountain gorillas despite his/her physical appearance and capabilities. This is to ensure the safety of travelers and mountain gorillas in the jungle. However, if a child is almost making 15 years, his/her parent can sign an agreement as fully responsible for anything that may happen to the child during the trekking time. The letter is written and signed by the parent and then submitted to the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) or Rwanda Development Board (RDB) for confirmation.
- How many people trek a gorilla family?
Eight people visit one gorilla family every day. Only 8 permits are therefore available for each gorilla group in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo each day. The allocation of gorillas to travelers depends on the hiking abilities of travelers. Travelers are therefore reminded to disclose their hiking abilities to their guides so as to get a suitable gorilla family they can hike with no difficulty.
- How long time does I spend with gorillas?
The actual time to spend with gorillas is strictly an hour counted from the time travelers meet the allocated gorilla family. However, you can spend several hours in the jungle before reaching gorillas. The hike can be as short as 30 minutes to several hours depending on the location of the allocated gorilla family and their speed of movements. An hour is for taking photographs, capturing videos and embracing the human-like characters of mountain gorillas plus their social behaviors.
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