how to book a uganda gorilla trekking permit for 2023-2024
This guide informs a traveler of what is required to book a mountain gorilla permit in Uganda. The gorilla trekking expedition is one of the trending safaris in Uganda and is among the ideal adventure safaris in Africa.
How to book Uganda mountain gorilla trekking permits for 2023 and 2024, mountain gorilla trekking permit cost and availability in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park
Mountain gorillas are situated in the Virunga Conservation massif, which covers Uganda’s (Mgahinga Gorilla National Park), Rwanda’s (Volcanoes National Park), and the Congo’s (Virunga National Park). The remaining mountain gorilla population is located in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda.
Uganda Mountain Gorilla Permit
The Uganda Wildlife Authority is the body of the government that is responsible for issuing mountain gorilla trekking permits. Ugandan mountain gorilla trekking permits are issued every day. The Uganda Wildlife Authority issues 88 mountain gorilla permits per day to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for 11 mountain gorilla-habituated families. For Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, eight gorilla permits are issued every day for one mountain gorilla family.
Therefore, Uganda issues a total of 96 permits every day. In order to participate in gorilla trekking in Uganda, travelers are required to book a mountain gorilla trekking permit. Booking a mountain gorilla trekking permit should be done prior to their trekking day.
Uganda Mountain Gorilla Trekking Permit Cost for 2023, 2024
The Uganda mountain gorilla trekking permits cost $700 per person throughout the year. Compared to Rwanda's gorilla permits, which cost $1500 per individual, Dr. Congo's cost is just $400.
Discounted Uganda gorilla trekking permits
The Uganda Wildlife Authority no longer issues discounted mountain gorilla trekking permits. Uganda's gorilla trekking permits remain at $700 per person. A Uganda mountain gorilla trekking permit is issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority's head office in Kampala. Bookings can also be done through a trusted tour operator like Devine African Safaris.
There is no need to go through the hustle with the Uganda Wildlife Authority, which is responsible for issuing gorilla permits. Devine African Safaris can do the booking for you. No extra cost is incurred if you book the gorilla trekking safari with us.
When you arrive, our driver guide will pick you up from either Kigali or Entebbe International Airport, your hotel, or your location and then drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for your gorilla trekking encounter.
The gorilla trekking experience depends on the day you decide to book the safari itinerary. Devine African Safaris offers a flexible Uganda mountain gorilla trekking safari itinerary that is memorable and adventurous in nature.
The Uganda mountain gorilla trekking safari can be combined with other adventures such as chimpanzee trekking, wildlife viewing, bird watching, water rafting, mountaineering, guided nature walks, cultural tours, shoe bill stork tours, and canoeing.
However, if you are only interested in buying a gorilla trekking permit for Uganda in 2023 or 2024, then we can book it for you for a fee of $50.