Ever since primatologist Dian Fosey started her work and study of Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi, the arena of Gorilla trekking Uganda safaris has been delicately opened up to the world with thousands of people traveling to Africa each year to have themselves a piece of the experience. This, therefore, has made Gorilla trekking one of the most acclaimed safari activities on the planet.
Mountain Gorillas are quite a rare delight to the point that if you want to see them, you have to book for a Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, Rwanda or the DR of Congo. This means that there is always a limited amount of Gorilla permits available to trekkers but once you attain one, you will realize that the Gorilla trekking Uganda tours experience is definitely worth it.
A Uganda safari Gorilla trekking permit is a piece of document issued by the UWA or another governing body (for the case of Rwanda and DRC) allowing you to trek Mountain Gorillas in their wild natural habitat. After fully paying for the Gorilla trekking Uganda tours experience, you are issued a Gorilla permit without which, you can’t trek Mountain Gorillas.
Interesting facts about the gorilla permit
The cost, it is worth the while?
A Uganda tour Mountain Gorilla trekking permit costs $700 for foreigners and UGX 250,000 for East African residents. The Uganda Gorilla permit is relatively cheaper than the Rwandese permit that goes for $1,500 and slightly more expensive than the DRC Gorilla permit that costs $400. Nevertheless, trekking Mountain Gorillas in Uganda gives you up to 99% chance of seeing them.
What the gorilla permit covers
Once you make payment for the Uganda tour Gorilla permit, there are certain activities covered there in including;
What is excluded:
How to get it?
Following some guidelines, getting a Gorilla permit on Gorilla Trekking Uganda safaris can be quite easy.
When to book?
It is often more than once that trekkers outweigh the number of available permits thus making it a matter of first come first serve. Therefore; to be on a safe side, always book for your permit 6 months or more before traveling for a Uganda tour Gorilla trekking experience.
What if I want to cancel?
Upon full payment for the Gorilla permit, trekkers might receive a refund as per this UWA refund policy:
Mountain Gorilla Habituation permits
The habituation experience is often a thrilling one as visitors spend an entire day among scientists and rangers trying to get wild Gorillas accustomed to humans so that they are fit for Gorilla Trekking. Gorilla Habituation permits cost $1,500 and the experience lasts the entire day. It is not every day that you get to habituate a wild Gorilla in its natural habitat.
Many visitors will soon realize that without a Gorilla permit, it is impossible to enjoy a Uganda Tour Mountain Gorilla Trekking safari. Book a safari today with Ameera Africa safaris to secure a Gorilla trekking permit on time. Contact us on today or call us directly on +256-393-194074.