Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is a very captivating and interesting activity; which involves walking in the wilderness of Bwindi Impenetrabe National Park or Mgahinga National Park in search of these great apes and a maximum of Eight people are permitted per group per day.
How many gorilla Families are in Bwindi?
They are 14 groups that can be tracked in both Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. The habituated groups in Bwindi include; Mubare, Rushegura, Habinyanja, Bitukura, Oruzogo, Bweza, Nshongi, Bweza, Kahungye, Busingye, Nkuringo, Bushaho groups for normal tracking, Bikingi group that is set aside for the habituation experience and Kyaguliro group that was set aside for research purposes.
Mgahinga National Park comprises of one habituated group know as Nyakagezi that used to cross borders to Democratic Republic of Congo but now settled in Uganda.
Gorilla Permit Booking Procedure
Gorilla Trekking in Uganda can be only be done after attaining Gorilla permits from Uganda Wildlife Authority as the only authorized entity.Please contact us for pre-purchase your permit at no extra cost once you book a gorilla safari with us. Uganda Wildlife Authority requires your details; Names, passport number, and nationality to issue your gorilla permit.
Gorilla Permit Price in Uganda
Gorilla Trekking in Uganda costs less compared to Rwanda at USD 600.00 per person per trek for normal Tracking and USD 1500.00 per person per trek for the Habituation Experience.
When should I book my Gorilla permit
After contacting us on your possible travel dates,we will advise you on the best gorilla family to trek. During the high seasons of January, February, June, July, August, September, October and December, you will need to book your gorilla permit at least 5 months in advance as permits tend to be scarce while in low seasons, you can even book it close to the tracking date. Please do contact us at [email protected] for last minute gorilla permit booking and we will secure it for you at no extra cost .
Can I book a gorilla permit myself?
Yes you can book your gorilla permit by contacting the reservations offices at Uganda Wildlife Authority on +256-414-355402/3/4/5 who will advise on the availability of gorilla permits and how to transfer funds to their account. Once the money reflects on their account, they will then book your permit and on arrival in Uganda, you will go their offices with your credentials for the issuing of your permit for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda. Though it is advisable to contact a tour operator in Uganda to book the permits for you to avoid the hustle.