Booking a Gorilla Permit

Booking a Gorilla Permit helps you to enjoy a Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda in either Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga National Park. It is a must that one is required to have a permit to see mountain gorillas in Uganda. Securing a gorilla permit has to be done far well in advance to avoid disappoints associated with last-minute arrangements. Permits are solely sold by the Uganda wildlife Authority (UWA) which has got powers to issue the electronic gorilla trekking permit cards at its Kampala headquarters. Once the day of tracking gorillas, your card is checked and verified to ensure its genuine enough to make you eligible for the forest adventure. When you buy a gorilla permit, you are able to trek gorillas in the forests. On seeing them, you are allowed one hour in their midst from the moment you bump into them. A gorilla permit in Uganda is at USD 600 and that price includes the permit itself, park entry fees, the guiding fees as well as other expenses incurred on the entire process.

Secure a Gorilla Permit

The only body mandated to reserve and officially issue gorilla trekking permits is the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The authority is the once responsible for managing all the national parks in Uganda including Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park. To get a permit, you need to decide on the travel dates, confirm availability of the permit with your tour operator and then after pay for it. But you also need to confirm concurrently the existence of the flight from your country to Uganda. Whenever you have interest in the gorillas, contact Speedway Safaris for the gorilla safari bookings. A tour operator usually confirms the gorilla permit availability that you rely on to book a safari.

Booking a gorilla permit has to be done with cash and in full payment. After effecting the payment for the permit, you will also provide the passport details as these are required at the Uganda Wildlife Authority. UWA uses such details to know your eligibility to track the gorillas as well as taking records of your origin. In Uganda and Rwanda, anyone below 15 years of age is ineligible to do gorilla trekking. Your passport details are also used to determine the proper price you would pay for the gorilla permit.  A  Foreign resident, A foreign none resident, an East African and a Ugandan citizen all pay different gorilla permit fees as shown below:-

  • Foreign none resident pays USD 600 for a gorilla permit,
  • Foreign resident pay USD 500
  • East African citizens of Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania pay Uganda Shillings 250,000 (USD 80)

When you pay for a tracking permit for gorillas with us, a gorilla trip is confirmed. Usually we only charge deposits for gorilla permits and our clients are given freedom to clear the balance upon arrival in Uganda. Contact today and get yourself a permit for a lifetime gorilla trekking excursion in Uganda.

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