A Gorilla Permit is a document or card issued by wildlife authorities to visitors to allow them do gorilla trekking in the national parks where gorillas are found. For the case of Uganda, a permits is obtained from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and in Rwanda, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is in charge of issuing those permits. In the case of Rwanda to allow you spend one hour with the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Volcanoes National Park respectively.
In Rwanda, a gorilla permit is priced at USD 1500 by Rwanda Development Board and Rwanda Tourism Board offices (ORTPN). The permits are bought in Kigali or Ruhengeri near the Volcanoes National Park.
In Uganda, a permit goes for USD 600 for tracking mountain gorillas either Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga National Park in south western Uganda.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, one has got to pay USD 450 to be able to trek mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park, found in the eastern side of the country.
If you are to take a gorilla trekking safari in any of these countries, its better you book your tour with a reputable professional tour operator like Speedway Safaris for smooth arrangements.