How To Book Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permit For 2023 Fast : The Cost of Uganda Gorilla trekking permit, gorilla availability in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla Park
Gorilla Trekking is one of the most adventurous activities in the Uganda and is the most popular safari activity in Uganda, this activity is ranked as one of the best adventure safaris in Africa offering visitor an opportunity to come face to face with the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
Mountains Gorillas in the whole world are found in 2 populations, one population is found in Bwindi impenetrable national park which is the largest gorilla population in the world, the second gorilla population is found in the Great Virunga Conservation Area comprising of Mgahinga Gorilla national park in Uganda, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Note: Half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world are found in Bwindi impenetrable national park in Uganda.
This article details all the necessary information regarding how to book and acquire a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda in 2023.
Uganda Gorilla Permit
Issuing of the Uganda Gorilla Permit is a responsibility of Uganda Wildlife Authority, on a daily basis only 88 gorilla permits are issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority for Bwindi impenetrable national park for 11 gorilla groups. 8 gorilla permits are issued for Mgahinga Gorilla national park for 1 gorilla group.
In Uganda, a total of 96 gorilla permits are issued out every day, the only way to participate in gorilla trekking, you are required to acquire a gorilla trekking permit.
Note: Booking for a gorilla trekking permit should be done prior to the trekking day, booking for the permit can be done months before the d-day of your tracking. This will help you ensure that you get your slot and a gorilla group to be visited, so when you are booking for a gorilla permit, you will be required to inform the booking office or your tour operator the preferred location you prefer trekking. So that they can know the availability of the gorilla trekking permit for the day of your trekking.
Cost of 2023 Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permits
The price of gorilla trekking permits for 2023 are USD ($) 700, Uganda gorilla trekking permits are relatively cheap compared to Rwanda’s gorilla permits which cost USD ($) 1,500.
Gorilla trekking permit in Congo costs USD ($) 400.
Discounted Uganda Gorilla Permits
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) no longer issues out discounted gorilla trekking permits , the permits still remain at a cost of USD ($) 700.
Booking for a Uganda Gorilla Permit for 2023
Booking for a Uganda Gorilla trekking permit is a responsibility of Uganda Wildlife Authority with head offices in Kampala, bookings can be done on an individual basis or through Focus East Africa Tours.
How to Book Uganda Gorilla Permit through Uganda Wildlife Authority
When booking for a gorilla trekking permit, you can connect the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) by sending them an email with your details and then check the dates you desire and then they will let you know about the availability of Goril.la permits on that specific date.
However, in case the permits are not available, then you can ask them about the dates where permits are available. Upon confirming the date, you will then transfer the money to UWA accounts.
Note: You are required to pay for the bank charges otherwise your gorilla trekking permit will not be confirmed.
Upon finishing the payment, you are then required to send a scanned copy of the receipt by email to the Booking office for confirmation. The process may take between 2 to 4 days before they confirm your dates and them they will send a scanned copy of your gorilla permit.
The gorilla trekking permit should show your full personal details (name, passport number, home country) the gorilla trekking date and the gorilla group to be visited.
The only thing left is you to show up on the Gorilla trekking day.
Booking Uganda Gorilla permit with Focus East Africa Tours
In case you cannot go through the hustle of booking a gorilla trekking permit individually, you can book your permit through Focus East Africa Tours. Normally gorilla permits are included in gorilla safari packages offered by Focus East Africa Tours.
Note: There are no extra charges are involved if you book the gorilla trekking safari with us.
The process of booking a Uganda Gorilla Permit is similar as the above procedure.
After confirming your Uganda safari with Focus East Africa Tours, we will only be waiting for your safari date. When you arrive at Entebbe International airport, you will be picked up by your safari driver guide to mark the start of your safari.
In Uganda a gorilla safari can be done in addition to other adventurous Uganda safari activities including chimpanzee tracking, wildlife safaris, water rafting, mountaineering, nature walks, cultural tours, canoeing and bird watching among others.