Are you planning to travel to Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, and go on gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park?
It is always recommended to book your gorilla permit through a tour operator. Why should you do that? The reason is that they have to be reserved and purchased in advance. So after your arrival to Uganda, you would rush to Uganda Wildlife Authority, and try to book your permit in the last minute, just to find out that they are sold out. And to start your safari journey with such a disappointment is for sure frustrating.
The easiest method is, that the tour operator books permits in advance, making it easier for tourists to have a great gorilla trekking experience. For every Gorilla family group – among others, Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo, Rushaga – located in Bwindi and Mgahinga there is a specific number of gorilla permits, that are available for each day.
Why should you get a gorilla permit to see Mountain Gorillas?
Uganda offers the best viewing chance in the world for these rare primates, and it’s the highlight of any safari to Uganda.
What are the costs for a gorilla permit in Uganda?
As from February 2018, the price for a gorilla tracking permit is USD 600 and for gorilla habituation permit USD 1500. They can be bought at the office of Uganda Wildlife Authority in Kampala, Uganda.
How is the money spent for the gorilla permits?
The Mountain Gorillas are rare creatures which are solely found in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo. A part of the money goes into the development of the local communities which are surrounding the park and conserving the wildlife.
Note: Planning your safari tour with Uganda’s tour operators is a good idea because they can assist you to travel in a comfortable way and at the end, you will agree that Uganda is truly the Pearl of Africa.