What you need to know about gorilla trekking permits

What you need to know about gorilla trekking permits

February 9, 2020
Gorilla blogs

What you need to know about gorilla trekking permits, for anyone to be allowed see/trek mountain gorillas in either Uganda, Rwanda or DR-Congo you must first obtain gorilla permit, out there on the internet searches you will find much information and questions about gorilla trekking permits which is one of the reason Kisoro tours Uganda found it necessary to address and answer questions regards gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda, Rwanda or in DR-Congo.

What is about gorilla trekking permit?

gorilla trekking permit is an official document/license that allows you or any other individual to take part in mountain gorilla trekking in its natural habitat which is found in Uganda, Rwanda or DR-Congo, gorilla permits are issued by different authorities depending on which country you want to see gorillas from, for example you want to trek in gorillas in Uganda permits are issued by Wildlife Authority (UWA), while in Rwanda permits are issued by Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and in DR-Congo permits are issued by Virunga National Park

Children under 15 years of age are not allowed trek mountain gorillas in any of the above three habitats of Volcanoes national park of Rwanda, Virunga national park of DR-Congo, Bwindi Impenetrable forest national Park and Mgahinga gorilla national park both parks are located in Uganda. Gorilla permit allows you to trek gorillas for only one hour, Kisoro tours Uganda is your reliable partner in gorilla trekking safaris, our aimed is to providing you with details to prepare well for your gorilla trekking trip.

How and when to do I book Gorilla permits?

Gorilla permit can be booked by anyone from anywhere in the world, you only have to contact the issuing body from the respective country you want to trek gorillas in, gorilla permits can be booked via email or phone call.


But I would recommend that you book your gorilla permit through a local tour operator to make it easier for you because issuing authorities like UWA or RDB takes too long to reply which can be frustrating as sometimes they are too busy to respond to individual emails and phone call so the best and easier way to book your gorilla trekking permit is by using a local tour companies like us Kisoro tours Uganda we receive gorilla permits availability schedules and we are able to advise you immediately depending on which country you wish to go for your gorilla trekking safari in Africa

What is the gorilla permit price/cost-what you need to know about gorilla trekking permits?

Each country has its own gorilla permit price/cost for example in Uganda permit costs only $600 per person but starting from 1st July Uganda gorilla permit price will increase from $600 to $700 per person while Rwanda gorilla permits costs $1500 per person, Rwanda permit is the most expensive in the region so budget travelers I would recommend Uganda gorilla safari is more affordable, please take note that each gorilla permit is used for gorilla trek once but if you wish to do it more than once you will have to book 2 permits.

Why should I book my gorilla trekking permit in advance?

Uganda gorilla trekking and Rwanda gorilla trek is on very high demand and gorilla permits bookings are done and issues on a first come first serve basis, that’s why Kisoro tours Uganda always advises its clients to book their gorilla permits about three to six months in advance for you to avoid disappointment more especially if you wish to do your gorilla safari during high season of June, July, August, September, December, January and February.

In other words, during April, March, May and November this is known the low season which means that permits are not the high demand so you don’t have to book in advance because permits are usually available

During low season you can book and pay for your gorilla safari permit even 2 days before the trekking date and even on the trekking day, but again this is riskier so we still advise you to book your permit in advance for you to be on the safe side.

Best time for gorilla trekking safari and when to go for gorilla trek in Uganda and Rwanda?

in both Uganda and Rwanda, the best time and when to go for gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda and Rwanda is during dry season also known as high season in the month of June, July, August, September, December, January and February but it depends on one’s preference and time otherwise gorilla trekking can be done at any day throughout the year.

Kisoro tours Uganda we will help you book all your gorilla permits in Uganda, Rwanda and in DR-Congo at no extra charge if you book the whole gorilla tour package with us but also if you us to book for you permits only we will charge you extra costs for securing permits for you.

other thing you need to know about gorilla trekking permits is that Kisoro tours Uganda offer the most affordable gorilla safari that will fit within your budget just emails or call we will help or advice in planning your safari holiday in Africa.

Why Book your Gorilla trekking permits/safaris with Kisoro tours Uganda?

For any information you need to about gorilla trekking permits and safaris do not hesitate to contact Kisoro tours Uganda we are your trusted local tour operator handling all your safari needs for Uganda and Rwanda, we offer gorilla safaris starting from one day to any number of days you want to spend on your African gorilla safari holidays. You only have to send us your African safari interests, your travel budget, your travel date and month our tour consultants will tailor  and customize Uganda safari that suites your travel preferences, all our safaris gives you experience of your lifetime. Kisoro tours Uganda we are highly recommended on Trip Advisor and on Safari bookings you can as well review us and we remain at your disposal for further information you may need about gorilla tour packages in Uganda, Rwanda and DR-Congo.

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