Bwindi National Park Permit
Bwindi National park permit are updated by the ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority every after two years. The Uganda gorilla trekking permits 2021-22 are still updated. Meaning a gorilla permit is a card or document that is set out by Uganda Wildlife Authority to allow any visitors above the age of 15 years to visit a habituated mountain gorilla in their nature habitant .However ,mountain gorillas are the key major tourist attractions in Uganda which can be seen in two destinations of Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla national park .Both gorilla safari destination are located in southwestern part of Uganda in Kanungu district and Mgahinga gorilla national park in Kisoro district is next to Kanungu.
Bwindi National Park Permits
A gorilla trekking permit in both Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park costs USD700 per person for foreign nonresidents, USD600 per person for foreign resident and UGX250,000 per person for East Africa Citizens. Visitors who may wish to engage in gorilla habituation experience, permits costs USD1,500 per person for foreign nonresidents, USD1,000 per person for foreign residents and UGX750,000 for East African citizens.
How to book Bwindi gorilla trekking permits – Uganda Safaris
Bwindi gorilla trekking permits can easily be booked either directly through ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority government body in charge of Uganda tourism through contact or emailing the head offices in Kampala or by help of trustworthy tour agent with a registered company. If you don’t mind ,you can book with a trusted tour operator like we Achieve Global Safaris we are able to take care of you .If you choose to book with a tour operator you will have to send us your scanned personnel documents and the destination you wish to visit. According to the trekking date, we will have to check out for you the permits available and once there are permits that match with your date of visit to gorillas, you will be asked to make a deposit for the permit. Once you send in your money ,we will purchase the permits on your behalf ,then after we shall send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation .A visitor entrusting us to book him a Uganda gorilla trekking permits through Achieve Global Safaris we are the best option to use as we care and take our clients our first prior since we can not only purchase a gorilla trekking permits on your behalf but also plan for you the entire trip which involves in transportation ,accommodation ,meals and other activities you can engage in during or after gorilla trekking safari to make it a combined Uganda Safaris.
How many gorilla trekking permits are available in Uganda?
There are about 160 gorilla trekking permits that are available for visitors daily thus making Bwindi the most famous and visited safari destination for gorilla trekking on African continent. However, Bwindi Impenetrable national park is a home of about 21 habituated gorilla groups and two gorilla families in Mgahinga Gorilla national park. Both with same rules and regulations. Meaning on gorilla trekking day, you will be allowed a maximum of 8 people to visit each habituated gorilla family.
When to book Bwindi gorilla trekking permits 2022 to 2023-Uganda Safaris
Visitors your advised to book your Bwindi gorilla trekking in advance of 3 to 6 months before the trekking date especially during dry season in the months of June to Mid –September and December to February. Because during dry season the gorilla permits are on high sell and so competitive sold out quickly. Therefore, to avoid last minute disappointments visitors are advised to book their permits in advance.
Gorilla trekking experience –Uganda Safaris
Gorilla trekking is the most adventurous and most done activity on Uganda safaris where visitors have to hike into the tropical rainforest in search of the mountain gorillas. An activity which can take 30 to 7 hours searching for the mountain gorillas and once gorillas are found one hour is given to you to spend with them in their nature habitat. Gorilla trekking in both destinations starts early in the morning with a briefing about rules and regulation to follow during trekking .After briefing you will be grouped in a group of eight people where each group will be allocated to a gorilla family he or she assigned in to trek and you will be accompanied by the guide who is well conversant with trails in the jungle .Taking part in gorilla trekking bases on different factors like age ,personal preference and physical fitness .Therefore in case you are not physically fit you are advised to communicate with your driver guide to book for you a gorilla family that is near your accommodation stay in the park.
Gorilla trekking can take about 30 to 7 hours while trekking, as you will be able to view different wildlife species including mammals like forest elephants, buffaloes, small primates like black and white colobus monkeys, chimpanzee, L’Hoest monkey, red tailed monkey, blue monkeys, notable bird species, tree species and plant species many more.
Once the gorilla group is located you will be allowed to spend one hour with gorillas in their nature environment which gives visitors chances to learn about their behaviors, habits, breastfeed, play, groom young ones, take photos and memorable videos to show to the rest.
For unforgettable experience of Gorilla trekking, you can book with us your Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permits for 2022 to 2023, Achieve Global Safaris, you can reach us through email or contact.
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