Uganda Mountain Gorilla Tracking Permits
The African Mountain Gorillas in Uganda is one of the main attractions to visitors to Uganda. Mountain Gorilla Tracking (Trekking) permits are a much sought-after commodity and with a small number of people allowed to track each day, it takes a lot of planning to ensure an opportunity of the tracking of Mountain Gorillas in Uganda. Since the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo is unstable presently, there is more pressure on Mountain Gorilla Tracking Permits in Uganda. Fortunately, we also have Rwanda that is just a hop across the border from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and at times the Mgahinga Gorilla Park area.
Your best bet for obtaining a Mountain Gorilla Tracking Permit is to book a Mountain Gorilla Tracking Safari with us either as a 3-day safari or as part of a longer safari taking in other Uganda National Parks such as the Chimpanzees at Kibale, the wildlife, birds and chimpanzees at Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The price of the Mountain Gorilla Permits is 600 USD each. You must be at least 15 years of age. Permits can be obtained for two different parks, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla Park. However, the situation in Mgahinga is a bit more fluid, since the habituated Mountain Gorilla group there moves back and forth to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Since we are a tour operator and registered as such in Uganda, we have a better opportunity to meet your schedule and if you book a Mountain Gorilla Tracking (Trekking) Safari with us we can be flexible to adjust the date of the gorilla tracking to fit into the overall safari itinerary we have for you.
Most people going on a Mountain Gorilla Tracking (Trekking) Safari actually see them since your Guide is extremely knowledgeable about the area where your habituated group is located in.
Upon completion of your successful Tracking (Trekking) Safari, you will be issued a certificate by Uganda Wildlife Authority.
The 600USD may seem steep, but upon completion, there is no mention of the money, but only a satisfaction of having seen these magnificent and rare animals. Go here to see how you can inquire the gorilla tracking (trekking) Ticket/permit.
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