Gorilla Tracking Permits Prices Uganda Rwanda Congo
Gorilla Tracking Permits Prices Uganda Rwanda Congo, for anyone to see mountain gorillas needs to have trekking permit handled by each of the national parks to track the gorillas and each Country have its own different price, and for anyone to be sure that you will see gorillas you will have to book the tracking permit few months in advance for you to be sure because permits are on high demand.
Tracking in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Tracking permit for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda costs $600 per day per person in Uganda, tracking permits can be bought through a tour operator like us or directly from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) headquarters in Kampala capital City of Uganda, but they do not accept credit cards so it’s better to use a local tour company like us Kisoro Tour which will make things easier for you.
Tracking in Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Apart from Bwindi forest Uganda have another park called Mgahinga National Park where you can also see gorillas, the main town outside of the Mgahinga National Park is Kisoro Town and it is only about 30mints drive from Kisoro Town to Mgahinga park headquarters and its is also 3hours drive from Kigali Rwanda to Kisoro Town so it is easy for many visitors who want to tack gorilla at affordable price in Uganda as you all know Rwanda gorilla permit is 3x expensive than Uganda so one can fly into Kigali Rwanda and track gorillas in Uganda which save you the long drive of 9hours from Entebbe Airport to Bwindi forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Kisoro.
Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park
Rwanda’s gorilla permits are the most expensive in the world following the last announcement by Rwanda Tourism Board (RDB) to increase gorilla permit from $750 to $1500 per person per day I think this gives a chance to Uganda and Congo where gorilla permits are still affordable, in Uganda permit cost only $600 and in Cong permit cost $400 . I think Rwanda is targeting only high end tourists because only few budget tourists can afford $1500 for only tracking permit. In Rwanda gorillas can only be seen in Volcanoes National Park and permits can be booked through a tour company like Kisoro Tour or directly from Rwanda Tourism Board (RDB) in Kigali head office, it is also only 2hours drive from Kigali airport to Volcanoes National Park near Ruhengeri Town
Gorilla Tracking in Congo’s Virunga National Park
In DR-Congo gorillas can only be tracked in Virunga National Park tracking permit cost only $400 and permits can be bought directly from Vrunga offices in Goma Town or through tour operator like us. Virunga National park is 45mints drive from Goma Town in the North Kivu province, the roads in Congo are not the best so we advice to go with someone who knows the area well and Kisoro Tours will arrange the whole tour for you and it is also easy to combine gorilla tracking and hike the active volcano of mount Nyiragongo which is amazing experience