information about gorilla trekking permits: We provide you with the current information about mountain gorilla trekking in Africa, gorilla trekking is done in either Uganda, Rwanda or DR-Congo and for anyone to get opportunity of see those endangered spices you must first obtain what we call gorilla trekking permit, in this article you are giving you detailed information about gorilla trekking permits.
Some question and answers Information about gorilla trekking permits?
A gorilla trekking permit is a document issued by authorities either in Uganda, Rwanda or in DR-Congo, gorilla permit allows you or any other individual to trek a habituated mountain gorilla family in its natural habitat in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park of Uganda, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda or in Virunga national park of DR-Congo.
When you book gorilla trekking safari, your gorilla permits will be issued by the country you wish to trek gorillas from, for example if you choose Uganda, permits are issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), in Rwanda permits are issued by Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and in DR-Congo permits are issued by ORTPN or form Virunga National Park head offices in Goma town.
What is the Age limit of gorilla trekking?
Gorilla trekking age limit is 15 years and above and this applies to all three gorilla trekking destinations. A gorilla permit allows you to spend one hour with the gorilla group that you are allocated to trek, contact us we are a to reliable partner giving you detailed Information about gorilla trekking permits in Uganda, Rwanda and in DR-Congo, this will help in planning your gorilla safari in Africa.
Booking of gorilla permits?
Gorilla permit can be booked through a local tour operator or directly from the authorities mentioned in either of the countries, but it is always recommend to book your gorilla permit through a local tour company to make it easier for you because issuing authorities of gorilla permits in all three destination takes too long to reply which can be frustrating as sometimes they are too busy to respond to individual emails and phone call but the local companies has direct access and can just walk to any of the authorities offices in Uganda, Rwanda and DR-Congo and purchase the permits directly which is the easier way to book your gorilla trekking permit is by using trusted local tour operators like us, we have access to gorilla permits availability and schedules so we are able to advise you immediately which help you in planning your trip to Africa.
gorilla permit price in Uganda, Rwanda and DR-Congo?
It’s important to know that each country has its own gorilla permit price. Currently Uganda permit costs $700 per person, Rwanda gorilla permits costs $1500 per person and Congo gorilla permit costs $500 per person but currently we are not recommending to our clients to go to Congo because insecurity in the area of Virunga national park. Uganda and Rwanda are safe but again Rwanda gorilla permit is very expensive for most of our budget travelers, at the moment Uganda is the one which is affordable, for more information about gorilla trekking permits contact us our team is at your disposal for any other details you may need.
Booking gorilla trekking permit in advance and why?
The main reason to why you should book your gorilla permits in advance is that permit in either of the countries are on very high demand and you should take a NOTE that gorilla permits bookings are done and issues on a first come first serve basis so when you book in advance you will have a chance book permit for the date of your choice and that we always advises its clients to book their gorilla permits like six months to a year in advance to avoid disappointment more especially in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February which is known as peak/high season in Uganda and Rwanda.
Sometimes it is easier to get gorilla permit during the month of March, April, May and November because it is known as the low season which means that gorilla permits are not the high demand so during those month you can even book on the last minute, just contact we will arrange your gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, Rwanda and DR-Congo. If you book with during low season you can we can allow you pay for your gorilla permit on the arrival or like a week before the starting date of you tour.