To be able to trek these massive primates, one needs to acquire a gorilla trekking permit.
What is a gorilla permit? A Gorilla Permit is a legal document issued by the Uganda Wildlife, allowing you to do gorilla trekking where you will have a chance to be with a Gorilla Family. In Uganda, the gorilla trekking permits are issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) however one can still book his or her permit through a genuine tour company.
On a daily basis, there are around 152 gorilla permits issued by UWA. The Permit is issued not for a particular Gorilla Group, but a Bwindi Impenetrable Forest sector such as Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Nkuringo. The Nyakagezi Group in Mgahinga Gorilla Park is different since it is the only group there. Permits are issued for a fixed date. That date is hard to change, and it needs approval.
Uganda is one of the three countries that habituate the remaining endangered mountain gorillas. On a gorilla trekking safari to Uganda, sitting in silence on the cold ground of a Ugandan forest for 60 minutes might be one of life’s greatest privileges. There are only an estimated 1,000 mountain gorillas in existence, and gorilla trekking provides a rare opportunity to observe the everyday interactions of these gentle, mysterious primates
Uganda is home to almost half of the remaining mountain gorillas that habituate the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
The Gorilla trekking permit now costs $700 for foreign nonresidents, $600 for foreign residents of East African countries (Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania), and 250,000 UGX for East African citizens throughout the year. There are no low season discounts anymore or any other discounts so do not be deceived or misled. You can book your gorilla trekking permit by either calling direct to UWA or through your tour company. Gorilla Safari Consultants is a genuine tour company that can help you book your gorilla trekking and also arrange for you for the rest of your adventure.
Besides the normal gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, in January 2014, the Uganda wildlife Authority introduced four-hour gorilla trekking. The four-hour trek in Bwindi offers Gorilla Habituation Experience and gives you the chance to spend 4 hours in the company of the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Adult Gorilla photographed by the habituation team. Gorilla trekking is hard work, but the rewards are immense. This trekking experience is not available in other gorilla areas of the Virunga Conservation area, inclusive of the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.
If you’re planning to participate in this four-hour gorilla trek experience, you should book a gorilla habituation permit with Gorilla Safaris Consultants or any other locally based company that can arrange for you a perfect gorilla safari. The four-hour gorilla habituation experience is absolutely fantastic.
The Bwindi four hours gorilla trek experience/ gorilla habituation experience is an all year – round experience as well as booking permits, however, we highly recommend you to book your early enough to avoid inconveniences and for a fantastic experience.
Gorilla Safari Consultants is a genuine Tour and Travel safari with expertise in planning gorilla trekking safaris to Bwindi, Mgahinga, volcanoes, and Virunga National Parks. Our intimate knowledge of these areas makes the joy of discovering them easier without needing to script all the adventure. Plan your gorilla trekking safari today and have a lifetime memory of these massive creatures