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Commonly Questions About Gorilla Permits By Tourists

Commonly Questions About Gorilla Permits By Tourists.

Commonly Questions About Gorilla Permits By Tourists

Gorilla permits are documents that allow tourists to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitats or national parks of Bwindi, Mgahinga, Volcanoes and Virunga national parks. The permit is used for gorilla tracking. For anyone to do gorilla tracking in Rwanda and Uganda, one MUST have a valid gorilla permit. The information below will take you through the requirements that need to be on your mind when planning for trip to do gorilla tracking plus how you can get yourself a valid gorilla permit.

What are Gorilla Permits?

One of the most common question “What is a gorilla permit?”. So far, there is no specific explanation for a gorilla permit but it can be defined as a document or electronic card given out by UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) for gorilla in Uganda and Rwanda Development Board for those to do gorilla tracking in Rwanda. The permit will let you through the gates of the parks to go and spot your favorite habituated mountain gorilla.  You will spot mountain gorillas in Mgahinga National Park and Bwindi impenetrable national park in Uganda.  You will spot gorillas in the Volcanoes national park for Rwanda and also you will see them in Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

What is the price for gorilla trekking permits in Africa?

As you are having sleepless nights seeking where to visit in the East Africa, you should have in mind the cost of a gorilla permit. The cost of the permit keeps on varying from time to time in both Rwanda and Uganda and as a MUST every tourist to be part in gorilla trekking must pay a fee. Ugandan gorilla tracking permit goes up to USD 700 each person and for Rwanda, a gorilla permit goes for USD 1500per person.

Things included in a gorilla permit.

If you want to enter one of the national parks in both Uganda and Rwanda you have to pay park entry fees but when it come for gorilla trekking is different, since the fees are included on a gorilla permit. So, you will not be asked park entrance fees to access either Bwindi Forest national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park or Volcanoes national park.  You will not even pay for the park ranger guide fees because it is also included on a gorilla permit. The park ranger guide is among the people who makes your trip unforgettable experience because is the one who lead you into forest where to find the mountain gorillas and has all the important information you want to know about mountain gorillas.  Gorilla permits also cater for your safety in the forest while trekking in Uganda the security is provided by the armed ranger and the tourism police. A gorilla permit also allows you to spend one hour with the endangered mountain gorillas from the time you meet them. You will study their behavior, observe them, take photos and videos then after interaction, your ranger guide will take you back to the park offices where you will be rewarded with a certificate for engaging in gorilla tracking.

Things is excluded in a gorilla tracking permit.

One to access Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park or Volcanoes national park for gorilla trekking MUST have a permit. To enjoy gorilla trekking experience, you will need to spend at least one night in any gorilla destination of your choice so need to secure accommodation where you will sleepover either after of before gorilla trekking. Therefore, things exclude on a gorilla permit are transport to and from the gorilla destinations, meals and accommodation.

What is the most convenient time to book a gorilla permit?

tourists who are planning to visit mountain gorillas in their natural habitats are no longer wondering where to book their gorilla permits because these days one can book a gorilla permit from anywhere in the whole word at any time. But do not forget that gorilla trekking is the key attraction which attracts most travelers from different countries to either Uganda or Rwanda.  This means that gorilla permits are on high demand mostly during the high season which starts from the month of June- August and December-February when the hiking trails are not too slippery and muddy, these months is when Uganda receives many tourists mainly for gorilla trekking. So, if you want to visit mountain gorillas of Uganda during the above months to book your gorilla permit in advance like 3 months back before the traveling dates to avoid inconveniences. For more information about gorilla permits, contact Africa Adventure Vacations to serve you at any time you wish to travel.

Where one can get a gorilla tracking permit?

You can book a gorilla tracking permit while sending an email or contacting to the Rwanda Development Board or Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) depending on gorilla destination you want to trek. You can also book with Africa Adventure Vacations, what we need is your traveling dates you want to visit mountain gorillas and we check for the availability of permits and secure them to you until come. You will find our professional tour guide waiting for you at Airport in 4×4 car with bottled purified drinking water to take you either to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Mgahinga national park or Volcanoes national park for your gorilla trekking experience.

Reasons for booking with Africa Adventure Vacations.

Traveling to a new place is so exciting and it is one of the greatest experiences one can ever encounter. You get a chance to encounter the food, culture, and natural resources of the area. Africa Adventure Vacations is the best tour operator that can help you experience all the amazing cultures in Africa plus the authentic wildlife. Africa Adventure Vacations can help you to save money and restless nights trying to look for where to go. We are experienced and well informed and passionate about what we do. Africa Adventure Vacations is locally raised and has got a business license. We are quick to respond to any kind of questions from our clients. We have got the best tour packages and pricing. Our company can afford the group size that you would like to come along with.