Uganda is one of the top destinations for gorilla tracking in Africa. Currently it is most affordable destination for tourists interested in gorilla tracking. The mountain gorillas live in two forest homes- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Currently the gorilla permit cost USD600 and the Uganda Wildlife Authority announced that there no plan of increasing the price until 2019.
Cost of Gorilla permits in Uganda
The fact that Gorilla permits prices will not change from $600 for all months of the year except in April, May and November when they cost $450 until 2019 and travelers are free to make gorilla permit bookings and gorilla safari tour booking for up to a period of 2 years. This will enable many travelers to enjoy gorilla tourism just like before and making gorilla tourism a key priority in Uganda travel trends. Gorilla tracking is a dream adventure for many tourists to Africa and many have skipped it because of gorilla permit prices that Uganda has solved from 2017, 2018 and 2019.Uganda offers the finest gorilla trekking experience to all visitors either in Mgahinga National Park or Bwindi Impenetrable National Park hence being a favorite gorilla tracking country for thousands across the globe. Seeing gorillas in Uganda on a single trek is a must, and no disappointments have ever been registered for the years gorilla trekking was embraced.
How to Book Gorilla permits in Uganda
Uganda gorilla permits can be booked through tour agents the best procedure either when booking a private Uganda gorilla safari tour or only gorilla permits. There are no fees charged when you book your gorilla trek with a tour agent apart from the total cost of the tour that includes, transport, accommodation, gorillas permit and all tour activities in the itinerary. However, those booking only gorilla permits, tour agents charge $30 as facilitation fee per permit and make sure you forward your passport biodata page details since they are needed in the process of Gorilla permit verification. Tour agents speed up everything and your gorilla permits are always confirmed faster.
Alternatively you can book directly with Uganda Wildlife Authority Reservation office in Kampala by making an inquiry through mail detailed with the particular dates of your interest. Once they respond, express your interest of booking the permits and even the possible ways of how you will make the payments. Their response will definitely indicate their payment methods and finalize the gorilla permit purchase. Remember that you need to consider a full day of travel from Kampala to either Bwindi forest National Park or Mgahinga National Park, another for tracking gorillas and the other for returning back to Kampala. Only book your gorilla safari accommodation after reserving your gorilla permit and first consider the sector of your trek out of the four park sectors of Bwindi –Buhoma, Rushaga, Nkuringo, and Ruhija.