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Bwindi Gorilla Permit

Booking Gorilla Permits Through a Safari Company

Booking Gorilla Permits Through a Safari Company

Bwindi Gorilla Permit

Mountain gorilla tracking is the most done interesting adventurous activity done on earth, many tourists whole over the world have been attracted to this East African country sometimes referred to as the pearl of Africa to have this chance of meeting these endangered species in their natural habitat.

Mountain gorillas are listed as engendered species, only 1060 individuals are left worldwide and these are shared by three countries that are Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Uganda is considered to house the highest percentage of these giants as over 480 live in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Rwanda houses over 380 individuals and these live in the Volcanoes national park and the rest live in the Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic Of Congo.

Many intending trekkers found booking their gorilla permits through a tour and travel agent as quicker and less tedious way of reserving their gorilla permits by working with local Uganda tour operator. Booking through a tour operator will usually charge a fee of US$25-US$60 per gorilla permit , however local travel agencies will not charge you for buying gorilla permits if you are getting other services like car rental, transfers and tours through us, but you will be charged if you need us to help you acquire the gorilla permit alone, a maximum of $50 applies on each gorilla permit we book for you.

The importance of booking with a tour agencies is that they tend to speed-up the process of acquiring a gorilla permit and you will get your gorilla permit confirmation faster something that will give you assurance of tracking these giant apes. The procedure is very simple as below

Contact a local tour operator and let us know of the dates you want to tour Uganda and also indicate the dates you want to see the gorillas we shall arrange and book your gorilla permit on that particular day when you send us that information we will let you know if the days you want to track gorillas, gorilla permits are available and tentatively book them for you (but with no guarantee).

After confirming that permits will be available on your stated dates, we then send you our bank details for you to send the money for gorilla permits.

To receive the money, it takes about 16 hours from your bank and pays for your permits; don’t forget to pay bank wire transfer of us$20. After receiving money, we shall send you a scanned receipt copy from the Uganda wildlife Authority and acknowledgement for the money. Note, we do not charge any fee for gorilla permits booking if you are booking the rest of the tour or a part of it with us.

You will be required to send us your passport details including your full names, passport number and nationality to register your gorilla permits.
After sending your passport details, we register your names and get the gorilla permits. Scanned copies of your gorilla permit will be sent to you through an email.
Please note that acquiring a gorilla permit is not a guarantee of seeing a gorilla. However, the chances of seeing them are high at over 95%.

It’s always very easy for tour operators to get gorilla permits than booking individually as through their umbrella Association of Uganda Tour operators almost buy to 80% of the available tracking permits at up to 2 years out from the intended month of tracking. Each member can purchase up to 20 permits in any month.

You are advised to book your gorilla permit earlier at least 3-5 months prior to your tracking dates; gorilla permits are at a very high demand the earlier the better to avoid disappointment. Bwindi impenetrable national park has 24 habituated gorilla families, and in each group only 8 members are allowed to track per day which means that 192 people track mountain gorillas each day. Rush and book a gorilla safari/permit with us, for more information about gorilla tracking and gorilla permit booking, go on our website.

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