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Uganda gorilla safari price

Before travelers making the final decision of when to travel to the pearl of Africa and what to do or enjoy on their visit, they have a right to decide depending on their budget expenditure while on safari. Everything that Uganda offers to travelers is always the best, rewarding, and incredible with a lot of unique experience depending how the tour operator has managed to present it to the Uganda safari.

Travelers have to make enough saving so as to enjoy an exceptional adventure of the Uganda gorilla trekking experience since there is no traveler that can be allowed to trek the mountain gorillas without the gorilla trekking permit. This is a card or document that issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority to allow travelers to trek the mountain gorillas in Bwindi forest or Mgahinga national park.

What is the cost of a Uganda gorilla trekking permit?

The cost of a Uganda gorilla trekking permit is 600 USD per person per day and gorilla habituation experience is 1500 USD per person per day. unlike gorilla trekking where travelers are allowed to spend one hour with the a mountain gorilla family, with the mountain gorilla habituation experience travelers are allowed to spend four hours with a mountain gorilla family from the time they find a gorilla family.

Gorilla habituation experience in Africa is only done in Uganda in Bwindi forest national park on only two gorilla families found in Rushaga sector of Bwindi forest.

The Uganda gorilla trekking permit has been fixed for so many years at 600 USD regardless of the season that traveler has visited Uganda unlike the Rwanda gorilla permit that was changed from 750 USD to 1500 USD per person per day.

However by next year the Uganda gorilla trekking permit cost will change from 600 USD per person per day to 700 USD per person per day and the increase of the 100 USD is to upgrade on the gorilla trekking services as well as for ensuring the sustainable gorilla tourism. There has been no online purchasing of the Uganda gorilla permit but by June 2020 the online services will very active and in operation so that many travelers will be in position to easily make booking of the gorilla trekking permit.

How to acquire a Uganda gorilla trekking permit?

Since there is no online purchase of the gorilla trekking permit, for travelers who would like to book themselves the gorilla permit, they can call directly at Uganda Wildlife Authority head offices for direct booking. However we advise travelers to usually contact the reservation office in Kampala in the morning hours because when it comes to the afternoon hours, the reservation staff is too busy so they may not attend to incoming calls.

However to save some dollars and release the stress of booking a Uganda gorilla trekking permit, we advise travelers to make advance booking of at least  5-6 months before travel with a genuine tour operator.

When you contact the tour operator about booking your gorilla trekking permit, they will always find out the permit availability then they will notify you on the dates when the permits are available so that you book and schedule your dates of travel depending on the permit availability and preferred dates to travel. Knowing the permit availability of the gorilla permit is so important due to the fact that permits tend be sold out during the peak season since they are on a very high demand.

To confirm the gorilla trekking permit booking, a tour operator will request for a travelers passport details which is a requirement by the Uganda wildlife authority before they confirm and issue out the gorilla trekking permit to any traveler. Later after the purchase, the tour operator will send you an email of Uganda gorilla trekking permit or it can be issued to you on arrival.

When travelers make advance booking of the gorilla permit of about 5-6 months, there is very high chance of trekking the mountain gorillas in one of the best Bwindi sector which is Buhoma sector that every traveler would like to trek.

What is the gorilla trekking age limit?

The Uganda wildlife authority allows a person above 15 years of age to trek the mountain gorillas in her parks, therefore a person below 15 years of age is not allowed to trek the mountain gorillas and this person is referred to as a child. This is a rule that should be taken serious by many travelers planning to come and enjoy gorilla trekking experience in Uganda.

However, there are many incidences when  a child below 15 years o age will be allowed to participate in the gorilla trekking experience. Such as when a traveler is 14 years and is about to celebrate 15 years of age.

If there travelers in this category and would like go gorilla trekking, with their child contact adventure in the wild safari for more information and resolution that will assist you to go gorilla trekking  in the jungle. Feel free to contact us with your inquiry about gorilla trekking adventure in Uganda.

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