What is a Gorilla Permit? For any tourist interested in gorilla trekking in Africa, they should obtain a gorilla trekking permit which is among the most essential requirements for gorilla trekking which will give you the most memorable gorilla trekking experience in Africa. A gorilla trekking permit is a document issued or card that will give travellers above the age of 15 years to access to spend time with the habituated gorilla families in the wild. For tourists interested in gorilla trekking in Africa you will get to see a number of different primate species in the wild and among the different gorilla species that can be seen in the different gorilla trekking destinations in Africa.
The most famous gorilla species that can be seen include the mountain gorillas in Africa that can be seen when you participate in gorilla trekking in Uganda in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park, gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park for gorilla trekking in Rwanda and gorilla trekking in Virunga national park for the best gorilla trekking experience in Congo. and for the eastern gorillas in Africa, you will get to see the species when you participate in gorilla trekking in kahuzi biega national park.
How to book a gorilla trekking permit?
in order to participate in gorilla trekking in Africa you should book or a gorilla trekking permit which will give you access to spend one hour with the habituated gorilla families in the wild. For a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda, you can either book it from a trusted tour operator or from the Uganda wildlife authority where you can book permits for a number of tourism activities like; the game drives in Murchison falls national park, chimpanzee trekking in kibale national park, gorilla habituation in Bwindi Impenetrable national park and many other activities. For a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda from a trusted tour operator from the Rwanda development board or from a trusted tour operator in the country and for a gorilla trekking permit in Congo you can either book online from the Virunga website of the Kahuzi biega website.
Validity for a gorilla trekking permit
A gorilla trekking permit once booked is valid till the time you participate in gorilla trekking on the specified day on your gorilla trekking permit therefore you should make sure you participate in gorilla at the time printed on your permit because missing out on the date which may lead you to incur more costs to purchase another gorilla trekking permit to take part in the activity. However, with covid-19 in the world there have been a number of changes when it comes to booking for gorilla trekking permits in Africa and this includes the ease to cancel and reschedule your permits for any covid-19 related inconveniences that might make you miss out on taking part in the activity at the scheduled date.
With covid-19, a number of destinations in the country have cut the prices of the gorilla trekking permits and this means the activity is carried out at a cheaper price compared to the previous prices for instance there are promotional prices for gorilla trekking in Rwanda where the gorilla permits were cut from 1500USD to 700USD and the offer is valid from 1st January 2022 to 31st January 2022. In Uganda today you can book a gorilla trekking permit at a discounted price from 700 USD to 400USD for foreign non-residents, 300USD for foreign residents, and for the East African community citizen from 250,000 UGX to 150,000UGX which will give you the chance to save some money that can be used to take part in other activities during your Rwanda safari and Uganda safari.
Other activities that can be carried out while you visit Uganda include the Kampala city tour which will give you the chance to visit a number of cultural spots in the city, visit a number of restaurants that will get the chance to feast in a number of traditional dishes, you can also take part in a number of game drives in queen Elizabeth national park where you will track four of the big five animals in Uganda, you can visit the ziwa rhino sanctuary which will give you the opportunity to participate in on foot lion tracking and many other interesting activities during your safari in the country and in Rwanda you can take part in golden monkey trekking in volcanoes national park, hiking the Virunga mountains in Rwanda, you can also participate in chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national, visiting the musanze caves, visiting the iby’iwacu community and many other activities.