How much is a permit to see Gorillas in Bwindi?

Bwindi Gorilla permit booking information: How much is a permit to see Gorillas in Bwindi? (Bwindi Gorilla Permit booking 2024-2025)

Bwindi Gorilla permit booking is $800 per person.
To hike mountain gorillas, gorilla permits are booked separately for the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. All In Africa Safaris provides up-to-date Gorilla permit booking information for Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks, as well as Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, to help you plan your Gorilla safari effectively.

We always recommend that our clients book/obtain a gorilla permit in advance. This can be done at least three (3) months before your scheduled visit. When scheduling a gorilla trip, always pay in full for your gorilla permits in advance so that we may obtain them for you before they run out of availability.

A gorilla permit guarantees gorilla trekking. Ugandan and Rwandan gorilla permits are extremely competitive and rare, particularly during the high/peak seasons of June, July, August, September, December, and February. Sometimes gorilla tracking licenses sell out four (4) months in advance; therefore, any tourist should book a gorilla permit three to four months in advance.

What is the gorilla permit?

A gorilla permit is a document or card issued by the Rwanda Development Board or the Uganda Wildlife Authority that allows any traveler over the age of 15 to trek mountain gorillas in any of Uganda’s three habitats: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks, and Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

A gorilla ticket only permits you to watch gorillas for one hour, but the journey itself can take as little as 30 minutes or as long as nine hours while hunting for gorillas in the bush. Our Gorilla Permit Booking Information is designed to provide you with the information you need to properly prepare for your gorilla safari.

How much does a gorilla permit cost?

A gorilla permit in Uganda costs USD $800 per person from July 1, 2024, and USD 1500.00 for gorilla habituation experience permits. A single gorilla permit can be used once per day by a single individual to hike Uganda’s gorillas in just two locations: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Read more about the hike in gorilla permit prices.

Note that gorilla family allocation occurs on the day of trekking, when visitors are divided into groups according to their physical ability and interests. You will need to explain your interest so that they may assign you to a gorilla group that will help you accomplish and enjoy your experience.

How do I get a gorilla permit?

Please email All In Africa Safaris with the date, month, or year you intend to hike gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda, and we will verify the availability of gorilla permits and notify you. We will give you an invoice, and after your funds are sent to our bank account, we will pre-purchase your permits and provide you with scanned documents.

To assist us with this, please provide us with your passport information, which is required by the Uganda Wildlife Authority in order to print and issue your gorilla permits. For further gorilla permit booking information and allocation, please contact us at All In Africa Safaris.

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