How to Reserve Gorilla Trekking Permits in Uganda

How to Reserve Gorilla Trekking Permits in Uganda: Uganda Gorilla Safaris is one of the many financially rewarding activities provided by the country’s tourist sector. This incredible safari allows travelers (holidaymakers) from all over the world to meet and spend time with these gorillas. Today, there are less than 850 in left in the world, and the IUCN has classified them as severely endangered animal species due to their low population. Fortunately, Uganda’s two National Parks (Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park) house more than half of the world’s population.

It is required to produce a gorilla permit for every guest who wishes to go gorilla trekking. Only then will you be permitted to participate in this extraordinary activity? A gorilla permit is often a document that is part of the contemporary technological systems used by the Uganda Wildlife Authority in order to facilitate entry to the many protected wildlife regions. The Uganda Wildlife Authority issues gorilla permits, which you can only obtain by purchasing them through a tour operator or your safari agency.

Uganda is endowed with two separate locations where gorilla trekking safaris may be conducted: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Uganda has 104 gorilla licenses in total, which are spread among its thirteen habituated mountain gorilla families. These permits are luckily always accessible every day; however, they are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, thus it is not uncommon to find a single permit on your selected day of tracking due to the strong demand for the permits.

We urge that travelers make bookings as soon as possible, and avoid being disappointed due to a lack of trekking permits; making reservations ahead of time will ensure your opportunity to follow Uganda’s mountain gorillas. Furthermore, making an earlier reservation will allow you to select a preferred location among the four tracking regions available in Bwindi, as well as the gorilla family you wish to monitor. Furthermore, the location where you will track will undoubtedly define where you will stay throughout your safari, so reserving ahead of time will ensure lodging availability for the days you plan to follow the gorillas.

According to the Uganda Wildlife Authority, gorilla permits to Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are deemed reserved only if a deposit has been submitted. Typically, the issuing authority allows a 30% payment for the reservation up to three months before the tracking date, but after that, the whole money is required.

A gorilla permit in Uganda costs USD 700 for all foreigners who are not inhabitants of the East African Community partner states, US $600 for foreigners who are residents of the East African Community partner states, and 250,000/= for natives living in the East African Community partner states. The Uganda Wildlife Authority usually provides cheaper rates during the wet season, which runs from April through May and again in November. Typically, the offer is made at the start of the new fiscal year.

The booking procedure is then followed by the printing of gorilla permits, during which the Uganda Wildlife Authority requires information from your passport such as your name, passport number, date of birth, and country in order to keep a clear record of all data. Foreign residents, like nationals, must present confirmation of their residency in the region in order to take a Uganda Gorilla Safari at a reduced rate.

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