WHAT IS A GORILLA PERMIT?
A gorilla permit is a manuscript issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority in Uganda or ORTPN in Rwanda officially allowing you to trek mountain gorillas in either one or both countries Rwanda/Uganda.
FOR HOW LONG IS THIS PERMIT VALID?
All gorilla trekking permits are strictly valid for the Date indicated on them and strictly allow you to view gorillas for only 01 (one) hour.
NOTE: Gorilla trekking itself may last up-to 9hours of strenuous trekking back and forth the steep dropping hills.
HOW MUCH DOES A GORILLA PERMIT COST?
The official price for a gorilla permit in Uganda is $600 per person .
Only in April, May and November 2015 the Uganda Wildlife Authority offers a discount of $250 making the gorilla permit $350 per person.
NOTE: The trekking date must fall within the months April, May or November itself to qualify for this $250 discount.
For Rwanda the official price for a gorilla permit is $750.
Please note there are NO low season discounts in Rwanda for gorilla permits.
NOTE: The gorilla permit price mentioned above ONLY allow you to go on gorilla trekking.
The prices excludes: accommodation, transport, meals, drinks or porters.
Please feel free to Contact us on advice regarding accommodation, transport, meals, drinks or porters.
HOW DO I BOOK A GORILLA PERMIT?
Gorilla Trekking is a highlight Experience for most travelers to Uganda & Rwanda. This makes gorilla permits are very popular and not many permits are available (a total of 80 permits per day in Uganda). The gorilla permits get sold out far in advance, especially in high season (June – October + December – February).
We advise you to book your tour and your gorilla permits far in advance.
Please contact us with date/month and year when you want to trek gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda, our gorilla Safari experts will then check availability of gorilla permits (for the dates specified by you) and inform you.
Once you have transferred the funds on to our account, we will pre purchase your gorilla permit(s), scan copies and send them to you.
NOTE: Gorilla permit purchase procedures require FULL details of the trekker(s). You therefore need to send us your passport details via scan/email to aid us in the purchase process at Uganda Wildlife Authority in order to print and issue your gorilla permits.
WHAT DO YOU CHARGE TO BOOK A GORILLA PERMIT?
Gorilla Permit bookings through Backpack Uganda Safaris is entirely FREE only if you book a full gorilla trekking tour with us.
We add US$ 50per gorilla permit as service charge if you have no tour booked with Us.
Please Contact Us for more information on how to book your gorilla tour.