An Uganda gorilla permit is very important when booking a gorilla tour to Uganda to go for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, why you should book your Uganda gorilla permit through a local tour operator. Uganda gorilla permits allow you to see the gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and they are of two categories namely; the gorilla trekking permits and the gorilla habituation experience permits. Bwindi has about 180 gorilla permits every day to allow you trek the gorillas from all the sectors. Uganda gorilla trekking permits allow you to spend only one hour once you find the gorillas and the gorilla habituation permits allow you to see and view the gorillas for four hours only activity that gives you a chance to spend more with the mountain gorillas in Bwindi. Bwindi has four regions where you can see the amazing Mountain gorillas and these include Ruhija and Buhoma in the northern side of Bwindi and Rushaga and Nkuringo in the southern side of the park. In recent times, the internet has certainly changed the travel industry and made more easy to book the Uganda gorilla permit yourself directly through the Uganda Wildlife Authority. But booking Uganda gorilla permit is not nearly as straightforward and easy and it is in our assertion and based on research that you should book your Uganda gorilla permit through a local tour operator and reasons include;
1. Save yourself a lot of time during booking the Uganda gorilla permit
Booking a Uganda gorilla permit through a local tour operator will help you save time, the local tour operator will help check for you availability of the gorilla permits online with Uganda Wildlife Authority on your planned dates of travel, receive the payment and purchase for you the gorilla permit reducing the hustle for you to follow this process of getting the permits.
2. Less confusing on how it works to get the Uganda Gorilla Permit
Booking a Uganda gorilla permit through a local tour operator will help you easily understand how it works for purchasing the Uganda gorilla permits and how to sign in for the trek, the local tour operator will advise you on where to go for the trek in Bwindi National Park, where to stay during your gorilla trek and everything you need to know before coming for your gorilla trek in Uganda. The local tour operator will help you figure out how the Uganda gorilla permits are secured, advice on the easy and safe routes to take where to go for the gorilla trek among others.
3. Expert advice on booking Uganda gorilla permits
If you choose to book your Uganda gorilla permits with a local reputable tour operator Specialist like Eco Adventure Safaris their expertise and knowledge of the logistics, where to stay on your gorilla tour in Uganda, best times of year to trek gorillas in Uganda, what to pack for the gorilla trek in Uganda and more is definitively worth the effort.
4. To avoid mistakes during booking the Uganda gorilla permits
The local tour operator will help advise you on the booking process of the Uganda gorilla permits that is starting from booking a specific date for your trek according to your planned travel itinerary, where to go for the gorilla trek to avoid no show and lose out on the permit. It is so easy to make a mistake because you don’t know where to go, starting point of the gorilla trek among others. This is why booking your Uganda gorilla permit with a local tour is always a better option.
5. A local tour operator works as your backup when things go wrong for example covid-19 uncertainty that halted international travel
When things go wrong and they do for example the recent outbreak of covid-19 that affected international travels which also affected those who had booked gorilla trekking in Uganda, who will you turn to if you booked on-line? In such cases a local tour operator in Uganda will help advice on the way forward in order to avoid losing out on your gorilla permits. You will be helped to reschedule your gorilla permits to future dates or advise on refunds options if they are availed by the government of Uganda through Uganda Wildlife Authority.
How to book Uganda gorilla permits through a local tour operator.
The process of booking your Uganda gorilla permit is very easy once you contact a local tour operator in Uganda about your planned trek and preferred date. The gorilla permit has to be purchased in advance to secure a spot for your trek for any date depending on your travel dates and availability of the permits that day. Gorilla tracking is done in a group of eight people per gorilla family meaning eight permits only are available for each gorilla family in Bwindi. To secure a place for a day’s gorilla trek you will need to secure your gorilla permit in advance months or days prior to visiting Bwindi National park. When you book an all-inclusive Gorilla tour to Uganda with Eco Adventure Safaris as your local tour operator in Uganda, All you need to do is to send us your actual dates when you prefer trekking gorillas and we will check the availability of permits online with Uganda Wildlife Authority. We will reserve your permit tentatively and send you a permit payment invoice. Once you make payment, we will go ahead and secure your permit and thereafter send you scanned copies of receipts for your records and perusal.
Booking Uganda gorilla permits is essential for your gorilla tour to Uganda, depending on availability of the permits on that particular date. You can choose the gorillas trek date on your birthday date, anniversary date, Christmas date, Easter date or any date that you most prefer to create an everlasting memory. We shall purchase and book the permit for that date depending on availability on Uganda Wildlife Authority permits system. All this needs to be done months or weeks in advance.
What is the cost of Uganda gorilla permit?
The cost of the Uganda gorilla permit depends on the activity chosen between gorilla habituation experience and gorilla trekking. The Gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi cost USD700 per person for Non-foreign Residents, USD600 for East African Residents and Ugx 250,000 for East African Citizens. The gorilla Habituation permits cost USD1500 for Non-Foreign Residents, USD1000 for East African Residents and Uganda shs. 750,000 for East African Citizens and you are allowed to spend four hours’ time with the gorillas. The habituation experience is only done in the south of Bwindi between Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors. The gorilla permit price is inclusive of the entrance fees into Bwindi forest, guiding fees in the forest, and conservation fee of the mountain gorillas Uganda.
Why book your Uganda gorilla permit with Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing gorilla trekking safari experiences to Uganda and Rwanda. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine gorilla trekking safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about Why you should book your Uganda gorilla permit through a local tour operator.