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gorilla-permitGorilla permits in Uganda (Uganda gorilla trekking permits) are tickets that allow those who want to do gorilla trekking in Uganda to see these endangered Great Apes – Mountain Gorillas.

Uganda is interestingly among the three (3) countries in the world with a population of Mountain Gorillas which are known to be critically endangered the world over and thus Mountain Gorilla Safaris in Uganda are among the iconic packages that world travelers look out for on the continent of Africa.

However, it can be noted that to be able to track Mountain Gorillas, a traveler on Uganda gorilla safari must be in possession of a gorilla permit.

Uganda gorilla trekking permits are a preserve of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and they are issued at its main Headquarters along Kiira Road Kamwokya Kampala though booking can be direct or indirect through a local tour operator.

There are two destinations where Gorilla trekking safaris and tours in Uganda is carried out namely; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is the main and the pioneer site and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park – Uganda’s second Mountain Gorilla refugium.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is blessed with a minimum of 400 Mountain Gorillas and 14 Habituated families though two are still undergoing habituation while Mgahinga features one habituated gorillas group named Nyakagezi but is also part of the greater Virunga massif where the 480 Mountain Gorillas are known to thrive.

The Mountain Gorilla trekking experience is so far ranked the best safari activity in Africa but this lifetime wonder cannot be guaranteed until one has secured the trekking permit. An advance arrangement is much recommended to be able to get the gorilla permit of the desired date and tracking region for the sake of Bwindi which has various tracking regions of Nkuringo, Rushaga, Ruhija, and Buhoma.

Different prices are tagged on these permits depending on the citizen’s status and the season of travel. The Non-resident foreigners pay $700, Resident foreigners pay $500 while the East African Community Citizens pay 250,000/= during the normal season months but if one wishes to take up a gorilla safari in Uganda.

The passport details including full name, passport number, nationality, and date of birth are always required by Uganda Wildlife Authority to print one’s respective permit.


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