Why the permit quantity has been increased .
The quantity of the gorilla trekking permits available for each day in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has been increased. The price for gorilla safaris though remains the same ($ 600 per person). This increases the chances of Uganda gorilla safari tourists getting a permit to go and have a memorable encounter with the mountain gorillas within their natural habitat.
Uganda is the favorite gorilla safaris destination because of the un rivaled experience in Bwindi impenetrable national park which is one of the remaining diverse forests in Africa. The altitudinal variation of the forest ranging between 1,190-2,600m on both mountain and lowland areas gives a variety of habitat for different species. There 350-bird species including 23 out of the 24 Albertine rift endemics, more than 163 species of trees, 7 species of diurnal primates, over 120 species of mammals and 202 butterfly Species.
The increase in the permit quantity comes after the increase in gorilla families from 15 to 17 (in all gorilla parks in Uganda) after a successful habituation process. Buhoma gorilla trekking sector got one new gorilla family known as Katwe group, increasing the gorilla families in the sector to 4. Nkuringo sector received a new gorilla family known as Christmas group totaling to 3 gorilla families now.
The advantage of the increase on gorilla safaris in Uganda.
A total of 8 tourists are allowed to trek a single gorilla family each day, the gorilla family increase allows extra 3,000 people to have a memorable lifetime experience with the rare mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking is the best safari activity in Africa and many take some time to trek and meet these gentle giants. The mountain gorillas are only in 3 of the world’s countries with Uganda being home to more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas.
Because of the increase in gorilla trekking safari in Uganda permit requests this year, this quantity increase comes at the right time. The increase in permit numbers will try to cover the gap between the trekking requests and permits that can be booked for a single day.
To do gorilla trekking in Bwindi, permits are booked prior the safari from the Uganda Wildlife Authority headquarters in Kampala. This can be done by the gorilla safari tour operators in Bwindi impenetrable national park or by an individual. Last minute permit purchase is highly discouraged since it could lead to disappointments, always remember to follow the procedure and book early.
Try early this time and you won’t miss out on this exciting memorable experience in Bwindi impenetrable national park.