The Information for Booking a Gorilla Permit in Uganda – Uganda Safari News
To trek Mountain gorillas while on your gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, you need a gorilla permit. The gorilla permit is a paper document supported by a card that is issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority to allow you participate in the gorilla encounter.
Located along Kiira Road in Kamwokya Kampala, the Uganda Wildlife Authority has got the sole rights for selling the gorilla trekking permits in Uganda.
Thus, any other person or an organization which attempts to do it is breaking the law. The travellers who wish to undertake a gorilla safari in Uganda can book with Uganda Wildlife authority directly and because this arrangement tends to be hard for them especially for those outside Uganda, thus use of tour and travel agents such as Prime safaris and tours or Wild gorilla safaris can be of help to make the dream a success.
The gorilla trekking has grown over time to be one of the great Uganda safari products and because of this some times the demand exceeds supple.
For example in the high season, it’s advisable to book for them in advance so as not to miss out on them. The early booking gives you the opportunity to book your preferred region.
However, it is no longer possible to specify the gorilla family at the time of booking as apparently the permit is sold per region.
The Uganda Wildlife Authority apparently puts the price of a gorilla trekking permit at $600 for Foreign non residents, foreign residents go for $500 while East African Citizens go for 250,000/=.
The Authority at times gives discounted permits especially in the months of April, May and November pulling the price of the permit to $350 for foreign non residents, foreign residents go for $250 while East African residents go for 150,000/=.
It is very significant to know the region where you have got the trekking permit before you book the accommodation because you might book a lodge for example in Buhoma when the permit is requiring you to track Rushaga region. This information is very vital for those intending to undertake gorilla safaris and tours in Uganda.
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