Where would I be able to purchase Mountain Gorilla tracking permits for Uganda and Rwanda? Do I have to book permits ahead of time? When are the high seasons?
Where do I would buy Gorilla permits? Gorilla tracking permits should be acquired ahead of time, that is a half year or even a year ahead of time in case you’re going during a high season or on the off chance that you are in a big group. The high seasons are June through to October and Christmas and the New Year. Gorilla tracking permits can be acquired as long as two years ahead of time
The prior you book, the more decision you have on where you track and where you stay for accommodation. Last minute bookings might be conceivable during low season or where there are only a couple of individuals tracking, yet the accessibility of gorilla tracking permits isn’t ensured. This applies to Uganda specifically where there is a high challenge for the permits.
Every gorilla family must be visited for one hour out of each day. There is a base age prerequisite of 15 years to follow the gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC.
The benefits of booking with a tour operator are that they have personal neighbourhood learning of the accommodation alternatives and vicinity of gorilla families. They realize these remote zones well and their drivers are specialists at negotiating slippery, soak soil roads. On the off chance that you intend to expand your excursion, and the vast majority do, the organization can likewise give extraordinary travel suggestions and make all the activities and accommodations for you.
To book your gorilla tracking permit, you should give:
- The date(s) you might want to follow the gorillas. Propose a couple of dates in the event that your first decision of date is now reserved. In a perfect world, scan and email a duplicate of your international ID to us.
- Your name, nationality and passport number. Gorilla tracking permits are non-transferable. You’ll show your passport or some other type of distinguishing proof at the pre-tracking preparation.
- Payment. The most ideal approach to pay is by bank wire exchange. Make sure to inform your bank to deduct any exchange charges from your account. In the event that you are purchasing gorilla tracking permits from us, note that we accept credit cards with an extra charge of 5%.
Affirmation of your booking. You ought to get a scanned copy of your gorilla tracking permit within a couple of days or weeks. When you arrive, our guide will give you your original gorilla permit or you will get it from the UWA/RTB office if you are travelling independently
Your gorilla tracking permit will have a unique serial number and your personal details written on it. It is non-transferable. Keep in mind that you will need to show your passport or some other form of identification at the pre-tracking briefing.
Uganda’s gorilla families are spread over a wide geographic region, so it is significant that you book your accommodation that is inside an hour’s drive – or a couple of minutes’ strolls – of the beginning of the gorilla tracking. To hold gorilla tracking permits in Uganda, you should determine which park (Bwindi or Mgahinga) you might want to visit. Prior to your tracking, UWA staff will manage you on which family you will follow, as indicated by your wellness level and interests.
While in Rwanda, you don’t need to indicate a specific gorilla family when you buy your gorilla tracking permit. I’d propose searching for accommodation inside an hour’s drive of Kinigi, the base for all gorilla trackers. In addition to the fact that this is helpful for your initial morning begin, however, the volcanic view is additionally heavenly!
We wish you all the best in your gorilla tracking tour.