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Forgetting your gorilla trekking date is one of the things you should never wish to happen as it comes with many consequences. Gorilla permits for Bwindi Impenetrable national Park, Mgahinga National Park and Volcanoes National Park are supposed to be for a specific day and as such you are supposed to be at the respective park headquarters on that very day ready for your gorilla trekking experience. We have had many clients forgetting their trekking date only to appear a day after. If this happens, you risk missing out on your gorilla trek since your gorilla permit will be expired.

Forgetting your gorilla trekking date.

We booked two gorilla permits for our clients to trek on 16th September 2015 but unfortunately one of the clients could not trek because she was sick. The only option was to reschedule these gorilla permits to a new date. While we tried to do this on behalf of our clients, they moved fast and went to Uganda wildlife Authority and changed them to new dates in October 2015. Since we had booked accommodation and transport for them, we wanted to know the exact dates of trekking. After sometime, clients gave us new dates which were wrong. Time comes to take them for their gorilla trekking only to discover that permits were for trekking a day before. It was evening and our driver had to call our head office to tell us about this incident. Being very late in the evening, Uganda Wildlife Authority head offices were closed but they promised us that as long as there was going to be space the next day, clients were going to trek. So clients had to wait the next morning and it so happens that through our healthy working conditions with Uganda Wildlife Authority, they were allowed to trek gorillas on a different date.

To avoid forgetting your gorilla trekking date, one should put trust in his or her tour agent to arrange such services for them. If we were not involves, these clients could have probably missed trekking gorillas but fortunate enough this did not happen. We therefore encourage all those interested in trekking mountain gorillas to book their gorilla permits and gorilla tours through tour operators to avoid forgetting your trekking dates and also getting proper advice on how to get the best out of your tour.

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