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Purchasing gorilla permits is one most important factor if one is to be guaranteed of trekking the rare mountain gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Uganda. Gorilla trekking can only be guaranteed after securing your one hour or four hour gorilla permit for Bwindi impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Volcanoes National Park or Virunga National Park.

About purchasing gorilla permits in Uganda and Rwanda

The process of purchasing gorilla permits is very simple. All you need to know is that for one to book or purchase Uganda gorilla permits, you have to go through Uganda Wildlife Authority. Its UWA that issues out gorilla permits for the two national parks of Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. It is possible to purchase gorilla permits directly through Uganda Wildlife Authority by calling or writing to UWA about your interest to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park. They will check availability and reserve your gorilla permits and wait for you to make payment. Once payment is made, they will issue out your gorilla permit. This process of going straight through UWA has frustrated many tourists and agents and have opted to purchase gorilla permits through tour operators.

Purchasing gorilla permits through a tour operator

Purchasing gorilla permits through a Uganda or Rwanda tour operator is the best and quickest way of securing your gorilla permits for Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park as well as Rwanda gorilla permits for volcanoes National Park. Encounter Africa safaris is one of the leading tour operators operating in Uganda and Rwanda and we help in purchasing gorilla permits on behalf of our clients. All you need to do is to send us an email about where and when you need to trek mountain gorillas. We will check availability of gorilla permits for Bwindi impenetrable National Park or mgahinga National park and get back to you with the number of permits on this specific date. We have the capacity to hold or reserve your gorilla permits for a period of not more than seven days as we wait for you to make payment. Bank transfers normally take 2-3 days for money to show on our bank account but the good thing with Encounter Africa safaris is that as long as you send us proof of payment, we will use our credit to secure your gorilla permits as we wait for your funds to appear on our bank account. We do this to avoid losing out on permits since its first come first serve.

How to select a tour company for purchasing gorilla permits

Are you an international tour agent? Or an individual tourists looking to purchasing gorilla permits in Uganda or Rwanda? Do you want to book or purchase your gorilla permits through a Ugandan or Rwandan tour operators? Then you need to first do research on this particular tour company. Conducting research on a given tour company to establish its credibility is very simple. You can google this particular company, read its reviews on trip advisor and Safari bookings. It is these reviews that will show you the credibility of such companies. You are free to contact the people who purchased gorilla permits through that given tour company. For the case of Uganda, you need to make sure that it belongs to AUTO which is the Association of Uganda tour operators. AUTO is an umbrella organization for all registered and trusted tour companies in Uganda.

Purchasing gorilla permits through Encounter Africa safaris

Encounter Africa safaris has helped thousands of tourists and tour operators in purchasing gorilla permits for Uganda or Rwanda. We have written comprehensively on how to book, reserve, secure and buy gorilla permits in Rwanda and Uganda than any other company in the world. If you doubt this, you need to just google anything to do with gorilla permits and chances are that Encounter Africa will come number one or two. This is because we pride ourselves in not only providing a better service but also in providing credible and reliable information to enable our potential clients book and secure their gorilla permits.

Encounter Africa safaris is a credible tour company operating in Uganda and Rwanda. The company is owned and run by local Ugandans selling the country they know better. We are full members of AUTO which is the Association of Uganda Tour operators and an umbrella organization for all tour operators in Uganda. We are recognized members of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and have 24/7 access to their gorilla permit data base. We can therefore check availability of gorilla permits 24 hours, reserve and purchase them on your behalf. Encounter Africa safaris is highly recognized and recommended on two global platforms of Trip advisor and Safari bookings and our credibility is not questioned. Purchasing gorilla permits through Encounter Africa safaris is one of the quickest and reliable way of purchasing your gorilla permits for Uganda and Rwanda.

Purchasing gorilla permits through Encounter Africa safaris only requires you to book an all inclusive Uganda safari with us. We only purchase gorilla permits on behalf of all our clients who book accommodation, transport, park fees and all components of a tour. Our gorillas safaris range from 2 days to up to weeks or months. For more information about our Uganda and Rwanda gorilla tours, please visit our website.

Best time for purchasing gorilla permits in Uganda and Rwanda

It is advised to purchase your gorilla permits for trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Volcanoes National Park and virunga National Park in advance. By booking in advance we mean 4-5 months or a year in advance if you are to be guaranteed a place to trek the rare mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda. Contact Encounter Africa safaris one when to book your gorilla permits in advance now.

About Uganda and Rwanda gorilla permits.

Gorilla permits are documents or cards issued by Rwanda Development Board in case of Rwanda and Uganda Wildlife Authority in case of Uganda. A normal gorilla permit in Uganda and Rwanda allows you to spend one hour with a given habituated mountain gorilla family in Bwindi or Volcanoes National Park. A gorilla permit includes one hour with gorillas, park entry fees, and services of a ranger guide who will guide you in the forest. A gorilla permit also includes security while in the forest. Uganda also offers gorilla habituation permits which allows you to spend up to four hours with mountain gorillas still under habituation. Contact Encounter Africa safaris for more details about gorilla habituation experience safaris in Nkuringo and Rushaga.

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