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Reserving gorilla permits is the first and most important step to secure your place to trek mountain gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo. Mountain gorillas stay in three African countries of Uganda (Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga), Rwanda (Volcanoes National Park) and Democratic Republic of Congo (Virunga National Park). To see these mountain gorillas, one needs to reserve, book and then secure gorilla permits for the respective country.

Reserving Gorilla permits through Encounter Africa safaris

Reserving gorilla permits through Encounter Africa safaris or any other tour company in Uganda, Rwanda or DRC is the simplest and stress free. When you contact Encounter Africa safaris about gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, we will check availability of Gorilla permits in Rwanda or Uganda and get back to you with the number of permits available on the requested dates/month/year. Once there is availability, we will reserve your gorilla permits as we wait for you to send us your passport details and payment. Encounter Africa safaris has access to Uganda Wildlife Authority gorilla permit data base and we are allowed to check gorilla permit availability 24/7 and reserve these permits for up to 7 days. Its within these seven days that you should make payment for us to secure your gorilla permits. Reserving gorilla permits requires you to book an all inclusive gorilla safaris with Encounter Africa safaris. Here are our sample 3 Day gorilla tour from Entebbe and 3 Day gorilla safari from Kigali. You may also choose to combine gorillas with Chimps by booking our 5 Day bwindi gorillas and chimp safari. For more details about our gorilla safaris, please click here.

Reserving gorilla permits directly

You can reserve your gorilla permits directly and this how is you can do it. If you intend to trek gorillas in Uganda, you will have to call the reservations office or email them. They will give you availability of gorilla permits and if interested, they will reserve gorilla permits for you and advise on how to make payments. With this method, you will be required to pick you gorilla permits from Uganda Wildlife Authority park head quarters in Kampala. While this looks simple on paper, it can be stress full most especially if you try calling or sending emails and you get late responses. You will need to book you accommodation and transport to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Also remember that in Bwindi, you will also need transfers to and from the starting point of gorilla trekking. If you reserve gorilla permits with Encounter Africa safaris, we will handle all services required for your gorilla trek (Permits, Accommodation and Transport) and you will travel like a king.



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This primate day tour takes you to Bwindi Forest for gorilla trekking and then to Kibale National Park for chimpanzee trekking and the amazing bird watching.

Gorillas & Game Drive Safari


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This primate and wildlife safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla tracking and to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and boat cruise on Kazinga channel.

3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour - Gorilla Permits Booking Information


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Gorilla trekking  day tour to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to see habituated gorillas. Includes, transfers, transport, accommodation or meals, driver guides and all park entrance fees.

Booking and reserving gorilla permits in Advance

It is always advised to book and reserve your gorilla permits in advance to competition and avoiding short notice disappointments. In the whole world, we only have about 1000 mountain gorillas still surviving in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Virunga National Park and Volcanoes National Park. Bwindi impenetrable National Park has 17 habituated gorilla families, Mgahinga National Park has one habituated gorilla families while Volcanoes National Park has 10 habituated mountain gorilla families. Gorilla trekking being one of the most thought after tourist activity, spaces available for seeing gorillas are limited to only 8 people per gorilla family. Reserving gorilla permits 3-4 months in advance gives you time to relax and start dreaming about your gorilla trekking.

Why reserve gorilla permits and tours with Encounter Africa safaris

Encounter Africa safaris is a trusted tour company with our head office in Uganda. We are one of the leading tour operator for Uganda and Rwanda and our reputation is unquestionable. We are highly recommended on trip advisor and Safari bookings. Once contacted, we will assign you one of our professional safari designer who will handle all your inquires to satisfaction. For more information about Encounter Africa safaris, please feel free to drop us an email and we will gladly respond to you.

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking


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This 2 day bwindi gorilla safari through Kigali is meant for those people interested in

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This 3 Day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali is meant for those people interested in

Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda


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This 5 Day Uganda gorillas and game safari from Kigali is for those interested in

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