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where to buy or book a gorilla permit
where to buy or book a gorilla permit
There officially two safe countries where you can come to view or watch gorillas and these are Uganda and Rwanda. In these two countries, there legal offices where to buy or book your gorilla permit. In Uganda or Rwanda, you can buy or book your gorilla permit through a tour operator-This is highly recommended as they save you of all the troubles you might encounter in the whole process.

Where to buy or book your gorilla permit

Uganda wildlife Authority is the overall body that looks after all National Parks including Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park where mountain gorillas live. UWA is therefore the official body which sell permits to Uganda Tour Operators who in turn sell them to international tour Agents and individuals. UWA has her offices in Kampala where permit availability for specific dates can be checked and if available you are free to book with cash since all permits are given or issued out on first come first serve basis. Eighty eight (88) gorilla permits are available for sell daily at Uganda Wildlife Authority so feel free to contact us before booking any other services.

Rwanda Development Board is the official government body in charge of issuing gorilla permits in Rwanda. Just like in Uganda, Rwanda tour operators can easily book for you a gorilla permit as long as you provide them with the actual dates when you prefer trekking gorilla in Volcanoes National park. Currently Volcanoes National Park has ten (10) gorilla families each trekked by a maximum of 8 people so eighty gorilla permits are available on a daily basis.

The procedure of booking or buying a gorilla permit is very simple. All you need to do is to contact us about availability which we will do for you. We will then inform you on how to pay so that we secure your gorilla permit. Once you have paid, you will send us your passport details as Uganda wildlife Authority cannot issue out any gorilla permit without them. Once they are issued, we will send you scanned copies for your records.

Please note that gorilla permits for June, July, August, December and February tend to sell out quickly and we advice that it is better for you to book them way in advance. This can be between three and six months. For more details on where to buy or book your gorilla permit, do not hesitate to contact us.

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