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Booking your gorilla permit in advance has several advantages and at Encounter Africa safaris, we do emphasize this. One requires a gorilla permit to be guaranteed space to see Uganda gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. The same applies to Rwanda gorillas where a gorilla permit is also required to trek gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable alone has over 13 habituated mountain gorilla families and each family is visited by a maximum 8 people. On average therefore about 104 people are allowed to trek mountain gorillas per day for one hour.

Why book your gorilla permit in advance

Gorilla permits for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park tend to sell out quickly giving you a reason to plan and book your gorilla permit in advance. There several reasons why gorilla permits sell out and why you should avoid last minute bookings when it comes to securing your gorilla permit. One of the reasons why you should book your gorilla permit in advance is that there is competition for Uganda permit due to their affordability. Uganda gorilla permits are slightly cheaper than those for Rwanda and as such many people are now rushing for Uganda gorilla permits instead of Rwanda. Rwanda gorilla permits cost USD1500 while those in Uganda cost USD600. The high price of gorilla permits in Rwanda has caused a lot of pressure on Uganda leading to shortage.

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5 DAYS GIRILLAS & CHIMPS TRACKING SAFARI

From USD $970pp sharing.

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

5 DAYS GORILLAS AND GAME DRIVE SAFARI

From USD $1175 pp Sharing

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

3 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI

From USD $490 pp sharing

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.

At Encounter Africa we advise our clients to book their gorilla permits 3-4 months in advance or even 6 months in advance to avoid short notice disappointments. The situation becomes worth during high seasons of June, July, August, Mid September, December, January, February. If you plan to trek gorillas in such months, urgency is a matter of fact in order to be guaranteed of a gorilla permit.

Interested in booking your gorilla permit in advance? Please send us an email with the exact dates you want to trek gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda. We will then check availability of gorilla permit on that particular day, month and year and we will advise you accordingly. We will then invoice you for your gorilla permit only and then plan your gorilla tour around those dates. We normally book permits for clients who book all inclusive gorilla permits with us. Feel free to choose from our 3 day gorilla tour from Entebbe, or 3 Day gorilla trek from Kigali. We also combine Gorilla trekking with other site seeing and community visits and we can tailor safaris from 3 to up to 20 days experience.

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

2 DAY BWINDI GORILLA SAFARI THROUGH KIGALI

From USD $490pp sharing

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

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3 DAY UGANDA GORILLA SAFARI FROM KIGALI

From USD $560pp sharing

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

Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda

5 DAY UGANDA GORILLAS AND GAME SAFARI FROM KIGALI

From USD $1235pp sharing

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

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