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Why You Need to Book Your Gorilla Trekking Permit Early- Rwanda Safari News

Why You Need to Book Your Gorilla Trekking Permit Early- Rwanda Safari News

Why You Need to Book Your Gorilla Trekking Permit Early- Rwanda Safari News

With no doubt, gorilla trekking is topping the travelers bucket list. Living in their natural habitat the only way of seeing Mountain Gorillas is by undertaking either a Rwanda gorilla trekking safari, Uganda gorilla safari or gorilla trekking safari in Congo. However by no means can you visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Volcanoes National Park or Virunga National Park without a gorilla trekking permit. To get a gorilla trekking permit, prior booking is required and here is why you need to book your gorilla trekking permit early;

What is a Gorilla Trekking Permit?

A gorilla trekking permit is a document or card issued by the Rwanda Development Board, Uganda Wildlife Authority or Virunga National Park Authority allowing any traveler above 15 years of age to trek Mountain Gorillas. A Rwanda gorilla trekking safari permit costs USD 1500 a cost higher than any other destination. Uganda gorilla trekking safari permits, cost USD 600 per person per trek and Congo gorilla safari permits cost USD 400 per person per trek. A gorilla trekking permit allows a tourist to trek a single gorilla family with 7 other trekkers spending a maximum of 1 hour in the presence of these elusive gigantic yet gentle and shy specials.

Before the start of your gorilla safari Rwanda, Uganda gorilla tour or gorilla safari Congo the park authority requires, each individual to present their permits as a confirmation to their permission to undertake the activity.

Why You Need to Book Your Gorilla Trekking Permit Early- Rwanda Safari News

Now that you know the importance of booking a gorilla trekking permit whether for a Uganda safari, Rwanda tour or Congo safari, here is why you need to book your gorilla trekking permit early;

Tourists are advised to book their gorilla permits 3-4 months prior to the actual gorilla trekking time in order to avoid short notice or last minutes frustrations. This is because during the months of June – September and December – February, permits are on a high demand and can sell out months before your safari date.

A Price difference in permits creates the need for early permit booking. The best time for gorilla trekking cuts across almost all of the three countries. Therefore with the high cost of the Rwanda gorilla tour (USD 1500) permit many tourists tend to opt for the Uganda gorilla safaris permit (USD 600). The Uganda permits are cheaper and still the country has the highest population of Mountain Gorillas therefore permits are on high demand and booking can be required even six months prior the trekking date. The Congo gorilla tour permit is cheaper but then the country is politically unstable and fewer tourists opt to go trekking in the country because of security threats.

In case a tourist, wants to trek a specific gorilla family or a given gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi Forest National Park Uganda they need to book their permit earlier. Some regions for instance the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector of Bwindi has permits fully booked because of the many gorilla families and luxurious accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park found in this region. To avoid disappointments book early.

Recommendable Gorilla Trekking Safaris

Planning a gorilla trekking safari can be hectic but for a gorilla tour Uganda, gorilla tour Rwanda, these tours are the popular one’s that offer great safari memories;

 

 

 

 

 

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