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How to Get a Gorilla Permit for Uganda or Rwanda

Booking permits for Rwanda gorillas

How to Get a Gorilla Permit for Uganda or Rwanda

You need to have a gorilla permit managed by each one of the various national parks to trek the gorillas. Normally you need to acquire a gorilla permit many months ahead of time. We generally recommend a minimum of 5 months earlier or before your visit. When reserving a gorilla tour, at all times pay the gorilla permit fee ahead of time to allow us get it for you. The Gorilla trekking is assured if you get a permit. These are really competitive and limited especially during best seasons. Occasionally gorilla permits get out of stock 4 months earlier.

In Uganda it is USD 500 each day for each person for one gorilla permit. so You can obtain the permits from Kampala at the headquarters of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) . also We do arrange and reserve gorilla permits for the clients at no additional costs given you book an entire trip with us

In Rwanda the permits are got from Rwanda Tourism Board offices (ORTPN) found in Kigali / Ruhengeri (close to the PNV) at USD $750

You have to mind about which gorilla permit you have as it determines the gorilla family that you will be trekking as well as the lodge or accommodation. The Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park has a number of parts and therefore every part features its own gorilla family as well as accommodation facilities.

About Mountain Gorilla Tours

Gorilla safaris into Uganda as well as Rwanda are what we concentrate on. We help you get gorilla permits for a tour earlier, we organize and reserve accommodation plus transport in order your gorilla trekking holiday becomes a memorable.

We offer gorilla tracking guidance to our clients due to the fact when you journey with us, you are going with the locals that are born within Uganda and also have been within the tourism Sector for the previous Ten years therefore we know as well as enjoy all we do.


Gorilla safaris require preparations earlier. You have to buy your gorilla permit from the Uganda Wildlife Authority or from Rwanda a minimum of Six months earlier. Gorilla permits for the months of June, July, February, August and September, often are sold-out quickly. At all times contact us for the gorilla permit accessibility in order that you organize consequently.


Uganda has nine gorilla Families situated in various sides of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as well as Mgahinga National Park. The Habinyanja plus Rushegura Gorilla Families are tracked from the Buhoma side, then the Bitukura plus Oruzogo   gorilla families are situated in Ruhija around 2 hours-drive from Buhoma. The Kahungye, Nkuringo, Mishaya and Nshongi are on Kisoro side of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

You have to contact us for information on gorilla families because they decide which accommodation you actually will book and just how long you might have to drive to get to the beginning point. People interested in residing at Gorilla Forest Camp, or Buhoma Lodge, or Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, or Buhoma Community, have to consider reserving Rushegura and the Habinyanja families. In case you don’t have problems with driving 2 hours then the Oruzogo plus Bitukura are also perfect.

In case you intend to trek Nshongi, Nkuringo, , Kahungye and Mishaya , accommodation may be arranged at Clouds Lodge, as well as Kisoro travelers rest Inn.


When you have selected where you are to stay, you will have to get in touch for information regarding gorilla trekking, things to pack, wear, all of which are nicely documented in our Uganda-and-Rwanda gorilla-trekking document. Actually we will deliver it to you in order that you get ready keeping that in mind.