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Gorilla Tours & Safaris

Uganda is home to the largest and most closely monitored community of Mountain Gorillas found in two National Parks namely Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park alone is home to over half of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas. Finding these amazing creatures in the dense forest is no easy task and Gorilla treks can last 2 -7 hours depending on their location.

Gorilla Trekking is a guided adventure into the forested areas of Uganda to find a troop of Gorillas and spend some time observing them in their natural Habitat. Gorilla Trekking offers a unforgettable experience and memories.

How much does it cost to go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda?

A Gorilla Trekking permit park costs 800 USD per person for foreign nonresidents, 700 USD per person for foreign residents and 250,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.

How do you book Gorilla Trekking in Uganda?

Booking a Gorilla Trekking experience in Uganda involves several steps but it’s a relatively straightforward process. Here’s a general guide:

Choose a Tour Operator. There are many tour operators in Uganda that offer gorilla trekking packages. Look for reputable companies with good reviews and track records of responsible tourism.

Decide on Dates. Gorilla trekking permits are limited and need to be booked well in advance, especially during peak seasons (June to September and December to February). Decide on your preferred dates and check permit availability.

Contact the Tour Operator. Reach out to your chosen tour operator via their website, email, or phone. Provide them with your preferred dates, group size, and any specific requests or requirements you may have.

Confirm Details. Once you’ve discussed your preferences with the tour operator, they will confirm the availability of gorilla trekking permits for your chosen dates and provide you with a detailed itinerary and cost breakdown.

Make a Deposit. Tour operators typically require a deposit to secure your booking. Payment methods may vary, so check with your operator for their preferred payment process.

Finalize the Booking. After making the deposit, the tour operator will finalize your booking, arrange transportation, accommodation, and any other services included in your package.

Obtain Necessary Travel Documents. Ensure you have a valid passport and any required visas for travel to Uganda. Your tour operator can advise you on visa requirements based on your nationality.

Prepare for the Trek. Gorilla trekking can be physically demanding, so make sure you’re adequately prepared with suitable clothing, hiking boots, insect repellent, and other essentials. Your tour operator will provide you with a list of recommended items to bring.

Enjoy the Experience. Once everything is arranged, all that’s left to do is enjoy the incredible experience of trekking through Uganda’s forests to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Remember to follow all guidelines provided by your tour guide to ensure the safety of both yourself and the gorillas.

Give Feedback. After your trek, consider providing feedback to your tour operator. This helps them improve their services and assists future travelers in making informed decisions.