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What does Uganda’s gorilla trekking permit mean?

For everyone who wants to embark on a mountain gorilla trekking excursion, a permit is necessary.

How can you obtain it?

A legal Uganda Gorilla trekking permit issued to a certain sector, such as Rushaga, Nkuringo, Buhoma, or Ruhijja, is required for this experience; however, it can be processed at Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) through fully approved tour operators/firms in Uganda.

Uganda’s gorilla trekking permit’s price

Gorilla habituation in Uganda takes place in the Rushaga region, south of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, and costs $1500 per person to participate in the four-hour event. Clients who wish to spend an hour with these critically endangered gorillas must get a gorilla tracking permit, which costs $700 per person. The cost of the gorilla permit only covers the gorilla trek; it does not cover lunch, lodging, or porters.

Conditions for tracking gorillas

Travelers must be at least 15 years old and have a valid passport or identification card in order to obtain a gorilla permit, which must be presented before they can track gorillas in Uganda. Lightweight clothing, sun protection, cameras, hiking boots, and sunglasses are all recommended for travelers.

There is a process for canceling Uganda gorilla trekking permits.

  • You will not be eligible for a refund or reimbursement if you have not paid a deposit.
  • You can get up to a 75% refund if you cancel three months before your safari.
  • If you cancel one and a half months prior to your trek, you will receive a 50% refund.
  • Only 25% of the purchase price will be refunded 45 to 1 month prior.
  • If you fail to show up or if you cancel within a week, don’t expect a refund.
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