Mountain Gorillas are only located in the Virunga Volcanic Areas which is covered by 3 countries; Uganda (Mgahinga Gorilla National Park) and (half remaining of the gorillas is in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park), Rwanda (Volcanoes National Park) and Democratic Republic of Congo (Virunga National Park).
Uganda Wildlife Authority is the lead responsible for issuing the Uganda gorilla permits. Every day gorilla permits are issued out. Uganda Wildlife Authority issues 168 gorilla permits per day in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. A total of over 168 Uganda gorilla permits that are issued on a daily basis in Uganda and each permit cost $ 700 and valid a day.
For you to do gorilla trekking tours in Uganda, you are required and supposed to book a gorilla permit earlier before your tracking date and this is much possible through a local Uganda tour operator. Therefore, booking should be done before the trekking day to avoid disappointment and missing out that chance to see the gorillas after long journeys.
To have an organized arrangement for having permits, always advised to book within a period of 2 months to 1 month. Because currently, the permits are so competitive making a task of the earlier the better work so worth.
While placing in your booking, you will be asked which tracking sector you would like to track, normally it’s very easy for us to know the tracking location. So, this will ease knowing the availability of the gorilla trekking permit for that given day.
While booking with Uganda Wildlife Authority make sure you reach their website and send them an email with your details. They will be able to check the dates you desire and then let you know about the availability of gorilla permits on that specific date to avoid all this waiting hassles book with local company.
In case, the permits are not available, then you can ask them about the dates where gorilla permits are available. Upon confirming the date, you will then transfer the money to accounts.
It is a must for you to pay for the bank charges otherwise the gorilla trekking permit will not be confirmed. Then required to send a scanned copy of the receipt by email to the booking office for confirmation. The process may take between 2 to 4 days before they confirm your dates and then they will send a scanned copy of your gorilla permit.
The permit should show your full personal details, (name, passport number, home country) the gorilla trekking date and the gorilla group to be visited. The only task left for you is to show up on the gorilla trekking day.
With ecotours Rwanda, you don’t have to stress going through hustles above, we are a reputable tour company ready to relive you from all those hustles and always can be in place to reach the permit booking for you. In case you will go ahead and do the trekking safari with us; No extra charges will be involved; we will incur the safari for an experience.
All we need is to agree with you on the company terms then you transfer the money on our company account then we take your hustle on our side. This will involve moving like a king because you will all the time be picked by our tour guide/driver from every point beginning with airport pickups on arrival.
Book the Rwanda gorilla permit yourself directly through the Rwanda Development Board. But booking a Rwanda gorilla permit is not nearly as straightforward and easy as you may think as this is done by local company.
It is very important to always book your Rwanda gorilla permit through a local tour operator given this reduces the hustle during the booking process for your gorilla tour to Rwanda.
In Rwanda, gorilla trekking tours are done in Volcanoes National Park which is found in North-Eastern in a small town called Musanze, Rwanda in East Africa. Volcanoes National Park is one of the major national parks in Rwanda and East Africa and one of the oldest parks in Africa, it is home to the endangered apes and primates that include the mountain gorillas and golden monkeys, there also many species of birds, monkeys, trees, forest hogs, bush bucks among others in the forest as well as the unique culture.
Booking a Rwanda gorilla permit through ecotours Rwanda will help you ease time, since we help check for your availability of the gorilla permits on your planned dates of travel, receive the payment and purchase you the gorilla permit.
This will still help you easily understand how it works for purchasing Rwanda gorilla permits and how to sign in for the trek, we are able to advise you on where to go for the trek in Volcanoes National Park, where to stay during your gorilla trek and everything you need to know before coming for your gorilla trek in Rwanda. We shall help you figure out how the Rwanda gorilla permits are secured, advice on the routes to take where to do the gorilla trek among others.
If you choose to book your Rwanda gorilla permit through us, you will be communicating with specialists only with expertise and knowledge of the logistics, where to stay on your gorilla tour in Rwanda, best times of year to trek gorillas and more is definitively worth the effort.
We shall help advise you on the booking process of the Rwanda gorilla permits that is starting from booking a specific date for your trek according to your planned travel itinerary, where to go for the gorilla trek to avoid no show and lose out on the permit. It is so easy to make a mistake because you don’t know where to go, starting point of the gorilla trek among others.
The process of booking your Rwanda gorilla permit is very easy once you contact us about your planned trek and preferred date. The gorilla permit has to be purchased in advance to secure a spot for your trek for any date depending on your travel dates and availability of the permits that day. Gorilla trekking is done in a group of eight people per gorilla family meaning eight permits only are available for each gorilla family.
To secure a place for a day’s gorilla trek you will need to secure your gorilla permit in advance months or days prior visiting Volcanoes National Park. When you book an all-inclusive gorilla tours to Volcanoes National Park with Eco Tours Rwanda as your local tour operator in Rwanda, all you need to do is to send us your actual dates when you prefer trekking gorillas and we will check availability of permits online with Rwanda Development Board.
We will reserve your permit tentatively and send you a permit payment invoice. Once you make payment, we will go ahead and secure your permit and thereafter send you scanned copies of receipts for your records and perusal. The gorilla permit costs USD1500 for all nationals and you are allowed one hour of viewing the gorillas and taking photography.
Democratic Republic of Congo has been ranked as one of the best destinations in Africa to go gorilla trekking given the fact, they have both types of gorillas that is the Eastern Lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Beiga National Park and Mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park.
Eco Tours Rwanda has tour packages available that you can choose from ranging from budget, mid-range to luxury, these can as well be customized to best match your needs, send us an email and we will book for you accordingly.
Virunga National Park is one of the most diverse tropical rain forests and oldest national park in Africa mostly famous for mountain gorilla trekking in Democratic Republic of Congo, among other activities done here include Nyiragongo volcano hike, bird watching, Nature walks, Chimpanzee tracking and Habituation. It should be noted that there three countries that have mountain gorillas in the whole world.
Kahuzi Beiga National Park was created in 1970 and the first Lowland gorilla trekking was done in 1973, when it comes to Lowland gorilla trekking it ranks high, it was gazetted to conserve the Grauer’s gorilla species the world’s largest gorilla species.
The Eastern Lowland gorillas also known as Grauer’s gorillas is the largest of the largest of the four-gorilla subspecies, trekking Eastern Lowland gorillas is done in Kahuzi Biega National Park located in Congo 30kms from Bukavu town they can be accessed by road and air.
Eco Tours Rwanda provides relevant gorilla permit booking information for Congo to enable you plan your gorilla safari well. You don’t have to hassle booking your gorilla permit if you choose from our Congo gorilla tours. We will check for you availability of gorilla permits for your requested dates, book and purchase them for you once you have made payment and book all services on your behalf.
Usually, you have to obtain a gorilla permit several months in advance. We always advise at least 5 months in advance or prior to your visit given they are only 2 groups available for trek in Kahuzi Biega National Park. While booking a gorilla tour, always pay your gorilla permit fee in advance to enable us acquire it for you.
Gorilla trekking is a daily activity done in Virunga National Park in Congo, a gorilla permit costs USD 450 per person per trek for the high season months of Mid-December to mid-march then June to October and then USD200 for the low season months of mid-march to mid-May and then mid-October to mid-December every year.