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Gorilla Trekking Age Limit in Uganda

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Gorilla Trekking Age Limit in Uganda

Gorilla trekking age limit in Uganda

Uganda’s gorilla trekking age limit is currently at 15 years and any child below the age of 15 may be prohibited from visiting gorillas in their natural habitat as it is for Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park.

However we still advise that all travellers should ensure that they have a certain level of fitness as these mountain gorillas are wild and they can move anytime and anywhere depending on the conditions in that specific habitat.

Normally mountain gorillas will cover an area of 1Km of radius daily if there is enough food for the family however if mountain gorillas are disturbed they can move longer distances some of the factors include encountering other wildlife, availability of food.

What you need to know before booking your Mountain gorilla safari

  • When booking your mountain gorilla safari anywhere in Uganda, Our safari consultants will go ahead and request for the copies of your passport which will be submitted to Uganda wildlife authority as a proof of the traveller buying the gorilla permit and on the day of gorilla trekking the same passport will be required during the registration of your gorilla permit by your safari guide.
  • Currently Mountain gorilla permits in Uganda cost USD 700 per person per trek and these permits are sold by the government of Uganda and no tour operator has any rights to sell mountain gorilla permits except the government through Uganda wildlife authority and they are sold on first come first serve basis making it very difficult to guarantee availability to clients.
  • We recommend our clients to act first while booking the gorilla permits as other services can be dealt with at a later date even closure to the gorilla trekking dates like Transportation, Lodging, guides fees and park entrance fees, this will then allow you to book your flights with confidence.

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