Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda

Home » African Safari Destinations » Uganda Safaris, Tours & Holidays » Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda

Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda

Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda

Besides the Democratic Republic of Congo Uganda has the second cheapest gorilla permit prices at USD 700 per gorilla permit per person that’s including the park entrance fees for that day, however, the gorilla permits are sold on a first come first serve basis which may require an advance booking in order to guarantee the permits.

By far gorilla trekking permits are some of the most difficult safari essentials to arrange, a gorilla permit or pass is a document issued by the government of Uganda through the Uganda wildlife authority after tourists have paid fully the fees required, these permits are usually printed few weeks to start of the safari to the tour operator.

Uganda has 5 gorilla trekking regions meaning travelers need to be very careful while planning their safari, you must ensure before booking your safari lodge you must have booked your gorilla permit first because the region where you will trek the mountain gorillas will determine where you will stay as the distance between these trekking zones range from 1 hour to 6 hours of drive.

Quick steps on how to book your Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permits with Wilderness Explorers Africa.

  1. Contact Wilderness Explorers Africa safari experts with your suggested travel dates to Uganda and our experts will share a suggested travel plan after checking for the availability of gorilla permits with the Uganda wildlife authority.
  2. After approving the suggested travel plan you are expected to make your final decision within 48 hours if you make the final decision to trek the mountain gorillas then you will confirm within this period and our experts will send you a quote for the safari.
  3. After going through the quotation, you might want to make adjustments which they will finalize with your travel plan after they will send you an invoice that will obtain gorilla trekking booking fees and usually 20% of the total safari cost.
  4. You will go ahead and make a bank transfer and send us the proof of payment, after receiving the funds our consultant will then request you to send copies of your passport after receiving the documents then we shall secure your permits from the Uganda wildlife authority with full payment and after we shall scan copies of the receipts and sent them to you as a proof of the purchase of your gorilla permits.
  5. Ensuring all factors remain constant 4 weeks before traveling to Uganda our consultant will send you the final invoice to make full payment for the safari and your final itinerary will be sent to you and which will mark the start of your journey to see the mountain gorillas in Uganda.
  6. On the day of arrival, our guide will have all your gorilla trekking permits and other services like park entrance fees with him ready at the airport upon arrival you will receive your guide to start your safari holiday.


Ground operations for
Exclusive journeys

Africa: +256706522669

Overseas: +61427412130

a travel agent is available 24hrs