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Cost Of Gorilla Permits

If you are planning to do gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda, you will need to acquire a gorilla permit. A gorilla permit is a document that allows you access to the A gorilla in Uganda gorillas.
In Uganda, gorilla permits cost $800 USD,
And in Rwanda $1500 . The high price of Rwanda gorilla permits makes the cost of a Rwanda safari more expensive for international Travelers. If you are an East African national, you can obtain a gorilla permit in Uganda for 300,000 shillings. During low seasons of the year, .
Rwanda may also have discounted permits for African Union Citizens, foreign residents, large groups, families and those taking part in other activities in the country. Uganda has discounted gorilla permits for foreigners who are residents in East Africa.
A Rwanda gorilla trekking cost is higher than in Uganda or Congo because of the of the price of permits.

If you are interested in the gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi, you will have to pay $1500 for a permit. The Gorilla habituation experience is quite different from normal gorilla trekking. It takes the whole day and involves spending 4 hours with mountain gorillas instead of the one hour allocated to tourists during standard gorilla trekking.

A gorilla permit is a requirement for tracking gorillas. You cannot be allowed to take part in the activity without showing your permit to the park authorities.
What is included in the price of a Gorilla Permit?
A gorilla permit includes interacting with the gorillas for one hour, park entrance and Ranger fees.

To book a gorilla permit, you need to go through your tour operator or one of the government authorities in the respective countries. In Uganda, the Uganda Wildlife Authority issues out gorilla permits while the Rwanda Development board does the same in Rwanda. It is important to book your gorilla permit at least 2 months in advance. If you are planning to travel in the peak season (June, July and August), we recommend that you do the booking at least 5 to 6 months before the trip so that you don’t go through the stress of asking different tour companies if they have availability.

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