For a person to be able to trek gorillas in any of the tree east African countries, that is ;Uganda, Rwanda and the DR.Congo, he/she must first secure/ reserve a gorilla permit as it’s the only way to trek gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga national park, Rwanda its at the volcanoes national park and for Congo, travelers can secure permits for Virunga national park. Securing your gorilla permit is the first step to gorilla trekking in any of the countries above. Reason being that gorilla trekking is one of the most thought after activity in east African countries taking part in gorilla trekking and receive many visitors in Uganda and Rwanda for gorilla trekking, this is to say that, permits tend to be sold out faster so you will need to book in advance for the preferred dates you would like to go for gorilla trekking in any of the respect country of your choice.
Securing/Reserving Gorilla Permits Through Adventure in The Wild Safaris
Any person having interest in gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda, the most convenient and easiest way to secure you permit is either through us at adventure in the wild safaris, or through any of the registered tour operators in Uganda or Rwanda. When you contact a tour company, for example adventure in the wild, we will check for the availability of the permits for either gorilla trekking Uganda or gorilla trekking Rwanda, in case there is any, we will get back to you with the number of permits on those preferred dates and when you have confirmed with us, we will go head and secure the permits on your behalf then you will proceed with the payments of the permits to confirm your booking and we shall reserve/ secure the permits for you according to your preferred dates and month of gorilla trekking and travel to Uganda or Rwanda. But securing your gorilla permit with us, requires that you book all-inclusive gorilla trekking safari with us (adventure in the wild safaris).
We offer safari packages ranging from 3 days gorilla trekking tour from Kampala, 3-day gorilla trekking tour from Kigali and others and if you would like to combine your gorilla safari with chimps, we also have 5-day Bwindi gorilla trekking and chimps tour or alternatives gorillas and wildlife. Note that our tour packages are tailored in the interest of our clients. For more I formation about gorillas and gorilla trekking, reach to us at adventure in the wild safari.
Securing/ reserving gorilla permits directly
For those who also do not want to secure their permits with any tour operator company, can also take the second option of securing the gorilla permit directly through Uganda wildlife authority. One can book the permit online by sending email or reaching to their offices at Kira road Kamwokya opposite the Uganda museum Kampala capital city. They will check for the availability of permits on those preferred dates and get back to you. Then you will ask them to reserve the permits for you according to your dates of gorilla trekking. After this, they will reserve the permits for you and advise you to proceed with the payments to confirm your booking and when you have traveled to Uganda, you will go and pick your permits from the head offices in Kampala. These all looks simply easy when you do everything on line but here comes the problem mostly faced by the travelers. When you send an email or calling the head office, in most cases you end up getting late response which can be a little bit stressful on the side of the clients, another challenge is you will need to book accommodation and transportation to Bwindi impenetrable forest. Bwindi has several sectors so you will need to book accommodation nearer to the location you will be trekking gorillas from since you will need an early morning rise to transfer to the park headquarters for briefing before the start of the activity. And also on the day of gorilla trekking, you will need a transfer to and from the starting point of your gorilla trekking as you can not walk on foot from the lodge to the park headquarters this is all tiresome, but when you reserve your gorilla permit altogether with the safari, with adventure in the wild safaris, we will take the responsibility and make sure you have the best of your safari in Uganda or Rwanda.