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Gorilla trekking permits in Mgahinga

Gorilla trekking permits in Mgahinga

Gorilla trekking permits in Mgahinga

Gorilla trekking permits in Mgahinga national park are cards that tourists use and be part of the gorilla trekking team. Gorilla trekking permits are legal cards designed by the Uganda wildlife authority to allow tourists to be part of gorilla trekking. Gorilla trekking permits for Mgahinga national park show the name of the park, the name of the client, and the date of trekking.

Gorilla trekking permits in Mghinga national park are for the Nyakagezi mountain gorilla family which is only habituated within the park. The Nyakagezi mountain gorilla family was habituated in 1991 immediately after the park was gazetted. It was gazetted to protect mountain gorillas and start gorilla tourism which would allow tourists to meet their close relatives.

Who qualifies to get a gorilla permit for Mgahinga national park?

A traveler above the age of 15 years does qualify to get a gorilla trekking permit for Mgahinga national park. The country where you are coming from doesn’t matter when it comes to gorilla trekking as long as you are 15 years and above. Tourists who want to move with kids below that age, need to know that such children never go for gorilla trekking because they are not sold permits.

How can a person buy gorilla trekking permits for Mgahinga national park?

Only the Uganda wildlife authority does issue gorilla trekking permits for Mgahinga national park since it controls and manages park activities. Tourists can buy gorilla trekking permits for Mgahinga national park directly from UWA or the local tour operator can buy them still from UWA.

Tourists who buy gorilla permits directly from UWA are those that are organizing the safaris themselves but those who are using local tour operators normally leave the work to them because they have direct contact or easy access to the reservations office at UWA.

To buy a gorilla permit for Mgahinga gorilla trekking, a person needs to have money and must be aged 15 years and above. One needs the dates of the month and year they want to go gorilla trekking and the information is sent to the reservations office where they check for availability and then let you know whether permits are available or not.

 

If a lucky traveler finds gorilla permits still available, they are sent different banking details and the money they are supposed to pay. Once you are done paying, you must send the proof of payment and then you will be asked your details. Your gorilla trekking permit shall be booked and you will be able to encounter the mountain gorillas of Maghinga national park on the dates indicates on the permit.

When should one buy a gorilla trekking permit for Mgahinga national park?

If you get a gorilla trekking permit for Mgahinga national park count yourself lucky because they are very few compared to the number of people that want to trek. For any traveler to secure a gorilla permit for themselves in Mgahinga national park, they need to do booking 3 to 4 months or more in advance. The earlier you book the better especially if you want to go gorilla trekking in the high season.4 Days Luxury Gorilla Double Trek

Only one mountain gorilla family trekked by a maximum of 8 people according to rules set by Uganda wildlife authority is available in Mgahinga national park. This means that only 8 gorilla permits of Mgahinga national park are available at UWA daily. Tourists should know that the earlier one books the gorilla permit the better.

At how much do I get a gorilla permit for Mgahinga national park

A traveler gets a gorilla permit for Mgahinga national park at the price of the country or nation they are coming from. Uganda Wildlife Authority does sell gorilla trekking permits in three categories – foreign non-residents, foreign residents, and members of East African citizens states.  A gorilla permit is UGX250, 000 citizens of East African member states, $600 foreign residents, and $700 foreign non-residents.

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