You need an official permit handled by each of the national parks to see the gorillas. Usually you have to obtain these several months in advance. If you are going with a tour it will be arranged for you.
In Rwanda and Uganda, the gorilla permits will cost USD 500 per day per person. You can get these gorilla permits in Kampala, Uganda at the Uganda Wildlife Authority headquarters while in Rwanda, through the Rwanda Tourism Board offices (ORTPN) in Kigali or Ruhengeri.
GORILLA TREKKING DESTINATIONS
UGANDA: Called the pearl of Africa, Uganda offers great opportunities to see the rare mountain gorillas on your safari holiday within Africa. With a gorilla tracking permit costing USD 500 per person, you are allowed to track the rare and endangered mountain gorillas ( gorilla beringei) from either Bwindi impenetrable forest in the south western part of Uganda or Mgahinga National Park, part of the virunga Gorilla Conservation Area. The rare mountain gorillas live in families and so you will visit a particular gorilla group depending on the availability of permits.
UGANDA GORILLA SAFARIS
These safaris start and end in Kampala, Uganda. These gorillas groups are the most attraction in Uganda for tourists and are found in two places i.e. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a habitat to 326 gorillas and Mgahinga National Park, a habitat to approximately 9 gorillas. Along with an experienced guide, tracking gorillas is a distinctive experience which leads you to a weird and wonderful land to meet remarkable great primates all day long but can be an overwhelming and thrilling experience at the same time.
RWANDA:A land of thousand Hills has its top tourist attraction as the rare mountain gorillas in Parc De Volcanoes (PNV), a centre where Dian Fossey set up her research centre for the gorilla conservation programs. Great trekking opportunities are available in this park and a gorilla tracking permit is available at a cost of only USD 500. Earlier booking is necessary before you embark on your journey to Rwanda.
RWANDA GORILLA SAFARIS
These safaris start and end in Kigali Rwanda. Rwanda has a number of unique delights to offer to tourists. Parc National des Volcans in the Virunga volcanoes is home to the mountain gorillas to which Dian Fossey dedicated her life. Nyungwe Forest, one of the largest montane forests in Central Africa, is renowned for its large troops of colobus monkeys and rich variety of orchids. Akagera National Park is a savannah park with elephants, hippo and crocodile. Lake Kivu is a beautiful inland sea enclosed by steep terraced hillsides. There are a large variety of birds. Rwanda has a rich culture with its second city, Butare, having one of the finest cultural museums in Africa.
Apart from the gorilla safaris we offer several other Uganda Safari packages that entail discovery and exploration of much of Uganda and Rwanda’s treasures. Trace the western Rift Valley in the heart of Africa, go game viewing on the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park, track the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge, go on the hunt for the tree-climbing lions lounging on old fig trees in the Ishasha Sector in Uganda with Us.
Uganda kob On our wildlife safaris in Uganda, see the rich wildlife in the savanna parks, an array of birds and track some of the last remaining 700 mountain gorillas in the world; – a fantastic experience that takes place only in Bwindi Gorilla Forest in Uganda and PNV in Rwanda. We can also customize your Uganda Safari to include Kenya, Tanzania or Zanzibar at no extra cost. Our tour packages include overnight accommodation in the best safari lodges and tented Camps yet the adventure activities included in the itinerary are tailored to suit your individual preferences. Our tour guides are courteous and are ready to take you through the best safari destinations in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya or Tanzania. We are ready and willing to make your Uganda Safari, the most perfect of your lifetime!