Uganda Wildlife Authority Gorilla Permits

Uganda Wildlife Authority Gorilla Permits, UWA Gorilla Permits

Uganda Wildlife Authority Gorilla Permits are permits for trekking gorillas in Uganda. Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is a government body in charge of managing all the national parks and wildlife reserves in Uganda. In Uganda, mountain gorillas live in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in south west side of the country. For any visitors to enter one of these parks for gorilla adventure, they should have a UWA gorilla permits. To secure a Uganda permit, you need to book it well in advance. The recommended period is usually 6 months to the date of trekking. This is because permits are very competitive as they are sold on first come, first serve basis.

Uganda Wildlife Authority Gorilla PermitsIn a case you are planning a gorilla trip, you need to do it in time to avoid disappointments due to last-minute attempted gorilla tour bookings. To understand the UWA permits, you need to know some more details about gorilla trekking permits. Contact a professional tour operator like Gorilla Trekking Services to work out a plan for your safari. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi or Mgahinga national park offer the best and finest wild experience in the region. Don’t miss on the chance to be close to the endangered primates in the tropical jungles of Uganda.

Gorilla Safari Tips

Cost of Uganda Gorilla Permit (UWA Gorilla Permit)

  • Foreign Non-residents in Uganda is at USD 700
  • Foreign Residents to USD 600
  • Gorilla Habituation Experience Permit = USD 1500
  • Ugandans/East Africans – UGX 250000 (USD 70)

Kindly note that a gorilla permit for Rwanda gorilla trekking is at USD 1500. This means that buying a Uganda permit instead of Rwanda’s, saves you USD 900. It is a good saving to a traveler who is looking for budget gorilla tours which are usually the cheapest ways for seeing gorillas in Uganda. The prices above started from 1st July 2020. From then date, Uganda Wildlife Authority put the gorilla permit at USD 700.

Price for Gorilla Habituation Experience Permit

In case you need to enjoy gorilla habituation experience safari in Uganda, buy, secure or book a permit with us USD 1500 only. With the habituation experience, you will stay with gorillas for 4 full hours, observing and learning more about them. Since habituation experience is a sensitive adventure, it is done with only a few selected gorilla families in Bwindi. These two gorilla habituation experience are in Nkuringo and Rushaga sector of Bwindi.

How Many Gorilla Permits are Available in Uganda?

In case you need to know how many gorilla are available in Uganda for both gorilla habitats, you look at the number of gorilla families in Bwindi and Mgahinga. Bwindi impenetrable national park has 19 habituated gorilla families that are available for trekking. These habituated gorilla groups are spread across the 4 different gorilla trekking sectors including Buhoma,  Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga sectors. Mgahinga gorilla national park has only the Nyakagezi gorilla family open for tracking. More information about Uganda gorilla permits can be got from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)  website.