What is the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Gorilla Permit cancellation policy? Going for gorilla trekking in Uganda, one is asked and required to possess a valid gorilla trekking permit, referring to this aspect, it is most likely that one who does a gorilla permit booking bookings should be able in a position to utilize it so Kinley and wisely for the trek scheduled on a given date. There are gorilla permit cancellations policies and penalties which are the same in Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda in case you fail to comply and make it to the scheduled date for the trek from 0-30 days, to the final day of trekking and with this issue, you don’t qualify to get any refund for the permit payments.
UWA will have to relinquish some percentages upon any cancellation of your gorilla permit for 2024 to 2026 as shown below;
No refund if gorilla permit cancellation is done 0-30 days after the trekking date
75% (25% Refund to Client) if cancellation is done 30-45 days before the trekking date
50% (50% Refund to Client) if cancellation is done 46-90 days before the gorilla trekking set date.
30% (70% Refund to Client) if cancellation is done 91 days and above before the trekking date.
Considering what to refund results from what you purchased for example, in Uganda gorilla trekking permit is purchased at $700 and the gorilla habituation experience permit at $1500. The terms and conditions can possibly change conditionally therefore, Kisoro Tours Uganda advises its clients to keep reviewing present notices.
Gorilla trekking is reliably done year around but the best time for gorilla trekking and wildlife safari in Uganda is during the drier months of January, February, June, July, August, and early September, October, and December this eases the traveling around the park and view of gorillas is clearly given that, it’s a much easier hike up and down during above months because it’s dry and also the vegetation cover is little more open.
Are you preparing to visit Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, and Africa at large to see mountain gorillas in the jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Volcanoes National Park, Virunga National Park, and many others? If yes, kindly contact us (Kisoro Tours Uganda) now to start the planning or booking process of your gorilla permit in advance to prepare and avoid losing out due to competition during the peak season.
A gorilla permit in Uganda, a card processed by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) that permits you to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or even Mgahinga National Park that inhabits the world’s endangered mountain gorillas, offers you an opportunity to visit and view them for one hour. These gorilla permits are only rational for the (one day) date booked and in case it expires, it cannot be used. One needs to make sure that he/she appears on the confirmed day of trekking. It includes spending one hour with the allocated fully habituated mountain gorilla family/group. In this one hour, you are fully allowed to photograph and take simple videos. Please consider what is allowed and not allowed as highlighted in the briefing while with mountain gorillas. It also includes the services of an armed ranger guide and tourism police for ensuring and providing security in the forest. The park entry fees for either Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga national park are also included in the purchased gorilla permits which are valid for one day.
A gorilla habituation permit in Uganda allows you to participate in the habituation process of mountain gorillas, where you spend an extended period with a specific gorilla group under habituation to help them become familiar with human presence. This permit is different from a regular gorilla trekking permit and provides a unique opportunity to engage with gorillas in a more intimate and extended manner for four hours a day. Here’s what is typically included and excluded in a gorilla habituation permit in Uganda:
Access to a specific gorilla group: The permit grants you access to a particular gorilla group that is undergoing habituation. This means you get to spend an extended period in their presence, usually up to four hours.
Gorilla trekking: Unlike a regular gorilla trekking permit, a gorilla habituation permit does not involve a trek to locate the gorillas. You join the researchers and rangers who are habituating the gorillas and focus on the habituation process rather than the trekking aspect.
Gorilla Habituation viewing time limitation: While a regular gorilla trekking permit allows you to spend a maximum of one hour in the presence of the gorillas, a gorilla habituation permit grants a longer period (up to four hours) to observe and interact with the gorillas as they become accustomed to human presence.
Other activities: The permit is specifically for gorilla habituation and does not typically include other activities such as game drives, nature walks, or visits to other attractions within the national park.
It’s important to note that specific inclusions and exclusions may vary depending on the regulations of the national park and the tour operator organizing the gorilla habituation experience. It’s recommended to check with the relevant authorities or tour operators for the most up-to-date information on what is included and excluded in a gorilla habituation permit in Uganda. Kisoro Tours Uganda is here to provide and arrange for you a lifetime gorilla trekking and habituation tour in Uganda.
There are several lodges and accommodations options available around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The prices per night can vary depending on the level of luxury, location, and services provided. Here are a few popular lodges with approximate price ranges:
Price range: $350 – $600 per person per night
Price range: $350 – $700 per person per night
Gorilla Safari Lodge:
Price range: $200 – $400 per person per night
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge:
Price range: $500 – $1,000 per person per night
Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge:
Price range: $400 – $800 per person per night
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp:
Price range: $600 – $1,000 per person per night
Price range: $250 – $600 per person per night
Please note there are many more other lodges not mentioned above so you can always contact us for more options these price ranges are approximate and can vary depending on the season, availability, and specific package inclusions. Kisoro Tours Uganda recommends clients contact us in advance and tell us their budget for accurate and up-to-date pricing information, as well as to inquire about any special offers or packages that may be available in your favorite lodge/hotel.
Road Transfers: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is accessible by road from various cities in Uganda. You can hire a private car, or taxi, or use a tour operator’s transportation services to travel to the park. The journey time can vary depending on the starting location, but it generally takes 8-9 hours from the capital city Kampala.
Domestic Flights: If you prefer a quicker mode of transportation, you can take a domestic flight from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airfield to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrips. From there, Kisoro Tours Uganda arranges for a ground transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Tour Operator Services: Kisoro Tours Uganda offers comprehensive safari packages that include transportation to and from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. These packages often include transfers, accommodation, gorilla permits, and other services at affordable amounts as agreed on. For more information, you can reach us via email: at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +256785790925 and also on WhatsApp.
Kisoro Tours Uganda is ready to help in booking your gorilla trekking and wildlife safari in Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo contact us in advance and we lay our advice to you on the booking processes. We are also equipped with a variety of gorilla trekking and wildlife safari packages in accordance with budget, mid-range, and also luxury options that we are able to organize for you including the acquisition of the gorilla permits. With Kisoro Tours Uganda, you rest assured of lifetime memories for the Uganda safari and in East Africa. We aim at rendering extremely excellent service and esteemed client satisfaction. Our provisional excellent tour advisory consultants are ever ready to help out by answering any reliable safari questions.