Gorilla tracking tours in Uganda during 2021 with Acacia Safaris will offer travelers such safe yet adventurous experiences trekking the mountain gorillas of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
The jungles of Bwindi and Mgahinga are home to more than half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas with the rest living in the Virunga National Park of Congo and Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda.
For 2021, gorilla tracking resumed after a lockdown in 2020 following the COVID 19 pandemic which makes the safaris more restricted and with strict guidelines. Here is what to know when planning to have a gorilla tracking safari in Uganda during 2021.
Both the two natural habitats of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are open for gorilla trekking and bookings are open for the whole year including the season for discounted gorilla permits that will end on 31st March 2021.
There are 19 habituated gorilla families and tourists can book a permit to visit one of the gorilla families and spend a whole one hour experiencing the lifestyle of gentle mountain gorillas.
Each permit should be booked early enough before the trip to ensure that there is available space for trekking on that specific day.
In Bwindi forest tourists who would also love to learn more about gorillas can undertake a gorilla habituation experience that can’t be found anywhere else. Each gorilla habituation permit costs USD 1500.
To trek gorillas in Uganda, you need the Uganda gorilla trekking safari permit which costs USD 700 for foreign nonresidents, USD 600 for foreign residents, and UGX 250,000 for East African citizens.
Uganda gorilla trekking permits were discounted effective 1st December 2020 to 31st March 2021 to as low as USD 400 for foreign nonresidents from USD 700.
These discounted gorilla trekking permits are a perfect choice for budget travelers who would like to have a lifetime opportunity of trekking these gentle giants.
For all gorilla trekking permits, there is a reduction in the cost of the gorilla permit as follows. East African Community citizen gorilla tracking permits reduced from UGX 250,000 to UGX 150,000.
Foreign Resident gorilla tracking permits reduced from USD 600 to USD 300. Foreign nonresident gorilla tracking permits reduced from USD 700 to USD 400.
Each permit is valid for individuals above 15 years of age and can be used for a single trek. A maximum of 1 hour is allowed for trekkers to be in the presence of the Mountain Gorillas.
As you plan to trek gorillas in Uganda, you must follow these few rules to have everything ready for the trek;
With these guidelines, book your gorilla tracking safari and have the best affordable experience this year. You can also plan with us a Rwanda gorilla tour, Kenya safari, or Tanzania safari for wonderful wildlife viewing experiences.