Why book a gorilla permit in time
You might have dreamt about a gorilla trekking experience in the rainforests of Rwanda but you may not know some of the special things you must have before being allowed to see the primates. It is impossible to trek these rare-primates in their natural habitat without a gorilla permit. This applies to tourists in Rwanda and Uganda where strict measures have been put in place to ensure that each visitor acquires a permit before accessing a park where the apes are found. The permit acts an authorizing document which a visitor must obtain and carry along as he/she goes gorilla tracking.
A gorilla permit in Rwanda is quite expensive compared to that of Uganda but the mere fact that a tracking experience in Rwanda’s Virunga National Park is the best makes the price worth it. Actually some visitors after spending the whole day in the beautiful rainforests looking at the various gorilla families change their attitude towards the price.
Though several adverts about the permits have been run by the Rwandan government, many visitors lack the basic idea pertaining how to obtain them, how to handle them, when to purchase them and where to purchase them from while on a Rwanda Safari.
One key issue you should put in mind is that obtaining these permits is too competitive especially during the peak season when many tourists flock into this East African country also termed as “a land of a thousand hills” to have a glance at the apes. This is the reason why you are advised to purchase the permit at least 2weeks prior to your safari. It becomes quite difficult to obtain them but by using a credible tour company like our company, you can be helped to get them in time. This will help you reduce the trip costs and also avoid inconveniences that are caused by late purchases. You may be wondering why it’s too competitive to obtain a permit but the main reason is that there are few countries in the world where mountain gorillas are found and among them include Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This causes traffic in the parks where gorillas are found as people travel from different parts of the world to these 3 countries.
A gorilla permit in Rwanda costs about US$700 per person per day and it is only issued by Rwanda Tourism Board(ORTPN) at their offices in Kigali or Ruhengeri (near the PNV). One other thing to note is that obtaining a gorilla permit without booking a safari tour is difficult.
Book a safari tour with us and we shall arrange it for you basing on your desires. We shall also obtain a gorilla permit for you in time depending on your dates of travel at fair costs. All you need to do is to inquire with us on this website and we shall give you the feedback immediately.