Gorilla habituation experience is where one is allowed to spend four hours with mountain gorillas under habituation in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. This is only possible when one books a gorilla habituation experience permit with Uganda Wildlife Authority. All gorilla permits be it normal or four-hour gorilla treks are fixed for given dates and can only be rescheduled to another date just in case there is a problem that is beyond control. In this article, we will look at how to reschedule gorilla habituation permits for Bwindi impenetrable National Park.
Booking gorilla habituation experience permits
Booking thing about rescheduling gorilla habituation experience permits, you must have booked them with a given tour operator like Encounter Africa safaris. To book gorilla habituation experience permits through a tour operator, you will have to provide details in form of the date when you intend to spend four hours with mountain gorillas and it’s from this that we at Encounter Africa safaris will check availability of permits and get back to you with what is available and possible. If we agree on the dates, we will hold them on UWA system and then invoice you for the same.
We accept both Bank transfers as well as Credit card payment. The fact that gorilla habituation permits are sold on first come first serve, we encourage you to send us proof of payment as soon as payment it made so that we use our credit to pay and secure your permit. This is because it normally takes 2-3 days for the money to show on our account and if we are at the wait, permits would have been taken by other individuals or companies. Your gorilla habituation experience safari can only be guaranteed if your permit as booked and confirmed.
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How to reschedule gorilla habituation experience permits
For one reason or the other, you may choose to reschedule your gorilla habituation permit and put it on a new date. One of the reasons could be sickness or change of program due to work. For us to assist you on how to reschedule your gorilla habituation permit, you will have to send us an email detailing why you want to change your permit to a new date. We will then forward this to Uganda Wildlife Authority and request for a reschedule. Once approved, your new dates will be entered in the system and you will be good to go. As a company we will notify you as soon as your request for gorilla habituation permit reschedule is granted. For more information about the above please contact us.
Terms of rescheduling gorilla habituation experience permits
Gorilla habituation experience permits can only be rescheduled once. Uganda wildlife Authority allows you to move your four-hour gorilla trek permit once. Should you after changing date decide that you can not make it, you will have to lose the permit. The only option available for you is to resell it. If you book your permit with Encounter Africa safaris and you are unable to trek, we will try to resell it to our fellow tour operators and if by luck someone buys it, we will refund you the money for your permit. There is no guarantee that someone will buy your gorilla permit.
Gorilla habituation permits can only be rescheduled at least two weeks before the actual trek date. Anything done outside the above may be refused or a certain fee charged. Should you have a change of mind about the date of trekking, kindly inform Encounter Africa safaris before two weeks and we will assist in rescheduling your gorilla permit.
Further note that no fee is charged to reschedule your gorilla permit when done before two weeks to trekking. A fee can actually be requested if one wants to reschedule permits that have been printed and cards issued. At the moment UWA charges $20 Dollars to do such. For more information on how to reschedule gorilla habituation experience permits, please contact us
Cost of gorilla habituation permits for Bwindi
A gorilla habituation experience permits costs a hooping $1500 for foreign non-residents, $1000 for foreign residents and Shillings 750,000 for East African citizens. The price of the permit includes four hours with mountain gorillas, services of rangers and tourism police for security. Informative talk and escorted journey in the forest by ranger guides and experts in gorilla habituation experience, a certificate as well as conservation fee. This permit excludes transport to and from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as well as accommodation in Bwindi. Encounter Africa safaris will assist you in organizing permits, accommodation as well as the transport to and from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
About gorilla habituation experience
Gorilla habituation experience gives you an opportunity to spend four hours with mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. It’s only in Uganda that one can spend four hours with mountain gorillas. This four-hour gorilla habituation experience trek takes place in the southern part of Bwindi (Rushaga and Nkuringo) where some gorilla families have been put aside for this experience.
Gorilla habituation experience was designed for those that have less time but want to spend more time at an affordable fee. In simple terms, if you want to spend for yours with mountain gorillas using then normal gorilla permits of $700 per person per trek, you will have to spend ($700×4=2800) and this will have to be done in four days. If on the other side, one pays $1500 for gorilla habituation, you will get four hours with gorillas in one day thus saving on money and time. Encounter Africa safaris was one of the few companies that pioneered gorilla habituation safaris to Rushaga and Nkuringo and you too can benefit from our expertise if you contact us.
Entebbe or Kigali international Airport
Please note that the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can be easily accessed via Kigali international airport and as such, Encounter Africa safaris operates Bwindi gorilla habituation experience safaris starting and ending in Kigali. By booking this, you end up driving 4-5 hours instead of 8-10 hours from Entebbe to Bwindi. You can also fly from Entebbe to Rushaga or Nkuringo which is about two hours followed by an hour’s road transfer to your respective lodge.
Why Encounter Africa safaris
Encounter Africa safaris is one of the leading tour operators for the East African region, we have been organizing amazing experiences to Bwindi impenetrable National Park for the last 15 years and are in a position to give you the best advice in terms of getting the best out of any penny spent. We have a team of competent safari designers and guides who will make sure that planning and executing your safari is done with easy. Encounter Africa safaris is owned and run by Ugandans and part of the money paid by you is channelled to benefiting projects that support community development as well as conserving the environment. Encounter Africa safaris is highly recommended on trip advisor as well as safari bookings. Feel free to visit these platforms and get to see what other clients say about our service.