The Gorilla Trekking Permit Cost of the Gorilla Trekking Permit in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo.

Best Time to Go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo

Interested in transferring to Rwanda, Uganda and the DR Congo for Gorilla Trekking, We recommend you transfer during the Dry season in the months of January to February and June to September since during this period, the trails are navigable and photography is very clear.

The wet season is not advisable to travel for Gorilla Trekking since during this period, the trails are slippery and the bushes are thick making photography very challenging.

Chimpanzee Tracking Permit

  • In Uganda’s Kibale Forest National Park, the chimpanzee tracking permit costs US $150 per person interested where as those interested in the Chimpanzee Habituation experience pay US $220 per person and this will take you the whole day.
  • At Ngamba Island these cost US $80 per international traveler interested while East Africans pay US $60 per person, Kyambura Gorge after Queen Elizabeth these cost US $50 per person.
  • In Rwanda at Nyungwe Forest National Park these cost US $100 per person interested in tracking the amazing chimpanzees.
  • There is also chimpanzee tracking at Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National park for travelers interested in transferring there.

Best Time to Go for Chimpanzee Tracking in East Africa

The Best time to transfer to Uganda, Rwanda for amazing Chimpanzee tracking safari adventure is during the dry months of June to September as well as December to February since during this season the trails are drier and navigable making the whole process of searching for these primates easier.

It’s challenging to track the chimpanzees during the rainy season in the months of March to May as well as September to November since during these months the trails are slippery and hard to navigate on and the chimpanzees are fond of being up in the trees making photography challenging.

What to Carry for your Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking Holiday

  • Rain Jacket
  • Trekking/ Hiking Ankle boots
  • Long Trousers that are no Jeans
  • Long sleeved Shirts/ T-shirts
  • Sweater
  • Cap/Hat
  • Camera with no flash
  • Leather Gardening gloves
  • Woolen socks
  • Energy Giving snacks
  • Sun glasses
  • Carry your insect repellent
  • Carry packed lunch and drinking water
  • Prepare some few dollars to give to the porters for your gorilla trek-these will help you carry and transfer your belongings from one place to another as you search for the Gorillas.

Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking Rules in Africa

  • In Uganda, only 8 people per group is allowed to track the Mountain Gorillas as well as in Rwanda however, in DR Congo, 6-8 individuals are allowed to track.
  • Only an hour is allowed for you to spend time with the Gorillas taking many photos for memories.
  • Keep a distance of 7 meters away from the Gorillas
  • Keep you voices low when around the Gorillas for voices might provoke them thinking you’re an enemy
  • Don not litter rubbish in the forest/ park as you search for the Gorillas.
  • Ensure you are not ill as you go to track the Gorillas and your hands should be washed thoroughly before the tracking exercise.
  • Follow the guides warning as you approach the Gorillas since they are fully aware and informed about the characters of the gorillas.
  • Don’t eat, smoke and drink while in the presence of the Gorillas.
  • Don’t touch/ get into direct contact with the Gorillas for they are wild animals.
  • Make sure to use a camera with no flash as you take numerous photos of these amazing Gorillas in their habitat.
  • If you feel like coughing, sneezing, we advise you look away and don’t do it straight into the Gorillas’ face for these are vulnerable to human illnesses/ diseases.
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