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Gorilla tracking is a very captivating activity; it involves walking in the wilderness in search of these great apes. It can be a changeling activity, therefore ensure physical fitness. Eight people are permitted per group per day and a total of fourty (40) people is taken in Bwindi, while eight (8) people are allowed for Mgahinga. So far, we have six groups for viewing. There are five groups in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, (Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegura, Bitukura and Nkuringo) and one (Nyakagezi) in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Booking Procedure:

1. Booking Office

2. Long Term (Two Years in Advance) Booking Allocations

3. Short time booking (three months in advance)

4. Permit Limits

6. Refunds/Cancellation Guidelines

UWA will retain the following percentages upon cancellations;

7. Any refund to be made on the 30% deposit shall be at the value of the permit.

8. Permits must be sold at face value, whoever sells at higher value will be penalized.

9. Primary sale of permits by individuals or tour companies anywhere is illegal. All permits MUST be sold by Uganda Wildlife Authority only.

10. Payment for gorilla permits must be made directly to Uganda Wildlife Authority.

11. Reschedules of Permit Reservations
Reschedules of Permit reservations are not permitted, except if it is more than 91 days to tracking date and is within (7) seven days of rescheduled date. This will attract a reschedule fee of 20%. Any other charges of the date will be considered as a cancellation and a re-booking. A cancellation policy will therefore apply and rebooking a new date at the full cost of a permit.

12. Payment Terms:
The acceptable payment methods are:

1. US$ notes below $100 should be 1990 & above
2. Us$50 and 100 notes should be 2000 & above

13. Time Limit
The tracking time is limited from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All visitors are expected back at the campground by 7:00 p.m.