November 2017 trips only: Mountain Gorilla Trekking Permit

This special gorilla permit sale is only available on Oasis Overlands March, April, May and November 2017 Grand Adventurer, Gorillas & Gameparks and Apes & Lakes trips.

Get the opportunity of being up close and personal with a family of Gorillas in Uganda, which has to be classed as one of the most amazing wildlife encounters in Africa. You may see a variety of monkeys, chimpanzees and buffalo on the hike as well. Accompanied by park rangers, you will track these rare, gentle giants in their natural habitat.

*Oasis recommend requesting a permit when booking your trip* as the permits are subject to availability

Permits in Uganda: from £415

Trekking the Gorillas
The trek to locate the Gorillas can take several hours and you will need to be in reasonable physical shape in order to fully enjoy the experience. Once your guide has located the Gorilla family you will be permitted to view them for strictly 1 hour. A maximum of one group of eight people per day are able to visit each Gorilla family.

Your group will be accompanied by a tracker/guide & an armed park ranger. It is highly likely that it may rain along the way, so it is recommended to pack a waterproof and also to wear long sleeved T-shirts and trousers (to prevent being scratched) good walking boots or shoes are also recommended, as the terrain in some areas is uneven and slippery.
Time passes quickly when you are with your Gorilla family, so remember to put away your camera and enjoy the experience for what it is, rather than through your viewfinder.

Please bear in mind that Mountain Gorillas are wild animals, and as such there is no guarantee of viewing them. That said however, we have never had this happen on previous trips. For the protection of the Gorillas, if you are ill on the day of the trek you will not be permitted to trek (this decision is made by the rangers and wildlife authority staff alone). Please note that on occasion we may do the Gorilla trek in Rwanda, which may come at an additional cost. There are no refunds or transfers under ANY circumstance for cancellation, no show or non allowance to trek.

How to request a Gorilla trekking permit
In order for us to confirm your Gorilla Permit, it is essential that you notify us of your interest in trekking at the same time as making your booking. This can be done by just adding the Gorilla Permit to your trip at the time of booking.

Due to the popularity of Trekking to the Mountain Gorillas and the limited availability of obtaining Trekking Permits, the Wildlife Authority responsible for organizing the Permits require the following details before confirmation is granted;

1. Your full passport details
2. Guarantee of Full payment

Please note:

Just add this on to your trip when booking!