Cost of Gorilla Permit in Kahuzi Biega National Park.
To go gorilla trekking in either kahuzi biega national park congo , you need to secure a gorilla permit in advance as only one gorilla family is habituated for Gorilla Trekking and other groups available in the park are wild gorillas, the other Silverback gorilla that is staying in the local Community, Ready for the Visit by travelers. Click here for Gorilla Trekking Guide information.
Gorilla permit prices in Rwanda are as follow;
Non Residents – $400
East African Residents – $200
National Citizens – $20
If you are interested in and are planning a safari in Kahuzi biega national park in Democratic republic of congo here’s how to go about booking a permit for gorilla trekking in the Kahuzi National Park in Congo, located in the Lwiro province.
- I) You can get in touch with The Kahuzi Biega Park.
Kahuzi biega .org is the body that governs tourism in Kahuzi Biega National park. You can contact them via email or telephone using;
- II) Book through a travel agency
Tour operators are a reliable avenue of purchasing a gorilla permit. Tour operators know when and where to go to book and pay for your permits, and for many of then a gorilla permit is part of a safari package they offer.
A few things to note:
Because eastern Lowland gorilla tracking is growing more and more popular by the day, it is important that you make your permit booking early so that you get one made for your desired date. The Kahuzi Biega National Park has only 1 gorilla group open for Trekking and 1 Silverback gorilla that is staying in the local community, However the Park officials are making all the labour efforts to conserve & habituate other groups to be visited by Tourists with the help of Wildlife Conservation Society, Double Gorilla Trekking is possible to enable clearly understand the difference between the Mountain Gorillas & Eastern Lowland Gorillas . Gorilla permits therefore tend to get finished early because everyone is trying to get a piece of the adventure.
Age limit: you must be over 15 years of age to be eligible for a gorilla permit in Kahuzi Biega.
Of refunds and cancellations: Kahuzi Biega Park refunds 50% of the gorilla trekking fee, if a visitor is found to be sick in anyway, or shows signs of illness while at the park. Sick people are not allowed to go gorilla trekking.
Time limit: Gorilla tracking basically runs throughout the year from January to December from 7am to 7pm. There is briefing at the park headquarters at 8:00am, and gorilla tracking starts at 9:00 am. where by your driven in the park cars to the starting point for Searching for the Eastern Lowland gorillas in the jungle forest. Visitors planning to go gorilla trekking in congo should be at the visitors centre at 8 am in the morning .
Visitors stays with the gorillas for 1 Hour to enable you have a clear interaction with the Eastern Lowland Gorillas.
Accommodation in the Park: There is no Developed Hotel / Safari lodge, visitors must be aware of that and should know that they will have an overnight Stay in Bukavu Town and in the morning take 1:30 Minutes drive to the Park.
Camping : There are two campsites in the park where one is located at the park headquarter and the second one located at the peak of the Mount Biega and Kahuzi that is normally used by Hiking.
Passport information: you will be required provide your passport information to Kahuzi Biega Park or to your travel agency of choice for the purpose of writing out details on the gorilla permit. Be sure to provide accurate information.
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