To track the gorillas, it is required to possess a gorilla permit. Gorilla permits are issued by authorities in different countries;
- Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) for Uganda
- ORTPN at Rwanda Development Board for Rwanda
- Virunga for the Democratic Republic of Congo
Visitors looking to gorilla tracking are advised to buy permits well in advance.
Gorilla Permits costs
- USD600 in Uganda
- USD750 in Rwanda
- USD500 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The gorilla permits are only issued for specific day and cannot be rescheduled to another day.