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Avoid making the The Number 1 Gorilla Permit Mistake

Each year, especially during the Peak Tourism Season of June through October and December through March there are African Travelers who miss out on Gorilla Trekking.

The reason is that they unknowingly have made the Number 1 Gorilla Mistake resulting in no  Gorilla Trekking Permit or the rarer Gorilla Habituation Experience Permit.  A Mistake that can easily be avoided but is not because African Travelers make their plans based on their Safari in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and after that they try to fit in a few days in Uganda Gorilla and even Chimp Trekking and the available dates do not fit with Permits available on those days.

We give you the simple Solution that Avoids the Number 1 Permit Mistake which is this.  “Do not plan your safari focusing on your time in the Masai Mara or the Serengeti, on the beaches of Zanzibar and then try to add Gorillas and Chimpanzees.  Gorilla Permits, Chimpanzee Permits are limited in availability, game drives in Kenya or Tanzania are not.  Unlike most other Safari Activities in Africa, Gorilla Trekking is a pretty limited, exclusive and yes, expensive Activity and due to conservation reasons, the number of visitors, of trekkers is limited.  The answer is simple, plan your time in Africa around your Gorilla Trek and everything else will fall into place.