GORILLAS AND WILDLIFE SAFARIS - PAYMENT INFORMATION
We are quite flexible on most of these if you let us know of your concern.
To confirm your reservation, we need to secure your gorilla (or habituation experience) permits and chimpanzee permits. And we are required to make full payment for these permits to fully confirm them and so we also request you to make this payment at the time of booking.
If the tour you are booking is at least 60 days (or more) away, any deposit that should at minimum be able to cover the cost of the gorillas and chimps permits is fine.
The permits' costs are (per person, per day/trek):
- Uganda gorilla tracking permit - US$700
- Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience permit - USD1500
- Uganda Kibale Chimps tracking - USD200
- Uganda Kibale Chimpanzee Habituation Experience - US250
- Uganda Kyambura Gorge Chimps - USD50
- Rwanda Gorilla Tracking permit - USD1500
- Rwanda (Nyungwe) Chimps Tracking permit - USD250 per person
Because most hotels/ lodges and camps will need payment to confirm bookings, depending on the facilities included in your tour packages, we might request an extra deposit on top of the gorilla or chimpanzee permits.
If you have already paid for the permits, you can pay the balance any time before starting the tour within 14 days before your tour begins. This is not so strict but of course, if we lost your preferred hotel/lodge reservation because of failure to pay in time, because of your failure to remit payment, we won't be held responsible.
The standard is we should have your full payment before you start the tour. So you can even pay on the tour start day. Besides, we need money to run your tour. Last-minute payments may lead to late starts for the tour especially if you have to withdraw money from an ATM.
We advise you not to rely so much on ATMs for payment. Most often the networks fail, cards get rejected, and a search for a working ATM may take hours and this delays your tour so that you could miss out on some of the tour activities.
Bank Transfer: One of the most commonly used payment modes is bank transfer. It takes 3-5 days to receive the funds. We can share with you the bank information if this is your preferred.
Payment by credit/ Debit card
We also receive a lot of payments by credit or debit cards. via secured web-based platforms. These online platforms provide a real-time, cloud-based processing platform, with state-of-the-art technology that supports multiple transaction types.
Gorillas and Wildlife Safaris will send you a payment link and you can choose yourself which payment option to use. This can be either Visa or Mastercard.