Planning to do gorilla trekking in Rwanda in August or September 2015, and have a few questions.
Are permits issued for a specific date or for a "window" during which you can use them?
How far in advance I should attempt getting a permit? Everybody says - the sooner the better, but I don't even have airplane tickets/lodging booked, so I am a little nervous to buy expensive permits (and we are planning to have 2 permits each) that far in advance.
One of our party has asthma and might move slower than the rest (especially in high altitude) - should he declare it ahead of time? And - if so - would it help placing him in a 'slower' group?
Is it better to get the permits myself or try to coordinate it with my US outfitter who will be arranging the rest of the this vacation (we are planning to go on safari in Kenya afterwards or before).
Thank yo ufor your help!!!