How Much Does It Cost to Go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda – Safari Destination

How Much Does It Cost to Go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda : The Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is quite affordable and worth a visit which can be done in two popular national parks that is; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park both located in the southwestern region of Uganda, approximately 9 to 10 hours’ drive from Kampala or Entebbe. Alternatively, travelers can choose to fly by a domestic flight ‘’Aero link’’ from Entebbe Airport or Kajjansi Airfield to Kihihi Airstrip near the park within 1:15hours inclusive with drop off to the park destination.

Despite, gorilla trekking permits in Uganda seems to be cheaper compared to other trekking destination and very affordable. One to go for gorilla trekking in Uganda safari destination is required to pay USD700 per person per day for foreign nonresidents, USD600 for foreign residents and UGX250,000 East African Members in countries like Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania. Note, in Uganda there are no low season discount anymore, so do not be deceived by any one. The money paid for gorilla trekking is only for the permits exclusive transport, accommodations and meals and all the total package depends on the numbery of days to spend in the park or Uganda Safari Tour Package.

Then those who want to go for Gorilla Habituation Experience permits costs USD1500 for foreign nonresidents, USD1,000 for foreign resident per person per trek and East African citizens pay UGX750,000 per person.

How Much Does It Cost to Go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Gorilla Trekking

It’s very important to know that going for Gorilla trekking in Uganda, you need to choose the best comfortable transport either to travel with road or by air transport. Road transport may seem to be long driving journey to you though interesting than air transport where you flight till the main destination for your activity with no reward on the way. Those traveling by car you will most likely need a 4×4 vehicles to get to the national parks. More so, reaching to the trekking points where your Gorilla trek begins.

The long drive to Bwindi is quite impressive with much rewards all through like a stopover at the equator, opt also to visit Lake Mburo national park and Queen Elizabeth national park a home of diversity of wildlife species, mountains with flowing rivers.

However, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park a main location with the half the remaining world’s population of wild endangered mountain gorillas. Since Bwindi is a home for mountain gorillas and ranks as the best visited safari destination among the three countries where gorilla trekking takes place that is Rwanda and Congo. Bwindi’s gorillas are stipulated in four gorilla sectors such as, Ruhija, Rushaga, Buhoma and Nkuringo each region has different difficulties in terms of roads and 4×4 wheel vehicles are required.

Accommodation; Trust or not, you cannot go for Gorilla trekking in Bwindi or Mgahinga without spending a one night in the park and kindly note this, the type of the accommodation facility you choose also determines your Uganda Gorilla Trekking Costs.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offers with good quality and comfortable accommodations that ranges between budget, Mid-range and Luxury accommodation. All the prices are considered per room, per night no bed and breakfast basis so it might be slightly different if you’re booking a full board package.

During the trekking experience, visitors or trackers can hire a porter who goes for little money who can give a hand during failure in hiking through the dense tropical rainforest. The porter can help you carry your languages.

How much does it cost to go gorilla trekking in Uganda;

The total tour package to see or go gorilla trekking depends on the numbery of days and a tour operator to use in reserving your tour packages. Something including; transport to and from or booking for you a domestic flight, accommodation and meals.

How Much Does It Cost to Go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Gorilla Trekking Uganda

How to get Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda?

Gorilla trekking permit in Uganda can be easily bought directly from UWA –Uganda Wildlife Authority or through help of tour operator with registered tour company. But you need to buy your gorilla trekking permits in advance especially during peak season in the months of June to September and December to February.

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Gorilla Trekking Experience

Gorilla trekking is the most sought lifetime activity on African safaris than game drive viewing, that starts early in the morning after visitor’s aroma coffee tea. Then the driver picks you up from the lodge with your packed lunch boxes served in the lodges to drop you to the park headquarters for briefing about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. After, a guide will group you into to 8 persons according to your assigned gorilla families, he will accompany you into forest trail head in search for gorilla family as you have other chances to see bird life, tree species, monkeys among others. Gorilla trekking can take 30 to 7 hours looking for these unique apes in their nature inhabits and once you locate them, one hour is given to you to spend with them learn from their forest behaves, feeding and capturing photos and videos for time beings. After return back to the lodge rest or opt for another activity if you’re not tired such as Batwa trail visit and nature walk.

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