Cost of gorilla trekking in Uganda
What is the Cost of gorilla trekking safari in Uganda? The price for gorilla trekking is among the factors, tourists should think about during their planning of a gorilla tour. Gorilla trekking is the best tourist attraction that attracts most travelers to visit Uganda. Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda is carried out in only two national parks that are Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park which are found in the southwestern parts of Uganda. Gorilla trekking in Uganda depends on the traveler’s style, transportation, accommodation choice, cost of a gorilla permit plus comfort levels.
These are aspects one can think of when planning a gorilla safari in Uganda as explained below.
Cost of a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda.
If you’re planning to visit Uganda for gorilla trekking, the first thing you have to know is the cost of a gorilla trekking permit. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is where gets a lot of its income than other tourist attractions not only in Bwindi forest but also other national parks. Gorilla trekking permit in Uganda cost 700USD for foreign non-resident per person per day while for foreign residents it is for 600USD per person per day and East African citizen is cost 250000 Ugandan shillings still per person each trek. Gorilla trekking permit in Uganda allows you to spend only one hour with them or you can do gorilla habituation experience which takes more time with the gorillas, up to 4 hours but this experience cost 1500USD per person per trek.
The most common question by travelers is that why the gorilla trekking permit is very expensive. But what you have to note is that mountain gorillas are endangered primates and on the verge of extinction. About 1000 mountain gorillas in the whole world and found in three countries that are Uganda (Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park), DR. Congo (Virunga national park), and Rwanda (Volcanoes national park), where you can only get a chance to explore mountain gorillas.
Protection and conservation of these primates for other generations are not easy as you think. So, a regular source of funding is required and it got from the cost of a gorilla trekking permit, therefore purchase a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda and be among those who participated in the protection and conservation of these unique primates for future generations. Also do not forget to book your permit at least three months back before your travel dates, as gorilla trekking permits in Uganda do sell out very fast.
Cost of transport.
Those who are planning to do a gorilla safari in Uganda should also think about the cost of transport. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national which is found in the southern parts of Uganda in Kisoro, Kabale, and Kanungu districts, so these parks are far from the airport and you need to plan what transfer means, you will use to access those destinations. You will also be responsible for booking your international ticket from your home country up to Uganda or at Entebbe international airport and thereafter the safari will be right handled by the Africa Adventure Vacations from the Entebbe to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahing gorilla national park and then get back to Entebbe. Therefore, the package will include only the ground transportation, that within Uganda and Kigali international Airport by tourists on Uganda gorilla safari from Rwanda. 4WD vehicles are good and comfortable for your transfers, mostly in the park areas which are rugged and quite steep. You can hire a safari vehicle but this is somehow expensive, so it is good for you to get in touch with Africa Adventure Vacations because it has its safari vehicles that could support your price.
Cost for accommodation in Uganda during a gorilla trekking safari.
When planning a gorilla safari in Uganda, it is also important to think of where you shall stay to complete your trip with no disturbances. Uganda has a lot of accommodation facilities one can stay and enjoy his/her gorilla trekking experience. There are many accommodation options available depending on the traveler’s choice which ranging from budget accommodation, mid-range, and luxury. During the months of June-September and December-March, there is a high demand for accommodation because more persons traveling whereas in the low season, many lodges provide discounts and lower their accommodation rates to attracts more tourists. Therefore, you should consider the seasonal factor when planning a tour and booking accommodation most especially for budget travelers.
Gorilla trekking safari is a wonderful experience that one can enjoy on a Uganda safari tour. So do not think more about the price of a gorilla permit because what you need is to do a gorilla tour in Uganda. Get in touch with a trusted tour operator who will value your money and plan out a wonderful gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi forest national park or Mgahinga national park.