Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and The Costs

Gorilla Behavioral Traits
Gorilla Behavioral Traits

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and The Costs

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable national park is a highlight of all visits done in Uganda and Rwanda and certainly, Mountain gorillas are the major reasons as to why very many people visit Uganda or these two destinations on that matter

Gorilla trekking is defined as; a hike to the tropical forests of Africa to the Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat

When can one go for Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Africa?

Gorilla trekking in Africa can be conducted all year round in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo. The best time to go gorilla trekking in Bwindi is during the months of June, July, August, September, and December.

This is because there are fewer rains and the parks are drier, making it simple to hike and see the gorillas. In Bwindi, the average temperature throughout the year is 11cand in the morning and 23c in the afternoon

January and February is a low season offering fewer huge crowds. Very little or no rain

March, April, and May is usually rainy season. Lots of rain. Most challenging during the trek, the slopes are slippery

June, July, and August: peak season, it’s important to buy your permits early since they run out. Best time for the gorilla safari in Uganda

Which company will offer you the best during your Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Africa?

There are so many Gorilla safari tours in Uganda and Rwanda. How to choose a tour company will depend on various factors including price, availability of gorilla permits, online reviews, and recommendations on various websites

How do you choose where to stay while planning for Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Africa?

Choosing the best safari lodge or accommodation will depend on how much you can afford. Some lodges charge as high as, $2500 while the budget one can pocket as low as $50 for a double room. It’s about the facilities, location, food, services and so much more

Sample lodges billing

$50 to $100 for budget accommodation

$150 to $200 for midrange

$300 to $2500 per night

Its always advisable to book for accommodation close to your tracking point, our tour operator always advice

How much does a Gorilla Safari cost in Uganda 2021?

This should be emphasized that various tour operators will give you quotes. roughly the cheapest gorilla safari should have a price of about $1100 of course depending on the number of people. The super luxury Gorilla safari should cost you between $4000 to $6000 per person

Based on reviews of most Gorilla tour operators in Uganda, most tourists prefer the midrange and above not so budget, but affordable.

You may wonder why Gorilla trekking in Bwindi is expensive and whether it is worth the money?

Let me break this down for you:

A Gorilla trekking permit in Uganda costs $ 700 and 75% of the money raised is to conserve the Gorilla surviving population. The government pockets 15% while 10% is meant for the local communities around the parks.

As you purchase a permit, note that the costs include park entrance fees, gorilla watching for an hour, advance trackers, and ranger fees

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi

Other trekking costs to consider

Cost of food

Food and drinks about $50 per day. Most Uganda tour operators include meals and soft drinks

Transport costs

Air tickets from your country should cost between $500 to $2400. Chartered flights from the airport to close to gorilla trekking points will cost you $600

Hiring a car should cost you about $80 per day the price will vary with the car type

Costs of items for packing

Insect repellents, sunscreen, and more

Visa and Border crossing

East African tourist visa costs $100, which can take you on a safari in Tanzania, Kenya, and Rwanda

Costs of porters

$20 will be enough for the porter’s anything more is out of your courtesy and $500 to hire a sedan chair for porters to carry you

Tips for cutting costs

  • Do not travel alone
  • Stay in the best budget lodges
  • Choose Uganda over Rwanda
  • Avoid public transport buses
  • Avoid chartered flights
  • Book your gorilla trekking during low season

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