Budget Gorilla tracking holidays & safaris for 2023-2024 – Guaranteed Gorilla permits for your next gorilla trek
Book a Budget Gorilla tracking holidays with us at Great Adventure Safaris, tailored to leave a memorable impression. Join our budget Gorilla safaris deep into the jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks one of the only Gorilla destinations in the world. On top of our budget Gorilla tracking safaris, Great Adventure Safaris offer you exceptional Chimpanzee trekking tours, Forest walks, Cultural interaction, Bird watching and Wildlife viewing in the open savannah National Parks and mountain climbing tours among other adventures in all National Parks of Uganda all designed around clients’ travel interests and time.
Having served in the tourism industry for some good time, Great Adventure Safaris has built a reputation of providing not only remarkable budget Gorilla tracking safaris & holidays but also give travel tips and information on the best way to enjoy your African budget Gorilla vacation. Enjoy the sweeping views of beautiful sceneries to all National Parks in Uganda guided by our trained and professional guides who ensure your safety and comfort.
Great Adventure Safaris offers you a full day packed with excitement and lifetime memories. Enjoy the best of our customized Uganda tours for gorilla tracking adventures and game viewing experiences with us. If you think of an African safari holiday, the pearl of Africa is naturally gifted with rolling emerald hills, snow-capped mountains, misty forests, and deep, crystal clear lakes which reward you with exceptions African Safaris.
The Uganda Gorilla permit costs USD700 for international tourists and this has no low season discounts, unfortunately. The discounts available for Gorilla permits in Uganda are for foreign residents which costs USD600 and UGX250000 for East Africans.
It is advisable to buy your Gorilla permit with a local tour operator regardless of whether you book a full package or just your Gorilla permits. It is not easy to receive a response from emails at the Uganda Wildlife Authority because they receive a lot of email requests and can take time to receive a reply.
Great Adventure Safaris can receive your email and offer you a prompt response and effectively book your Gorilla permits as per request and send you back a receipt for all money transactions. Feel free to send us an email to book your Gorilla permit for Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Travel Tips/Guide to Uganda
Great Adventure Safaris provides you reliable travel advice to Uganda and other African countries. Below are some of the travel tips:
Uganda health services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Uganda (CDC’s) require you to vaccinate for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Yellow Fever Vaccination, Meningitis, Rabies, and Measles.
Other health tips to Uganda include
Take antimalarial medicine
Eat and drink clean food and water
Carry mosquito repellents
Keep away from wild animals
Do not expose yourself to germs
Do not share body fluids
Avoid non-sterile medical or cosmetic equipment
Drink boiled water
Avoid street foods
Also, endeavor to visit your doctor for a thorough check-up before traveling.
What to wear
You should dress decently in light clothes during the day and warm sweaters at night. If you are going to trek the Mountain Gorillas, consider carrying;
Long-sleeved shirts and blouses
Sunglasses and hat
What to do upon arrival?
You will find our driver guide at the airport for pickup. The guide must have a placard with your names to confirm he is from Great Adventure Safaris. Our guides reach the airport an hour before the guest’s arrival and wait for you at arrivals area.
When to visit?
The Pearl of Africa can be visited all year round. However, the dry season between June, July, August, September, October, December, and January is the best time to trek Mountain Gorillas, and forest walking and birding. Other activities like bird watching are best done in the rainy season to see migratory birds.
Endeavor to have a valid Visa. You can apply for a visa online or through immigration. Those doing Uganda safari through Rwanda can apply for an East African Tourist Visa which allows you to travel within Uganda and Rwanda with no difficulty.
Money to carry
US dollar note is the most acceptable currency by travel operators in Uganda. Most local transactions in Uganda shops and local markets are done in Uganda Shillings by cash Please carry newer dollar notes since Banks here do not accept older ones. Remember to carry some local currency with you.
Tipping your driver-guide, porter, room attendants, waiters, waitresses and local people in communities is optional but highly appreciated. The amount to tip is your choice depending on the quality of service received. Tipping motivates service providers encouraging them to work harder and ensure quality service delivery.
Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, has a tropical type of climate with temperatures ranging between 25-29°C (77- 84°F); the rainy season in South of Uganda ranges between mid-September to November and March to May. The dry season stretches between December to February and June to July. The northern areas of Uganda: Murchison falls national park and Kidepo Valley National Park, have higher temperatures while south-western Uganda, especially around Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi forest, and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is generally cooler. Remember to dress appropriately depending on which region you are traveling to.