Uganda Gorilla trekking cost and price for a Gorilla tour – How much does it cost to see Gorillas? – How much is a gorilla permit in Uganda?
Uganda Gorilla trekking cost and price for a gorilla tour is a very common question that every visitor/client is opt to know before they decide to come on a Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda. And many have discussed this question on many forums worldwide. For any Gorilla trekking and wildlife safaris in Uganda the price of the safari depends on the number of travelers in a group, the bigger the group, the lower the price per person. For a 3 days Gorilla trekking tour, we charge you $540 per person sharing in a group of two and the price excludes a Gorilla permit of $700 – The above price is based on Great adventure Safaris and we cater about the budget travelers as most of clients now are looking for lower prices.
Gorilla trekking cost includes.
Before anything, your Uganda Gorilla trekking cost should consider the cost of a Gorilla trekking permit of USD700, and $1500 per person per trek for a Gorilla habituation permit, the price as well of your accommodation and meals, transportation to and from Bwindi, fuel for the entire round trip, service of an English speaking driver guide, drinking water on board, airport transfers are all inclusive in the prices we charges.
Cost of transport.
You need to plan transport to and from Bwindi impenetrable National Park as part of your Gorilla trekking cost. The least number of days to and from Bwindi is three days. The first day is for pickup and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable National Park, the second day is for Gorilla trekking and the third day is for transferring back from Bwindi. So this means that you must budget for a vehicle with its driver guide/guide per day and fuel for the entire round trip. some clients feel better to pay for the vehicle and driver/guide then by fuel separately but as Great Adventure Safaris – we recommend an all-inclusive tour package as it saves you from spending more on fuel. You can as well plan to fly to Bwindi impenetrable National Park, companies like Aero Link operate scheduled and chartered flights from Entebbe international airport to Kihihi or Kisoro near the National park but then you will need a vehicle for transport to the lodge. There is an option of flying into Kigali international airport and trek mountain gorillas in Uganda, the Gorilla trekking cost remains the same but you drive for a short distance of 4-5 hours through the borders of cyanika or Katuna to the southern or eastern parts of Bwindi. You can contact Great Adventure Safaris about your car hire or flight to Bwindi impenetrable National Park.
We arrange gorilla trekking from kiagli depending on the number of days a traveler is having for holiday, 2 days Gorilla trekking from Kigali and 3 Days Gorilla trekking from Kigali, we can organize long safari as well upon request.
The least number of nights you need are two nights for a Gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi impenetrable National Park if you decide to start your Gorilla trekking tour in Entebbe/Kampala but if you start in Kigali there a possibility of doing a 2 days Gorilla safari and spend only one night near bwindi. Since Gorilla trekking starts in the morning you will need to spend the first night when you arrive in or near Bwindi impenetrable National Park to avoid inconveniences in the morning and the second night s after the Gorilla trek because you cannot drive back to Entebbe/Kampala. Most accommodation facilities provide bed and meals on full board basis.
All sides of Bwindi Impenetrable National park have accommodation ranging from budge, mid range and up market/Luxury facilities so depending on your tests and preferences you contact us on which category of accommodation you would like. The Gorilla trekking cost/price for budget ranges from $40-$80 per person sharing in a group of two and mid-range from $80-$150 per person sharing in a double in a group of two, for luxury safaris you can book one of our packages, 3 Days Fly in Safari.
For many reasons, we advise all our clients to take porters from a gorilla trek, they are important to carry your backpackers and once you approach the Gorillas, they can remain with all items that you may not need plus backpackers. Since the terrain in the forest is sometimes slippery, they can give you a pull or a push hence making you bale to fulfill your dream of seeing mountain Gorillas. The very important reason you should carry a porter is that you are contributing to the community development as some of the porters are school going boys and others have families., and they charge around $15-$20 per porter.
Tips are appreciations of good service rendered to you by your guide/driver, guides and waitress, porter and your Gorilla trekking guides but it is not a must that you have to do this, as a responsible tour company, we advise that you put some funds aside for tipping while on a Gorilla trekking safari. Contact one Great Adventure safaris consultants in office for more information about your Gorilla trekking cost and book a Gorilla trekking safari.