What is the cheapest way to see mountain gorillas in Uganda? – Affordable gorilla trekking experience
Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo provide the most affordable and cheapest way to see the Mountain Gorillas in Africa. Gorilla permits in Uganda costs USD700 per person per trek and USD450 per person per trek in the Democratic Republic of Congo with Rwanda offering the most expensive Gorilla permits at USD1500 per person per trek.
The cheapest way to see Mountain Gorillas in Uganda will be by visiting in the low season when acquiring the best accommodation discounts on lodges and hotels. During this season, the trekkers also reduce in national parks from eight you will find yourself trekking with fewer people and this makes you have the entire Mountain Gorilla family to yourself without much congestion.
Unlike in the dry season when there is barely any space in most lodges and prices are high. Another cheap way for seeing Mountain Gorillas in Uganda is by travelling by road other than using air transport.
One of the cheapest ways to go for Gorilla trekking in Uganda is by booking in cheap lodges; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is made up of four sectors that are Rushaga sector, Ruhijja sector, Buhoma sector and Nkuringo sector. All this sectors have accommodation in budget, mid-range and luxurious. You can book accommodation in a budget lodge to avoid your trekking becoming costly but you must note that Buhoma sector has the most luxurious lodges.
Uganda is an all year round destination for tourists however, some months offer the best experiences than other months the best time for Gorilla tracking is during the dry season of June to September and December to February.
A Gorilla safari in Uganda comes at a high costs since the Gorilla permit costs USD700 all year round with a discount for foreign East African residents and East African citizens. With that in mind, at Great Adventure Safaris we offer you cheap Gorilla tours to match your budgets when you book short Gorilla trekking packages in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.
For best cheapest Gorilla tours, you can select from 2 Days Uganda Gorilla trek from Kagali to Bwindi Forest National Park to 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari from Kigali-Rwanda and 3 Days budget Gorilla tour to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. We offer all the above tours on a very good discount setting off from Kigali into Bwindi Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Another option of having a close encounter with the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda is to book some of our budget Gorilla safaris. These trips begin from Entebbe or Kampala to the two Gorilla National Parks in Uganda. Once you take a trip from Kampala, ensure that you book the one with budget accommodations and moderate form of transport. Some travelers hire vehicles for self-drive to cut costs for the driver, but at Great Adventure Safaris we usually do not recommend this to the foreigners in Uganda.
Any tour operator you book with will be in position to offer you a good discount, making the trip affordable. Great Adventure Safaris is highly rated on Trip Advisor for offering reliable and affordable services to our clients. Trust us on the cheapest way to see Mountain Gorillas as we shall be able to work within your budget and assist you on your planned safari to Uganda.
Logistics of Cheapest Gorilla Trekking in Africa
Planning a Gorilla trek in Africa is an expensive venture which depending on different offers in the different Gorilla National Parks tourists can take advantage of to save on the high of the different Gorilla permits in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
If you are looking at the cheapest Gorilla trekking offer, Uganda offers the cheapest Gorilla safaris and tours followed by the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda offers the most expensive Gorilla permit.
Which country to go to for Gorilla trekking?
Is Gorilla trekking in Rwanda better than Uganda or Democratic Republic of Congo?
The answer is no. The Gorillas look pretty much the same. They are all Mountain Gorillas living in different groups with varying numbers and members.
Each Gorilla destination offers a sure deal to see Mountain Gorillas and the price of Gorilla permits is purely set by the governments of the respective countries. Each country has set a mechanism on how to protect their Mountain Gorillas, investment on research and expanding habitat of the Mountain Gorillas.
Budget Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
The Uganda Gorilla permit costs USD700 per person per trek for international tourists and this has no low season discounts unfortunately. The discounts available for Gorilla permits in Uganda are for foreign residents going for USD700 and USD70 for east Africans.
Is it cheaper buying your Gorilla permit or use a tour operator?
It’s 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’s 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 has the ability to receive your email and offer you a prompt reply 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 Democratic Republic of Congo.