What is the price of a gorilla tour, gorilla trekking cost $540 – Gorilla safari package price
All travelers would want to know the price for a Gorilla tour to Uganda and indeed this is an interesting question that has been discussed in forums such as trip advisor, safari bookings and lonely planet. Basically our 3Days Gorilla Tour costs from USD540 per person sharing in a group of two excluding a Gorilla permit at USD700 for one hour trek per person or USD1500 for a Gorilla Habituation permit for a four hour Gorilla expedition. Kindly note that what is expressed here about the price for Gorilla tour to Uganda is Great Adventure Safaris opinion which should just act as a guide line and should you have any questions please do contact our experienced tour consultant for details. You can also check our sample Gorilla safari packages to enjoy our competitive prices for Bwindi Gorilla safaris.
The price for Gorilla Tour, Uganda Gorilla trek costs should consider the cost of a Gorilla permit of USD700 per person for one hour trek, or USD1500 per person for a four hour Gorilla habituation experience. You also need to consider the cost for your accommodation and then pay transport to and from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Kindly note that Uganda Gorilla permit price will be increased to USD700 per person per trek with effect from July-2020.
Most Budget Gorilla safari lodges charge between USD70 to USD90 while Mid-Range Lodges charge between USD100 to USD150 while Luxury or Up Market Lodges charge from USD280 per person sharing onwards. Depending on where you wish to trek the Gorillas, the minimum days for a Gorilla trekking tour in Uganda is three while for Rwanda, it can be two days. Great Adventures Uganda organizes gorilla-tours/bwindi-gorilla-trekking/ as well as gorilla-tours/gorilla-trekking-rwanda/
In your price for a Gorilla tour, your number one item should be a Gorilla permit. It’s a Gorilla permit that gives you permission to view the endangered mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat in Uganda and Rwanda. Contact Great Adventure Safaris for Gorilla permit availability and pre purchase. Take advantage of our Low price as you book our 3 Days Gorilla Safari Uganda and 2 Days Gorilla Tour Rwanda.
Rwanda Gorilla permits cost USD1500 per person for one hour trek but you can also consider Gorilla habituation experience permits at USD1500 per person to spend four hours with the mountain Gorillas in Rushaga the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Gorilla permits for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks are issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority head offices in Kampala on a fast come first serve basis while Gorilla permits for Rwanda are issued by Rwanda Development Board. Please contact Great Adventure Safaris for availability and booking of Gorilla permits at Uganda Wildlife Authority or Rwanda Development Board. It is advised that you pre purchase your Gorilla permits 3-4 months in advance to avoid shortage most especially during high season months of June, July, August and September then December, January and February.
A price for Gorilla tour should include accommodation for at least two nights. The first night is when you arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the second night is after your Gorilla trek. It is possible to trek Gorillas and depart Bwindi National Park on the same day but it is advisable that you plan to stay an extra night as you will never tell whether your Gorilla trek will take a shorter time or a long one. You therefore need a night after your Gorilla trekking. Most accommodation properties offer accommodation and meals depending on the type of accommodation, both sides of Bwindi Impenetrable National have budget, mid-range and up market properties so depending on your taste please do contact us for more information. It is now possible to spend one night if you book our 2 day Bwindi Gorilla safari from Kigali. Most budget lodges included in our price of a Gorilla tour range from USD50-70 per person in a group of two and USD80-120 for Mid-Range lodges sharing in a group of two people.
Cost of Porters
We always encourage all our clients to take porters for their Gorilla trek for several reasons. They carry your bags and when you are approaching the Gorillas, they will remain with your packed lunches and all items that you might not need. They will give you a push or a pull during your trek in the forest. This extra effort is to enable you achieve your dream of viewing these endangered mountain Gorillas. The other significance of taking a porter is that by doing so, you are contributing to community development since most of these porters are school going boys and girls and this chance was only given to students to work and get money to for their school fees. By paying for a porter, you are contributing to the community development.
Cost of Tips
Tips are an appreciation of good service rendered to you by your safari guide, Gorilla trekking guide, waiters and porters. It’s not a must that you have to do this. As a responsible Tour Company, we recommend that you put some small funds aside for tipping.
On top of the above costs, the company puts between 10-20% of the total cost as fixing or service fee. This is part of our profit as well as helping us to book all services such as Gorilla permits, accommodation and making telephone calls to check availability and make sure that all is in order. For more information on price for a Gorilla tour for Uganda and Rwanda, please contact Great Adventure Safaris your trusted safari operator.