Budget Gorilla Trekking Safaris – Uganda, Rwanda & Congo
Gorilla trekking is undoubtedly one of the most exciting primate safari experiences and it is every holidaymaker’s dream adventure. But many have been limited due to the cost attached to it. However, we at Best Uganda Safari Ltd make it possible for everyone to be part of the thrilling encounter with one of the habituated mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
As a budget traveler, we got you covered despite your wallet size with our most exceptional budget gorilla trekking safaris. Are you interested in affordable gorilla tours or budget gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda or Rwanda?
Gorilla safaris in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) come at a cost! These are the 3 countries worldwide where the endangered mountain gorillas only exist and each gorilla safari destination has its set price for gorilla trekking permit.
Budget gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda
With Best Uganda Safari Ltd, it is very possible for you to go on a budget gorilla trekking safari in Uganda. You can go for 2 days budget gorilla safari to Rwanda or even 3 days Uganda budget gorilla safari. Each Uganda gorilla tracking permit is obtainable at US Dollars 700 (this applies for foreign non-residents), US Dollars 600 (for foreign residents) and Ug shillings 250000 (if you are East Africa Community citizen). You can get in touch with our reservation team or book directly with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).
Where to go gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda?
Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda are conducted in 2 parks; Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the southwest. The two Uganda safari parks host an estimate of about half of all the 1063 mountain gorillas in the world.
Today, about 21 gorilla families have been habituated for gorilla trekking in Uganda, 20 are in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and only 1 (Nyakagezi gorilla family group) in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Budget gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda
In Rwanda, a valid gorilla trekking permit costs US Dollars 1500 per person. Gorilla trekking tours in Rwanda are carried out only in Volcanoes National Park in the Ruhengeri area. Rwanda like Uganda, tourists can book gorilla permits through a recognized tour operator or directly with Rwanda Development Board (RDB).
A side from gorilla safaris, it is possible for you to also engage in other activities in Uganda or Rwanda including bird watching, golden monkey tracking, chimpanzee tracking, guided nature walks, game drives and many more.
What to consider when planning for a budget gorilla trekking safari
When planning for a memorable budget gorilla trekking safari in Uganda or Rwanda, the key factors to consider are; accommodation facility. Every gorilla safari park has a wide range of accommodation options and you can choose from budget, mid-range to luxury lodges. Choosing a right lodge for your overnight stay is one significant factor anyone on Uganda gorilla safari or Rwanda gorilla safari should put into consideration.
Interestingly, a visit to Uganda or Rwanda for gorilla trekking is advantageous because most lodges/accommodation facilities cut down on the rates for accommodation so as to attract more visitors. However, a budget accommodation option is more preferable while on budget gorilla trekking safari.