Uganda Mountain Gorilla trekking Price and budget
Uganda Mountain Gorilla trekking Price and budget
Uganda Mountain Gorilla trekking Price and budget, The cost of a gorilla trekking tour in Uganda is relatively cheaper as compared to the other gorilla trekking destinations including Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. The cost of a gorilla trekking tour is determined by a number of factors including but not limited to cost of gorilla permit, cost of accommodation, type of transport / car to be used during the tour, length of safari etc.
The Uganda Gorilla trekking permit costs only $700, as compared to Rwanda’s of $1500, this makes the Uganda gorilla trekking tour very cheap as compared to that of Rwanda, and yet the same experience is guaranteed!
A Uganda 3 Day gorilla trekking tour costs from $1200 to $51280 per person 2 people sharing (and this fee includes the cost of the Uganda gorilla trekking permit, $700) The price we offer at Mum and Dad Uganda Tours includes Transport, gorilla permit fees, Accommodation and Meals, a professional guide, and cost of extra activities included in the packages on our website.
Cost Break Down for Uganda Gorilla Trekking tour in Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla forest national park
Before booking your Gorilla trekking tour in Uganda, you must consider the following:
Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permit
A Uganda gorilla permit costs $700 per person per trekking, however by the time of writing Uganda has a discounted rate on gorilla permit costing $400 per person and this offers ends 31st/June /2021, so rush and book your gorilla tour before this offer ends. Therefore while budgeting for your Uganda Gorilla tour this is the first thing you have to put into consideration.
Uganda Gorilla Safari Lodges
There are basically 3 types of lodges Budget lodges, Mid-range lodges and Luxury lodges, the budget Gorilla safari lodges charge between $50 to $70 Per Person when sharing, the Mid-range Gorilla Safari Lodges Charge between $80 to $120 Per person while sharing while the Luxury Lodges start from $150 Per Person when sharing. At Mum and Dad Uganda Tours, we have a select number of contented lodges per category in every Gorilla trekking sector of the Bwindi impenetrable forest and the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
The Cost of Transport for Gorilla trekking in Uganda
The transportation means for our gorilla safari package cost include a standard safari van, gorilla land-cruiser, safari land-cruiser, Toyota Rav4. You may also decide to use public means and we just secure for you the permit, but this option is not recommended it’s so disappointing.
Tipping costs during your Uganda Gorilla trekking tour
It’s not a must to tip however tipping is out of someone’s heart and also out of the service offered to you. There is no strict tipping policy in Uganda, however if you wish to tip you can give from $10 to as much as you feel.
Booking the Uganda Gorilla trekking Tour
It’s advisable to book your Uganda Gorilla trekking tour at least 2-5 months in advance, this is so because gorilla permit are on a very high demand, sometimes they get finished so quickly and they are sold on first come first serve basis. However in case you find yourself in a position where your trip is last minute, please contact us and we shall get you some of our reserve gorilla trekking permits. Although last minutes booking is disappointing.
Gorilla Trekking Briefing in Bwindi Uganda
Before heading into the forest to begin the search of our closest relatives, either in Uganda, Rwanda and DR. Congo one must go briefing. Don’t forget that your guide will handle you over to the Uganda Wildlife Authority for briefing while at the park Headquarters. Gorilla trekking briefing starts at 8: 30 am by a Uganda Wildlife Authority guide who will tell about all the dos and don’ts before and when in the forest.
Before gorilla trekking briefing in Uganda and Rwanda.
Briefing for gorilla trekking in the three East African countries including Uganda, Rwanda, and DR. Congo is very important. This is so because trekkers are given ample information about all processes. First of all, trekkers will be welcomed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger who will show them where to make themselves comfortable. Representatives of the UWA will cross-check through your documents like the gorilla permits, passports, and others that require approval before entering the forest to search the gorillas. They cross-check the nationality and the age.
This information is used to determine who and which country sends the highest number of tourists per year for marketing purposes. In all national parks of Volcanoes national park, Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Mgahinga national park, and Virunga national park, Uganda Mountain Gorilla trekking the current age limit in Uganda and Rwanda is 15 years and above, no one below that age is allowed to trek the gorillas. In case someone is about to click 15 years I As Mum and Dad Uganda Tours, we advise you to book your child’s (below 15) gorilla trekking permit earlier so as to avoid last minutes booking which is always disappointing.
Briefing for gorilla trekking
In the process of gorilla briefing, even the elderly people (aged) are also advised to hire porters who will help them carry for them the important things during the trek. Porters are readily available at the park headquarters while on request. So if your age does not favor you in walking, then we advise to request for porters or sedan chairs.
The briefing also helps the UWA agents to identify whether the gorilla permit you have is valid for that particular day. And also to assign you to the gorilla family based on your potential and physical fitness. These permits are issued for a specific day so make sure you go for gorilla trekking experience after cross-checking the date and month on your permit carefully. Do not go for the trekking before or after your actual trekking date you won’t be allowed to trek.
Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable national park the most sought after park for gorilla trekking in the entire East Africa has four regions for gorilla trekking including Buhoma, Rushaga, Nkuringo and Ruhija, therefore if you book a gorilla permit for trekking like In Buhoma then also make sure that you book a lodge within the Buhoma region to avoid disappointments/ long drives. And also if u book a permit for Buhoma but ended up in Rushaga for example, you will not be allowed to trek gorillas in Rushaga because you would be in the wrong place.
Gorilla trekking briefing in Rwanda slightly differs from that of Uganda since Rwanda offers some interesting cultural performance and a cup of coffee to the trekkers. This makes the trek so exciting for most tourists unlike in Uganda where none of the above is offered to visitors. Unlike Bwindi Impenetrable national park where there are four regions and starting points, Rwanda has only one starting point (Kinigi) where all the trekkers gather for briefing. But the gorilla trekking process and briefing remains the same, Uganda Mountain Gorilla trekking Price and budget
We at Mum and Dad Uganda Tours, we help you book for the right accommodation in the region when in Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Mgahinga Gorilla national park in Uganda or in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga In the democratic republic of Congo. Please contact us for more details.