Cheapest way to trek gorillas in Uganda

Cheapest way to trek gorillas in Uganda : Compare gorilla tracking in Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks . Gorilla trekking in Uganda is one of the most effective safari activity that one has to participate in while on a safari in Uganda. This has been considered as one of the most expensive safari activity in Uganda, however, if you book a safari with us, we can help you plan a budget safari that will bring you closer to the famous gorilla trekking safari experience.

There are a number of variables that make gorilla trekking safari a costly activity for instance; the type of accommodation, type of car you use, and season of travel for example, if you travel in peak season, you won’t receive any discounts both on accommodation and gorilla permits particularly from January to September but if you travel in the low season during October and November you are likely to get a discounted gorilla permit.

In Uganda, gorilla trekking safari takes place in two national parks located in the country’s southwest: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. There are three nations that offer gorilla trekking safari experiences: Rwanda, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of the Congo. The permits for these countries differ, though.

Rwanda charges 1500USD foreigners, Uganda charges 800USD foreign non-residents, 700USD foreign residents and charges 300,000 UGX for East Africans and D.R. Congo charges 450USD these prices are per person.

With nearly half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas located in Uganda’s Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla national parks, the country is home to the greatest number of mountain gorillas.

Uganda is the cheapest gorilla trekking destination.

Most tourists who want to trek gorillas selected Uganda as the cheapest destination among other countries this is because, in Congo, there have been wars and there is high insecurity thus making Uganda the cheapest gorilla trekking destination. If you’re looking for an affordable gorilla trekking experience, consider short gorilla safaris, such as a one-day trip from Kabale, a two-day trip from Rwanda, or a 3 day gorilla trip in Uganda.

Join a group tour to trek gorillas.

Another way to track gorillas cheaply is by joining a group tour so that you can share some costs for example car-hire cost, fuel cost, and accommodation as well. For those who track gorillas in Uganda, this is one of the best ways to save money.

The best season to do cheap gorilla trekking in Uganda.

The best time to go gorilla trekking in Uganda on a budget is during the rainy season, when there are less people in the park and accommodation is offered at a discounted rate to draw visitors. However, there will be a lot of rain and the trails may become muddy and slippery.

However, the best time to see gorillas in Uganda is during the dry season, when you can take full advantage of the park’s beauty as the paths are dry and the forests are clear.

How to get to gorilla destinations in Uganda?

One may choose to use road transport to either Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and this takes about 9 hours, it is always a thrilling trip full of stopovers for breathtaking scenery and some historical sites like the Equator and Igongo cultural centre in Mbarara city.

Additionally, you can take flight charters from Entebbe or Kajjansi to Kihiihi or Kisoro, where your driver guide will be there to pick you up and take you to the gorilla destination of your choice. Additionally, you can track Ugandan gorillas from Rwanda. It takes three to four hours to drive from Kigali to either Mgahinga or Bwindi.

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