Cheap Gorilla Trekking In Uganda

Cheap gorilla trekking in Uganda

Cheap gorilla trekking in Uganda

Cheap gorilla trekking in Uganda : Gorilla trekking is one of the most adventurous safari activity to do in the world and in Uganda it is done in two gorilla parks that is Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla National park.

Gorilla trekking is an expensive experience considering the gorilla trekking permit costs 700 USD per person per trek, however there are ways you can go gorilla trekking in Uganda in a cheap way as detailed below.

Book the budget lodges

Booking budget lodges which are the cheapest level of accommodations will low the cost of your gorilla trekking experience in Uganda, in Uganda’s gorilla parks that is Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park, there are several budget accommodations which are a perfect fit for a traveler looking for a cheap gorilla trekking in Uganda.

Bwindi’s budget accommodations include Buhoma Community Bandas and camp, Bwindi Backpackers Lodge, Bwindi forest Lodge, Broadbill Forest Camp, Bwindi Guest House, Crested Crane Bwindi, CPTH Gorilla Conservation Camp among others.

Mgahinga’s budget accommodations include Amajambere Iwacu Camp, Golden Monkey Guest House, Countryside Guest House, Mutanda Eco – Community Centre among others.

Visit for gorilla trekking in low season

The cheapest way to see gorillas in Uganda is by visiting in the low season which is March to May and October to November, in this season there are a few visitors visiting Uganda thus discounts on accommodations (lodges and hotels).

Also in the low season, there are few trekkers in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park which makes the park less congested and you will have the entire mountain gorilla family and the park to yourself.

Unlike in the dry season which coincides with the peak season, there is barely availability in most lodges and prices are high.

Travel using road

Travelling using road is another way to have cheap gorilla trekking in Uganda, though it is a long journey of approximately 8-9 hours’ drive from Kampala or Entebbe to Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. It is worth it as it will lower your budget for the gorilla trekking safari experience in Uganda.

Have a gorilla trekking experience from Kigali City

When booking for a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, the cheapest gorilla package is a 2 days Uganda Gorilla trek from Kigali to Bwindi Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

From Kigali city it is a short drive of about 4 hours to Uganda Gorilla Parks making it possible to do a 2 days Uganda gorilla safari as opposed to a 3 days Uganda gorilla safari from Kampala.

Book a shorter budget gorilla safari

A short Uganda gorilla safari is another cheap way to seeing mountain gorillas, on a short trip the cost is less and the longer the trip the mush more the cost.

The shortest gorilla safari trip in Uganda is a 3 days as the first and last days are reserve for the drive from and to Entebbe International Airport or Kampala.

Mountain gorilla trekking destinations in Uganda

Uganda has two gorilla trekking destinations that is Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park.

Bwindi impenetrable National Park

Bwindi impenetrable national park is the best gorilla trekking destination in the world and recognized a UNESCO world heritage site due to its rich diversity in hosting different flora and fauna and being a home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas.

Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in Southwestern Uganda, the park protects an immerse canopy and some of the oldest forests in the world – true African jungle with droplets of the sun coming through the think forest cover giving you the true definition of paradise.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga gorilla national park is another great gorilla destination in Uganda located in the southwestern region, Mgahinga gorilla national park stretches along three of the eight Virunga volcanoes that are Mount Sabinyo, Mount Muhavura and Mount Gahinga.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is part of the Virunga Conservation Area together with Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in Democratic Republic of Congo.

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