How much is the gorilla trekking in Uganda?
Now that we are almost learning to live COVID19 pandemic you are certainly already thinking of the missed nature adventures. If you are planning to visit and trek to the mountain gorillas in Uganda in 2022, here is the update on the gorilla tour costs.
Although it might seem that hard to plan, gorilla tracking tours can prove to be the simplest thing to plan. For starters, you only have a few elements to work with and consequently, if you sort these out, you are defined to have the most memorable experience of your lifetime. These revolve around the gorilla tracking permit, accommodation on the gorilla trek tour in or near Bwindi, the transportation to Bwindi and back to the airport and of course your international flight ticket if you are coming from outside of Uganda.
I try to help you plan your gorilla trekking tour in the most convenient way possible in this article. I also try to ensure that you have a lower cost for your Uganda gorilla trekking tour. Most of the gorilla tour costs shared here are based on the year 2020 and 2021. Some things might change along the way, so I advise you to check with your tour operator for the most updated gorilla tour prices at the time you are trying to book the gorilla trek.
First, the cost for the Uganda gorilla trekking permit is USD700 and the cost for a gorilla habituation experience permit is USD1500. You can contact a reputable Uganda safari company to help you get the gorilla permits.
How much would a Gorilla Trek Safari Cost in 2022 in Uganda?
Here are the current gorilla tracking tour prices for Uganda, based on when you are going in July 2020 or after. This is for the 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Tracking tour, the most commonly requested for a gorilla safari.
The gorilla tour cost for a 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour:
|Uganda 3 days gorilla tracking tour cost||Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge/ Gorilla Conservation Camp||Midrange: Ichumbi Lodge/ Silverback/ Lake Mulehe/ Engagi Lodge||Upscale: Mahogany /Nkuringo/ Buhoma Lodge||Super Upscale: Gorilla Forest Camp and Clouds|
|Gorilla tour cost for 1 person||USD1,432||USD1,690||USD 1,970||USD 3,066|
|Gorilla tour cost based on 2 persons (per person sharing room)||USD1,142||USD1,282||USD 1,551||USD 2,389|
|Gorilla tour cost based on 3 persons (per person sharing room)||USD1,060||USD1,199||USD 1,468||USD 2,307|
|Gorilla tour cost based on 4 persons (per person sharing room)||USD1,019||USD1,158||USD 1,427||USD 2,266|
|Gorilla tour cost based on 5 persons (per person sharing room)||USD994||USD1,134||USD 1,402||USD 2,241|
|Gorilla tour cost based on 6 persons (per person sharing room)||USD977||USD1,117||USD 1,386||USD 2,224|
|Gorilla tour cost based on 7 persons (per person sharing room)||USD966||USD1,105||USD 1,374||USD 2,213|
|Single Room Supplement||USD40||USD 150||USD160||USD 400|
What is the gorilla tour cost for a 4 Days Gorilla tour with 2 treks?
|Uganda 4 Days Gorilla Trek (with two gorilla treks)||Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge/ Gorilla Conservation Camp||Midrange: Ichumbi Lodge/ Silverback/ Lake Mulehe/ Engagi Lodge||Upscale: Mahogany /Nkuringo/ Buhoma Lodge||Super Upscale: Gorilla Forest Camp and Clouds|
|1 person cost of gorilla tour||USD2,544||USD2,931||USD 3,350||USD 4,995|
|Gorilla tour cost based on 2 persons (per person sharing room)||USD1,973||USD2,183||USD 2,586||USD 3,844|
|Gorilla tour cost based on 3 persons (per person sharing room)||USD1,874||USD2,083||USD 2,487||USD 3,744|
|Gorilla tour cost based on 4 persons (per person sharing room)||USD1,824||USD2,034||USD 2,437||USD 3,695|
|Gorilla tour cost based on 5 persons (per person sharing room)||USD1,794||USD2,004||USD 2,407||USD 3,665|
|Gorilla tour cost based on 6 persons (per person sharing room)||USD1,774||USD1,984||USD 2,387||USD 3,645|
|Gorilla tour cost based on 7 persons (per person sharing room)||USD1,760||USD1,970||USD 2,373||USD 3,631|
|Single Room Supplement||USD60||USD 225||USD240||USD 600|
What is the price for accommodation for gorilla trek in Bwindi:
For accommodation on gorilla trekking, the cost will largely depend on your budget. There are places for as low as USD70 per night like Gorilla Havens; USD150 per night at Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, Clouds Mountain Gorilla lodge for about $1000 a night among others. Bwindi offers several other accommodation for the gorilla trek and you could also do come with your own tent and camp at places like Buhoma Community rest camp, gorilla friends resort among others.
What other expenses should one consider when going on a gorilla tracking tour in Uganda?
Apart from the standard cost for gorilla tracking, expect to incur other costs while on the gorilla tour. It is normal to give a tip to the gorilla trek guides after the trek. This is usually $10-$30 for the head guide. You might need a porter for the trek who can easily be hired at the trek starting point, which usually costs $15 per porter. You will also need plenty of water for the gorilla trek
When is the best time to trek mountain gorillas in Uganda?
Most gorilla tracking in Uganda happens during the months of January February, Mach, June, July, August, September, and October. The gorilla trekking these months is quite easier because there is almost no rain in Bwindi. But also it is easy for photographing the gorillas in Bwindi. The months of June, July, and August are popular for gorilla trekking because they are also the summer holiday months in Europe, which is the main source market for Uganda gorilla trekking.
But also, it is a bit more expensive to visit the gorillas these months because flights are more costly and accommodation as well.
Which is the Cheapest Time for Gorilla Trekking, Most Cheap gorilla Trekking Time?
You can get the cheapest gorilla trek tour in April, May, November. At this time, Uganda gorilla tour operators will offer very cheap gorilla trek tours. Also, accommodation for gorilla treks is cheaper, and flights to Uganda are cheap.