How much is the gorilla trekking in Uganda?
Are you planning on visiting the mountain gorillas in Uganda? Well, so are many other intending visitors across the world. 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 you international flight ticket if your 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 the 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 check with your tour operator for the most updated gorilla tour prices at the time you are trying to book the gorilla trek.
From July 01, 2020, the cost for Uganda gorilla trekking permit is USD700 and the cost for 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 2020 or 2021 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 gorilla safari.
The gorilla tour cost if you shall be staying in go-cool saver accommodations like Rushaga Gorilla Havens, Gorilla Conservation Camp is:
1 person: USD1660
2 persons: USD1130 persons
3 persons: USD1040 per person
4 persons: USD1000 per person
If you are staying in midranges accommodations like Silverback Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, the gorilla safari price for 2020/2021 is:
1 person: USD1900
2 persons: USD1275 persons
3 persons: USD1187 per person
4 persons: USD1100 per person
And when you stay in a luxury lodge like Mahogany Springs Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, you expect to spend the following on your gorilla tour in Uganda:
1 person: USD2100
2 persons: USD1500 persons
3 persons: USD1440 per person
4 persons: USD1400 per person
These gorilla tour costs are inclusive of accommodation and all meals during the tour, private transportation using a safari land-cruiser, services of a good English speaking tour guide/driver, all tour activities, cost of the gorilla permits, bottled drinking water on the vehicle.
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 Rushaga gorilla camp; 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 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 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 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 Gorila 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.