Uganda Gorilla Trekking Cost, How much is Gorilla Trekking
The cost for Uganda gorilla trekking permit is USD600 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.
The budget cost of a Uganda Gorilla Safari is USD1592 for 1 person or USD1083 per person if your are two persons. This gorilla tour cost includes gorilla permits, accommodation with meals for two nights, transportation and safari guide services. Please book your gorilla tour here.
The 3 days gorilla trek starts from Entebbe at 7am but the gorilla tour can also start from Kigali (Rwanda).
Cost of accommodation for gorilla trek:
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.
Other expenses/ gorilla trek costs:
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.