Gorilla trekking Uganda price or the cost of gorilla trekking in Uganda is the cost of Uganda’s gorilla permit and the entire trip expenditure. Gorilla trekking is for sure a top Uganda safari activity for many travelers seeking a primate tracking experience just like no other. Uganda, which is home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas has two national parks with these elusive apes.
However, to have an encounter with these gentle giants, tourists have to undertake gorilla trekking which can only happen when one has purchased a gorilla permit prior to the trek. Gorilla trekking Uganda’s price or the cost of gorilla trekking in Uganda is the cost of an Uganda gorilla permit and the entire trip expenditure.
An Uganda gorilla trekking permit costs US$ 700 for foreign nonresidents, US$ 600 for foreign residents, and UGX 250,000 for East African citizens. This cost is valid for a single trek which offers a maximum of 1 hour watching one gorilla family.
The price of a gorilla permit is for a single individual and each person should ensure that they make their permit payment as early as possible. Permits should be purchased at least 6 – 3 months prior. This is because the permits are in high demand and therefore can get fully booked for before your desired trekking date. Only 8 permits are available for each gorilla family, this is to regulate the activity and impact of humans on the gorilla habitats.
However, the price of a permit is not the conclusive cost of a gorilla safari. The price of a gorilla safari includes the cost of a gorilla permit as well as the prices of all other services like transport, meals, and accommodation. For a 2-3 days gorilla safari, the general cost could range between 2000 – 3000 US$ depending on the means of transport, type of accommodation, and drinks during the trip.
Booking for a gorilla trekking permit is one of the troubling things while booking a gorilla safari in Uganda. This is because gorilla trekking permits can easily get fully booked and therefore needs early booking and at times flexibility in the trip in case permits are not available on a specific day.
To book a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda, you need to contact your Uganda safari tour operator to help with all bookings including gorilla trekking and all necessary bookings for a gorilla safari. When you contact Acacia Safaris Uganda, we help you book your gorilla trekking permit depending on the availability of the permits and choice of accommodation.
In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you can book a gorilla trekking permit in one of the 4 gorilla trekking sectors which are named Ruhija, Rushaga, Buhoma, and Nkuringo. Each of these sectors has several habituated gorilla families that are open to gorilla trekking by tourists on Uganda safaris. A sector is allocated on your preference during booking or depending on availability when you need to trek.
For Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, there is a single gorilla family known as the Nyakagezi gorilla family which is one of the best families to trek on safari. To book for a trekking permit in Mgahinga you can book through your tour operator. Trekking in Mgahinga can best be tailored with a golden monkey trekking experience since this is the only place where these beautiful primates can be seen.
Is the gorilla trekking permit price worth it?
Gorilla conservation is such a costly investment with the need to pay for conservationists, rangers, doctors, and anyone who contributes to the wellbeing of the gorillas. The survival of mountain gorillas is much dependent on conservation efforts which makes it expensive.
The cost of keeping the mountain gorillas is high and this makes the total cost of each permit expensive. However, the fact that a part of the gorilla trekking permit cost goes towards conservation makes it all worth it.
The cost of the gorilla permit in Uganda is US$ 700 for non-foreign residents, US$ 600 for foreign residents, and UGX 250,000 for East African citizens for 2020 till 2021 unlike if there will be any changes. Contact us and we get your Uganda gorilla safari ready depending on your budget. We also go beyond Uganda and plan Rwanda gorilla tours, Kenya safaris, and Tanzania safari tours.
3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari is done in Rushaga Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is located in southwestern Uganda a magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley.
This ancient rain-forest is one of the few in Africa to have flourished and home to half of the world’s endangered population of mountain gorillas.
Looking into the expressive brown eyes of these giants is surely the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter Uganda has to offer! Apart from the gorilla trekking Tour, the park boasts of 90 mammal species, including 11 primates and prominent bird species.
It is a treasure chest of flora and fauna with ten gorilla groups currently available to be visited by only eight persons per group on a daily basis. However, strict rules have to be followed to prevent behavioral disturbances and transmission of diseases.
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