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Budget Gorilla trekking Uganda

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Budget Gorilla trekking Uganda

Uganda offers magical gorilla budget safari tours. Seeing mountain gorillas has turned into one of the must-do bucket list wildlife encounters in the world.

Uganda is one of only three countries in the world that are home to the world’s endangered mountain gorillas (the other two being Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo). While mountain gorillas have put Uganda on the travel map, the country has a lot more to offer. This includes a savannah wildlife experience that is potentially less crowded, cheaper, and more off the beaten track than in nearby Kenya and Tanzania.

Worried about where to go for an affordable gorilla trekking safari? Uganda will provide a memorable and magical budget gorilla experience, ideally without putting too much strain on your wallet.

If you are looking to encounter gorillas in the Jungle forest but want to stay within budget, here in the Pearl of Africa we got you covered with affordable destinations of Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla Parks that won’t compromise the quality of your experience.

Gorilla Trekking Experience in Uganda

After an early breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters for a short briefing about the Dos and Don’ts of gorilla trekking with a ranger guide, thereafter you will meet the porters and Armed park rangers and take your footsteps into the Jungle forest following the trails in search for the mountain gorillas.

The beauty of this rainforest is remarkable! The area offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists.

On your way in search of the awe-inspiring primates, you will listen to sweet melody songs and sounds of colorful forest bird species, you get magical views of other primates like colobus monkeys

Uganda Gorilla trekking safaris

The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed a magical hour in their presence as you learn about their daily duties of grooming, breastfeeding, playing, mating, building nests, and roaming around among others as you take photos of a lifetime experience.

The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long-savored.

What is the gorilla trekking Age Limit?

The age limit for gorilla trekking in Uganda is 15 years and above, below which you aren’t allowed to track gorillas in the misty jungle forest. The same applies to golden monkey tracking in Uganda and then the chimp tracking age limit is 12 years and above

What to Pack for gorilla trekking in Uganda?

Gorilla trekking is a strenuous adventure involving you hiking through the dense vegetation and steep slopes. The length of the trek isn’t predictable as it varies from visitor hiking speed, nature of habitat to location of gorillas among other factors. Thus an appropriate gorilla packaging list is essential in ensuring you have the best and memorable primate adventure of a lifetime.

Trekking mountain gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a dream come true but requires adequate preparation which involves packing wisely and lightly.

Want to know the Gorilla Trekking Packing List, what to pack, or what to wear, Check our definitive gorilla trekking packing list for a successful safari.
These include; Hiking boots, lightweight clothing, rain jackets, gloves, cameras and accessories, bottled drinking water, sunglasses, brimmed hats, and gorilla permits among others

How much is a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda?

Unlike other countries like Rwanda, Uganda offers a pocket-friendly price for gorilla permit which is at USD 800 per person for non-resident foreigners and $700 per person for foreign residents and Ug shs. 300,000 per person for citizens.

Uganda gorilla trekking safari from Rwanda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are located near the border with Rwanda, Thus If you are looking at a Uganda budget gorilla trek, then starting and ending your safari from Kigali, Rwanda appears to be cheaper than starting from Entebbe
You will need to Fly to Kigali where the driver guide will pick you up and transfer you to Bwindi, do the gorilla trekking, and transfer back to Kigali

Budget gorilla trekking Packages

Probably if you are looking at budget gorilla trekking, Keep in mind the number of days for the visit. At Friendly Gorillas Safaris we do provide budget gorilla trek trips ranging from 1-3 days or above depending on the number of days you would like to spend in Uganda.
i.e. 1 Day Flying gorilla safari, 2-Days gorilla trekking safari from Kigali, 3-Days gorilla trekking safari from Entebbe, 3-Days Gorilla trekking safari from Kigali, 5-Days Uganda gorilla & wildlife safari.


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Off Season Travel

Off-season travel is the period of the year when most travelers do not opt to travel. This is normally during the Rainy season when the trails in the park are slippery and impassable with thick vegetation that hinders game viewing. If you are a budget traveler, this is the best period for you to travel as you get a chance to enjoy discounted rates on Accommodation and transport.

During this period, most hotels reduce prices for lodging, thus the local tour operators tend to give affair and affordable prices for gorilla trips.
Enjoy low rates and make your dreams of visiting gorillas come true

Where to stay while on Budget Gorilla trekking in Uganda?

Travelers looking at budget gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga National Parks have got you relaxed and comfortable stay at self-contained and fancy lodges without straining your pockets. The accommodation rates range from $60-$100 per night with meals inclusive

Most Local tour operators have made partnerships with the lodge owners thus bargain on behalf of their clients, thus providing you with affordable prices for your gorilla safari

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What is the Best time for Mountain gorilla trekking?

Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda can be done at any time of the year but the best time to witness the gorillas in the misty jungle forest of Bwindi is during the dry months of June, August, September, December, January, and early February. This is because, during these months, the tracking trails are dry and passable as well as the vegetation is thin giving clear views of the majestic primates roaming in the forest.

Unlike other months of the year when the trails are slippery and impassable with thick vegetation cover that hinders the visibility of Mountain gorillas.

In conclusion

Don’t miss out!!! Uganda has every budget for your enchanting gorilla adventure. Make your inquiry to the gorilla world.


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