How Much is Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park
How much is gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park; Bwindi gorilla trekking price depends on the number of factors involved and these are the costs involved in the whole package and not the single event of Gorilla Trekking Uganda.
Bwindi Gorilla permit costs, is the only way that enables someone to take part in Gorilla trekking, in otherwise you must obtain a Gorilla permit to access the nature habitats of mountain gorillas. Gorilla permits largely determines the cost of Gorilla trekking in Uganda. Currently Gorilla trekking in Uganda costs USD700 for foreign nonresidents, USD600 for foreign residents of East African countries ‘’Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania’’ and UGX250,000 for East African citizen. The low season discount rates might occur during wet seasons in months of March to May.
The Bwindi Gorilla Habituation Experience permits costs USD1,500 for foreign nonresidents, USD1,000 for foreign resident in East Africa and UGX750,000 for East African Citizens.
On your Gorilla trekking safari trip to Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, it is important to use 4×4 vehicles to access to the park since the travelling journey takes long drive of about 9 to 10hours drive.
Bwindi National Park sounds has the top visited destination, through hosting half world’s gorilla population, with over 21 habituated gorilla families splinted in four gorilla sectors where gorilla trekking takes place that is; Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija and Nkuringo and each has different challenges in terms of access it by road. You can hire small vehicles are a small fee of you use Land cruisers at affordable fee. Each car you hire has different price ranges /rental without fuel.
Accommodation; Whatever trip you take for Gorilla trekking in Bwindi or Mgahinga requires you a night stay at least 1 night within the areas, we advise you to choose a lodge that is close to the gorilla group you’re to trek. Bwindi boosts with good quality accommodation facility ranging from Budget to Upmarket, some to be mentioned include;
Budget accommodation facilities include; Buhoma Community Rest camp, Wagtail Eco Safari Camp, Bwindi View Bandas, Gift of Nature Lodge, Nshongi Camp, Nshongi Gorilla Resort, Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort, Broadbill Forest Camp among others.
Mid-Range Accommodation families; Gorilla Mist Camp, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, Silverback Lodge Bwindi, Eco Marvels Gorilla Resort, Engagi Lodge Bwindi, Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp among many.
Luxury Accommodation facilities; Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Forest Camp, Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge, Cloud Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Mutanda Lake Resort, Buhoma Community Haven Lodge.
Bwindi accommodation ranges between USD40 to USD60 per night, Mid-range at USD80 to USD180 and Luxury accommodations ranges USD200 to 500 and Upmarket lodges ranges between USD800 to USD3000 per night. Prices differs per room, per night on bed and breakfast but prices might be slightly different if you book a full board package.
Along your Gorilla trekking, porters might be hired to help you with your heavy luggage’s which can give a hand difficult while hiking, Porter goes or can be hired at USD10 TO USD20 each, depending how heavy your equipment are. The safari guide is provided for on the price of the permit, of which you might not be need, may be tipping them.
Lastly, the best way to organize your Gorilla trek to see endangered mountain gorillas in their nature environment, get the best prices. Through contacting a local tour operator who is on the ground and more knowledgeable to do smooth reservation for you, considering transport, costs, meals and driver guide. Bwindi Gorilla trekking experience is worth and full of lifetime memories.