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Budget Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda

Budget Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda


Interested in a budget gorilla safari in Uganda or Rwanda? Do you need an affordable gorilla safari in Uganda or Rwanda? It is every visitor’s desire to return home when filled with lots of lasting memories and gorilla trekking is of no doubt one of the best wildlife safari experiences one should consider a must-do on Uganda safari or Rwanda safari holiday.

Gorilla trekking has become one of the most sought-after experience today but many have not been in position to take part because they look at it as expensive. Well, like other safari experiences, tracking mountain gorillas comes at a cost but with a budget gorilla trekking safari, it is possible for you to visit Uganda and Rwanda to trek these rare species in the wild.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda isn’t only limited to luxury travelers but it is open to also budget travelers. We organize the best and the most affordable gorilla tours to Uganda or Rwanda. Mountain gorilla trekking safaris in Africa are offered only in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

There are only four national parks where mountain gorilla treks are carried out and these include Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in southwestern Uganda; Volcanoes National Park in Ruhengeri and Virunga National Park in Eastern DRC.

Budget gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

Uganda budget gorilla trekking safari is possible on 2 days or 3 days, 4 days Uganda budget gorilla safari. Uganda like Rwanda, tourists need a valid gorilla permit to participate in a trek to see mountain gorillas. Every gorilla permit for Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga National Park costs US$700 (for category of foreign non-residents), US Dollars 600 (for those under category of foreign residents) and Uganda shillings 250000 (East Africa Community citizens).

A budget gorilla trek in Uganda can be arranged by our reservation team and a permit can also booked on your behalf or you can book directly with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). Some of the budget gorilla safari lodges to spend a night on budget safari in Uganda include Broadbill Camp, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Nshongi Camp, Gorilla Valley Lodge.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are the 2 safari parks in Uganda where gorilla safaris are conducted and these are set in the southwest. About half of all the 1063 mountain gorillas in the world live in the 2 parks and they also account for 21 habituated gorilla family groups; 20 in Bwindi Park and only 1 in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Budget gorilla trekking in Rwanda

A valid gorilla trekking permit is a must-have on budget gorilla trek in Rwanda and each permit can be obtained at US Dollars 1500. The Volcanoes National Park in the Ruhengeri area is the only gorilla safari park in Rwanda and it is also the most accessible destination of all the 4 gorilla parks.

It is reachable within 2 to 3 hours’ drive from Kigali. You can connect with a recognized ground tour operator to book your permit and gorilla tour or book your gorilla permit directly with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB).

What to pack for a Budget Gorilla Trek?

Make your budget gorilla trekking safari in Uganda and Rwanda memorable by packing appropriately. The items to consider packing include waterproof hiking boots, bottled drinking water, first aid kit, camera without flashlight, long sleeved shirt, energy giving snacks, sweater, sun hat, socks, trousers, rain jacket and others.

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