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How much does it cost to trek mountain Gorillas

Gorilla Trekking Price

Mountain Gorillas in Uganda reside in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (almost half of the World’s population) being the most popular park to track them from. Bwindi’s Buhoma section (North) of the park famous for tourists, while in the South is Ruhiji section, Nkuringo section & Rushaga section also do introduce you to other gorilla families. Mgahinga National Park (One Habituated Gorilla Family),

Cost of the Gorilla Permit in Uganda

Cost of Uganda Gorilla permit through -Uganda Wildlife Authority headquarters costs $600 per person (Foreign Non- residents), $500 (foreign residents), Ugx 250,000 (East African citizens) and the Gorilla Habituation experience permit is $1500.

Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda reside in the Volcanoes National Park (area of 125 km.2) in the North-Western of Rwanda, located in the Virunga mountains connected with Mgahinga National Park & Virunga National Park, encompasses 5 of the 8 volcanoes i.e. Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sibyanyo, Gahinga, Muhabura. There are many different Gorilla tours/safaris organised by Monumental Expeditions offering tour & Safari packages well organised to meet your maximum attention in order to interest every client (also involve safari packages ranging from Day tours to longer safaris) at affordable Rwanda prices

Booking where to stay when on a Gorilla Safari

Where to stay is another big factor to be looked into on your Gorilla Safari and be fixed in your Safari/ tour budget. Bwindi Impenetrable National itself has gotten Hotels, Lodges, guest houses, Camps where you can stay when on your safari and ranges from Budget ($50-$70), Mid-range ($80-$120) and Luxury ($250)- characterized with meal offers either full board or half board. So for a short Gorilla Safar (3 Days), you will have to spend 2 overnights (1st night arrival & 2nd night on the Gorilla Tracking session/activity being done) at one of your preferred accommodation sites in the Bwindi Impenetrable National park

Cost of the Gorilla Permit in Rwanda

These tours enable you go deep into these Rain forests (shady Bamboo) in search for these endangered gentle giants, offering you an attractive view and this is done year in & year out, this is a life time Safari Experience and well enjoyed only with a Rwanda Gorilla Permit issued to you by the Rwanda Development Board(RDB). This is a key to successful gorilla trekking activity in Rwanda and it costs $1500 per person for 1 hr with the Gorillas and applies to all whether Foreign residents(FR)/Foreign Non-residents(FNR)/East African Citizens(EAC). There are strictly 8 permits allocated per group making availability of 80 permits per day. The Rwanda Development Board holds on to its opinion that they are on the right marketing track and that their upmarket Strategy will attract more travelers with deeper pockets and that there will be no reductions in their Gorilla Permit sales.

These gentle giants do reside in the Virunga National Park which is characterized by being part of UNESCO Heritage Site in Congo. This park is located in the Eastern part of the DRC and still borders Rwanda and Uganda. The Park is covered with an area of 7800 km 2 and shelters about a population of 200 Mountain Gorillas mainly in the Southern part of the National Park

How much is a Gorilla Permit in Congo?

A Gorilla permit in Congo does cost $450 and allowed to see these mountains Gorillas/spend time with these gentle giants for strictly 1 hr, compared to Uganda ‘s permit cost at $600 and Rwanda’s which is expensive above the two countries costing at $1500, Congo’s Gorilla Permit is the cheapest among the 2 countries (Uganda and Rwanda). However, there are discounted Gorilla Permits in Congo especially during the low season (wet season) of May, April, November & October at a price of $350 per person.