What you must know about Gorilla Tour costs
The Gorilla trekking charges in Uganda are from $490-$520 per person sharing in a group for a 3 Day gorilla trekking expedition in the famous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and this includes transfers, tracking the habituated Gorillas, where to stay, meals, driver and transport. Gorilla permit costs $600 per person for 1 hr trek whereas Gorilla Habituation experience permit rates $1500 for 4 hrs gorilla trip in Rushaga section. Uganda Wildlife Authority issues out these permits to the purchasers and it’s advisable to purchase them 3-5 months in advance
How to reach this National Park?
One can reach this place by using either Air transport or by Road transport. There is a 3 Day flight made in Gorilla habituation trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park at a cost of approximately $560 and it’s made in order to allow and enable those trekkers without many days in Uganda to spend enough time with the mountain Gorillas. We use scheduled or charter/hired flights from companies like Aero link, Fly & Eagle Air Uganda, to & from this National Park on our 3 Day flight in the Gorilla Habituation experience tour.
Day 1: – Transfer to Entebbe Airport for your internal charter flight to Kisoro Airstrip
Day 2: -Gorilla Habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Rushaga
Day 3: – Transfer to Kisoro Airstrip for your return flight back to Entebbe Airport
One can also still reach by Road, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National park.
Day 1: -This habituation experience Road tour begins from Entebbe to Impenetrable National Park.
Day 2: – You spend 4 hrs. with Gorillas during your 3 Day Gorilla Habituation experience road tour in the National park
Day 3:-Drive back to Kampala /Entebbe for your departure flight.
The Rwanda Gorilla permit rates and how to reach The Gorilla Trekking sites
If you are from Kigali by Road 3-4 hrs via Katuna (Chanika) border to Ruhija –Rushaga. It’s also possible to make a flight from Kigali to track Gorillas, Rwanda Gorilla permit goes for $1500 per person for 1 hr trek in the National Park but you can also consider a Gorilla Habituation experience permit at $1500 for 4 hrs spending time with the mountain Gorillas in the National Park. This National Park has half of the endangered mountain Gorillas in the Whole World and they co-exist with the wild Chimpanzees. These permits are purchased in advance from Rwanda Tourism Board.
2 Day Bwindi Gorilla Safari through Kigali ($490 pp sharing
3 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari from Kigali ($560 pp sharing), here you can take the advantage of the discounted permits at $450.
3 Day Bwindi Gorilla Habituation experience through Kigali ($560 pp sharing)
Costs of where to stay while on a Gorilla Tour /Safari
Gorilla tour rates include Transport to & from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Volcanoes National Park and Mgahinga National Park plus your accommodation rates. Where to stay most times ranges in between $50-$70 for a person in a group, $80-$120 for the mid-range lodges.
You can also still go for 3 Day luxury Gorilla trekking to Bwindi at a rate of $2910 pp sharing,4 day Gorilla trekking & Bunyonyi trip from $3415 pp sharing and 5 Day Luxury Gorilla Habituation and Chimpanzee tracking trip from $4630 pp sharing if interested in luxury lodges and want to spend more time with the world’s endangered mountain Gorillas and Wild Chimpanzees.
However, clients are encouraged to take their porters for purposes of helping out carry their lunch packs, bags, give a push or pull when trekking in the Jungle, and in every sense it provides extra effort which enables you view/spot well the endangered mountain Gorilla (gentle giants), making your trekking dream come true. It also contributes to community development since most of these porters are mainly students so as they are paid for their services they instead use this money for school fees. There are also tips rendered to the Safari guides, waiters, Gorilla trekking guides, porters so as to show one way of being appreciated by the Tour companies.