Apart from the constant gorilla trekking permit which cuts across with a cost of $700 in Uganda and $1500 in Rwanda, Africa gorilla safaris package prices vary according to your budget.
The number of days you hope to spend on holiday also contributes a lot to the total pricing of your gorilla trekking package. 3 day gorilla trekking, 2 day Rwanda gorilla safari, 6 day gorilla trekking and game safari and so much more are some of the packages you ought to choose from.
Some Of The Items That Make Up The Gorilla Trekking Safari Package Cost
The Gorilla trekking permit in Uganda costs $700 and in Rwanda the price for gorilla permit is $1500. The gorilla tracking permit for foreign residents costs $600 in Uganda and so much more. This cost is financial support to the conservation campaign of the mountain gorillas that are some of the rarest primates in the worlds
When you book a gorilla trekking permit, you contribute to sustainable existence of the endangered mountain gorillas. Part of this fund also provides financial support to the ranger guides, medical assistance to Gorilla Doctors, community welfare and so much more.
Book Accommodation For Gorilla trekking
Depending on your budget, you can book luxury accommodation, mid-range or Budget accommodation for gorilla tracking experience. Each type of accommodation offers different services ranging from self-contained to shared bath rooms.
Most of the accommodations open for booking during gorilla trekking offer full Board services since external restaurant services are scarce in this area.
Car hire is very important even when you book fly-in gorilla trekking safari in Uganda. This is to be used for transfer from the Airstrip to Bwindi Forest National Park.
Road trip for gorilla trekking is also lovely to be part of as you get to see the beautiful scenery of the countryside. The road distance may be long about 8 hours to 9 hours but so scenic.
Rwanda however has the shortest distance to the mountain gorillas from Kigali international airport. This is why even 1 day gorilla trekking tour in Rwanda is possible though very risky in terms of getting a gorilla permit especially during the peak season. Its also a rushed safari which doesn’t give you ample time to experience the beauty and take photos of Rwanda.
In addition, fuel or gas has to be included in the cost for hiring the car that will sustain you throughout the stay in the wilderness.
Park Entrance Fees For A Game Safari Combo
In order to do a game drive after gorilla trekking, you need to pay park entrance fees. This fund assists in supporting conservation, park maintenance, medical treatment for wild animals, paying wages and so much more.
Other Additional Activities To do With Gorilla Trekking Safari
Chimpanzee trekking is a super addition you can combine with gorilla trekking. In Uganda chimpanzee trekking is best done in Kibale National park. Other chimpanzee trekking areas include Kyambura gorge, Kaniyo Pabidi forest, Ngamba Chimpanzee Rescue Island to mention but a few.
Birding in Uganda or Birding in Rwanda takes you into Africa’s birding hot spot. Numerous birds can be identified during gorilla trekking. Upon arrangement, you can be booked in the areas that are common birding areas. Unique species of birds can be easily identified as you move.
Hiking after gorilla trekking is the new adventure that is picking up by those who want to challenge and check their body fitness. Mountain Rwenzori in Uganda, Mountain Muhavura, Mountain Bisoke and so much more give you this Africa safari challenge.
In Uganda gorilla trekking permit costs $700 and in Rwanda the gorilla tracking permit costs $1500. This price is used to support mountain gorilla conservation campaign
The mountain gorilla conservation expenditure is high because of the uniqueness of these gentle creatures. The medication, security, daily supervision, sensitizing the local community, road maintenance, all call for a cost which can be attained by selling permits and funding.
Every contributing towards the gorilla care is great support. By hiring a porter before gorilla trekking, you help in sensitizing the local community on the relevancy of the mountain gorillas.
Which Is The Best Country To Do Gorilla Trekking
The biggest number of mountain gorilla is found in Uganda about half of the world mountain gorilla population is in Uganda. Rwanda and D.R. Congo share the other half but Rwanda has the shortest distance to the gorilla trekking park called Volcanoes National park.
If you want extra activities after gorilla trekking, Uganda has a number of game parks with incredible wildlife like lions, leopards, herds of elephants, cape buffaloes and so much more.
Rwanda has just one more wild game park called Akagera National Park with numerous wild animals like lions, giraffes, water bucks, herds of buffaloes.
Depending on what you want to see and the purpose of your Africa safari, the choice of which country is best for gorilla trekking is defendant on your safari end achievements
Which Itinerary To Book For Gorilla Trekking Safari
A 3 day gorilla trekking safari in Uganda and 2 day Rwanda gorilla trekking Tour are the lowest number of days you can do gorilla trekking and enjoy the full fun. Other itineraries you can check out include:
Are The Mountain Gorillas Dangerous
No the mountain gorillas are some of the serene primates despite there sheer size and tough faces. The mountain gorillas have a dark furred body that looks scary but in nature they are calm. This however doesn’t guarantee that when provoked they do not react.
In case you provoke them they will pull the close-by vines, skip on one leg, thump there chests and go into hiding. Try not to follow them because they can become aggressive too.
How To Book A Gorilla trekking Tour
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