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When it comes to gorilla photography in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, there are several excellent lodges to consider Best Gorilla Lodge for Photography in Bwindi. Each lodge offers unique advantages in terms of location, access to gorilla trekking, and overall photographic opportunities.
Here are three top recommended Best Gorilla Lodge for Photography in Bwindi:
- Buhoma Lodge: Buhoma Lodge is situated in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi, which is one of the most popular regions for gorilla trekking. The lodge offers breathtaking views of the forest and is surrounded by lush vegetation. With its close proximity to the gorilla trekking starting point, you can easily access the gorilla families for photography. The lodge itself provides comfortable accommodations and a relaxing atmosphere.
- Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge: Located in the Nkuringo sector of Bwindi, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge offers stunning views of the Virunga Mountains. This lodge is known for its luxury and exceptional service. It provides a perfect base for gorilla trekking and offers fantastic photographic opportunities with the gorillas and the beautiful landscape.
- Mahogany Springs Lodge: Situated in the Buhoma sector, Mahogany Springs Lodge is a well-regarded option for photographers. The lodge is surrounded by lush gardens and offers panoramic views of the forest. It provides easy access to gorilla trekking and ensures a comfortable stay with its spacious rooms and attentive staff.
Other lodges include Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Forest Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Lodge and Bwindi Lodge among others.
These lodges not only offer great access to gorilla trekking but also provide knowledgeable guides who can assist you in capturing the best possible photographs of these magnificent animals. Remember, gorilla trekking permits are required and in high demand, so it’s essential to secure them in advance through the Uganda Wildlife Authority or a trusted tour operator.
What is the cost of Bwindi gorilla trekking gorilla permits?
The gorilla permits are very essential when planning Bwindi gorilla trekking. The Bwindi gorilla permit costs USD700 per person for Non-Foreign Residents, USD600 for Foreign Residents and Shs.250, 000 for East African Citizens. The gorilla habituation permits costs USD1500 per person for Non- Foreign Residents, USD1000 for Foreign Residents and Uganda Shs. 750,000 per person for East African Citizens. This habituation permit allows you to view the gorillas for four hours once you find them as you see the way they move, feed, rest and live in families.
Even though Uganda has more gorilla permits, they tend to sell out so very quickly during the high season (January, February, July, August, September, and December every year. Once you contact us about your planned trek and desired dates, we shall check the availability of permits online system for Uganda Wildlife Authority and if permits are available, we shall send you an invoice to make payment for the permits as they are top priority and if they are not available, you will choose other dates that have availability of permits. Once we receive payment, we shall book and secure your permits and send you copy of the receipt with the booking ID to confirm your trek. Knowing the cost of the Uganda Gorilla permits is one of the things to consider when determining the approximate cost/ fair price of the 3 day gorilla tour to Bwindi National Park.
What is the cost of transportation to Bwindi National Park?
Trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Transportation costs always helps you to determine the approximate cost of 3 day gorilla safari from to Bwindi. Transportation costs is inclusive of Fuel for the round trip, Vehicle hire, Driver guide fees. The cost can reduce per person when you are more than two persons going on the trip, it ranges from USD150per day and fuel can cost USD280 for the round trip, Guide allowance ranges from USD50 per day and it also depends on what other destinations you are visiting after Bwindi. We do use 4X4 Safari Vehicle for transport with our experienced driver guide who are professional and knowledgeable about the fauna and flora as you drive to Bwindi and on your stay there.
What is the cost of accommodation in Bwindi?
On a trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you will spend two nights in one of the regions in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and this determines the fair price of the safari.
In Bwindi, depending on the sector where you are going to trek the gorillas, it is recommended to stay in lodges within that selected sector for ease to access the park headquarters in time. In Rushaga, you can stay at, Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge Rushaga gorilla camp, Gorilla safari lodge, four gorillas lodge, in Nkuringo you can stay at Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge, Clouds Mountain gorilla lodge, Gorilla Heights lodge. In Buhoma sector you can stay at Buhoma havens, Buhoma lodge, Bwindi lodge, Buhoma community rest camp. In Ruhija sector you can stay at Trekkers tavern Lodge, Bakiga lodge and Ruhija community Rest camp. The lodges are very many in Bwindi but they require to be booked in advance as they can be fully booked during high season. The Luxury lodges range from USD400 -1000per person per night, the midrange lodges range from USD150-300 per person per night and Budget lodges range from USD70-100 per person per night
How to book Road trips to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with a fair price?
Budget trips to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can be inclusive of various tourism destinations and activities and sometimes can only have gorilla trekking or gorilla habituation. Eco Adventure Safaris will help you book all permits and services and make it as cheap as possible to meet your expectations. Booking a gorilla safari can be done via email to keep records and also through WhatsApp for quick communication.
Why book the Best Gorilla Lodge for Photography in Bwindi with Eco Adventure Safaris
Eco Adventure Safaris offers amazing gorilla safari experiences to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Contact us on here for our discounted packages and also tailor made Gorilla trips from Kampala/Entebbe to Bwindi, Cultural experiences. Our magic in organizing authentic experience stems from the fact that we have overtime assembled a team mixed with young and energetic staff guided by well experienced mature managers and directors who are Ugandans and passionate about what they do. Eco Adventure Safaris is highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor and Trust Pilot to help you learn on the experiences of the other travelers who have traveled. Contact us about booking your stay at the Best Gorilla Lodge for Photography in Bwindi.