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Is gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park is worth the money spent? Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga is one of the activities mostly booked by travelers visiting this park and many have reviewed the experience as unforgettable, magical, and life-changing worth the money spent.
What you pay for gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park is an investment in yourself given the fact this gives you an opportunity to learn more about how the endangered mountain gorillas are still surviving as this gives you a great travel experience. The money paid also helps in the conservation of the mountain gorillas and their natural habitat Mgahinga forest. If there was no gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park, this forest would be all destroyed by now but with the existence of this activity in Mgahinga forest which also brings in foreign exchange when you visit and pay entrance fees this has encouraged the government of Uganda through Uganda Wildlife Authority to protect the Mgahinga forest and the wildlife it hosts which has, in turn, promoting environmental conservation in Uganda, this makes the money spent on gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park worth.
Money spent on your gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park through your gorilla permit and park entrance fees also helps to benefit the local communities that leave near Mgahinga forest where mountain gorillas are found this, in turn, encourages the local communities to conserve and protect these mountain gorillas since their importance is known by the local communities through the 20% money they receive every year off the permit and park entrance fees paid by tourists who visit the park for gorilla trekking and other activities. This money goes directly through payment of the local communities who are on the lead committees and indirectly through infrastructure and projects that help contribute to a better life of the local communities through the construction of schools, hospitals and practicing agriculture, this thus also makes the money spent on gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park worth.
Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park is worth the money spent despite the high costs of trekking permits required to trek and see the gorillas, discomfort, and time spent during walking through the forests to find the gorillas. Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park is a thrilling experience, which has impressed some people to do it over and over again despite the high cost, energy, and time required to meet these gentle giants in their natural habitats, other travelers decide to pay for more than one permit and trek more than once on different days this makes gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park worth the money spent.
What is the cost of gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park?
The cost of gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park depends on the days you plan to spend and places where to stay on your safari to this park. The permit price shares a much more cost and on top of other services like transport, accommodation, and guiding. A gorilla trekking permit in Mgahinga costs $700 for a non-resident, $600 for a resident and 250,000 Uganda Shilling for the East African Citizen per person per trek, this permit gives you an opportunity to spend 1 hour encounter with the mountain gorillas in Mgahinga National Park. On top of the permit, you will also pay other services for a successful gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park which includes transport, accommodation and guiding. Below are the popular gorilla trekking Safaris in Mgahinga;
How to book gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park
You will need to have your permit secured in advance to confirm that you are booked for gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park. Once you have your planned dates of travel confirmed we will need you to send us an email here so that we check for the availability of trekking permits online with the Uganda Wildlife Authority once we confirm permits are available for your planned dates we will let you know so that we can send you an invoice for you to make payment for the permits. Once the payment is done and we have received it on our account we will go ahead and purchase your permits immediately and send you a scanned copy of the permits for your records and perusal, this will confirm you are booked for gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park. It is advised to book your permits in advance at least 2-3 months prior to your visit given the fact these sell out very quickly on a first come first serve basis.
Best time for gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park
The best time for gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park is during the months of June to October and December to March during this time it is a dry season in Uganda with mild rainfall making it easy for the treks in the Forests, as well during this time the vegetation is not fully grown and it is easy for viewing the primates offering great sights for photographs. During the other months of April, May and November which is normally a wet season this makes the vegetations grow high making the sightings unclear however during this time the treks tend to be shorter given the fact primates don’t move further distances looking for food, food is readily available in the forest compared to the dry seasons. Seeing gorillas in Mgahinga is possible throughout the year given the fact it is a very well-organized activity and you have 99% chance of seeing them in their natural habitats.
Why book your gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park with Eco Adventure Safaris
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing gorilla safari experiences to Uganda and Rwanda. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine gorilla trekking safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us here.