Gorilla Trekking countries in AfricaDecember 16, 2021
Total price of Gorilla Trekking in UgandaDecember 17, 2021
Is gorilla trekking in Uganda worth the money. A gorilla tour to Bwindi National Park is for those who have less time and are interested in visiting Bwindi impenetrable National Park to see mountain gorillas. Yes, a 3 day gorilla tour to Bwindi is worth the money charged, this gives you an opportunity to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi which is one of the activities mostly booked by travelers visiting Uganda and many have reviewed the experience as unforgettable, magical and life-changing worth the money spent.
Bwindi Forest National Park is located in the southern part of Uganda sharing border with Congo, it is one of the only two national parks in Uganda where you can trek and see the magnificent Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat in the world, it is home to more than half of the only remaining Mountain Gorillas in the wild making it famous and best place to trek the Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Forest National park is divided into different sections/sectors where you can do the Gorilla tracking experience namely Rushaga, Buhoma, and Ruhija and Nkuringo sector. Bwindi Forest National Park has different habituated gorilla families open for gorilla tracking experience, each gorilla family has different gorilla individuals, and each gorilla family is headed and controlled by the dominant male gorilla the Silver back. For you to go on the trek, you are required to have a Gorilla permit valid for trekking that day. Gorilla permits are limited in number per day given it is only 8 people allowed to trek per gorilla family per day in Bwindi Forest National Park.
How is a gorilla tour to Bwindi worth the money charged?
What you pay for a gorilla tour to Bwindi this gives you an opportunity to visit, see and learn more about the endangered mountain gorillas which are still surviving in Bwindi as this gives you a great travel experience. The money paid also helps in conservation of the mountain gorillas and their natural habitat Bwindi forest. If there was no gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable National Park, this forest would be all destroyed by now but with the existence of this activity in Bwindi 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 Bwindi forest and the wildlife it hosts which has in turn promoted environmental conservation in Uganda, this makes the money spent on gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable National Park worth.
Is gorilla trekking in Uganda worth the money. Money spent on gorilla trekking in Uganda in Bwindi through your gorilla permit and park entrance fees also helps to benefit the local communities that leave near Bwindi 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 construction of schools, hospitals and practicing agriculture, this thus also makes the money spent on gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable National Park worth.
The money charged for gorilla trekking in Uganda in Bwindi is worth 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 Bwindi impenetrable 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.
What is the cost of a gorilla tour to Bwindi?
The cost of a gorilla tour to Bwindi depends on the days you plan to spend and where to stay on your safari to Bwindi. The permit price shares a much more cost and on top of other services like transport, accommodation and guiding. A gorilla trekking permit 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 hours encounter with the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest National Park. On top of the permit you will also pay other services for a successful gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable National Park which include transport, accommodation and guiding. A 3 day gorilla tour to Bwindi costs $1190 per person all inclusive sharing in a group of 2 people.
How to book a gorilla tour to Bwindi
You will need to have your permit secured in advanced to confirm that you are booked for a gorilla tour to Bwindi. 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 a 3 day gorilla tour to Bwindi. It is advised to book your permits in advance atleast 2-3 months prior your visit given the fact these sell out very quickly on first come first serve basis.
Best time to go for gorilla trekking in Uganda Bwindi
The best time to do a gorilla tour to Bwindi 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 gorillas 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 gorillas don’t move further distances looking for food, food is readily available in the forest compared to the dry seasons. Seeing gorillas in Bwindi is possible throughout the year given the fact it is a very well organized activity and you have 99% chances of seeing them.
Where to stay in Bwindi during gorilla trekking?
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. Is gorilla trekking in Uganda worth the money
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