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Uganda Budget Gorilla Tours and Safaris, we give you the best cost of one week Uganda Safari to see the gorillas, game and chimpanzees in Uganda? 7 day Uganda gorilla game and chimpanzee safari is one of the most exciting and memorable safari you will ever have. We can also call it the Uganda primate and game safari. This safari will take you to Bwindi impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kibale forest National Park. The fair price is inclusive of Gorilla and chimpanzee permits, Park entrance fees, Game drives and boat cruise, transportation, accommodation and service fee and without hidden costs. Detailed below is breakdown of the costs to estimate the fair price of 7 day Uganda gorilla, Game and chimpanzee safari.
What is the Cost of Uganda Budget Gorilla Tours and Safaris?
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
Gorilla trekking is one of the highlights of 7 day Uganda gorilla and chimpanzee safari, Gorilla tracking refers to moving in the forest to see/view a given habituated mountain gorilla family. Gorilla trackers/advanced team/rangers use many signs and methods to trace these gorillas before gorilla trekking takes place, the trackers wakeup very early every morning and go to the forest in search for these mountain gorillas. They use natural means to track them like clapping, making wild sounds. Once they find them, then they will communicate to the park headquarters and it’s then the guides after briefing the visitors on dos and don’ts, they will start to walk and trek in the forest as they are directed by the trackers. This gives you 99% chances of seeing the gorillas in their natural environment in either Nkuringo, Buhoma, Rushaga or Ruhija gorilla regions. You can opt to do gorilla trek at the beginning on your safari or at the end and this depends on the availability of permits.
Gorilla permits are essential for your trek while on a 7 Day gorilla, Game and chimpanzee safari. The cost of the gorilla permits depends on the activity chosen betweethe n gorilla habituation experience and gorilla trekking. The Gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi cost USD700 per person for Non-foreign Residents, USD600 for East African Residents and Ugx 250,000 for East African Citizens. The gorilla Habituation permits cost USD1500 for Non-Foreign Residents, USD1000 for East African Residents and Uganda shs. 750,000 for East African Citizens and you are allowed to spend four hours’ time with the gorillas. The habituation experience in the south of Bwindi between Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors. The cost is as per the 2021/2022 Uganda wildlife Authority Tariff. The gorilla permit price is inclusive of the entrance fees into bwindi forest, guiding fees into the forest for the day, and conservation value as bwindi has the remaining half of the mountain gorillas in the world.
Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is the closet game park to Bwindi impenetrable National Park where gorilla trekking is done as part of the 7 day Uganda gorilla and game safari. You will be required to Pay USD40 for Park entrance fees per day to Uganda Wildlife Authority while in the park. Game drives is one of the things to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will do game drives to see some of the best wildlife attractions in Queen Elizabeth National park, Some of the wildlife in this park include Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes, Warthogs, Hippos and many others. We do offer morning and afternoon games in game tracks through Kasenyi, Ishasha and the north Kazinga plains will offer you with the best of these sightings. Our experienced guide will help in spotting the animals while driving on a snail speed. Day game drives with UWA/Park guide costs USD30 per person, and Night game drives cost USD40 per person. Depending on the number of game drives you would like to do, you can also opt to do Lion tracking experiences range from USD50 per vehicle.
Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
Boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel is also another interesting activity you will do on a 5day Uganda gorilla, game and chimpanzee safari. The cruise happens on Kazinga channel between Lake George and Lake Edward, You may encounter herds of elephant, buffalos and antelopes, families of warthogs, large groups of hippos, and crocodiles basking on the shore. Kazinga’s shores are a haven for numerous birds, including many migratory species as they make their way south to warmer climates. The cruise also provides a spectacular view of the beautiful Mweya Peninsula and life in local fishing villages set along the banks. The boat cruise costs USD33 per person for a normal public Launch cruise, But you can as well book a private boat cruise.
Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest National Park
Chimpanzee trekking is one of the activity to do on a 7 day Uganda gorilla, game and chimpanzee safari. The activity allow you to see the chimpanzees in their natural Environment and they are very interesting to Watch. Kibale National Park is referred to as the Primate capital and it has the highest population of Chimpanzees in Uganda. The trekking starts with briefing at the Park headquarters with dos and don’ts while on the trek, visitors are later allowed to start the walk to the forest until they find the chimps, guides and Park rangers always ensure the safety of the clients while in the forest. The chimpanzee Trekking permit is very essential to those interested to see the chimpanzees that are already used to people and only allows one hour of viewing and staying with the chimpanzee once you find them. There are three sessions for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park Namely; Morning session that starts at 8:00am, Mid-morning session that starts at Mid-day and the afternoon session that starts at 12pm throughout the year
The chimpanzee trekking permits are key when planning a 7 day Uganda gorilla, game and chimpanzee safari. The chimpanzee permits are sold at the offices of the Uganda wildlife Authority and the permit price is inclusive of the entrance fees and guiding fees. According to the UWA-Tariff for 2021-2022, the chimpanzee Trekking permit costs USD 200 per person Non-Foreign Residents, USD150 Per person Foreign Residents and Uganda shillings 150,000 per person for East African Citizens. Chimpanzee permits must be secured in advance for your desired dates of travel and trek as they can sell out during the high season.
What is the cost of transportation for 7 day Uganda gorilla and chimpanzee safari?
The Cost of Transportation is determined by the cost of transport choice, fuel, driver guide allowance, flight ticket and Vehicle hire for 7 days safari. There are daily Flights to Kibale National Park/ Bwindi/ Queen Elizabeth national Park which is the easiest means of transport to access the park which only takes you approximately 1hr 15minutes to get there. You can take a flight from Entebbe international Airport or Kajjansi into Kasese Airstrip/Kihihi/Kisoro Airstrip, the flight costs range from USD273 per adult one way.
You can as well have a road trip to Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi for 7 days gorilla, game and chimpanzee safari, it is approximately 5 hours’ drive from Entebbe/Kampala to Kibale National Park and approximately 8-9 hours from Kampala to Bwindi, then Queen Elizabeth is approximately 4-5 hours from Bwindi and 2-3 hours from Kibale forest National Park and you will do a round trip without backtracking. The drive may seem long but it is very enjoyable as you can have some stops on the road with a lot to see. We only use 4×4 vehicles for transportation considering the state of our roads in the park, the vehicles are very comfortable and spacious for your safari experience, and Safari vans hire range from USD70 per day and Land cruisers range from USD150-250 per day with a guide, Fuel for the round trip of 7 day gorilla, game and chimpanzee safari ranges from USD400 depending on the car you choose to use. Uganda Budget Gorilla Tours and Safari
What is the fair price of accommodation on a 7 day Uganda gorilla, game and chimpanzee safari?
In Bwindi, we recommend staying in the sector where you are trekking and permits indicate for easy accessibility of the park headquarters. The lodges/camps/hotels in Bwindi range from budget to luxury, the prices range from USD70-100 per person per night. In Rushaga, you can stay at Rushaga Gorilla camp, Four Gorilla Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, in Nkuringo you can stay at Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge, Clouds Mountain gorilla lodge and Gorilla Heights lodge. In Buhoma sector you can stay at Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany springs Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, and Gorilla forest camp. In Ruhija sector you can stay at Trekkers tavern Lodge, Bakiga lodge or even at Lake Bunyonyi or lodges in Kabale town. The lodges are very many in Bwindi but they require to be booked in advance as they can be fully booked during high season. Uganda Budget Gorilla Tours and Safari
In Queen Elizabeth National Park, for Luxury Lodges range from USD250-800 per person per day, some of these include Ishasha Wilderness Camp Lodge for the Part of Ishasha sector, Then in Mweya sector, there is Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Katara Lodge, Elephant Plains Lodge, Mweya safari lodge, For budget/Mid-range lodges range from USD150 per person per night, you can stay at Ishasha Jungle safari Lodge, buffalo safari Lodge, Twin Lakes Lodge, Elephant Hab, Park View Lodge and Many others. The Budget Lodges Range from USD80 Per person per night on Full board meal plan
Kibale forest national park also has a number of choices for you to select where to stay, there are number of options ranging from budget to Luxury lodges, all with a service worth your money paid. Most of the loges are found in the out skirts of the forest which cottages having views to the forest or crater lakes and you will have to drive a few minutes to the park headquarters. You can stay at Ndali lodge, Crater safari lodge, Kyaninga lodge and Papaya as luxury options, then Primate Lodge and Turaco tree tops for midrange option, you can stay chimpanzee forest guest house, Isunga lodge and Kiable forest camp for budget clients. There is also an option of staying in hotel is Fort portal town which is the most close town to Kibale forest.
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