Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda: Costs, Parks and Permits

Do Gorilla Trekking in Uganda at an affordable cost! Permits for all Gorilla packages options in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Bwindi

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda: Costs, Parks and Permits, Trek Uganda’s gorillas and experience the unforgettable! Learn how much it costs and where to go with our guide. Gorilla permits cost 700USD.

How much does it cost to go gorilla trekking in Uganda keeping in mind Gorilla permits cost 700USD for all Gorilla packages in Uganda.

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda Packages and Uganda Gorilla Trekking cost

Uganda Gorilla Trekking cost





Where in Uganda can you go Gorilla Trekking?

In Uganda, Gorilla trekking is happening in both Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park the commonest park in the country

Information about Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Gorilla permits

The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has got several mountain gorilla groups including Ruhija, Buhoma, Nkuringo, and Rushaga.

More precisely, the Buhoma sector of the park is where there are the most hotel options and the most opulent options. Most Gorilla Packages are run in Buhoma.

Information about Magahinga Gorilla National park

The Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is situated in the southwest, sharing border with  Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. It is less known because it’s marketing level is less than that of Bwindi forest.

This park offers both gorilla trekking and golden monkey tracking, not forgetting volcano hikes.

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda: Costs, Parks and Permits ?

What Does a Gorilla Trekking Permit in Uganda Cost?

In order to visit mountain gorillas in the wild, you must first obtain a gorilla permit at USD 700 per person for normal tracking in either of the above Gorilla parks. Here you will spend 1 hour of observation of gorillas after finding them.

On the other hand, Gorilla tracking permit for Gorilla Habituation Experience coast 1500USD. After finding wild gorillas you will spend 4 hours with them

Note that booking of gorilla permits is through a reputable company such as Katona Tours in advance.

Why Do Gorilla Permits Cost So Much?

Gorilla permits are expensive because the government invests a lot in conserving these endangered mountain gorillas that are facing extinction.

On the other hand, a portion of the gorilla permit is to pay game rangers, armed officers that give protection to the trekkers when visiting the gorillas.

Lastly, some of the funds help in financing nearby roads, hospitals, and schools. As it benefits the community and all the people involved, it is actually a fair price to pay.

How much is a gorilla Safari in Uganda?

On average, the total price for either 2 days Gorilla Tour or 3 days Gorilla safari with one day of visiting the gorillas depends on the type of accommodation you choose, be it Luxury, Mid-range and Budget.

Short Gorilla packages cost between 1500USD to 2500 USD.

The above price excludes porter fee.

Porters will help you to carry your belongings and give you support when stuck some where during the trekking exercise.

Tipping porters is from 25$and above.


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