See Gorilla Safari - Uganda Budget Gorilla Trekking Safaris & Tours
Planning to see Gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda?
You’ve come to the right place if you’re wondering how to book a gorilla permit to see Gorillas in Rwanda or Uganda.
You can only see mountain gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Rwanda, you will find the adorable gentle giants in The Volcanoes National Park while in Uganda, you can see Gorillas in Bwindi Forest Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks.
Rwanda has ten gorilla groups available for trekking and a permit costs USD 1500. While Uganda has 11 (eleven) gorilla families and Uganda permit to see gorilla is USD.700 per person per day. Currently, because of COVID19, You can purchase a Gorilla permit at USD.400. Contact us for details.
Because of the recently increased prices for gorilla permits, many tourists have turned to Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
When going for a Rwanda gorilla safari, permits are obtained from the Rwanda Development Board offices in Kigali or Ruhengeri which is near the park.
TOP SAFARIS TO SEE GORILLAS
3 DAYS SEE GORILLA SAFARI IN UGANDA
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17 DAYS SEE GORILLA, WILDLIFE, CHIMP, CULTURE SAFARI
This is a great tour to navigate the whole country as you visit major National parks in the country. You sill have an encounter with the mountain gorillas, chimps, vast wildlife in the famous …
6 DAYS UGANDA CHIMPS, BIG 5 AND WILDLIFE TOUR
In this 6 Days Uganda Chimps and Big 5 Safari, you will visit man’s closest relative, African Big 5, diverse wildlife, etc. You will further hike to the top of Murchison Falls..
8 DAYS CHIMP AND GORILLA TREKKING TOUR IN UGANDA
Enjoy the Chimpanzee and Gorilla encounter in this amazing tour. You will also opt for impressive wild game drive, boat ride and more as you discover the best Uganda has to offer..
8 DAYS GORILLA, CHIMPS, WILDLIFE SAFARI IN UGANDA
This Safari tour takes you to meet the Gorillas of Bwindi, Kibale’s famous Chimpanzee, Wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth …
5 DAYS PREDATOR AND GORILLA SAFARI IN UGANDA
This safari takes you to see the Uganda’s gorillas, African Big 5 including tree-climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth, do boat cruise and early morning game drives for more wild game viewing…
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UGANDA BUDGET GORILLA SAFARI INFO
Budget Gorilla trekking/safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, or Congo is sometimes misunderstood to be associated with poor or insufficient facilities. This is completely incorrect, and it all depends on the kind of safari company you use to organize your gorilla trekking adventure. As one of the leading Uganda Budget gorilla safari providers, we offer great advise and ensures that you get the most out of your money.
We will arrange for you to have a gratifying budget gorilla trekking experience that is comparable to that of a mid-range gorilla trekking adventure. You’ll benefit from our years of expertise and strong relationships with other industry leaders, as well as our exclusive lodging options!
You’ll learn a lot about the communities as well as the environment. See Uganda Gorilla Safaris is eager to take you on your next adventure! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or want further information. will be happy respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.
You can go go budget gorilla safaris in Uganda, Rwanda or Congo however, among the 3 locations, Uganda gorilla trekking seems to provide the most affordable gorilla trekking chances. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to half of the world’s mountain gorilla population. You will have a wide range of options to pick from. Bwindi boasts a variety of gorilla safari lodges ranging in price from cheap to luxury.
You will not fail to find a comfortable budget accommodation to stay in while on safari. Tourists are frequently deterred by the 9-hour travel from Entebbe to South Western Uganda, and choose to spend their time in Rwanda. This shouldn’t worry you because you can still bring your group from Rwanda and go budget gorilla safari in Bwindi in only 3 hours. Alternatively, you may save a lot of time by paying some extra money for a scheduled flight to Bwindi.
Uganda gorilla safaris are available in the parks of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorillas.
In Uganda, there are 12 gorilla groups. Mgahinga has only one large gorilla family, whereas Bwindi has 11 gorilla families.
The cost of a Uganda gorilla trekking permit is USD.700 per person per day. Because of this, Uganda currently receives far more visitors than it used to while Rwanda struggles to sell its permits.
Gorilla permits in Uganda are obtained from The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) at their Kampala headquarters. The Uganda Wildlife Authority issues about 152 gorilla permits per day for both gorilla families in Bwindi and Mgahinga.
There is only one habituated gorilla group available for tracking in Mgahinga National Park. It can be difficult to predict whether or not you will be able to obtain a gorilla permit in Mgahinga National Park.
Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks offer the same thrilling gorilla tour experience.
GORILLA TREKKING INFORMATION
When is the best time to see Gorillas?
Uganda or Rwanda gorilla tours can be done throughout the year however, the best time to go for Mountain Gorilla tracking is immediately after the wet season of March. By this time, the roads and gorilla parks are still stunning green and less muddy.
How long does it take to track gorillas?
The duration of your gorilla tracking experience is highly dependent on the gorilla family you choose; the activity can last anywhere from 2 to 8 hours.
This should not bother you because, if you prefer to track a nearby gorilla family, you can always notify us and we will request that the officials assign you to a closer and easier-to-track gorilla family.
How difficult is gorilla trekking in Uganda/Rwanda?
Gorilla trekking is not difficult; however, because it is considered a mild adventure, we recommend that you make some physical and psychological preparations before embarking on your Rwanda/Uganda Safari to see gorilla/gorillas.
We usually recommend a packing list as well as lodging options.
To further make it easier, the guides and wardens at the gorilla tracking parks will usually brief you about the requirements for gorilla tracking before you head out to the forest.
What are the chances that i will see gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda?
We’ve never had anyone return without seeing gorillas.
The likelihood of seeing them is greater than 95%.
So, whenever you book a gorilla safari, make sure to include a stop to see gorillas.
What else can I look forward to during my gorilla trek?
Other primates such as chimps, baboons, and monkeys live in the gorilla parks, so you can expect to see them during or after your trek.
Furthermore, there are several activities you can opt for other safaris after your gorilla trek including; nature walks, white water rafting, cultural visits, bird watching, and mountain hiking.
What does the Uganda/Rwanda gorilla trekking permit cover?
In both countries, the cost of a gorilla safari includes park entrance, service of a ranger guide, and a Gorilla tracking certificate. It does not include tips, porter fee, transport, any other activity other than gorilla tracking, etc.
What exactly is Gorilla Trekking?
If we were to define gorilla trekking, it would be a long walk into the forest in search of gorillas; however, is Uganda/Rwanda gorilla trekking ethical?
The answer is YES.
Gorilla trekking tours can be a fantastic way to spend your honeymoon.
Mountain gorillas can only be found in mountainous areas.
They can only survive in high-altitude environments.
Preparation for a gorilla trekking tour
Gorilla trekking tours can be challenging and require some level of fitness. The difficulty will be determined by the groups to which you are assigned.
Pregnant women and the elderly are always assigned to gorilla families that are closer to them.
Do not be worried if you are not in the best physical condition.
You can always notify us, and we will ask the officials to place you with a closer gorilla family.
Best time to go for a Rwanda or Uganda gorilla safari.
The best time of year to go gorilla trekking in Uganda/Rwanda is during the dry months of April to December. Hiking becomes much easier during dry months compared to rainy months. The roads to the forests are muddy and slippery during the wet season. So if you are looking for the best time of year to visit gorillas in Uganda, consider the months of May to August, December, and February.
Uganda Travel Destinations & Highlights
Murchison Falls National Park: Located in the northeastern part of Uganda, attracts thousands of tourists each year because it is home to Uganda’s most famous natural attraction, the thunderous Murchison falls (Kabalega falls).
These falls, located in Murchison Falls National Park in northwestern Uganda, are arguably the world’s most powerful waterfalls.
It’s one of the best Uganda travel highlights you’ll ever come across.
Visitors to the park can choose from a variety of activities.
You can take a boat ride to the top of the falls to get a clear view of the devil’s cauldron, where massive amounts of water squeeze through a seven-meter gorge to get through the rock; it’s an incredible sight.
Crocodiles, hippos, elephants, warthogs, and waterbucks are just a few of the wildlife species that live in the river’s shallows.
Mountain gorilla Safaris Uganda. Almost all Uganda gorilla trekking reviews recognize Bwindi as the trip’s highlight. Volcanoes National park is another fascinating gorilla safari destination.
Mountain gorillas are only found in three African countries: Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They live deep in the impenetrable forests of Bwindi in the Virunga ranges.
Mountain gorillas are a critically endangered species, with only about 1000 gorillas left in the world.
Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are home to over 600 gorillas, accounting for nearly three-quarters of the forest’s population of these mighty apes.
Nothing beats watching a baby gorilla jump from one tree branch to the next or the family interact and communicate with one another.
In a nutshell, gorilla tours are fascinating.
We have a couple of Uganda gorilla trekking tours that will make this real to you.
Tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Most Uganda travel reviews mention tree climbing lions as a must-see attraction.
These lions can only be found in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania.
It is not available anywhere else in the world.
The tree-climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Ishasha sector are one of Uganda’s most unique attractions, and they can be seen all year.
Yes, we have seen lions in zoos and wildlife centers, but the lions at Ishasha are unique in that they climb trees.
Travelers are always fascinated by the sight of lions lying in the huge branches of fig-trees, making tree-climbing lions one of the most sought-after wildlife species.
Tourists can also see buffaloes, waterbucks, elephants, lions, Orbis, hyenas, Uganda Kobs, and other wildlife species in the park.
We are one of the best travel agencies in Uganda, and we will organize a rewarding trip of a lifetime.
Chimpanzee trekking. Uganda is purely a primate country. There is no single national park travelers can visit and not spot any primate species, at least a Vervet monkey or an olive baboon. However, talking of big primates, Uganda is home to more than 1400 chimpanzees with about 1000 chimps dwelling in Kibale Forest National Park, making it a “primate capital of the world”.
Even though there are other places in Uganda to track chimps, such as the Kyambura gorge, Budongo forest, and Kalinzu forest, Kibale forest national park stands out for its incomparable number of chimps.
The highlights of our Uganda tours and travel packages are primates.
Following the chimps (man’s closest cousins in the forest) and watching them go about their daily lives is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Experience the legendary Source of River Nile in Jinja. River Nile is one of those unique Uganda travel destinations. River Nile is Africa’s longest river flowing to over four countries of Egypt, Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Uganda where it originates.
Thousands of tourists hit the country just to visit the exact point where the Nile river starts from, that real point where the Nile waters separate from Lake Victoria. Standing at the source of the Nile point makes travelers follow the footsteps of the famous explorer John Speke who first discovered it. The source of the Nile is Jinja town, East Africa’s adventure capital, just two hours away from Uganda’s capital Kampala. Ensure to request this in your Uganda holiday tour packages.
Sipi falls adventure. These magical falls are located in northeastern Uganda in Kapchorwa district. They consist of three beautiful cascading waterfalls, one main waterfall and two minor waterfalls.
The waterfalls are located on the outskirts of Mount Elgon, just a few kilometers from the Kenyan border.
Hiking around the falls provides breathtaking views of the Karamoja plains, the Pian-Upe reserve, the slopes of Mount Elgon, and Lake Kyoga.
Admire the wilderness of Kidepo Valley National Park. This is more remote than any of Uganda’s popular national parks, but simply worth the effort to explore the magnificent landscape of expansive golden grasslands, dotted with several animal species and domed mountains in the background. Kidepo Valley National Park is the only true African wilderness and was ranked among the most beautiful places by CNN. A safari holiday to Kidepo exposes travelers to countless wildlife species like lions, cheetahs, buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, hyenas, waterbucks, and many others.
The Uganda Equator. The equator is a line that divides the earth into two hemispheres, the northern and southern poles.
And if you’ve ever wanted to be in the middle of the world, at zero latitudes, neither north or south, Uganda is the place to go.
Even though Uganda has three equator monuments, the most popular is located along the Kampala-Masaka Highway at Kayabwe Trading Center.
Visiting the Uganda equator is exciting to both the young and elderly. Experience the water experiment that shows how water swirls in different directions in the opposite hemispheres of the earth. If there is any point to take a perfect picture in the pearl or buy an authentic African souvenir, then it’s the Uganda Equator.
Planning your Travel to See Gorillas in Uganda
After your Uganda gorilla safari, there are a few cheap flights from Uganda to Zanzibar or other tour destinations.
If you want to combine your safari with a once-in-a-lifetime beach vacation, this is the place to be.
If you want to get from Uganda to Kenya as quickly as possible, you can take both flights and a road transfer; however, flights are much faster.
We provide a wide range of Uganda travel packages to choose from.
Joining a holiday travel group to Uganda
The east and northeast guarantee you to see the source of the Nile, Africa’s longest river, Kidepo Valley National Park, Africa’s only true wilderness, Sipi Falls, and several other extraordinary features that are off the beaten path but equally impressive.
Murchison Falls, one of the world’s most powerful waterfalls, is located on the West Nile and is part of the Murchison Falls National Park.
which is still the oldest and largest park in Uganda.
Travelers on a Uganda safari can experience the remote magnificence of national parks as well as the towns and cities.
We are one of the Ugandan tour and travel companies that will plan an unforgettable gorilla tour experience for you. Our Uganda travel costs are very affordable.
Should I purchase a Uganda or Rwanda gorilla permit?
Uganda gorilla permits are less costly than Rwanda gorilla permits: a gorilla permit costs USD.700, while a habituation permit costs USD.1500 per person per day.
In comparison to Rwanda, Uganda is the only country where you can participate in a gorilla habituation encounter.
If you’ve already tracked gorillas in Rwanda, you can probably try Uganda as well.
Why should I go gorilla trekking in Rwanda?
Rwanda is easily accessible and does not require long travel.
It’s possible to do a 1 day or 2 days gorilla safari in Rwanda easily as compared to Gorilla trekking in Uganda.