Bwindi Gorilla trekking price and the cost of Bwindi gorilla permits- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park is one of the best and leading destinations for visitors who come to Uganda to see mountain gorillas. Remember, that for these visitors to be able to see the gorillas in Bwindi National park, they must have a gorilla trekking permit. In today’s article, we critically look at the price of gorilla trekking in Bwindi and the cost involved for you to know such that it makes your safari planning to Bwindi so wonderful. Bwindi has got the highest number of mountain gorillas. All most half of the remaining mountain gorillas are found in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park while other gorillas are found in Mgahinga National Park in Uganda, Virunga National Park in Congo, and Rwanda’s volcanoes national park.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is an important activity involving travelers traversing via the dense tropic rain forests of Bwindi and Mgahinga looking for endangered mountain gorillas and once found they spend one with them learning their feeding habits, copulation, and their entire way of life of these creatures. In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, gorilla trekking activity takes place on daily basis, and visitors as long as they have a gorilla trekking activity.
The activity involves visitors moving deep into the forest to search for the habituated mountain gorillas. Tourists can do the activity of gorilla habituation and trekking very early in the morning after a briefing at the park’s headquarters and the memorial journey to the jungle does begin. After seeing the trekked gorilla family, you will spend only one-hour taking photos and ask anything you want to know about gorillas.
Trekking and seeing gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest National park, you need to get valid gorilla trekking permits which cost United States dollars 700 to access Uganda the park. Travelers to Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park can see gorillas in four sections of this park which include Buhoma, Nkuringo, Ruhija, and Rushaga.
Visitors can as well opt to do gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park and the cost of the gorilla Habituation process is $1500 per person per trek. Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park enables you to interact with mountain gorillas for 4 hours in their natural environment. As you do gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park you can also see some other activities such as bird watching, the primates such as monkeys, reptiles among others.
When you decide to plan for gorilla trekking in Bwindi national park, you will have to look at the price item of the gorilla permit because, without the Bwindi gorilla permit, there is no way how you can see mountain gorillas within the park. Bwindi Gorilla permits come with 1-hour of seeing the gorillas, taking the photos with gorillas, the fees and cost of the ranger guides, security while in the forest, and a certificate after you have successfully trekked the gorillas.
The price for a mountain gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is at United States Dollars 700 for foreign non-residents, then United states Dollars 600 for foreign residents residing in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, and Rwanda. While for the East African Citizens they will be reacquired to pay Uganda shillings 250,000 for East African citizens of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, and Southern Sudan.
If you are a foreign non-resident you must prove this by showing off your copies of the national Identity card and a valid working permit. Visitors interested in doing a gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park can pay$1500 for a gorilla habituation experience permit. At Africa Adventure Vacations we make sure that we book for you all the services that you require for your expedition in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
At Africa adventure vacations we normally advise our clients to book the Bwindi Gorilla trekking permit 4 to 5 months in advance since they sell out very quickly and are demanded highly. What you need to do is to inform us of the dates that you intend to travel and then for us we shall check for the availability of the permit on that particular day and then once availability is found we reserve the permit as we wait for you to make payment and after paying your permit is confirmed and you can proceed to other Bwindi gorilla trekking price and costs involved.
Visitors to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park will have to incur the transport costs to and from Bwindi Park. Usually, when you have arrived in Uganda, the journey to the park starts with a road trip from Kampala to Bwindi which is about 8 to 9 hours. This time you will be able to reach any sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Remember that the park has two sectors which include Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija, and Nkuringo.
The road trip is long but so interesting filled with different and attractive stopovers at the equator, the go-to Mbarara and have lunch, make tours to the museum at Igongo cultural center for shopping as you view scenic landscapes and huge plantations farms and large herds of long-horned cattle.
Visitors can also drive from Kigali to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park for about 4-5 hours especially for those who are interested in our short hour drives and may make stopover in Kabale or Kisoro town after crossing Katuna and Cyanika boarders respectively. In brief, the transport costs to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park cover the cost of the driver guide, the vehicle, and the Transportation fuel ranges from 150 United States dollars per day.
Our packages are done with all prices put in public and you can contact us in case you have any inquiries. For tourists who wish to use a flight, there are scheduled flights from Entebbe international airport/Kajjansi airfield to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrips and then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Visitors can fly for approximately one 1hour and 30 minutes to reach Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. We can book for you all the flights whether it’s one way or the returning flight depending on your choice. The cost here ranges from $270 per person basing on your option you have chosen. Once you have confirmed to travel with us then you will have everything booked.
Accommodation facilities in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park range from budget, midrange, and upmarket accommodation facilities each gorilla trekking sector of Bwindi impenetrable Forest National park has got lodges, ranging from budget safaris, midrange, and luxury trips. Budget accommodation facilities include Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Buhoma Camp Lodge, Trekkers Tavern Cottages, Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, Ride 4 a woman, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, and visitors can pay around 90-100 dollars a night per person.
Midrange accommodation facilities in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park include Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Buhoma Havens Lodge among others and here visitors can have rooms ranging from100-200 dollars per night per person for those interested in luxury options, they can go for Engagi Lodge, Four Gorillas Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Gorilla Sanctuary Camp, Mahogany Springs and several others where visitors can pay a price ranging from 200-400 dollars per night per person.
This means that one can have an accommodation facility or a lodge around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park ranging from $ 70 to $1500 depending on your lodge selection just contact Africa Adventure Vacations for more information.
Visitors may also incur other Bwindi gorilla trekking prices and costa which may include Porter services in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park which costs around $15 each porter per guest. The porters are very important as they aid you walking via the forest and can help you to hold on to your gadgets to have a comfortable experience.
Also, the Batwa communities for Batwa community experience ranges from $40 per person. Nature-guided walks and community visits or cultural encounters are conducted at the edges of the park and visitors may need extra costs to enjoy the cultural experience
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