Budget Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda
Budget Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda

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Budget Gorilla Trekking Uganda and Rwanda- The first thing that comes to people’s minds every time gorilla trekking is mentioned, is that it is extremely very expensive and the fact that the gorilla trekking permits come at a very high cost. There are only three gorilla trekking destinations in East Africa and that’s Uganda with the Highest population of them, Rwanda and the Democratic republic of Cong. All of these destinations have different costs for their gorilla trekking permits. A gorilla trekking permit in Uganda goes for 700 us dollars and Rwanda goes for $1500. The destination you choose for gorilla trekking highly determines whether your gorilla trekking will be budget friendly or luxurious.

Budget Gorilla Trekking Uganda and Rwanda

With the fact that Uganda is home to almost half of the remaining population of mountain gorillas, its therefore considered to be the best destinations for Gorilla trekking in East Africa. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and in Mgahinga Gorilla national park all in western Uganda. A gorilla trekking adventure can take any time between 1 to 4 hours depending on where these gentle giants were last seen the previous evening. The Uganda gorilla trekking permit costs $700 at the moment. With this permit you get to experience at least one hour with the gorillas but if you want more than one hour, there are habituated families where you can spend close to 4 hours while enjoying the company of the gorillas. Uganda offers one of the best, most secure and budget friendly gorilla trekking experiences for tourists in the region.

Rwanda gorillas are the most accessible by land in the entire East African region. The gorilla trekking permit goes for $1500 per person per trek and this has not yet changed to date.

Budget Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda- There are a few ways in which you can minimize the cost of A gorilla trek trip in Uganda and Rwanda and these are choosing a budget friendly accommodation facility and reducing on the number of days spent on the safari. Instead of spending three days, you can do one or two days. The downside about this is that you can get to take on three days gorilla trekking in either Uganda or Rwanda and the cost of the entire trip goes down.

The Cost of a Gorilla Trekking trip in Uganda and Rwanda.

The cost of an entire gorilla trekking safari depends on your choice of a trekking destination, that is Uganda, or Rwanda. The cost of a gorilla trekking safari starts with the cost of the gorilla permit, opted for accommodation(either budget, mid range of high end/ luxury), transport and other miscellaneous costs. The two countries that offer gorilla trekking have different trek permit costs with Uganda at $700, and Rwanda at $1500.

Top Budget Accommodations in Uganda and Rwanda for Gorilla trekkers.

Gorilla trekking starts very early in the morning and you need to be as close as possible to the gorilla families indicated on your permit Budget accommodation facilities are booked according to the gorilla families that have been assigned to you. Some of the top budget accommodations that are found around the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park include the Buhoma community rest camp, the Bwindi view Bandas, Ruhija community rest camp, Ruhija gorilla friends resort, Gift of Nature lodge, Nshongi camp, Wagtail Eco safari camp, Nshongi Gorilla resort and the Trekkers’ Tavern cottages.

Bwindi Backpackers Lodge

Bwindi Backpackers lodge is located at the edge of the Bwindi Park and offers accommodation that ranges from budget to mid-range rooms to tourists heading to the park for Gorilla trekking. The rooms offered are categorized into cottages, self-contained rooms and rooms with shared room facilities. The rooms range from single, double and twin rooms and there is also a large room that is used for camping for all those that are interested in self-camping. The lodge offers free breakfast, they have a minibar and restaurant where all meals are served and you also have a clear view of the primates that live within the National Park.

Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Buhoma Community Rest Camp, also known as the Buhoma Haven lodge, is located near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park’s entrance. It is a mid-range accommodation facility and is the best and safest to use if you are on a budget. The Buhoma community rest camp has 6 dormitories which can be used for self-camping, 6 furnished self-contained safari tents, double, twin and single self-contained rooms and 3 self-contained cottages.

Gorilla Valley Lodge

Gorilla valley lodge is located just right at the border of the Bwindi Impenetrable Park, making it a unique place where you can watch the primates from the comfort of your veranda as they move around the park. The gorilla lodge has 12 en-suite spacious rooms which were constructed on a steep slope with one of the best views of the Bwindi and each one of the rooms has twin beds with each of them having unique decoration.

Top Accommodations in Musanze

Musanze district is the best place for tourists heading to the Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking to get their accommodation facilities. The district has accommodation from budget friendly, mid-range and luxury facilities and it will be your budget to determine which one to use. The top accommodation facilities that you should check out in Musanze include Five volcanoes Boutique Hotel, Villa Gorilla, Red Rocks Rwanda campsite and Guest house, Da Vinci Gorilla lodge and Volcano view Bed and Breakfast to mention a few.

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Katland Safaris
May 10, 2024
I don't think the title of your article matches the content lol. Just kidding, mainly because I had some doubts after reading the article.

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