Uganda budget gorilla tours : When speaking of budget gorilla trekking, Uganda and Congo are the destinations to visit since the price of a gorilla permit is relatively affordable as compared to Rwanda.
A gorilla tour in Uganda comes at a high costs since the gorilla permit costs USD700 all year round with a discount for foreign East African residents and East African citizens. With that in mind, at Wild Uganda safaris we offer you cheap gorilla tours to match traveler’s budgets when you book short gorilla trekking packages in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.
For best price gorilla tours, you can select from 2 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking from Kigali to 3 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari forest or Mgahinga national park. We offer all the above tours on a very good discount setting off from Kigali into Bwindi and drive back to the airport for departure.
Logistics of Budget Gorilla Trekking in Africa
Planning a gorilla trek in Africa is an expensive venture, which depending on different offers in the different Gorilla national parks tourists can take advantage of to save on the high of the different gorilla permits in Uganda, Rwanda and Rwanda.
If you are looking at the cheapest gorilla trekking offer, Congo offers the cheapest gorilla trekking permits followed by Uganda and Rwanda offers the most expensive gorilla permit.
Questions at the back of your mind when deciding which country to go to for gorilla trekking.
Is gorilla trekking in Rwanda better than Uganda or Democratic Republic of Congo?
The answer is no. The gorillas look pretty much the same. They are all mountain gorillas living in different gorilla groups with varying numbers and members. Each gorilla destination offers a sure deal to see mountain gorillas and the price of gorilla permits is purely set by the governments of the respective countries. Each country has set a mechanism on how to protect their mountain gorillas, investment on research and expanding habitat of the mountain gorillas.
Budget Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
The Uganda gorilla permit costs $700 for international tourists and this has no low season discounts unfortunately. The discounts available for gorilla permits in Uganda are for foreign residents going for $600 and $70 for East African citizens.
Is it cheaper buying your gorilla permit or use a tour operator
It’s advisable to buy your gorilla permit with a local tour operator regardless of whether you book a full package or just your gorilla permits. It’s not easy to receive a response from emails at the Uganda Wildlife Authority because they receive a lot of email requests and can take time to receive a reply. A local trusted tour operator has the ability to receive your email and offer you a prompt reply and effectively book your gorilla permits as per request and send you back a receipt for all money transactions. Feel free to send us an email to book your gorilla permit for Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Budget Gorilla Trekking in Congo
Gorilla permit in Congo costs $400, which is the cheapest gorilla trekking offer compared to the 2 other destinations available. In the low seasons of April – May and November, Virunga national park offers low season gorilla permits, which goes for $250 and would absolutely guarantee a cheap gorilla trek in Congo
Is it cheaper opting for gorilla trekking in Congo Vs Uganda
To be host my answer is no! Apart from the price of the gorilla permit at $450 you need to incur and extra cost on the Congo visa which costs $100. Extra costs to this tour include paying the arrival visa in Rwanda and return visa back to Rwanda, this price comes back to the price of the Uganda gorilla permit.
Budget Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Rwanda gorilla permits cost $1500 which is the most expensive permit but for a good reason towards gorilla conservation and improvement of communities in Rwanda. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda has some discounts during the lower seasons which tourists normally can take advantage of.
All visitors to Rwanda attending conference and interested in gorilla trekking have a discount of 15% on the Rwanda gorilla permit and can buy the permit for $1275 with supporting documentation of the conference you will be attending. They also have discounts for African foreign residents, and African residents, Uganda budget gorilla tours
Rwanda Development board also offers a discount of 30% at $1050 in the low seasons of November to May for tourists who spend longer in the country visiting other national parks like Akagera national park or Nyungwe forest and others. All you require is supporting documents of receipt for accommodation and park entrance receipt from the different places you will be staying in Rwanda.