Gorilla trekking Uganda price

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is carried out in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park. Gorilla trekking engages tourists in looking for the gorillas in their natural habitat.

Before engaging in gorilla trekking, a tourist has to have a gorilla trekking permit which is a document which permits someone to participate in the gorilla trekking activity. Gorilla trekking permits are issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done at a cost of USD 600 per person engaging in one gorilla trek and for access to adventure into the habitat of the gorillas. Bwindi national park is among the most visited national parks in Uganda due to the gorillas which are a major tourist attraction.

The gorilla permit price covers the entrance fees into Bwindi national park for the gorilla trekking experience. Gorilla permits are to be booked in advance to avoid inconvenience since many people book gorilla permits in order to spend time with the endangered gorilla species. 

The price for the gorilla trekking permit excludes certain personal costs such as porters who carry luggage during gorilla trekking. The permits secured determine the location or sector where the tourist is going to trek the gorillas. 

Gorilla trekking prices in Uganda are favorable compared to Rwanda gorilla permit prices which are a bit higher. This however does not mean that the gorilla trekking experience in Uganda is unsatisfactory as the tourists are entitled to spend the allocated time with the gorillas at the cost of USD 600.

Price changes of the gorilla permits are communicated in advance by the Uganda Wildlife Authority before the changes are made. Recently, the Uganda Wildlife Authority released a document indicating changes in the price of gorilla permits from USD 600 to USD 700 in the next year.

Certain fines and penalties are also put in place for tourists who fail to follow the rules and regulations of gorilla trekking which include avoiding touching the gorillas and many others.

The prices for other activities in Bwindi national park are independent of the gorilla trekking permit prices and are paid separately. Other activities in Bwindi impenetrable national park include nature walks, birding, the batwa trail experience among others. 

The gorilla trekking activity involves spending time with the endangered gorilla species in a group of 8 people to avoid overcrowding the gorillas and scaring them away. During the gorilla trekking activity, the safety of the tourists is also considered as the rangers accompany tourists as they spend time with the gorillas.

The prices for the gorilla trekking experience remains the same in all the different sectors of Bwindi national park which include Buhoma, nkuringo, ruhija and rushaga sector. The different sectors of gorilla trekking are habitat for different gorilla families which include rushegura, habiyanja, mubare, nkuringo, bitukura, oruzogo and many others.

Gorilla trekking can be done all year round and the best time of the year to get a gorilla trekking experience is during the months of June, July, august, September. During the rainy seasons, it becomes difficult to trek gorillas due to some factors such as slippery trails making the gorilla trek difficult. The vegetation also grows and becomes thick during the rainy seasons making it difficult to see the gorillas.

After the payment for a gorilla permit, the tourist will be allocated a sector where they will engage in the gorilla trekking experience.

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