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Budget gorilla trekking tours in Bwindi

Budget gorilla trekking tours in Bwindi

Budget gorilla trekking tours in Bwindi

Budget gorilla trekking tours in Bwindi: Bwindi is arguably the most visited national park in Uganda found on the southwestern side of the country. The national park has more than 50% of the mountain gorilla population left in the whole world and these live in the four sectors of the park – Nkuringo, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Buhoma.

Budget gorilla trekking tours in Bwindi are designed for those travelers that would want to encounter mountain gorillas but have a low budget. Local tour companies do organize these budget tours by booking budget accommodation facilities, cheap transportation means, and booking normal gorilla trekking permits.

Booking budget gorilla tour in Bwindi  are well organized using a local tour operator although a traveler can book the tour themselves. Africa Adventure Vacations is one of the local tour operators that help travelers have budget tours in Bwindi. All a traveler has to do is contact us via email, give us the travel dates, budget and what you would like to do on your budget safari. We shall check for the availability of the trekking permits with the Uganda Wildlife Authority on the dates given.

Bwindi is arguably the most visited national park in Uganda found on the southwestern side of the country. The national park has more than 50% of the mountain gorilla population left in the whole world and these live in the four sectors of the park – Nkuringo, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Buhoma.

Budget gorilla trekking tours in Bwindi are designed for those travelers that would want to encounter mountain gorillas but have a low budget. Local tour companies do organize these budget tours by booking budget accommodation facilities, cheap transportation means, and booking normal gorilla trekking permits.

Booking budget gorilla tour in Bwindi  are well organizedusing a local tour operator although a traveler can book the tour themselves. Africa Adventure Vacations is one of the local tour operators that help travelers have budget tours in Bwindi. All a traveler has to do is contact us via email, give us the travel dates, budget and what you would like to do on your budget safari. We shall check for the availability of the trekking permits with the Uganda Wildlife Authority on the dates given.

Booking bwindi Gorilla trekking Permit for Budget Gorilla safari

Booking bwindi Gorilla trekking Permit for Budget Gorilla safari

Book gorilla permits for Budget gorilla trekking tours in Bwindi

Direct from Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Budget travelers can book gorilla permits directly from Uganda Wildlife Authority and pick them up at the offices when they are going to the park. To book with Uganda Wildlife Authority, you will first get the days of the months and year you want to travel and then contact the reservation office via email. The email should contain the date of the month and year you want to travel and this information will be used to check for the availability of the permits. If the permits are available, you will be sent an email containing banking details to send money and after sending you can send a scanned copy for your permit to be booked.

Using a local tour operator

Budget travelers to Bwindi can use local tour operators to book gorilla permits. Africa Adventure Vacations is one of the local tour operators you need to trust while booking gorilla permits for Bwindi. All you have to do when you want to book a permit with us is send us an email containing the dates of the month and year you want to travel and we shall use this information to check for the availability of the gorilla permits with Uganda Wildlife Authority.

When we find out the permits available on that day, we shall send you an email containing the different banking details and you will choose the easiest for you. After sending the money, you can send us a scanned copy of your receipt and we shall go ahead to nook the permits for you. Budget travelers are advised to book gorilla permits at least 3-4 months in advance.

Gorilla permit prices for budget tours.

Budget travelers from different parts of the world must have gorilla permits to trek gorillas in Bwindi. The permits are bought from the Uganda Wildlife Authority at a fee of $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents, and UGX250,000 citizens of East Africa. The permit price includes park entrance fees, ranger guide fees, and community development fees. Budget travelers especially those that want to trek gorillas in the high season are advised to book their permits in advance of 3-4 months before the trekking date.

Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi

The gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi starts in the morning in all the sectors of the park. Travelers must wake up in the morning and have breakfast and thereafter meet their drivers to transfer them to the sector offices. At the sector offices are different trekkers and wardens teach the rules and regulations of the trekking activity. Groups not exceeding 8 are made and armed ranger guides lead the trekkers through the different trekking trails until they meet the mountain gorillas.

The trekking activity can take 2-7 hours of meeting different park animals such as elephants, duikers, buffaloes, giant forest hogs, jackals, bush pigs, bats, otters, birds, and different plant species. The moment mountain gorillas are seen, trekkers are given 1 hour to be around these apes, watch them do daily activities, take photos and learn about their habits.

What to pack for budget gorilla trekking tours in Bwindi?

For any gorilla trekking tour in Bwindi gorilla park, travelers are advised to carry waterproof hiking shoes, long cotton stocks, gardening gloves, a pair of gaiters, gardening gloves, long-sleeved pants, long-sleeved shirts, a hat, a camera, a pair of binoculars, insect repellents, sanitizer, facemask, drinking water bottle, and energy-giving snacks among others.

Enjoy a budget Gorilla safari in Bwindi National Park

Enjoy a budget Gorilla safari in Bwindi National Park

When to have budget gorilla trekking tours in Bwindi?

Budget gorilla trekking in Bwindi can be done all throughout the year but there are months that are better than the rest. The rainy months are good to have budget tours in Bwindi gorilla park because during these months there are huge discounts on accommodation facilities in all the sectors of the park. Budget travelers should note that during the rainy season which happens from March to May and October to November, there is plenty of rainfall and this makes the trekking muddy and slippery, the vegetation is tall and thick with unclear views of the gorillas and the roads leading to the park are in poor conditions.

Budget travelers can still visit Bwindi gorilla park in the dry months of June to September and December to February. During the dry months, there is little or no rainfall, trekking trails are dry, the vegetation is thin and scattered with good views of the gorillas and other park animals, and the roads leading to the park are in good condition.

Where to stay on gorilla trekking tours in Bwindi?

Different budget lodges are found in different sectors of Bwindi gorilla park and these include Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Wagtail Eco Safari Lodge, Ride 4 a Woman, Bwindi View Bandas, Nshongi Campsite, Nshongi Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge, Gorilla Valley Lodge, Bwindi Backpackers Lodge, Broadbill Forest Camp, Bakiga Lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp, Mutanda Eco Community Centre, Ruhija Safari Lodge.

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