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How much does it cost to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi?

How much does it cost to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi?

How much does it cost to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi?

How much does it cost to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi?: Most of the travelers who are intending or those interested in seeing mountain gorillas in Bwindi normally ask how much it would really cost to see these apes in their natural habits. The total cost of seeing mountain gorillas usually depends on the number of days you want to be on your safari. To see gorillas in Bwindi requires one to buy a gorilla permit, book accommodation, and then transport to the park. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi can also include hiring a porter in case of heavy luggage and then tips which can be for the guides or those people in the park.

How much does it cost to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi?

Gorilla trekking is the most expensive tourism activity in Uganda and maybe across the world and the reason being all this is because these animals are endangered species of primates at the same time close to human beings with a DBA of about 98%. What makes gorilla trekking activity expensive ae the gorilla permits which are sold at a high cost.

Despite the high costs of gorilla trekking, lots of people from different parts of the world are still interested in gorilla trekking to see how these apes that are said to be close relatives to people behave. Travelers are interested in knowing how much the total cost of a gorilla safari to Bwindi would cost and here we are going to break down what it takes for the safari to happen and how much we think it could cost.

The cost of gorilla permits in Bwindi

There are two kinds of gorilla permits in Bwindi impenetrable forest because the park has fully habituated mountain gorilla families and semi-habituated mountain gorilla families. The gorilla trekking permits are for those that are interested in seeing fully habituated mountain gorillas for 1 hour and Uganda Wildlife Authority sells them at $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents, and UGX250,000 citizens of East Africa.

There are gorilla habituation permits in Bwindi and these are bought by those that are interested in spending more hours with mountain gorillas or those that want to be part of the habituation experience to make mountain gorillas get used to human presence around them. The gorilla habituation permits are only 8 per day and each costs $1500 for foreign non-residents, $1000 for foreign residents, and then UGX750,000 for citizens of East Africa.

The cost of transport

How much it costs to get to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park depends on the distance of the journey and the mode of transport to use. Travelers can get to Bwindi from Kampala and this journey takes9-10 hours, others can access the park from Kigali and the journey takes 4-5 hours lastly others can access the park in 1 hour and 45 minutes using air transport.

Transportation to see gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park includes fuel, car, and driver guide and at Africa Adventure Vacations limited, we normally charge $200 per day. For flights to see gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, the price depends on the airline company to use but it does range from $210 to $300 and this is a one way ticket. The price of the flight to Bwindi doesn’t include the ranger guide fee and the transport from the airstrip to the park.

The cost of accommodation

There are several accommodation facilities where one can lodge on a safari to see gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park where travelers can stay based on their travel budget. Accommodation facilities range from budget to mid-range to luxury options. The cost of budget lodges is $100 – $200, mid-range $200 – $250, and luxury $300 – $500 in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Most of the lodges in Bwindi offer discounts especially in the rainy season of March to May and October to November. Each of the gorilla trekking regions of Bwindi has its own accommodation facilities that can accommodate all travelers.

The cost of porters

Porters are those people that are always in the park to help trekkers carry excess luggage during the whole trekking process. These porters work at a fee which they use to improve their way of living so travelers that have excess luggage should always carry some money to pay these young boys and men. Porters in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park normally charge between $0 to $20 based on how heavy the luggage is.

The cost of tips

Tipping while on a gorilla safari in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is allowed though it’s not a must that you have to. Tipping while on a gorilla safari in Bwindi is done as a token of appreciation to those people that you think have been helpful during your stay in the park. While on a gorilla safari to Bwindi, you may top the safari planner, driver guide, porters, armed ranger guides, or the people at the lodge. Tipping can be from $5 and above and how much to give them depends entirely on you.

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