Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking in Africa  is done in Uganda and Rwanda plus few treks  in Congo – Democratic Republic of Congo . This is a unique adventure that you can do  if you love traveling.  Uganda is blessed with natural forests that form natural habitat for these gentle giants.

Gorilla safaris

sliver back of Bwindi

Gorilla safaris

Enjoy our 3 days mountain gorilla safari

There are two things to keep in mind when booking a gorilla trekking tour: the permit costs and the cost of the tour itself. All governments require everyone to get a permit to see the gorillas. The gorilla permit price in Uganda is $700 USD. The permits are issued by the government of the country where you will be scheduling your trek.  They are sold on first come first serve basis. It is always advisable to book your gorilla permit in time to avoid disappointments at last  hour.  Rwanda  increased  the gorilla permit fee to $1500 USD. Uganda and Rwanda occasionally have promotions during the low season (April and May , October and November)

Cost of Mountain Gorilla Trekking Safari

Most gorilla families are constantly monitored and tracked so tourists are able to see them. Rarely are there situations when tourists do not see them, even on the shorter 3 day tours. On average, a gorilla tour cost   is between $ 1100-1800 for the tour, depending on the accommodation facility will use. People have different budgets , while others can afford   luxury others will go for budget but will all track the same gorilla family and get equally satisfied for the tour taken with us.  When you have a larger group the costs go down since you are able to fill up the transportation vehicle.  Our 3 days gorillas tour cost for budget without cost of gorilla permit of $ 700  is as follows:

  • $1180 for one person going alone on the trip
  • $755 per person for 2 people
  • $640 per person for 3 people
  • $550 per person for 4-6 people

Very advisable to book and pay for the gorilla permit in time just in case something happens . But there was nothing to worry about. You can even pay by cash, make sure you bring larger bills that were printed after the year 2009 otherwise anyone in Uganda won’t accept them.

The recent census of mountain gorilla population in Uganda , Rwanda and Congo has revealed that gorillas have increased in numbers . Thanks to the conservation efforts done by the  Uganda wildlife authority and other stakeholders. There are roughly  1000 mountain gorillas left in Central Africa, and half of all gorillas are found in Uganda’s Biwindi Impenetrable Forest. This alone was the main reason why  you need to choose us a we are based in  Uganda for your  gorilla trek.

Gorilla tracking in Uganda ,Rwanda  and Congo is  almost the same. But for nature lovers Uganda has a lot to offer in terms of the rich forest vegetation and other primates in the forest and many bird species to be seen in Bwindi Forest national park. And moreover the gorilla permit price is down in Uganda.

If you haven’t already booked your tour ahead of time, flying into the capital city of Kampala, Please email us at travel hemispheres we shall do it for you. Our email is :  you’ll be able to find plenty of tour options from our site: that would love to do with us. Remember that a  permit is needed so it is better if you purchase a tour as soon as possible so is  the gorilla trekking permit can be acquired  also in time  (gorilla permits  do run out as there are a limited number of permits available- first come first serve).

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