Among the three countries where you encounter the cheapest way to see gorillas is Uganda and Congo. The two countries have the best and most affordable gorilla trekking permits price compared to Rwanda where gorilla trekking permit costs $1500 per person and per trek in Volcanoes National Park, Uganda gorilla trekking permit price is $600 per person per trek for both in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, in DR-Congo gorilla permit cost only $400 per person per trek in Virunga National park, making Congo the most affordable gorilla trekking destination among the three countries.
The Cheapest Way to See Gorillas in Uganda is by booking shorter budget safaris. Gorilla tours in Uganda take place in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. These parks are position in south western Uganda in the Kigezi region. And this part of the country is closer to Rwanda.
In this case we recommend that you fly into Rwanda and trek gorillas in Uganda. Once you book a Uganda gorilla permit and fly into Rwanda, you may choose to do a 1 day gorilla trekking safari or a 2 days gorilla tour. These short trips run from Kigali to Bwindi or Mgahinga National park. You will drive through Katuna or Cyanika border points taking about 4 hours on the way.
During the low seasons, there is a low turn up of tourists making it the cheapest way to see gorillas mainly attributed to the heavy rains in Uganda from April to May and winter in Europe which makes fewer people to travel. To encourage tourists to travel during those seasons, the aspect of discounted gorilla permits was introduced. In most cases tourists are meant to believe that t
Today, Uganda still offers the most affordable price of a gorilla permit with a very good chance to see mountain gorillas in the jungle. Since Rwanda increased the price of gorilla permits from $750 to $1500, Uganda has been receiving lots of tourist’s inflow looking to visit gorillas as it’s much affordable and a sure deal.
Another option of having a close encounter with gorillas in Uganda is to book some of our budget gorilla safaris. These trips begin from Entebbe or Kampala to the two gorilla parks in Uganda. Once you take a trip from Kampala, ensure that you book the one with budget accommodations and moderate form of transport. Some travelers hire vehicles for self-drive to cut costs for the driver. But we usually do not recommend this to the foreigners in Uganda. You can also trek mountain gorillas in Uganda especially in low season months. Such months include March to May and October to November. In such periods, lodges and hotels tend to be cheaper since rooms are not highly booked. Any tour operator you book with will be in position to offer you a good discount, making the trip affordable. With your flight agent, also book your air ticket early enough and look for a cheaper one.
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