Cheapest Way to See Gorillas in Uganda – Budget Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
The Cheapest Way to See Gorillas in Uganda is by booking shorter budget gorilla safaris. Uganda gorilla tours take place in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. These parks are positioned in south western Uganda in the hilly Kigezi region that is closer to Rwanda. In this case, we recommend to you that go book a flight plus a gorilla permit to confirm a tour with us. When your travel dates come, you will then 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 forest or Mgahinga National park. Gorilla safaris in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park can be supplemented by golden monkey tracking plus nature tour adventures. You will drive through Katuna or Cyanika border points taking about 4 hours on the way to access Bwindi or Mgahinga.
Another option of visiting gorillas in Uganda is to book some of our budget 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 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 able to offer you a good discount, making the safari more affordable. With your flight agent, also book an air ticket early enough for higher possibilities of a cheaper one.
Tips for Cutting Costs for Visiting Gorillas in Uganda:-
- Take a shorter gorilla trip for instance for one, two or 3 days.
- Check with your flight agent to book for a cheaper ticket
- Request for a moderate form of transport like a safari van
- Request for a moderate budget lodge
- Do not ask for more activities besides gorilla trekking.
- State it clearly in your inquiry email that you need budget gorilla trip. The tour operator knows what to package.