Cheapest Way to See Gorillas in Uganda – Budget Gorilla Trekking
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.
Another option of watching 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.
Tips for Cutting Gorilla Trekking Costs:-
- 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.