Cost of gorilla trekking safaris

What is the cost of gorilla trekking safaris? A Remarkable analysis

The cost of gorilla trekking safaris?: Well when it comes to; How much gorilla trekking safaris cost?. There are a number of factors that are considered when costing one. These include;

  • Gorilla Trekking permit and what kind of gorilla trekking permit.
  • Number of days you would like to stay on a gorilla safari.
  • Other national parks you would like to be combined with your gorilla safari itinerary.
  • Accommodation type / Category – see the gorilla safari lodge below.
  • The type of car used
  • Driver guide
  • Fuel.

The cost of gorilla trekking safaris range from luxury to Mid-range to Budget depending on the accommodation and safari car considered for the safari. Below is the cost breakdown of a 2 days  Gorilla trekking Safaris best done from Rwanda to Uganda to minimize on the drive time.

2 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari from Rwanda to Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (Drive time 4hours) considering a solo traveler.
Gorilla Permit – $700
4×4 Safari Landcruser & Safari Guide – $250
Accommodation – $ 80
Fuel – $120
Total: $ 1,150

Gorilla Permit – $700
4×4 Safari Landcruser & Safari Guide – $250
Accommodation – $ 150
Fuel : $200
Total: $ 1,300

Gorilla Permit – $700
4×4 Safari Landcruser & Safari Guide – $350
Accommodation – $ 350
Fuel : $200
Total: $ 1,600

Well, the other factor we consider in relations to the cost of gorilla trekking safaris  is how much gorilla safaris lodges cost in Uganda?, below is the breakdown of gorilla safari lodge categories and their costs range. First of all gorilla safari lodges range from upmarket to budget / Basic accommodations.

Their price ranges are as follows
Upmarket accommodations range from $700 to $1500 USD per night Luxury range from $350 to $500 USD per night, Mid-range accommodations from $150 to $250 USD per night and Budget Accommodations from $40 to $100 USD per night.

A gorilla permit is key in determining the cost of gorilla trekking safaris. How much a gorilla trekking permit costs in Uganda?. Well, their is one more question you should ask yourself; Which type of gorilla trekking permit do you want?. Well, Uganda has got two (2) gorilla trekking permits:

The first and the most famous gorilla trekking permit is the normal gorilla trekking permit which costs $700 USD per person per day. With this permit you are allowed to join a group a maximum of 8 other gorilla trekking tourists being led by a gorilla trekking guide and ranger escorts.

You are allowed to visit only 1 gorilla family. When you reach the mountain gorillas, you get to view them for a maximum time of one (1) hour. The briefing for this normal gorilla trekking starts at 8:00am in the morning.

The second gorilla trekking permit is for gorilla habituation. The gorilla habituation permit costs $1,500 USD per person per day. With this gorilla permit, you are allowed to join a group of maximum of 4 other gorilla trekking tourists starting at 6:30 am.

This is led by a group of gorilla trackers and the gorilla trekking guide. Unlike the normal gorilla trekking permit, when you reach the gorilla family you are tracking, you get to stay with them 4 hours.

So in our above example of the our cost of gorilla trekking safaris, we have considered a normal gorilla permit cost of $700 USD


Wild Mountain gorilla are generally shy animal. When you reach a wild gorilla family, you may not be able to see the whole family given that other members of the family tend to hide away. Because of this, the trackers get to play gorilla so as to make them feel comfortable. This is does by making gorilla friendly sounds, pretending to scratch like them and eat leaves like them. One the other side the wild mountain gorilla family get to play the tourists: observing the strange new gorillas in their home range.

Inclusion, to determine the cost of gorilla trekking safaris it is always better to contact our tour consultants via email address because this way you are able to get the best tailor made gorilla safari experience.

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