What to Budget When Going for Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Bwindi – Uganda Safari News
How much Gorilla Safari Costs is a very vital question which is often asked by the travelers planning for gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda and according to my own view, which is supposed to act as guide line for a traveler planning for a Uganda gorilla safari.
The total cost of gorilla Safari will require you to budget for the relevant items which are necessary for gorilla trekking in Uganda.
The Cost of Gorilla permit which will give you the opportunity to trek the mountain gorillas is one of the unavoidable items which travelers planning for mountain gorilla trekking tours and safaris to Uganda should not miss to calculate when budgeting for a safari to Uganda.
The current cost of each permit is at USD600 during the high season (June to September, December to March) and USD350 during the low season (April, May, November).
Cost of Transport is another vital item one must consider when budgeting and planning gorilla trekking tour to Uganda.
The transport cost will involve transport from Kampala/Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where gorilla trekking is done.
The minimum days to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park by road and this must be budgeted by any tourists planning to undertake gorilla safari tour to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable national park.
The first day is for transferring from Entebbe/Kampala to Bwindi and the next day is for moving around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
You need Vehicle to transfer you to and from the starting head trails of your gorilla trek in Bwindi and the third day is to drive back to Entebbe/Kampala. Hence traveler on Uganda gorilla trekking tours needs to budget for a tourist vehicle with guide per day and then fuel to cater for the long drive distance from of 527kilometres from Kampala to and from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Please kindly contact prime Uganda Safaris and Tours for the best rates of Tourist vehicles for hire. Travel can as well opt to fly to and from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as some companies such as Aerolink operate scheduled flights to and from Kihihi which is the nearest Air Field and as such, you need drive transfers from the Air strip to your choice lodge.
Travelers also need to budget for the Cost of Accommodation and this will mainly depend on the number of nights one is read to spend in Uganda gorilla trekking safaris.
For one planning to undertake short three days Uganda gorilla trekking safari tour can budget for the two nights.
It is possible to trek mountain gorillas and depart Bwindi to Kampala on the same day but it is highly recommended that tourists on Uganda Gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi budget for additional night after trekking the gorillas as they will never tell whether they will encounter the gorillas after what period of time.
The price of the accommodation will depend on the type of lodging facility because all the four gorilla trekking regions of Bwindi Impenetrable National have Luxury lodges, Mid-Range and budget. Hence the choice of lodge to stay will depend on you.
Traveler to Uganda gorilla trekking safaris are highly recommended to hire Potters because these individuals help to carry your bags and when you are up-close to gorillas, they will remain with your packed lunch and all the other things you might not at that time.
Tourists are also encouraged to plan or budget for Tips that he or she intends to give to guides, as well as waiters in the lodges and potters.
A tip is an appreciation of good service rendered to you by your safari guide, or any other person in destination areas. On top of the above costs, the company puts between 5-8 % of the total cost as fixing or service fee.
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