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.One of the cheapest ways to trek gorillas in Uganda is by booking in cheap lodges for around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Uganda gorilla tours take place in the only two gorilla parks in the country. These parks are positioned in south western Uganda in the hilly Kigezi region that is closer to Rwanda and Congo. In this case, we recommend that you book a flight early 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. Having secured 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 in Uganda from Kigali to Bwindi forest or Mgahinga National park are the most affordable gorilla tours in Uganda. 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.Cheapest Way to See Gorillas in Uganda

Another low cost option of visiting gorillas in Uganda is by booking 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 the Pearl of Africa especially in low season months running from March to May and October to November. In such periods of the year, lodges and hotels tend to offer good discounts on their rooms as they are not highly booked. Any tour operator you book with will be able to offer you a good low price, 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 for you.


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1 Day Gorilla Trekking in Uganda from Kigali

This gorilla trip begins from Kigali to Uganda’s Bwindi or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

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2 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda from Rwanda

Visiting Gorillas in Bwindi from Kigali in Rwanda and then return on day 2 after trekking.

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3 Day Budget Gorilla Tour in Uganda from Kigali

Flying into Kigali, transfer to Uganda and then trek gorillas in either Bwindi or Mgahinga.

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3 Day Gorilla Safari in Uganda from Entebbe Airport

Transfer from Entebbe to Bwindi on day 1, visit gorillas on day 2 and return on the third day.

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