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Bwindi impenetrable National Park in Uganda is becoming a leading national park when it comes to the number of visitors that trek gorillas every year. Today we look at Bwindi gorilla trekking price and costs involved for anyone planning to visit Bwindi impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking and other activities done in this impenetrable forest. Bwindi impenetrable National Park is home to almost half of the most endangered great apes and an ideal place to see mountain gorillas. Other National Parks with mountain gorillas include Virunga in Democratic Republic of Congo and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda

Gorilla permits as part of bwindi gorilla trekking price and costs

When considering trekking gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park, one of the bwindi gorilla trekking price item to look at first is availability and price of gorilla permits. Without a gorilla permit, you will not be allowed to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Whether booked on a 3 Day gorilla tour or 5 Day gorilla and chimpanzee safari, you need a gorilla permit to confirm your trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Currently (2018-19), Bwindi gorilla permits cost USD600 for foreign non residents, USD500.00 for foreign residents and 250,000 shillings for East African residents. Its normally advised to book your gorilla permit 3-4 months in advance much as we can secure your gorilla permit on a short notice. Endeavour to inform Encounter Africa safaris about the date, month and year when you intend to visit Bwindi impenetrable National Park and we will check availability and then block or reserve your gorilla permit as per your specification. Once your gorilla permit is confirmed, you then can proceed to other bwindi gorilla trekking price and costs involved.

Bwindi gorilla trekking price for accommodation

After booking your gorilla permit, the next item on your bwindi gorilla trekking price and cost should be accommodation or the lodge where you will be staying while in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Gorilla permit booked will determine the lodge to be booked for you. Gorilla permits are allocated according to regions. Bwindi impenetrable National Park has four regions of Buhoma in the north, Ruhija in the East, Rushaga and Nkuringo in the south. Depending on the permit, you will be holding, we will then advise you on the lodge to be booked. Bwindi gorilla trekking price for lodges depends on the level of accommodation. All regions have budget, Mid range and Up Market or High end properties that you can consider. Encounter Africa safaris organizes budget and luxury safaris to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Check out our 3 Day budget gorilla safari from Entebbe, 3 Day Budget gorilla trek from Kigali and 3 Day Luxury gorilla safari to Bwindi

Bwindi gorilla trekking price for Transport

In your Bwindi gorilla trekking price, you must consider the cost and mode of transport. Bwindi impenetrable National Park can be accessed by road or air. One can land in Entebbe and drive 8-9 hours to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. For those interested in reducing on the drive hours, you are advised to fly into Kigali Rwanda and then transfer to Bwindi impenetrable National Park via Chanika and Katuna border crossing. Encounter Africa safaris operates a fleet of Luxury Land Cruisers and Customized safari Vans for our Luxury and budget clients respectively. Each goes for a different price and we can arrange transport in a Land Cruiser or Van depending on your budget and interest. For those who prefer to fly to Bwindi impenetrable National Park, Encounter Africa safaris can organize and book a charter or scheduled flight from Entebbe to Bwindi impenetrable National Park upon request. Daily scheduled flight are available from Entebbe to Kisoro or Kihihi Airstrip. From Kisoro or Kihihi Airstrip, Encounter Africa safaris will organize for your hotel and gorilla transfers in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Check our Fly in safaris to Bwindi impenetrable National park and get back to us for availability of all services.

In our next edition of bwindi gorilla trekking price article, we will look at other costs involved in details such as tips, community walks and much more. Encounter Africa safaris is highly recommended on Trip Advisor as well as Safari bookings. We are among the leading gorilla trekking company for Uganda and Rwanda and we offer affordable and competitive prices when contacted.

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