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One of the most important question to ask is how much does it cost to see gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Nataional Park? Seeing Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a life time experience and should not miss on your bucket list. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the most visited National Park in Uganda throughout the year and it is located in Southwestern Uganda in Kanungu, Kabale and Kigezi highlands with beautiful land scape. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a habitat to half of the world’s remaining mountain Gorillas and this gives you 99% chances of to see the gorillas in the forest.

Gorilla tracking is a daily activity done Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where visitors trek in the forest to find the gorillas, view and take photographs and time spent depends on the permit one has paid for. The trek start early morning with briefing at the park headquarters and later your start the walk to the forest. You can pay the gorilla permit USD600 for one hour being with the gorillas once found or you can opt to pay USD1500 for a permit that allows you staying with the gorillas for 4hours. Gorilla tracking is done with different Gorilla families of the four main sectors of Bwindi. The activity is enjoyable with the help of the porters, park guides and rangers and you can even be able to see other primates, birds, reptiles, cross streams and even identify different tree species.

What is the cost of the Gorilla Permits to See the Gorillas in Bwindi?

Gorilla permits are the most essential when you are planning to see the gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. From to date up to June 2020, the gorilla permit costs USD600 for Foreign non-Residents and USD500 for Foreign Residents, Starting July 2020, the gorilla permit costs USD700 for foreign Non-Residents and USD600 for Foreign Residents with Working/Residential Permits, the habituation permits costs USD1500 which allows you to view the gorillas for more time of about four hours. Once you contact us and confirm your trip with us by making Payment for the permits, we shall secure your permits form Uganda wildlife Authority and send you scan of the receipt to confirm your trek for your specified date in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Once we confirm your permits, you will book your international flights, and then you can pay the balance for all your services.

Cost of the tour Packages of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

We do provide all inclusive gorilla tour packages for all the visitors with no hidden costs. The most essential and priority cost is the gorilla cost that you will incur in order to get yourself a gorilla permit to trek the gorillas. All out tour packages range from budget safaris to upmarket safaris and you can opt to do any as we tailor your trip together according to your interest. We do have Gorilla tour packages that start in Kigali, Entebbe, Kampala, Mbarara or even Kabale. For a 2day Trip from Kigali costs USD1090 per person in a group of two inclusive of Gorilla permits and as a budget option, transportation, accommodation, Meals, guide services are inclusive as well.

What is the Cost of Transportation to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park?

The question how much does it cost to see gorillas in Bwindi National Park comes into play when it comes to getting to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The drive from Kampala /Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is about 8-9 hours’ drive to any the sectors of south or North of Bwindi. The journey is enjoyable as you will stop at the Equator for photography and equator experience, stop in Mbarara for Lunch, or other stops to view the Landscape, see People, and visit the craft shops and Museum until you reach the safari Lodge. Also the drive from Kigali city is about 4-5 hours’ drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National park, you will stop at the genocide memorial in Kigali, stop for Lunch in Kabale and other stops for Photography. Transportation is inclusive of Vehicle, driver guide and fuel and the cost ranges from USD150 per day. We provide all inclusive Packages with no hidden costs once you contact us at

The is also an option flying to either Kisoro Airstrip or Buhoma Airstrip and these are very close to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Once you contact once and you would love to fly to bwindi which can only take 1 hour and 30 minutes, we will book for you all the one way flight or return domestic flight for your gorilla trip. The flight cost range from USD270 depending on the option you have chosen. Your transportation will always be booked once you confirm your travel with us, Send us an email for an all-inclusive Package at

The cost of accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

The accommodation facilities in Bwindi impenetrable National Park range from budget to Luxury options, the cost per person per night ranges from USD70-USD1500. Some of the budget options include Rushaga Gorilla Havens lodge, Buhoma community rest camp, and Trekkers Traven Cottages or Broadbill Forest camp. Mid-range options include Nkuringo Gorilla Bwindi Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla camp, Buhoma Havens Lodge, the Luxury options include Bwindi Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Clouds Mountain Lodge, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest camp, Mahogany springs and many more. You can stay in Bwindi impenetrable National Park for more than three nights as you choose to do multiple treks, Forest walks, Nature walk, cultural experiences and Relaxing, waking up every day to the sound and sights of the great Bwindi forest. Some lodges give discount for more night stay the safari/gorilla/bwindi lodges and as Encounter Africa safaris we shall always give you all the chances for you to have memorable gorilla experience

What are the likely personal costs while on gorilla safari to Bwindi impenetrable National Park?

Outside the all-inclusive packages, there are other costs you may incur on your gorilla trip. You may opt to have a porter to help you on the trek to the forest as you find the gorillas and as you return to the park headquarters.The Pay for porters range from 15 dollars for each porter per guest to any other amount, the porters help to give you a hand as you walk in the forest, help carry your backpack and your gadgets so that the trek is more comfortable for you.

There also alternative activities that you may opt to do after your trek like cultural encounter with the Batwa which range from USD40, community visit and Nature walks in the out skirts of the forest, these activities will require you to carry extra little money to enjoy them as well. You can also buy crafts from the community ranging from USD5, souvenirs, drinks as you support the community.

Tipping is another personal cost you may incur as a visitor, giving out tips is at the discretion of the visitor. Tips are encouraged to forest guides and rangers, driver guide, lodge staff of about ranging from USD5-20 per guest.

Depending on how many you are, the cost per person reduces thus making the gorilla trip affordable for you. We also organize group gorilla tours to Bwindi impenetrable National Park for persons looking for groups to join. These group tours help share the transportation cost and service cost, but you will be able to stay in a separate single room/cottage. This gives you an opportunity to save a solo traveler, have company on the gorilla trip and not to miss out on this experience. To join a group, there should be other traveler interested in your same dates and we always copy all of you in the same email for smooth communication, then you make payment for the trip and we secure all the services. The driver guide will pick you from your different locations to start the trip. You don’t have to miss put on gorilla experience as we can make it cheap for you as soon as possible, book you memorable trip to see the gorillas with Encounter Africa safaris.

Encounter Africa safaris is well established safari tour operator for Uganda and Rwanda. We have been creating memorable experience for the last 15 years and our expertise need no further explanation. Would you like to get answers about how much does it cost to see gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park? Do not hesitate to contact Encounter Africa safaris anytime any day. We are highly reviewed on trip advisor and safari bookings and our prices are not only pocket friendly but value for money. Contact us for any holiday type and we will tailor it for you.

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