Budget (Cheap) Gorilla tours – Uganda & Rwanda 2020
For Budget Gorilla tours in Rwanda or Uganda is one of the top desired activities for tourists visiting Africa. In 2020, unfortunately, the novel coronavirus has impacted greatly on the well-being financially of various people which has made their budgets not enough for the ultimate kind of luxury safari.
However, we would want to help each traveler fulfill their dreams of having the mountain gorilla trekking experience and that’s why we are offering this advice on how to plan a budget or cheap gorilla tours be it to Rwanda or Uganda. Here are tips on how to reduce on the expense of your gorilla tour;
Book discounted gorilla permits for our Budget Gorilla tours
There is a set price for a gorilla trekking permit for Gorilla safaris in Uganda or Rwanda gorilla tours, however, there are also chances of discounted permits and it’s of an advantage to a traveler when they know these discounts. In Uganda, the gorilla trekking permit costs US$ 700 for foreign nonresidents, US$ 600 for foreign residents, and Ugandan shillings 250,000 for East African Citizens. In Rwanda, the general cost for a Rwanda gorilla permit is US$ 1500.
However, in 2020, tourists can have budget gorilla tours on discounted permits in Rwanda with all Rwandan nationals as well as East African citizens purchasing a permit at US$ 200 and foreign nationals paying US$ 500 for each permit. However, foreign nonresidents will still pay US$ 1500 for a Rwanda gorilla trekking permit.
Foreign non-residents, however, have some discounts when they go gorilla trekking in Rwanda and also visit two other parks in the country for instance Nyungwe National Park and Akagera National Park. Tourists traveling in large groups can also get discounts for tours in Rwanda. Just always talk to your tour operator especially in the low season and get to know of what chances you have to get budget gorilla tours in Rwanda.
In Uganda, there aren’t yet discounted gorilla tours for 2020, however, tourists can always get a discounted gorilla permit during the low season.
Book your gorilla trip as early as possible
As you plan to take cheap gorilla tours, you should be ready to book your tour so early at least 6 months in advance. Wondering why you have to book your tour early? This is so because you have the chance to choose from different packages. When you contact your tour operator early you can request several safari packages that can fit into your budget.
The other advantage is that you have time to bargain and make a few changes that fit your budget. This is not possible with last-minute bookings where the tour operator also may have a hard time making your bookings and therefore cannot compromise.
- Choose to use safari vans rather than luxury vehicles
The cost of your safari vehicle could be the cause of a very expensive gorilla trip. Definitely the safari land cruisers are more expensive than safari vans. Vans are comfortable too and can reach any gorilla park for a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda or Rwanda gorilla safari. Choose to book a safari van and reduce your transport expense.
- Stay in budget lodges or hotels
Each gorilla habitat has accommodation facilities that can suit all travelers ranging from luxury to budget. Book budget facilities that are in most cases very cheap compared to the luxury accommodation facilities. As you choose budget facilities and you are in a group, sleeping in double or triple rooms rather than single rooms is another wise option.
- Take short gorilla tours
Gorilla trekking alone requires only one day to be undertaken, however, due to different arrivals and departure schedules for clients, it may require more days. The shortest gorilla tour in Uganda from Entebbe International Airport is a 3 days safari since it requires a whole day for transfer for the park and another for a return drive to the airport.
In Rwanda, it is possible to have a 1-day gorilla trek if you are within the country since the park is just 2 hours drive from Kigali capital. For tourists arriving through Kigali International Airport, it may require a minimum of 3 days to accommodate arrival and departure days.
To make the trip cheap, make sure to undertake the shortest of the gorilla trekking tours that can fit your schedule. Only have more than 3 days for a gorilla tour if you are interested in having other activities in Rwanda or Uganda.
Budget gorilla tours are just as memorable as any other with the difference only in accommodation and time spent during the trip. The gorilla trekking experience is done uniformly for all tourists just like permits are sold. Book with us a gorilla tour and have the best advice on how to have the most affordable trip.
For more primate tracking or wildlife tours, it is advisable to have a Tanzania wildlife safari or Kenya safari for viewing the numerous annual wildebeest migration. For chimpanzee trekking, Kibale National Park offers the best Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari experiences one can have in Africa.
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