Are you looking for budget gorilla trips to visit mountain gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda? Encounter Africa safaris specializes in organizing tailor-made and value for money Gorilla safaris to see habituated mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda. A typical budget gorilla safari for 3 days to Bwindi or Mgahinga National Park costs between $490-$520 in a group of two people sharing services of Transport, accommodation, and services of a driver-guide.


Price of Uganda and or Rwanda gorilla permits

One constant fact while planning a budget gorilla trekking trip to Uganda or Rwanda is a gorilla permit.

Gorilla permits in Uganda cost $700 for foreign non-residents and $600 for Foreign residents with a working permit.

Gorilla habituation permits in Uganda cost $1500 per person for four hours with mountain gorillas

Rwanda gorilla permits cost $1500 per person to spend one hour with gorillas in Volcanoes National Park

If you want to save on the price of a gorilla permit, we recommend Uganda gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga at $700 instead of Rwanda, where a gorilla permit will cost you a whopping $1500 per person per trek. By doing this, you will have saved $800 which is more than enough to cater for a 3-day gorilla trekking holiday in Uganda at $490-520 in a group of two people.

We organize, book, and purchase gorilla permits for your Uganda Gorilla Tours on behalf of all our clients and International travel Agents. Uganda Wildlife Authority sells gorilla permits in Kampala at a cost of USD700 per permit, while RDB sells Rwanda gorilla permits at a cost of $1500 per person. If you require an all-inclusive Uganda gorilla tour, we will charge nothing as we will be in charge of organizing your transport, accommodation, guides, and your gorilla permit. If you want to book gorilla permits only, we will charge a small administrative fee to do that for you.

Price of Lodges around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga, or Volcanoes

We categorized lodges around Bwindi or Volcanoes National Park as Luxury, Mid-range, and Budget. Encounter Africa safaris recommend you consider your budget before choosing where to stay. Most budget Lodges around Bwindi or Mgahinga cost between $50-60 per person sharing. We craft all our budget gorilla trekking trips taking into consideration budget lodges and campsites that come cheaply yet offer value for money. This helps keep the price down while enhancing your gorilla trekking experience in Uganda and Rwanda. Book with confidence by contacting us here.

Uganda or Rwanda for gorilla trekking?

If you choose Uganda, Bwindi impenetrable National Park and or Mgahinga are the places to be. Budget gorilla habituation experience safari are also available in Uganda. Rwanda’s volcanoes National Park offers an amazing opportunity to see habituated mountain gorillas in the wild. While planning a budget gorilla trekking holiday to Uganda or Rwanda, we mind so much about your budget. We strongly believe that you don’t have to spend much on accommodation and transport and other adjustable items to achieve your dream of gorilla trekking. With your $490 per person in a group of two, you will see gorillas in Uganda when you book our 3 Day budget gorilla trip to Mgahinga or Bwindi. The $490 is on top of $700 for your gorilla permit in Uganda. Rwanda has placed itself as a luxury destination but with our experience, we can craft for you an affordable yet value for money safari holiday using Budget lodges around Volcanoes National Park and transport by 4×4 comfortable safari vans.

Best time to go or book your gorilla safari

The best time to trek mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda is when there is less rain. Therefore drier seasons are good for gorilla trekking since trails are less slippery. The drier season coincides with high and peak seasons in Uganda and Rwanda, making services slightly expensive. Low seasons in Uganda and Rwanda are the traditional rainy seasons of April, May, November, and October. During this period, some countries like Uganda through Uganda Wildlife Authority occasionally offer Discounts on Gorilla permits which you should take advantage of. Lodges also slash room rates by around 10%. So the time you choose to plan your gorilla trekking excursion with effect your budget. Where drier or wetter season, chances of seeing mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda is 98% so it should not deter you from planning.



These gorilla tour packages are some of the most requested ones. Encounter Africa can customise any one of them to suite your preferences.

Best Time To Go

On paper, the best time to trek gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda is during the drier months of June, July, August and early September. During these months, these months experience less rainfall compared to months such as April, May and November. Read more >

Gorilla Permit Booking

A gorilla permit is a must have document to be allowed into the jungles to track these wonderful creatures. Encounter Africa Safaris provides relevant gorilla permit booking information for Rwanda and Uganda to enable you plan your gorilla safari well. Red More >

What Should You Pack?

One of the most asked question about gorilla trekking is what to pack for a gorilla trek in Uganda or Rwanda. You need Hiking boots, a rain jacket, garden gloves, long sleeved shirts, a backpack, drinking water, energy giving foods among others for you to successfully prepare for your gorilla trek. Read More >

General Gorilla Tracking Rules

If you're planning a gorilla trip (which of course you are because you're here), you need to know the tracking rules and regulations to avoid getting in trouble with the law makers. Be quiet, don't throw gabbage in the forest, don't get so close, avoid camera shatter sound and bla bla ... Read more >