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Gorilla Trekking Uganda Price, cost for Bwindi & Mgahinga tracking permit

Gorilla Trekking Uganda Price, cost for Bwindi & Mgahinga tracking permit

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park

Wondering how much a Uganda gorilla trekking permit costs? Gorilla trekking Uganda price is USD 700 for foreign non residents, USD 600 for foreign residents and 250,000 UGX for East Africa citizens. The price for a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda is for each individual per trek. The only way to have your permit well booked is to start planning early and work with a high-quality gorilla safari company.

Persons above 15 years of age are eligible to purchase a gorilla permit in Uganda for the only chance of seeing Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat. Gorilla safaris in Uganda are a wonderful opportunity to see these majestic creatures in their own environments. And the trekking or else hiking experience does not stop at seeing gorillas either.

By taking a longer Uganda safari or combining several short trips, you can see many of the other wildlife that appreciates Uganda as their home. To make the most out of your gorilla trek Uganda, you must be organized and ensure you know exactly what costs you will encounter for the whole trip by requesting for a quote from the gorilla tour operator.

Best Way to Plan for Uganda Gorilla Safaris

Great preparation is key for any good safari, therefore, to make sure you have your gorilla safari right, here are tips on how best you can plan prior your gorilla safari in Uganda;

  • Start preparing for your trip well in advance, choose the best time to go and make early payment for prior booking. Gorilla permits in Uganda are cheaper compared to those of Rwanda and therefore are highly demanded for and could easily get finished before you purchase one.
  • When you receive your quote, check properly what exactly is included in the gorilla trekking Uganda price. Make sure you are aware of the exclusions and prepare some cash for extra purchases especially drinks and any other desired things like crafts.
  • If you would love to spend more time with the gorillas, you will have to go for a gorilla habituation experience. Habituation costs $ 1500 per person per trek.
  • Ensure your passport is up to date. In case you need to apply for a new passport do this early. Also ensure you purchase your visa to Uganda early just to avoid last minute changes that will affect your Uganda gorilla safari trek.
  • At least weeks before coming to Uganda for a gorilla safari, check with your doctor about vaccinations. Yellow fever vaccination is one of the vaccinations you need before you travel to Uganda? Remember there are often long waits and costs involved here as well therefore checking early makes planning easy.
  • Check whether you have the right clothing for gorilla trekking hikes in Uganda. If you have the suitable clothing than you are ready to go. Some of the right clothing for trekking includes long sleeved shirts and long trousers, garden gloves and comfortable hiking boots. If you have no appropriate trekking clothing yet, then you can purchase some before the trek. Remember to keep comfortable.

Wild Jungle Trails Safaris Gorilla Trekking tours in Uganda

For many people, trekking to see the gorillas of Uganda is a once in a life time opportunity and at Wild Jungle Trails Safaris, we want you to make the most of that experience. Our gorilla trail safaris and treks including the cost of your accommodation, meal plans, guides, transport and gorilla permits.

Our team is always here to help you with understanding the gorilla trekking Uganda price for Bwindi & Mgahinga and helping to find the right package for you. To see our most popular safaris, for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park treks, check out our packages at https://www.gorillatrailsafaris.com or to speak to a member of our reservations team, call us on +256 414 663 115 or +256 777 690 798.


Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park
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Habituated Wild Gorilla Families to trek in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo

Habituated Wild Gorilla Families to trek in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo

Each of the 5 national parks that are host to gorillas has several gorilla families or groups. Gorilla families are formed within the habitat with each family being led by a dominant silverback gorilla. They are known as silverback gorillas because of the silver hair that develops on their backs when they grow older. A habituated gorilla family is one that has gone through the habituation process of about two to three years and is familiar with the presence of human beings. Here is a list of all the gorilla families in each gorilla habitat;

  • Habituated Gorilla Families in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

As per September 2019, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda is home to 19 gorilla families found in the four gorilla trekking sectors and these are;

  • Rushegura, Habinyaja, Mubare and Katwe Gorilla groups in the Buhoma Gorilla trekking sector
  • Bitukura, Kyaguriro, Mukizo and Oruzogo Gorilla groups in the Ruhija Gorilla trekking sector
  • Bishasho, Nkuringo and Christmas Gorilla groups in the Nkuringo Gorilla trekking sector
  • Nsonji, Mishaya, Bweza, Kahunjye, Businjye, Rwiji, Muchunguzi and Bikyinji Gorilla groups in the Rushaga Gorilla trekking sector


  • Habituated Gorilla Family in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the smaller Uganda gorilla safari park with one gorilla family known as Nyakagezi Gorilla Family. The Nyakagezi gorilla family has 10 family members including led by silverbacks Mark and Mafia who took over from their father silverback Bugingo who now happily plays the role of grandfather; there are 2 other silverbacks known as Rukundo and Ndungutse, 2 female adults known as Nshuti and Nyiramwiza and 3 youngsters. This group is unique for gorilla trekking because the family has 6 silverback gorillas living in harmony within the same group; this is a unique family of all the gorilla families in Uganda.

  • Habituated Gorilla Families in Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park is the only gorilla safari in Rwanda destination with several habituated gorilla families for gorilla trekking.  The gorilla families include Igisha gorilla family, Susa gorilla family, Karisimbi gorilla family, Amahoro gorilla family, Sabyinyo gorilla family, Agashya gorilla family, Umubano gorilla family, Kwitonda gorilla family, Hirwa gorilla family, Ugyenda gorilla family, Bwenge gorilla family and Muhoza gorilla family.

  • Habituated Gorilla Families in Virunga National Park

Virunga National Park is the top Congo gorilla safari destination found within the Virunga Mountain ranges. Virunga National Park is home to 8 gorilla families which are known as Rugendo gorilla family, Munyaga gorilla family, Mapuwa gorilla family, Lulengo gorilla family, Kabirizi gorilla family, Bageni gorilla family and Nyakamwe Mountain gorilla family. These gorilla families are each head by a male silverback gorilla who leads the family in all of the activities.

  • Habituated Gorilla Families in Kahuzi Biega National Park

Kahuzi Biega National Park is habitat to the lowland gorillas of Congo making the country the only world destination with both mountain and lowland gorillas. There are 2 habituated gorilla families for trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park named Chimanuka and Mugaruka respectively. The Chimanuka gorilla family is led by the lead silverback Chimanuka consisting of about 36 gorillas. This is one of the biggest gorilla families a traveler can ever encounter in the wild.

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In case you would love to book a gorilla safari to Uganda you can reach us on these emails – wildjungletrails@gmail.com, tours@wildjungletrails.com or call us on (+256) 777690798 / (+256) 414663115.

Authored By  Wild Jungle Trails Safaris