Cheap Uganda Safaris, Budget Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi & Mgahinga National Parks
Gorilla Expeditions Limited welcomes you to Uganda, the Pearl of Africa! We are specialists in offering affordable gorilla safaris in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo. We are a locally based tour company with the main offices in Kampala – Uganda, and a sales office in Kigali Rwanda. We offer a wide variety of affordable safaris in Rwanda, DR Congo and Uganda, and these include mountain gorilla tours, Primates tracking, chimpanzee habituation experience, wildlife viewing, fantastic boat cruise, community tours and camping safaris among others.
We have the best choice of accommodation options with self-contained rooms/cottages (with en-suite bathrooms and toilets) with warm/hot running water at very cheap price! You will not be sharing with others.
Our Safari Cars
We mainly offer private safari packages at the most affordable prices on the market. We use 4×4 safari vehicles with pop-up roof for excellent game viewing and photographing! They include Nissan Patrol, Land cruiser and mini-bus.
Our Tour Guides/Drivers
We have professional tour guides, fluent in English and French languages, very knowledgeable about Uganda and Rwanda wildlife, history and cultures.
We assist you tailor make your desired travel itinerary to fulfill your travel dreams. Below are some of our customized cheap gorilla safaris in Uganda and Rwanda;
Cheap Uganda Safaris & Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
The 2 day Rwanda gorilla trekking tour takes you for mountain gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park and genocide museums like Gisozi, Nyamata and Ntarama churches or community tours
3 day / 2 nights in Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, genocide memorial tours, communities, schools and orphanage if interested or visit Dian Fossey tombs
The 2 Day budget gorilla safari in Uganda starts from Kigali-Rwanda, entering Uganda through Gatuna or Cyanika boarder to Bwindi Impenetrable National park, a home of mountain gorillas.
The 3 day budget Uganda safari adventure goes to Bwindi National Park for mountain gorilla tracking and Batwa community tour (pygmies). The trip starts and ends in Kampala or Kigali Rwanda
A Great opportunity to trek gorillas twice in Bwindi national park in Uganda, and visit the Batwa people (Pygmies). Or you can do the second trek in Rwanda’s volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
The 5 Day Uganda safari goes to Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest and wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park for wildlife viewing and fantastic boat cruise on Kazinga channel.
5 day affordable Uganda safari to Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee tracking or Habituation Experience, and then to Bwindi Forest to see the gorillas in the wild.
Explore Uganda on an 8 days camping trip to Murchison falls park, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Forest for gorilla watching adventure in the wild.
About Gorilla Expeditions Limited
No doubt, Gorilla Expeditions Ltd is the premier Tour Company in Uganda, DR Congo and the Republic of Rwanda. We have extremely experienced and knowledgeable staff with 16 years of existence while offering Excellent services to all our clients.
We are a locally based tour company, internationally known for organizing the most affordable gorilla trekking safaris in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Parks in Uganda. Other activities we offer include chimpanzee tracking and habituation experience, big viewing safaris, Birding and community tours among others. More about us
Top Gorilla Trekking Tips
- Pack Enough Food and Drinking water:
The hike is quiet strenuous, you must have enough drinking water and some snacks.
- Hire a Porter:
Poarter assists you carry your gorilla trekking gear containing water, camera and lunch. This will drain to an extent that you may fail to make it to the mountain gorillas. A porter is hired for only $10-$15. This is a direct creation of employment to local communities and is a great pillar to conservation of gorillas and their habitat.
- Put on Proper footwear:
Hiking boots that fit above the ankle is highly recommended! At certain points during the trek, you walk through ankle-deep mud. If possible, waterproof boots can do better.
- Protective garden gloves:
Socks protect your ankle and garden gloves protect your hands as pave way through the jungle.
- Extra Camera Battery and Memory Card:
An hour with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is an exciting moment! You can take a ton of photos and videos. Photographing starts from the time you leave your lodge in the moment until you return. Flash is not allowed, it disorganizes the gorillas.
- Speak up about your hiking preferences:
Depending on your level of fitness, the park guides will assign you to a gorilla group in your ability to reach. Some gorilla groups are far, and others are close to the park boundaries, but it’s not a guarantee that you will see then in a short time because they move while searching for food.
Where to Go Gorilla Trekking in East Africa?
Gorilla tracking takes place in the following National Parks;
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Located in southwestern Uganda, about 10 hours’ drive from Kampala or Entebbe Airport, Bwindi is home to about 500 mountain gorillas, which is half of the remaining total population in the whole world. There are currently over 16 habituated gorilla groups available for tracking by tourists. Gorilla tracking is the main tourist activity in Bwindi National Park. Other things to do include gorilla habituation experience, filming, bird watching, forest walk, Batwa Experience and community tours among others. For foreign non-residents, each gorilla permit costs US$700, and gorilla habituation is US$1500 per person, and must be booked in advance because they are on a very high demand throughout the year!
- Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Not far from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park we find Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, another home to mountain gorillas in Uganda, we currently one habituated group known as Nyakagezi. Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park is most preferred because it’s less strenuous, light bamboo forest, thus rewards you with clear pictures! Other things to do in Mgahinga include caves exploration, Batwa Trail, golden monkey tracking, community tours, mountain hiking, birding and forest walk among others. Each gorilla permit also costs US$700 for foreign Non-residents!
- Virunga National Park Congo
Virunga National Park is located in Eastern DR Congo. The park can be excessed through Goma border in Rwanda or Bunagana border on Uganda side. It is mainly popular for gorilla tracking, with big gorilla groups and many silverbacks. Each gorilla permit is US$400.
- Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
This is the most expensive gorilla safari destination in World. To go gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, you must pay US$1500 per person for one hour experience! The park is located 2-hour drive from Kigali Airport, thus, creating possibilities of 1-day gorilla tour packages. Other tourist activities in Volcanoes National Park include golden monkey tracking, adventurous hike to Dian Fossey Tombs, birding, mountain hiking, cultural tours and many more.
- Kahuzi Biega National Park
The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Bukavu town in eastern DR Congo, located near the western bank of Lake Kivu and the Rwandan border. With an area of 6,000 sq km, Kahuzi-Biega is one of the biggest national parks in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is famous for Eastern Low-land gorilla tracking.