Gorilla trekking is an activity that every holidaymaker would love to do. However many because of their limited finances have decided to through this wildlife adventure down the drain. Well the good news today is we 1000 Shades of green can organize for you a life memorable exciting excursions to see gorillas even with your small budget. We offer you the best tips to follow to plan a budget Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, Rwanda or Congo.
Choose where to trek: Today there are three major countries where chances of viewing mountain Gorillas are guaranteed and these are Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. For you to take part in this activity in either country, you must have a gorilla permit, and this is valid for just one day. In Rwanda the cost of a permit is $1,500, while in the Democratic Republic of Congo its costs $450 and the in Uganda it is $600. So choose a destination whose permit is within your budget.
Using A Tour-Operator or Not? A number of tourists prefer to book their permits and lodges online and then get on a bus to the respective parks, however this has challenge. Some of the roads don’t have road signs so finding the respective lodges may be a bit challenge and this being Africa you may not get the adequate directions online. Another challenge in having trouble getting around is that you may actually miss your outbound flights. So for that reason we recommend that you book your budget Gorilla trek safari through a well recognized tour-operator who will handle on the ground reservation even on a limited budget.
Choosing where to stay, Accommodation: Although each of these countries has a variety of accommodation facilities ranging from the luxury, mid-range and budget, well considering the fact that you are on a limited budget, we recommend that you mainly draw your attention to budget facilities such as guest houses, budget lodges or backpackers hotels.
Where to Eat: Because most of the budget facilities operate on a bed and breakfast basis, we recommend that you have you lunch and dinner at any of the local restaurants within the respective countries. A very good meal will cost you not more than $10. Fortunately you safari guide will be able to recommend some nice places.
Lastly, we are prepared to help you organize a memorable adventure. You can check out some of our sample itineraries for amazing budget gorilla trekking Safaris in Uganda, D.R. Congo and Rwanda.