Budget mountain gorilla safaris in African is a natural habitat for some of the amazing primate species including the mountain gorillas who are known as endangered animals due to human encroachment. Mountain gorillas in Africa are sighted in only three countries which includes Uganda (Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park), the Democratic Republic of Congo (Virunga national park), and Rwanda (Volcanoes national park).
Africa is known as the big continent which stretches from North to the southeast to the west however the endangered mountain gorillas are sighted in the Albertine rift Graben in East Africa and partly West Africa. Uganda is the one with a high concentration of mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park followed by Rwanda in Volcanoes national park and the Democratic Republic of Congo in Virunga national park.
Uganda is among the gorilla destinations in the continent of Africa. Uganda is a country that is crossed by the equator and a landlocked country and is found in the great lakes region and with Lake Victoria neighboring it on the Kenya border. Tanzania is found on the other side with some of the oldest forests like Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and you will be able to spot gorillas.
Rwanda is considered as an organized country and a very clean country and it has got amazing hills that are several. Rwanda has experienced dangerous genocide in the years 1994 to 1999 which led to the death of 800.000 people however the country has developed and it is considered among the most developing countries. In its northwest of the capital city is where it lies and a landscape with the mountains that are down the volcanic rainforests of Volcanoes National Park that has got the amazing species of mountain gorillas.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is also among the natural habitats for mountain gorillas in Africa. Gorilla trekking in this country is not trading like in Uganda and Rwanda, this is due to the political instabilities in the country. In the East parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo is where these giant gentles are found in Virunga national park and are among the dangerous volcanoes on earth (the Nyiragongo active volcano).
A Permit for visiting mountain gorillas in Uganda is at 700USD for foreign nonresidents per person per trek, 600USD for foreign residents for each person, and 250,000 Ugandan shillings for Eastern citizens per person in the very trek. While that one for Rwanda goes at $1500 still per person per trek. And Congo is one with the cheapest gorilla permit which costs $400 if compared to Rwanda and Uganda.
After confirming the traveling dates you want, what we do is to check availability of permits, once confirm them, we will send you an invoice for your payments for the gorilla permits and we make bookings for your gorilla permit. Wild Epic Safaris we allow credit card payments and bank transfers and if you can, even cash. If you decide to use a credit card, you will be charged 4% for each and every transaction that you will make. Then after we will send scanned payments slips and keep them until you come, we will pick for you the permits and our tour guides will present to you the original copy that you will have to show on the day of gorilla trekking. Remember that the fee for permits covers the fee for entrance for Bwindi Gorilla National Park and Bwindi impenetrable forest plus the services of the guide who takes you through the forest and also the one hour you spend with the gorillas in their natural habitat. However, the permit does not include meals and accommodation and also transport varies on the days you spend from and to the park.
The natural habitats of mountain gorillas are found in the mountainous areas of East Africa so if you are interested in visiting mountain gorillas of Africa, the only way to see them is by trekking on foot in Africa’s forests to meet these giants gentles in about 2-8 hours in the two national parks of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These unique endangered primates are usually found in high elevations which are between 2600-3500 meters above sea level.
You can go and visit the mountain gorillas of Africa at any time of the year you wish to trek. But the best seasons in Africa run from June-August and December-February because during this period the hiking trails are not too slippery and muddy and making gorilla trekking excellent. However African weather is unpredictable so at any time it can rain even though in the dry season. During the wet season that is from March, April, May, October, and November, Africa receives few tourists because in this period most of the hiking trails are used to be slippery and muddy which makes the gorilla trekking experience difficult though during this season the gorillas are looking healthier and no longer move long distance since there is enough food in the forest. Wet months is also good for bird lovers.
In conclusion, at Wild Epic Safaris we offer mountain gorilla safaris in Africa which are arranged and planned by professional tour consultant and advisor who are expert in arranging gorilla tour such as the destinations which surrounded with the best places to stay and fits your budget, beautiful views of the gorilla destination and enjoy unforgettable gorilla trekking experience while on your gorilla safari in Africa. We also book and secure gorilla permits free of charge once you confirm your Gorilla safari with us.
Traveling to a new place is so exciting and it is one of the greatest experiences one can ever encounter. You get a chance to encounter the food, culture, and natural resources of the area. Wild Epic Safaris is the best tour operator that can help you experience all the amazing cultures in Africa plus the authentic wildlife. Wild Epic Safaris can help you to save money and restless nights trying to look for where to go. We are experienced and well informed and passionate about what we do. Wild Epic Safaris is locally raised and has got a business license. We are quick to respond to any kind of questions from our clients.