Come up with a travel date after saving money for the pricey permit.
Having finalized with your vacation dates, go ahead and secure your gorilla permit with RDB at 750USD for Volcanoes Park and UWA at 600USD for Bwindi forest and Mgahinga park. During high seasons permits should be booked many months in advance.
Gorilla permits for Bwindi forest
Book your budget hotel depending on the gorilla group you have been issued. Solo travelers or Independent travelers are advised to go for Buhoma gorilla group, Rushaga gorilla group and Nkuringo gorilla group in Bwindi forest because these sectors can be easily accessed by public transport.
Budget Accommodation in Bwindi forest
Buhoma community camp, Bwindi view camp site, Wagtail, Gorilla Valley and Nshongi camp site
The gorilla family to visit is determined on the trekking date so one needs to secure the permit ahead of time and wait for the D day.
Budget Accommodation near Volcano Park
Kinigi guest house, La pailotte, Muhabura hotel and Snow hotel in Ruhegeri
How to get to Bwindi forest with public means
From Kampala to Kisoro or Buhoma Bwindi forest, take an early bus from the bus station at 6:30 am at a fee of 10$ because the journey lasts 7 – 9 hours. The same bus will take you back to Kampala. Book for a return ticket.
How to get to Volcanos Park by public transport
Likewise to Volcanos Park, take a bus from Kigali to Kinigi or Ruhegeri any time of the day. Time taken is 1 – 2 hours. Secure your round trip ticket.
For guidance contact KATONA TOURS AND TRAVEL for more information.