Gorilla Safari Sticker Shock – Gorilla Trekking costs too Much

Posted by on March 15, 2018

Gorilla Trekking costs too Much –  What to do about it

Experiencing the Gorilla Safari Sticker Shock -We help you get over it


Gorilla Safari Sticker Shock – “Gorilla Trekking costs too Much.”  Cost too Much – Compared to what?  Mountain Gorilla Trekking is incomparable, it will be the most expensive tourist activity you will do in Africa, especially if you choose to do so in Rwanda, or do the Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda.

If you think that Gorilla Trekking costs too Much, you might take it further and ask is Gorilla Trekking really worth it?  Is the Gorilla Habituation Experience really worth it?  Read on and you might come to another conclusion.


The Price of a Gorilla Trekking Safari

1) “Gorilla Trekking is Too expensive – compared to what?”

Gorilla Trekking costs too Much – Compared to what? That is the problem.  You can easily compare a wildlife Safari anywhere in Africa, but Trekking the Gentle Giants of the Forest is only done in 3 Countries, Rwanda that is marketing itself as a luxury Destination and prices, including the permit price, the Democratic Republic where you are dealing with Security Risk Factors and where your Travel Insurance becomes null and void, lastly there is Uganda, safe and secure and where permit prices are 900 USD less than in Rwanda.

You cannot compare a Mountain Gorilla Trek to any other travel experience. Add to that, that you cannot see Mountain Gorillas in any zoo around the world.

2) “When’s the last time you bought something based on price alone?”

Mountain Gorilla Trekking is not cheap.  There are some Ugandan Tour Operators that offer Cheap Gorilla Trekking Safaris, All we can say in response.  “Remember the Yugo.”  The cheapest car made in the world during its time.”  It was loaded with problems.  Cheap Safaris mean less, stripped down, lacking value.  When you shop for a Gorilla Safari should look at the kind of lodge used, what is offered, full board or bed and breakfast only, does the price include permit cost.

A Gorilla Trekking is on many a “Bucket List”  – it is an experience and that alone adds value when shopping around look at the total value of the Tour Package, you cannot trek Gorillas for 6 hours while staying in a lodge on a Bed and Breakfast Basis, your focus should be on the primates and not on an empty Stomach.  The Comfort of a good lodge, using a knowledgeable, experienced tour operator, having a good tour guide is part of the overall experience and not something you get if your trekking decision is based on price alone.

3) “Will the price of a Gorilla Safari keep you from the once in a Lifetime Experience – Gorilla Trekking?”

Gorilla Trekking or the Gorilla Habituation Experience has been called “Life Changing” or the “the Icing on the Cake of their Safari.”  Statements like that, make the Trekking Experience priceless. A few years ago a 94-year Italian woman was carried into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on a Stretcher carried by a rotating team of porters for her time with the Mountain Gorillas. An experience not replicated anywhere else in the world.  Mountain Gorillas are not found in any zoo in the world, only in Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC.

Mountain Gorilla Trekking is an investment in You

Gorilla Trekking is not just another Game Drive, a walk in the Bush, it is an investment in yourself.  The cost of a Trekking Safari in part pays for the Conservation of the endangered Primates, an investment in the local Community and keeps them from poaching in the Forest.  Poaching most often is the hunt for bushmeat and Gorillas get caught up in the traps.  Mostly it is about you being in the presence of the Gentle Giants of the Forest. Plan ahead for the Safari by one year and save up for it.  Use our convenient layaway program, or make the downpayment for permits and the balance 30 days before the Safari.

Gorilla Trekking Safari Costs too Much – is something in part based on Assumption.  You do not know the real Cost and often Travelers Assume that Africa is cheap, sorry, there is nothing Cheap about Gorilla Trekking.