Mgahinga National Park Prices

African Gorilla Safari

Mgahinga gorilla national park prices vary according to the activity you choose to participate in. The most expensive of all activities in Mgahinga gorilla national park is the gorilla habituation experience followed by gorilla trekking 

The park has suffered from negative press that until now it has not yet recovered from. There was a time over a decade ago when tourists used to fail to spot mountain gorillas during their trek. This was because the Nyakagezi family kept migrating from Uganda to Rwanda. However, the Nyakegzi family is now a permanent resident of Mgahinga gorilla national park.

Mgahinga gorilla national park is a park in the Virunga conservation area that extends to both Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The extension of the same in Rwanda is known as Volcanoes national park while the Congo extension is known as Virunga national park.

There are a number of adventure and wilderness activities that Mgahinga gorilla national park has to offer besides gorilla trekking. These include but are not limited to nature walks, golden monkey tracking, Mgahinga volcano climbing, the Batwa community, and trail experience among several other activities. Below are the price tags for each activity.

Entrance Fees For Mgahinga Gorilla National Park


Foreign Non Residents

Foreign Residents

East Africans

Gorilla Habituation Experience $1500 $1500 $1500
Gorilla Trekking $700 $600 UGX 250,000
Golden Monkey Habituation Experience $140

($100+$40 park entrance)


($80+$30 park entrance)

UGX 120,000

(UGX 100,000 + UGX 20,000)

Golden Monkey Tracking $100

($60+$40 park entrance)


($50+$30 park entrance)


(UGX 40,000+ UGX 20,000 park entrance)

Batwa Trail Experience $80 $70 UGX 50,000
Mgahinga Volcano Climbing $80 $70 UGX 50,000
Batwa Community  Tour $40 $40 UGX 40,000
Gorge walk $30 $15 UGX 15,000
Mgahinga Platform View $10 $10 UGX 10,000
Park Entrance $40 $30 UGX 20,000

What You Need To Know Before You Travel To Mgahinga Gorilla National park

  • Gorilla trekking permits and gorilla habituation permits are only bought by registered tour operators. However, for the case of Uganda and foreign residents, you can buy your own gorilla trekking permit from the Uganda Wildlife Authority
  • All park entrances must either be paid by mobile money or card. In case of paying by card, Uganda wildlife Authority requires you to cover surcharges.