Activities Mgahinga NP and park fees
Replies: 16 - Last Post: Oct 25, 2012 3:46 AM Last Post By: Iansolo82
Oct 8, 2012 4:58 AM
Activities Mgahinga NP and park feesDo I have to pay the entrance fee ($35) for Mgahinga NP if I want to:
1 climb Mt. Saybyinyo ($60)
2 go for the Batwa Trail ($80)
3 go track golden monkeys ($50)
Or are the park fees included in the prices for these activities ?
The above prices are mentioned on the UWA website, but I couldn't figure out whether the entrance fee for the park is included or not.
Does someone know this?
Oct 8, 2012 9:57 AM
Oct 9, 2012 12:18 AM
2I hope you're right about the entrance fees are included. It's just to make sure I bring enough dollars with me.
I will stay at the camp and have enough time to get there. So either a boda-boda or a truck or something will do. I stay a couple of days and don't want to pay the fee on top of the activity every time.
Oct 9, 2012 12:56 AM
Oct 9, 2012 3:43 AM
Oct 9, 2012 4:04 AM
5Thanks everyone for the good info. I don't want to take a private car, because that's another chunk out of my budget. The only hire I will take is from Kisoro to Nshongi camp and back. For Mgahinga I will take a boda-boda (don't mind a bit of adventure). All the pieces are falling together and I'm ready to go. Just another 5 weeks waiting.
@ric: do you happen to know if the same applies for climbing Mt. Bisoke in Virunga NP ? I mean the park fee. I read somewhere that the price is $80 for Mt. Bisoke (excluded transport to the trailhead).
Oct 9, 2012 4:36 AM
Oct 9, 2012 5:45 AM
Oct 9, 2012 6:01 AM
8Well, it's just an estimate amount. And I don't like to be surprised with extra costs which are not included.
Only taking dollars with me for such activities and exchange money where there are no ATM's. The rest I pay in UGX (travel, sleeping, eating, souvenirs etc). I like to have an indication before I go.
Oct 10, 2012 7:32 AM
9Visoke volcano in PNV Rwanda is $25 park and $75 for the trek - $100 plus tips
Oct 10, 2012 11:56 PM
10Thanks. It seems to me that climbing Mt. Bisoke is gonna be expensive for 1 day. I'm already gonna climb Mt. Sabyinyo in Uganda.
Thinking about skipping my 4 days in Rwanda altogether (saves me a lot of dollars) and spending the last days in lake Bunyonyi or lake Mburo. Is this a wise idea?
Or is north-Rwanda worth the effort? Was planning to go walking around Musanze. Can't decide to go to Rwanda or not for a couple of days. Must buy all the visa (Rwanda and multiple entry Uganda) and Rwanda seems much more expensive to me (including guesthouses). Someone has a sound advise?
Oct 11, 2012 12:46 AM
Oct 11, 2012 3:58 AM
12Will be there 6th december. Does this mean that you're not able to get to the top of the volcano ?
Would be a drawback for my climb. I would like to climb a volcano in that area and all the way to the top.
Any alternatives? How about Mt. Gahinga or Mt. Muhavura ? Or are they less spectacular ? Are those volcanoes easy to reach from Amajambere Community Camp ?
Oct 17, 2012 11:21 AM
Oct 24, 2012 6:38 AM
14yeah treabeard, its like under 2 minutes from the camp to the park HQ
i doubt they will start work on the ladders until the new year, we're going up there this weekend and will see if i can ask around
muhavura is much better than gahinga, gahinga has no views really apart from the beautiful forest on its slopes, the lake at the top is wonderful though
no active volcanoes in the region other than the two in DRC which are currently closed gululv
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