Uganda gorilla permits increase to USD 700
The Uganda Gorilla Permit was increased from USD 600 to USD 700 starting 1st July 2020. This was announced by the Director Tourism and Business Services at the Uganda Wildlife Authority Stephen Masaba while meeting Uganda Tour Operators at Hotel Africana in Kampala.
Starting 1st July 2020, all Foreign non-residents in Uganda will pay USD 700 for a gorilla permit for either Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Whereas foreign residents with Ugandan working permits will pay USD 600 for a permit per trek. East African citizens in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, and South Sudan will have to pay Shillings 250,000 to visit any of the two gorilla parks for trekking the endangered primate species,” Masaba told an attentive gathering.
The announced gorilla permit price increment has been made well in advance, a move that will allow tour operators to communicate it to their respective travel agents. There is still a year ahead of the new price. USD 100 is a fairer increase compared to Rwanda’s 100% price hike in 2017. Rwanda increased its gorilla permit for Volcanoes National Park from USD 750 then to USD 1500, a hefty price surge that saw the number of tourists reducing in that park.
Gorilla visitors can still book for a USD 600 gorilla permit July next year and enjoy the benefits of a friendly price. Compared to Rwanda, Uganda still remains with some of the cheapest gorilla safari prices in the region. One can at present book a Uganda Wildlife Authority Gorilla Permit and do either a 1 day, 2 or 3 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda from Kigali. It is shorter to drive from Rwanda to Uganda for gorilla trekking and back. Its a matter of flying into Rwanda and do gorilla trekking in Uganda.
Uganda is not short of options for gorilla trekking. One can fly from Entebbe to Bwindi, track gorillas and back to the airport. Or else, taking a road transfer from Entebbe or Kampala to either Bwindi or Mgahinga National Park is an alternative many tourists to Uganda have enjoyed.
For all your Gorilla Safari needs, Extreme Safaris remains of the reliable operators in organizing safaris in the region. We operate gorilla tours in Uganda and Rwanda. We are able to book, secure and buy Uganda gorilla permits for you once contacted. We never disappoint our clients once approached for gorilla permits. We instantly check gorilla permit availability and give you feedback there and then. Gorilla trekking being a competitive safari activity, it is better to book it in time and avoid regrets.