Uganda increases gorilla permit price, Uganda Wildlife Authority has increased gorilla permit price effective from 1st July 2020, Uganda permit price has increased from $600 per person to $700 per person, this proposal of increasing cost permit price, it was welcomed by conservationists in the country they think that Uganda is going to get more foreign income coming from mountain gorilla trekking tours in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and in Mgahinga gorilla national park.
Uganda gorilla permits price will remain cheaper compared to Rwanda gorilla permit price which was in May 2017 double from $750 per person to $1500 per person so still if you compare Uganda will still remain the most affordable and safe gorilla tracking destination in Africa.
Why Uganda increases gorilla permit price
conservationists in Uganda are now happy because they have been proposing to Uganda Wildlife Authority to increase mountain gorilla permit price because it means generating more money to facilitate and for conserving Uganda mountain gorillas as well as improving the standards of living for the communities living around Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park, just to make sure that Uganda mountain gorillas are safe and well protected
in May 2017 when Rwanda Development Board increased its gorilla permit price from $750 to $1500, most tour agency and operators were shocked because some already had clients who had booked in advance which means some tour agency had to bring their clients to Uganda where gorilla permit price was still within the range clients had paid them, one of the main reason Rwanda gave to why they have increased its gorilla trekking permit price it was to raise more funds to conserve Rwanda mountain gorillas found in Volcanoes national park.
As soon as Rwanda increased its permit price, this it was a big opportunity for Uganda tourism because created high demand for Uganda gorilla permits simply because of the price differences which prompt more tour operators and agencies to start offering gorilla tracking safaris starting from Kigali, this is because Uganda gorilla permit was cheaper and affordable to most of the tourists more especially budget travels, for example, if you trek gorillas in Uganda instead of Rwanda at only $1500 you can easily book a complete 2 days Uganda gorilla safari via Kigali and it includes one gorilla permit per person, accommodation and all meals, transport from Kigali and back, English speaking driver/guide. If you are interested please contact us.
Fly to Kigali and trek gorillas in Uganda
We now offer Uganda gorilla tracking safaris starting from Kigali Rwanda which means that you can easily fly to Kigali international airport and cross to Uganda via Cyanika border in Kisoro or Katuna border in Kabale and drive to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park for your gorilla trekking, both parks are located in southwestern Uganda just at the border of Rwanda making it easier to cross-track gorillas and go back, it is only about 3 to 4 hours drive from Kigali airport to Bwindi forest or Mgahinga while from Entebbe airport in Uganda to Bwindi forest or Mgahinga takes you about 9 to 10 hours drive, this means starting Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali will save about 5 hours on the road and also save $800 on each gorilla permit.
How to book Uganda gorilla permits
a booking gorilla permit in Uganda is very easy, just contact one of the trusted tour operators like us but you as well book directly from Uganda wildlife Authority headquarters in Kampala. If you are interested in Uganda gorilla safaris, your advised to book in advance to avoid any disappointment because Uganda gorilla permits are sold on first come first serve basis so it is recommended to book at list 6 to a year in advance for you to be on the safe side? For more information contact us