Uganda will not increase Gorilla Trekking Permit Price like Rwanda 2018, Uganda Wildlife Authority has confirmed that they will not increase the Uganda gorilla trekking permit price like the way Rwanda did on 6th may 2017 when Rwanda Development Board announces the increase of its gorilla trekking permit by 100% from $750 to $1,500 for all foreign non residents’ tourists and other international visitors. What Rwanda Development Board did by announcing of increasing its gorilla permits it will have a big impact on the number of people who track gorillas in Rwanda per day, Uganda Wildlife Authority has said that it will not increase its current gorilla trekking permit price 2018 to 2019, Uganda gorilla permit cost only $600 per person per track compare with Rwanda current gorilla permit price at $1,500 remember the tracking experience is the same.
Me I think Rwanda is giving Uganda an opportunity to sale more gorilla permits because if one is given a chance to choose between a permit which cost $600 and one which cost $1500 definitely you choose $600 as we all know when planning a tour/safari prices and budget is the biggest factor one will look at, in my view Rwanda is targeting high end market because it is hard for a normal budget tourist to pay $1,500 for just one permit while in Uganda a budget 3 days gorilla trekking tour cost $1,500 all inclusive accommodation, all meals on safari, bottled water on safari vehicle, services of driver/guide, all park entry fees and set activities on the 3 day Uganda gorilla tracking itinerary for only $1,500
Rwanda Development Board chief executive officer Clare Akamanzi says that increasing Rwanda gorilla permit is a long term project whereby more people and communities living near or around Volcanoes National Park and other parks in Rwanda will get a bigger share from tourism revenues to fund different community development projects to empower them more economically, Clare Akamanzi added that Rwanda wants to ensure tourist/visitors experience is improved and sustainability of Rwanda conservation.
You can easily take the advantage of trekking gorillas in Uganda at $600 than paying $1,500 for Rwand gorilla permit, you can fly to Rwanda Kigali and track gorillas in Uganda using East Africa tourist visa which allows double entry to both countries and it is only 3 hours drive from Kigali Rwanda to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mghinga Gorilla National Park, both park are around Kisoro District in southwestern Uganda on the border of Rwanda and DR-Congo. At Kisoro Tours Uganda We at your disposal for further information you may need to know about gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda and DR-Congo