uganda gorilla trekking permit

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Sets New Uganda Gorilla Trekking permit fees from 1st. July. 2020 and years after.

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has increased the fees for Uganda gorilla trekking permit from USD: 600 at present to USD: 700 for Foreign Non Resident visitors starting from the month of July 2020. The  new rates will have a Foreign non resident visitor paying USD: 700,  Foreign resident in East Africa, in other wards foreigners living in Uganda Rwanda, Kenya Tanzania and Burundi with work permit will pay USD: 600. while Local residents will Pay UGX. 250,000. to be able to do gorilla trekking. The price will be per person for visitors of both Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park respectively. This revised tariff was announced yesterday by communication through the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO).

Foreign Non Resident (FNR) USD: 600 to USD: 700

Foreign Residents (FR) USD: 500 to USD: 600

East African Residents (EAR) UGX: 250,000.

The Uganda gorilla trekking permit increment by just $100, is set to leave Uganda tour destinations as the most favorable and affordable in contrast with its neighboring country Rwanda where the cost of gorilla trekking permit is at $1500 for all visitor category including local people. This was announced as Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) prepares to release a new product tariff for 2020 and year after. Currently the highlight of Uganda tours is based on Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla National park. Gorilla trekking permit is issued to adult visitors who are 15 years and above and any single trek is limited to one hour with gorillas per day.

Why Gorilla Trekking in Uganda:

Uganda gorilla trekking permit is easier to obtain and cheaper compared to Rwanda where the permit costs USD: 1500. and DR Congo though cheaper but always unstable creating fear to undertake an adventure tour in the virunga.

Visiting Bwindi Impenetrable national park gives you more than gorilla trekking but an amazing experience by walking through the jungle with different bird sounds.

Trekking Mountain gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park gives you opportunity to go beyond and see Golden monkeys and hike the beautiful volcanic mountains like Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga and you can also plan to hike Mount Sabinyo where you can be able to visit both of the 3 countries Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo on a single hike.

Book Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permit and Save to Visit other Amazing National parks:

Uganda is the best destination for primates and big game Safaris, therefore trekking gorillas in Uganda will give more opportunity to visit some of the 10 National Parks. A short 3 Days Uganda gorilla Safari can be extended to either 7 Days Uganda primates tour or 15 days Classic Uganda Safari.

The new comprehensive tariff that will soon be released will as well have new products and rates, Besides Mountain Gorilla trekking permit fees, Chimpanzee tracking permit fees in Kibale National Park has also raised from USD: 150 to USD: 200, chimpanzee Habituation Experience from  USD: 200 to USD:250, this is just by USD: 50 increment on the two different activity experiences.

Uganda Gorilla trekking permit

Gorilla Trekking Guidelines:

  • T o minimize possible transmission of human disease, visitors are asked to maintain a distance of 7 metres about (22 feet) from the gorillas. For any person who is sick with flue cold,or other contagious illness is not supposed to visit gorillas.
  • Viewing gorillas is limited to one hour to avoid unnecessary disturbance which may result to gorillas charging.
  • A maximum group of 8 people are allowed per gorilla family per day.
  • Should any visitor needs to cough or sneeze, should cover the mouth and turn away from the gorillas.
  • While with gorillas, keep the voice low .
  • Try not to make rapid movements that may frighten the gorillas.
  • If gorillas may charge or vocalize at you, do not be alarmed, remain stand still or look away from the gorillas not direct in the eyes and follow your lead guide’s directions.
  • Do not litter in the park, what you take with you in the park must be brought back.

How to book your Gorilla Trekking Tour; 

Availability of Gorilla trekking permit determines the entire trip, its the trekking permit that also determines the accommodation you may need during your visit to the park for gorilla trek. There fore you must book your gorilla trekking permit early enough to give a tour operator ample time to book and purchase it in order to avoid changes in your already designed program. For the best Uganda Gorilla safari experience, Its advisable to Contact legitimate Uganda tour company who expertise in arranging Gorilla and Wildlife Safaris.

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