Mountain Gorilla

UGANDA WILDLIFE AUTHORITY HAS LOWERED GORILLA PERMIT PRICES

Informed reached this correspondent last week that the Uganda Wildlife Authority would be lowering the prices of gorilla tracking permits during the month of November to both East African residents and foreigners.

The announcement of the offer coincides with the Uganda Golden Jubilee celebrations of independence. The move is welcomed by tourists and the tourism fraternity at large who will get an opportunity to enjoy mountain gorilla trekking at a subsidised price in Uganda national parks which ranks among the absolute highlights of African travel experience.

The promotional prices apply for visitors wishing to track gorillas within the months of November 2012, April 2013 and May 2013.The discounted Uganda Gorilla permit prices are as shown below;

Category Normal Prices/Day Promotion Price/Day
East-African Residents Ush250,000 Ush150,000
Foreign Residents US$475 US$300
Foreign Non-Residents US$500 US$350

 

Gorilla tracking permits are valid for one walk per day. Permits can be bought directly from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) headquarters (7 Kira Road, Kamwokya next to Uganda Museum, tel: +256 414 355000, info@ugandawildlife.org, www.ugandawildlife.org) and booking in advance is essential. OR checkout some of the recommended tour operators for details.

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