The price of gorilla permits in Uganda and Rwanda is highly influences by nationality and status of a given client interested in gorilla trekking. Most website show tend to indicate price for foreign non residents only. Countries of Uganda and Rwanda indeed do offer discounted price for East African resident gorilla permits both in high and low seasons. If you are a foreigner but resident in Uganda or Rwanda, you can trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park and or Volcanoes National Park at a reduced price depending on the policies guiding each country.
Discounted price for East African resident gorilla permits
In Uganda, discounted price for East Africa resident gorilla permit is USD500.00 during high season months and by this, we mean busy seasons like June, July, August, September, December, January and February every year while in low season months of April, May and November, discounted price for East African resident gorilla permits is at USD300.00. All these efforts are aiming at promoting gorilla trekking and tourism at Large by reducing the price for those staying and working in Uganda.
In Rwanda, discounted price for East Africa resident gorilla permits is USD450.00 per person per trek for one to trek mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. For one to benefit from this discounted price for East African resident gorilla permit, the procedure is that you will be required to produce a working permit to either Rwanda Development Board (OTRPN) or Uganda Wildlife Authority to prove that you are indeed foreign but resident in one of the East African countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania or Burundi. Once this is proved, then you will benefit from this offer to make your gorilla tour affordable. Most Lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park also offer discounted lodge rates for East African residents so endeavour to ask for them at the time of booking. We will keep you updated on benefits available to East African residents in terms of logistics like gorilla permits, accommodation and park entry fees