Encounter Africa safaris ltd is always here to bring you the latest gorilla trekking news for Rwanda and Uganda. See what has been happening in the area of gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda.
Rwanda increases gorilla permits
In our latest gorilla trekking news, Rwanda hiked and doubled the price of gorilla permits in Volcanoes National Park from USD750 to USD1500. This puts Rwanda in a position of being a luxury destination for gorilla trekking. Only those who can afford to pay that much will enjoy gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. The reason being fronted by Rwanda is that they want to improve on the conservation of the worlds most endangered mountain gorillas and that funds from gorilla trekking going to the local communities should also increase for sustainable development.
Rwanda creates new exclusive gorilla trekking at USD15000
In yet another latest gorilla trekking news coming from Rwanda, Rwanda Development Board has introduced yet another product aimed at the rich and celebrities who prefer trekking a given gorilla family alone and exclusively. If anyone wants privacy, then it will be a matter of paying USD15000 and get a chance to trek the whole mountain gorilla family on your own. Usually a gorilla family is allocated a maximum of 8 people but if you pay USD15000, you will exclusively have a chance to have a given mountain gorilla family in Volcanoes National Park on your own.
Uganda takes advantage on Rwanda new and hiked gorilla permit price
In Uganda, tour operators are excited by the new gorilla permit price in Rwanda since Uganda now looks as an affordable gorilla trekking destination compared to Rwanda. While mountain gorillas are located in the three countries of Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Rwanda has been the leading destination followed by Uganda and then Democratic Republic of Congo. With the new Rwanda increased gorilla permit price, Uganda tour operators expect mass increase in tourists coming to Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park at only USD700 per permit in Uganda.
Discounted and Low season Gorilla permit this November
Uganda continues to be in the headline due to the discounted and low season gorilla permits being offered in off season months. Take advantage this November to come and trek mountain gorillas at only USD450 per gorilla permit. Book with Encounter Africa Safaris to benefit from our affordable rates on transport, accommodation and permits. The rest of 2017 and 2018 seem to be exciting for the Uganda tourism sector and Encounter will always provide latest gorilla trekking news as we get them.