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Uganda gorilla permits have been increased to USD700.00 per person per trek effective 1st July 2020. This development was announced during a consultative meeting organized by AUTO the association of Uganda Tour operators. Effective 1st July 2020 all Foreign non residents will pay USD700 per gorilla permit to spend one hour with mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park. Foreign residents with a working permit will pay USD600 per gorilla permit per trek while East Africans in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi as well as Southern sudan will have to pay 25000 shillings only to visit the rare mountain gorillas.

Add ons to gorilla trekking in Uganda-Buy a gorilla permit at USD700 and visit Semiliki or Elgon.

While Uganda gorilla permits have been increased to USD700 for foreign none residents from USD600 and USD600 for foreign residents from USD500, this permit entitles one to visit or add on a visit to semiliki national park or Mountain Elgon National Park. (details of this to come shortly). This has been done inorder to encourage tourists visiting Uganda to spend more days and time in Uganda. Basically tourists have been visiting Uganda for three days just to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park but now they will have to look at an option of extending their stay in Uganda by visiting either Semiliki National Park or Mount Elgon National Park.

Book now to benefit from the current gorilla permit price of USD600 and USD500

The announcement about increasing Uganda gorilla permits to USD700 will not affect all bookings before 1st July 2020. This therefore means that all those who prefer to visit Uganda at the same old price should consider booking their gorilla permit before that date. Encounter Africa safaris assists all clients that contact us to check for availability, reserve and secure these gorilla permits on behalf of our clients.

Uganda remains an affordable gorilla trekking destination in Africa

Amidst this increment in price of Uganda gorilla permit. Uganda remains the most affordable and safe gorilla trekking destination. Democratic Republic of Congo which is the most affordable of all the three gorilla trekking nations is still not very safe to visit leaving Uganda and Rwanda to compete amongst themselves. Rwanda gorilla permits being at USD1500.00 per person per trek in Volcanoes National Park, Uganda remains a better place to visit mountain gorillas.

How to book your Uganda gorilla permits

Encounter Africa safaris remains your trusted partner when it comes to booking Uganda and Rwanda gorilla permits. Encounter Africa safaris operates gorilla safari tours in Uganda and Rwanda are in position to secure your gorilla permits anytime of the year. All you need to do is to let us know of the of the actual dates when you intend to trek mountain gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda. We will check availability and number of gorilla permits on that particular date and get back to you. We are in position to hold these gorilla permits for seven days in the case of Uganda as we wait for you to make payment.
Once payment is made and proof sent to us, we will go ahead and purchase your gorilla permits using our credit and send you scanned copies for your records and perusal.

Gorilla trekking being one of the most sought after tourist activity in Africa, gorilla permits tend to sell out quickly and as such there is always need to book these gorilla permits trekking in either Bwindi impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park or volcanoes National Park in advance at least 4-5 months. This helps in not missing out and then the rest of the services such as transport and accommodation can be arranged around the booked gorilla permits.

Included in Uganda and Rwanda gorilla permits

All Uganda and Rwanda gorilla permits include park entry fees for the respective national parks of Bwindi impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park and or Volcanoes National Park in Uganda and Rwanda respectively. They also include the most important element of spending one hour with mountain gorillas while observing their behaviors and taking photographs. Included as well are services of an armed ranger guide and trackers who will be with you in the forest looking for these rare but beautiful mountain gorillas. Gorilla permits also entitles you of security while in any of the above mentioned forests of Bwindi impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park and Volcanoes National Park. Security is provided by armed UWA rangers as well as tourism police in the case of Uganda. Excluded in Uganda and Rwanda gorilla permits is transport and accommodation that must be booked independently.

For all your 2019 and 2020 Uganda and Rwanda gorilla tours, do contact Encounter Africa safaris for tailor made safaris or visit our website to book any of our gorilla tours advertised. You may choose from our Uganda gorilla tours starting from Entebbe or Our Bwindi gorilla tours starting and ending in Kigali. Uganda and Rwanda offer so many things to see and Encounter Africa safaris packages trips that are beyond mountain gorillas. You can visit Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth NP. Kidepo Valley or Lake Mburo for game viewing and boat cruises or visit any of the tribes of Uganda and Rwanda for a cultural experience while on your Uganda safari tour.

Why book your Uganda Rwanda gorilla tours with Encounter Africa safaris

At Encounter Africa safaris we are passionate of what we do. We have invested so much in our office and field staff who handle our day to day office and field activities to make sure that your booking process as well as your safari meets your requirement as well as enjoying any given destination of your choice. Encounter Africa safaris is 100% owned and run by Local Ugandans who are knowledgeable in as far as Uganda and Rwanda are concerned. We have been in operation for more than 10 years are in position to assist in organizing a memorable Uganda and Rwanda safari experience. We don’t only stop at excelling but all our tours are most affordable and value for money. Our tours are also designed to ensure that the community and the environment benefits. Encounter Africa safaris is highly rated and recommended on trip Advisor as well as Safari bookings. For more details about visiting Uganda and Rwanda, Encounter Africa safaris should be your number one choice.

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