Uganda wildlife authority stops low season gorilla permits as Rwanda doubles the price of their gorilla permits from USD750.00 to USD1500.00. Following an increase in price of gorilla permits for Volcanoes National Park making Rwanda the most expensive gorilla trekking destination, Uganda has remained firm by not following suite but to maintain its high season gorilla permit rate of USD700.00 for all months. The decision for Uganda wildlife authority to stop low season gorilla permits is to make sure that while the country remains affordable, it should not be looked at as a cheap destination for gorilla trekking yet the experience obtained in Uganda and Rwanda is almost the same.
As Uganda wildlife Authority stops low season gorilla permits, the tourism fraternity in Uganda has welcomed the idea of maintaining the price of gorilla permits at USD700.00 throughout since this makes Uganda a very competitive destination for gorilla trekking even without low season gorilla permits. Low season gorilla and chimp permits were started in 2014 and suspended for 2018. A gorilla permit which cost USD700.00 was costing 450.00 per person in the months of April, May, November. The reason for this was to attract people to travel in non-traditional tourist months. This campaign of low season gorilla permits did produce tangible results are many people flocked Uganda for these discounted gorilla permits. If Uganda wildlife authority stops low season gorilla permits, many people will indeed miss out on gorilla trekking since it has been cheaper.
For all those interested in the low season gorilla permits should look to book their gorilla tours this November 2017 as the suspension will start in 2018. Encounter Africa safaris organizes low season gorilla safaris to Bwindi Impenetrable national Park as well as Mgahinga National Park. Please contact us by email or give us a call and we will be glad to provide a quote and information that you can rely on to plan your gorilla safari during this November.