Gorilla permit in Uganda, cost increase, a Gorilla permit should be the first thing to think about when you want to do a Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda and for that reason we always advise our clients to book their Gorilla trekking permits/passes advance at least 3 months before they start their trip. As the permit is that document which allows you trek Gorillas in Bwindi forest so you can guarantee any other service before you secure a Permit/Pas for yourself.
After Rwanda started to market herself as a luxury destination, and increased her Gorilla permits from $750 to $1500 per person per trek, the officials in Uganda Wildlife Authority found it not necessary to increase the trekking permit for Bwindi impenetrable National Park for the year 2018-2019 and the Gorilla permits are at $600 per person per trek but they only crapped off the low season rate and made a uniform price all year round.
In May 2017, Rwanda Development board (RDB) doubles the price of Volcanoes National Park Gorilla permit from $750 to $1500 per person per trek and this was with immediate effect, something which tour operators and tourists welcomed and this was after Rwanda embarked on marketing herself as a luxury destination. The hyped Gorilla permit cots in Rwanda channeled the would be Rwanda Gorilla trekking tourist to trek mountain Gorillas in Uganda where the price of Gorilla permit was somewhat lower than that of Rwanda. Since then tourists land in Kigali Rwanda and cross over to Uganda for a 2 days Gorilla trekking and 3 Days Gorilla trekking from Kigali in Bwindi/Mgahinga forest National Parks in southern Uganda that is a 4-5 hours’ drive from Kigali and the shortest route to Mountain Gorillas.
The body that is responsible for issuing Gorilla permits in Uganda (Uganda Wildlife Authority, UWA) has officially announced the increase of Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park where tourists trek mountain Gorillas in Uganda. Ever since Rwanda increased her Gorilla permits from $750 to $1500 per person per trek, it has been a substantial change to Uganda as they first crapped off the low season Gorilla permit costs and made a uniform price of $600 per person per trek throughout the year.
Conservationists have urged Uganda wildlife Authority to increase the cost of Gorilla permit in Uganda as to protect the Gorillas and the forest from tripling in terms of carrying capacity and gaining enough funds from the Gorillas in terms of foreign exchange.
With effect from July 01st 2020, the Gorilla permit cost in Uganda will be increased from $600-$700 per person per trek, there will be an extra charge of more $100 and this is now official from the Uganda Wildlife Authority and the new activities tariff will be up as soon as possible. This means that for any tourists will to buy Gorilla permits trekking from 1st July 2020 will be charged $700 per person per trek for the Gorilla permit.
Gorilla trekking is the back born of tourism in Uganda, and is a focal point to every tourist that is interested to visiting the Perl of Africa for tourism. Bwindi impenetrable National Park in Uganda, habits 50% of the world’s mountain Gorillas making it a Paramount opportunity for tourists and client are assured of a variety of Gorilla permits availability due to a high number of mountain Gorillas habituated for Gorilla trekking. Uganda Wildlife Authority has habituated over 17 Gorilla families in bwindi impenetrable National Park and 1 Gorilla family in Mgahinga National Park and all the Gorilla families are available for trekking every day all year round.
Great Adventures Uganda is always ready to help you secure a Gorilla permit for Uganda and Rwanda depending on your interests. All you need to do is, send us the dates you would like to come on a Gorilla trekking safari and details like full names, passport number, Nationality and date of birth, we can secure for you a Gorilla trekking permit and once we have the permits secured we always send clients a scanned copy. Contact one of Great Adventures safari consultants in office for more details about the 2020 Gorilla permits and saris.