If you are planning to visit Uganda this year in the month of November, then trust me you made one of the best decision that will see you have a cheap but adventurous gorilla tracking safari. Forget about the high costs of gorilla permits which one is required to meet if he/she wants to trek these elegant primates in their natural habitats during other months, this year the Uganda wildlife Authority decided to cut the costs. This according to officials is aimed at rewarding the tourists especially those who make it a point to visit Uganda every year. It is also thought that by reducing the cost of the permits will attract more visitors from different destinations and it will also
Charges for gorilla tracking permits in the month of November will be as follows;-
Ugandans – 100000 UGX
Foreign Non-residents = $350
Foreign Residents to $250
However, the government of Rwanda has decided to maintain the gorilla tracking permits at $750 and there are few chances of reducing them as no signs showed so far.
Gorilla tracking has stood out of the many tourism activities and today it is the leading export for the 3 countries where these rare primates can only be found, Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. This makes it a bit more expensive than other safari packages and one has to obtain a gorilla permit before he/she can be allowed to view the great apes.