Uganda Travel News

Discounted gorilla permits paying off

Uganda started offering low season gorilla permits on 2013 where foreign residents would pay USD350.00, Foreign residents with a working permit paying USD300.00 and East African Residents of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi would pay Shillings 150000 for each gorilla permit in the months of April, May and November.

This was done to increase sells during low season as Uganda Wildlife Authority had complained that they were not making any sales during rainy seasons. As Uganda was celebrating 50 years after independence, government decided to dish out this offer which has seen the number of tourists increase drastically not only to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park which are home to moutian gorillas but also other National Parks such as Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and boat cruises, Kibale National Park for chimpanzee trekking and birding as well as Muchison Falls National Park and Rwenzori mountains among others.

This has also boosted incomes of Uganda Tour Operators since the cost of tour packages have had to reduce hence attracting more tourists to complement on high season tourist inflows. Uganda Wildlife Authority promises to continue offering discounted gorilla permits and only to be announced every year. The price may change depending on situations at Uganda Wildlife Authority but we will keep you posted on any new developments.

With this discount on gorilla permits and also lodges and other service providers being urged to reduce their prices during low season, Uganda is slowly becoming an affordable destination for tourists.

The only challenge for Uganda remains terror alerts which are occasionally aired with the current one being one in April when Alshabab bombed Kenya and threatened to hit Uganda as well but because of the vigilance of Ugandan’s and their security, the country has managed to control all these threats demonstrating that security and safety of tourist is indeed ensured. The government of Uganda has instituted tourism police to specifically provide security to tourists and the coming of the joint East African visa where one can pay USD100.00 and he is able to visit all countries in the community. These countries include Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

We therefore welcome you to visit Uganda and explore the pearl of Africa during low seasons of April, May and November. We will organize your transport, permits, accommodation and give you travel advice that you can rely on. For more details about our services, kindly visit our website of safari bookings to see what others are saying about our services.

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