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PLEASE NOT THAT UGANDA WILDLIFE AUTHORITY SUSPENDED LOW SEASON DISCOUNTED GORILLA PERMITS THAT USED TO BE ISSUED IN LOW SEASON MONTHS OF APRIL, MAY AND NOVEMBER. ALL PERMITS COST USD600 FOR NON RESIDENTS, USD500 FOR FOREIGN RESIDENTS AND UGS250.000 FOR EAST AFRICAN CITIZENS

This article is meant to provide answers to frequently asked questions about discounted gorilla permits in Uganda. The government of Uganda through Uganda Wildlife Authority offer discounted gorilla permits to visit or watch mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. Because of this, low season gorilla permits have led to an increase in the number of tourists coming to Uganda to trek the rare and endangered mountain gorillas. For those who need to get more information, Encounter Africa Safaris has summarized all frequently asked discounted gorilla permits in Uganda.

Frequently asked questions about discounted gorilla permits

This section is all about all frequently asked questions about discounted gorilla permits in Uganda. Please read all information below about low season gorilla permits before making a booking with Encounter Africa Safaris.

What do you mean by discounted gorilla permits?

Discounted gorilla permits or low season gorilla permits are permits offered by Uganda Wildlife Authority at a reduced price. They are supposed to attract more tourists to visit Uganda in low season months. Gorilla trekking is a bit expensive and because of this, many people cant afford so Uganda Wildlife Authority came up with this proposal to offer discounts on gorilla permits for those who are willing to visit Uganda in low season months of April, May and November.

When are discounted gorilla permits offered?

One of the frequently asked questions about discounted gorilla permits in Uganda is the time/month of the year when they are offered. Low season gorilla permits are available only in April, May and November. For those interested in taking advantage of these reduced prices for gorilla permits must plan to visit Uganda in April, May or November of each year.

How much does discounted gorilla permit cost?

More on frequently asked questions about discounted gorilla permits is the cost. The price of low season gorilla permits is USD450.00 per person per trek (2017). Uganda wildlife authority keeps on amending tariffs which sometimes affects the price of discounted gorilla permits. For those travelling in 2017, the price is at USD450.00.

How can one book discounted gorilla permits?

Gorilla permits in Uganda are issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority so are discounted gorilla permits too. Encounter Africa safaris books discounted gorilla permits on behalf of its clients as long as you book an all-inclusive holiday with us. We will check availability of permits on your specific dates, once we get it, we will inform you and once you have made payment, we will book and confirm your permits with Uganda Wildlife Authority.

What are other terms and conditions of discounted gorilla permits?

Other frequently asked questions about discounted gorilla permits are that they must be paid in full. Unlike gorilla permits for other months where 30% is required, low season gorilla permits must be paid in full. Low season gorilla permits are nonrefundable so all those booking in April, May and November should know that this is an offer which you should take or refuse.

What is included in these low season gorilla permits?

Just like gorilla permits in other months. Low season gorilla permits allow you to visit and see mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable national Park or Mgahinga National Park for one hour, it includes a ranger guide who will move with you in the forest while looking for mountain gorillas and park entry fees for Bwindi or Mgahinga National Park. Includes are the same. Low season gorilla permits do not include accommodation and transport to and from the Park. As you study frequently asked questions about discounted gorilla permits, you need to find away on how you will reach the park and where to stay/accommodation for your gorilla trek. Encounter Africa safaris organizes gorilla safari holidays including permits, accommodation, meals and transport to and from Bwindi or Mgahinga National Park. For more information about frequently asked questions about discounted gorilla permits, please contact Encounter Africa Safaris

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