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As Uganda prepares to benefit from tourism, steps should be take to improve gorilla trekking experience. It is very true that Uganda is uniquely gifted with many attractions which are still potential and if developed, can indeed propel and attract more people to come and visit Uganda as one of the best tourist destination in Africa. Whether we accept or not, mountain gorilla trekking remains one of the leading attractions pulling tourists to come to Uganda. According to a survey conducted by Encounter Africa Safaris, it was established that out of the ten tourists, nine were coming to Uganda for the first time and the reason why they chose Uganda was because of mountain gorillas and affordable prices for gorilla permits compared to Rwanda. Others actually knew that mountain gorillas were only in Rwanda but after a few searches, they discovered that mountain gorillas were also in Uganda and Democratic republic of Congo. Worth still, those who came to Uganda had Rwanda as their first choice but because of price, they decided to come to Uganda.

How to improve gorilla trekking experience in Uganda

Now that Uganda remains affordable compared to Rwanda, there is a likely hood that many tourists will be looking to visiting Uganda in 2018-19 and thus need to improve gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. Tourists are now looking for value for money and ways of maximizing on whatever they spend. One of the ways to improve gorilla trekking experience is by providing a cup of tea as well as having organized cultural dance troops performing for clients before they embark on their mountain gorilla trek. A cup of coffee/tea and a cultural performance actually costs peanuts but can be an added advantage and value added to this marvelous product. Many people were flocking Rwanda even when the price of a gorilla permits was higher than that of Uganda due to the fact that Rwanda’s gorilla trekking is more exciting and spiced up with drinks and performances before the actual gorilla trek itself.

Improve gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park, keep the price of a gorilla permit at USD600.00 which is affordable and Uganda will reap a lot from gorilla tourism in 2018 and 2019.

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