What is the cost of Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permit?
Knowing what the cost of a Uganda gorilla trekking permit is essential to planning any Uganda gorilla safaris. A Uganda gorilla trekking permit is a document issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority permitting any eligible travelers to go gorilla trekking in Uganda. Only individuals above the age of 15 are allowed to trek gorillas in Uganda after purchasing a permit.
Following an increment in the cost of each Uganda gorilla trekking permit, each permit now costs US$ 700 for foreign nonresidents, US$ 600 for foreign residents and Ugandan Shillings 250,000 for Ugandans and East African Citizens. Foreign nonresidents are tourists who come into the country with a tourist visa for the purposes of gorilla trekking and maybe other Uganda primate tracking tours. Foreign residents are persons who are not
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Ugandans but staying in Uganda with working permits. The increment was made from US$ 600 for foreign nonresidents and US$ 500 for foreign residents. For each of these categories they had US$ 100 increase. However, the cost of a Uganda gorilla trekking permit remains the same for East African citizens.
Uganda gorilla trekking permits are sold at the same cost for both Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as well as Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Permits are available all year round offering an experience that makes every penny spent, hiking and distance worth it the moment you set eyes of the elusive mountain gorilla giants.
However, the cost of a gorilla permit in Uganda should not be confused as the general cost for Uganda gorilla trekking tours. The permit cost is only for the document that permits a person to trek gorillas and to have your total estimate cost of gorilla safaris in Uganda consider including transport costs, meals, accommodation, visas and many more essentials for your trip.
How to Purchase a Uganda gorilla Tracking permit?
After knowing the cost of a Uganda gorilla trekking permit and decided to plan Uganda gorilla trekking safaris then knowing the right procedure is essential. To book and purchase a gorilla permit in Uganda, it is easy if you contact a credible Uganda tour operator like Jewel Safaris. All bookings and payments will be made to your interests. Individually booking through the Uganda Wildlife Authority is also possible.
When should a person book a gorilla permit in Uganda?
Booking for Uganda gorilla permits should be done at least six months in advance during the peak season and three months prior during the low season. This is because permits are at a high demand and therefore can be fully booked for the date you may desire to go tracking.
The high season is during the dry months of December to February and June to July. During these times tourists flock the park for gorilla trekking and that’s why early permit booking is recommended.
The cost of each gorilla trekking permit contributes to the conservation of these elusive mountain gorillas which makes it all worth it. Book your gorilla trekking permit to Uganda and have a memorable trekking experience like no other. Jewel safaris can help you tailor any form of gorilla trekking safari in Uganda and also Rwanda. Our popular short Uganda gorilla safari itineraries include the 3 days Uganda gorilla safari to Bwindi and the 2 days gorilla trek Rwanda. We customize any other form of trip both in Uganda and Rwanda as well as Kenya wildlife safaris and wildlife tours in Tanzania.