Discounted Uganda Gorilla Permits
Discounted Uganda gorilla permits have been announced by the Uganda Wildlife Authority on the 27th November 2020. For a very long time now, the Uganda Wildlife Authority had not put up discounted gorilla permits to the public. In the communication from the office of the executive director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority, a body responsible for the management of all Uganda national parks and the protection of the wildlife a few day ago, there were new discounted Uganda gorilla permits disclosed, as follows;
- Foreign Non-Residents have their discounted Uganda permits costing $400 from $700 per person per trek.
- Foreign Residents now have their discounted Uganda permits costing $300 from $600 per person per trek.
- East African Community citizens have their discounted gorilla permits at ugx150000 only from ugx250000 per person per trek.
The Uganda Wildlife Authority has availed these discounted Uganda gorilla permits in a bid to manage the impacts of Covid-19 on tourism and welcome visitors to take part in the very thrilling and fulfilling gorilla trekking activity in Uganda’s gorilla destinations. Reducing the gorilla permits, according to Uganda Wildlife Authority, is also done to reward visitors for their continued support throughout the year and more specifically during this period of the Covid-19 pandemic. The discounted Uganda gorilla permits are available for booking starting 1st December 2020. The reduction that results into discounted Uganda gorilla permits only applies to new purchases between 1st December 2020 and 31st March 2021, and not on reschedules of already deposited on permits or purchases using credit letters. Travellers intending to utilise this chance of discounted Uganda gorilla permits to visit Uganda on a gorilla trekking safari should know that no reschedules will be allowed on these promotional Uganda gorilla permits.
It is no secret to the whole world that the tourism industry was and still is the most hit and frustrated sector of the economy world over by the deadly Coronavirus disease that has and still is claiming lives. Once the deadly Coronavirus pandemic first hit Uganda in March 2020, there was a countrywide lockdown that restricted both domestic and international travel thus negatively impacting the Uganda tourism industry. The lockdown further saw the closure of all Uganda national parks and tourist sites, further crippling even the domestic tourism sector. Over time however, Uganda slowly began reopening with all Uganda national parks reopening and the international travel as well. Entebbe International Airport and the land border points to neighbouring countries have since 1st October 2020 been open, thus allowing tourists trickling back to visit Uganda, the Pearl of Uganda.
In the bid to realize maturation of both domestic and international tourism, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) issued promotional incentives including among others reducing the costs of nature walks in all Uganda national parks that offer the activity, by up to 50%. In its most recent communication, the Uganda Wildlife Authority further rewarded visitors keen on gorilla trekking with discounted Uganda gorilla permits, as mentioned above.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is one if not the most sought after activity by travellers who visit Uganda on various Uganda safaris. Most travellers include gorilla trekking safaris on their Uganda safaris as the climax pf their safari experiences. Gorilla trekking in Uganda takes place in two gorilla destinations that include Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. It is only in these two Uganda gorilla destinations as well as Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park of the Democratic Republic of Congo that travellers world over can get to encounter the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. When gorilla trekking in Uganda is mentioned, most travellers rush to have Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and forget Mgahinga Gorilla National Park as a destination of choice for memorable gorilla trekking experiences. Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is however as just as experiential and fulfilling as gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Travellers interested in gorilla trekking in Uganda should know that they need to book a gorilla trekking permit, which are currently discounted, to be allowed to take part in gorilla trekking to encounter this giant yet gentle mountain gorillas. Accommodation too should be booked in advance, so as to get the best out of the many Bwindi Impenetrable National Park accommodation as well as Mgahinga Gorilla National Park accommodation. Get in touch with a reputable tour operator to help you put together an amazing and memorable gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, utilizing thjis promotional incentive of discounted Uganda permits. While enjoying gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda as well as any of your Uganda safaris tours, remember to do so while adhering to the Covid-19 guidelines throughout the Covid-19 period, until when we shall return to normalcy.