Gorilla Christmas Has Come Early in Uganda

Amazing Destination Uganda Discounts

Many complaints have been heard regarding the high rates of gorilla trekking permits. Many have been left wondering why Uganda is not even considering any discounts in such a time of a global pandemic. Amidst all these voices, the Uganda Wildlife Authority has been planning something to make your festive season special. Amazing discounts on gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking among other park activities that Uganda has to offer are starting as early as 1st December 2020.

In a press release to all stakeholders in the tourism industry of Uganda issued on 27th of November 2020, the Uganda wildlife Authority has brought to light the following amazing discounts that might make you reconsider your travel plans to Uganda that you had shelved because of the pandemic.

Gorilla Trekking Permits Discounts

Gorilla trekking is by far the most expensive one-day tourism activity in Uganda and one of the things that make it really damn expensive is the gorilla trekking permit. The good news is; a four months window has been opened from 1 December 2020 to 31st March 2021 with the following amazing discounts.

East African Community

East African community residents which include Ugandans and all the other East African countries’ citizens will pay UGX 150,000 for a gorilla trekking permit in this four months window. This implies that every East African will have UGX 100,000 to save considering the former rate of UGX 250,000

Foreign Residents (50% Discount)

Foreign residents include anyone who does not come from any of the East African countries but for some reason stays in Uganda. These have been paying US$600 for a gorilla permit per person but now will pay US$300 per permit. This implies that, unlike the East Africans, the foreign residents will be getting a 50% discount on all gorilla trekking permits.

Foreign Non-Resident

A foreign non-resident is anyone who is in Uganda basically on a tourist VISA, in other words; they are not permanently residing anywhere in Uganda or living in Uganda for less than 6 months.

These kinds of foreigners have been given a similar discount to that of the East Africans placing their discounted permit at US$400 permit contrary to the usual rate since July 1st, 2020 of US%700 permit.

Chimpanzee Tracking Permits Discounts

Chimpanzee tracking is obviously second to gorilla trekking. There are several chimpanzee tracking options but Kibale forest national park seems to be at the forefront. So all these discounts are made in view of Kibale forest national park chimpanzee tracking.

East African Community

The East African community has been gifted with a UGX50,000 discount making the new permit rate UGX100,000 declining from the former rate of UGX150,000

Foreign Resident

Foreign residents were also gifted with a US$50 discount making the new chimpanzee tracking permit rate for foreign residents US$100. This is a US$50 decline from the former rate of US$150

Foreign Non-Resident

Foreign Non-Residents were also given a special discount of US$50 making the new permit rate US$150. The former chimpanzee tracking permit rate has been US$200

Terms And Conditions of Permit Discounts

  • The discount only applies to purchases starting 1st December 2020 to 31st March 2021
  • Discounts will not be earned by any reschedules from dates before 1st December 2020
  • Discounted permits cannot be bought using credit letters

Other Discounts (50%)

There has been an offer of 50% discounts issued on two frontiers; Birding and park entrances.

Uganda Birding Discounts

Uganda Wildlife Authority has issued a 50% discount on park entrances for birding activities in the following;
  • Rwenzori mountains
  • Semliki National aprk
  • Kibale forest national park
  • Mgahinga gorilla national park
  • Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
  • Mountain Elgon National park

Uganda Park Entrance Discounts

All entrances to following Uganda’s national parks and reserves will be subject or beneficiaries of a 50% entrance discount. These Uganda wildlife Authority  parks and reserves include;

Game Drive in Kidepo Valley N.P

National Parks

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Semuliki National Park

Game Reserves

  • Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve

  • Katonga Wildlife Reserve

  • Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve

  • Toro Semliki Wildlife Reserve