Discounted Gorilla Permits For 2024

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) currently does not offer discounted gorilla permits for 2022. UWA last published promotional rates and discounted permits was in December 2020, extending to June 30, 2021. We assume the discounts were triggered by the travel slump brought by the pandemic.

Discounted Gorilla Permits and Promotional Rates For 2024

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) currently does not offer discounted gorilla permits for foreigners in 2024. UWA last published promotional permit rates in December 2020-21. We assume the discounts were triggered by the travel slump brought on by the pandemic.

At the time, gorilla permits cost 57% less than the regular price; chimp permits were $50 less, and birding and park entry fees also were discounted at 50% off. UWA hasn’t committed to any discounts since then, and there’s no telling when they’ll publish new discounts.

However, UWA occasionally comes up with such discounted periods to attract more travelers, especially during shoulder seasons or low travel months of March to May & September to November when the rains come and travelers avoid the countryside. The rainy season also compels most camps, lodges, and hotels to offer discounts that attract low-season travelers. You can literally walk into a lodge during the rains and get a room at the lowest price without a reservation.

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Discounted Gorilla Permits For Residents & Citizens

Foreign Residents (with work permits) and East African Nationals have the incredible opportunity to secure discounted gorilla permits in Uganda throughout the year. These permits are available at USD 600 and UGX 250,000 per person, offering significant savings. It’s worth noting that nationals can partake in gorilla and chimpanzee tracking at a fraction of the permit prices applicable to foreigners. Please refer to the pricing table below for more details:

2023 UWA Permit Prices

PERMITFNR
(USD)
FR
(USD)
EA Nationals
(UGX)
Gorilla Permit$700$600UGX 250,000
Chimpanzee Permit$200$150UGX 150,000
Gorilla Habituation Permit$1,500$1,000UGX 750,000
Chimpanzee Habituation Permit$250$250UGX 150,000
Golden Monkey Permit$100$90UGX 60,000
Golden Monkey Habituation Permit$140$130UGX 120,000
**Rates include guide fee, park entrance fees for the day, and community development contribution. FNR – Foreign Non-Residents, FR– Foreign Residents with work permits, EA – East African Nationals

Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda are, by law are sold at face value, which means that travelers should not pay more than the price UWA has published. Travelers can book directly at the UWA head office in Kampala or through a licensed local tour operator.

When you book the permit with a tour operator, they usually add logistics fees (of about $10 – $100 per permit) but will clearly show the price of the permit as that published by UWA.

For detailed UWA 2023 park fees, read this and download the pdf file at the bottom.

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Booking discounted permits,

Nkuringo Safaris Ltd is licensed by Auto to book permits and reserve park entrances on the traveler’s behalf. We sometimes have a bulk of gorilla permits and chimpanzee permits for last-minute bookings, especially during the high season when trekking licenses are scarce. For a small logistical fee ($30), we’ll process your trekking permit and also reschedule the date at no cost for up to three times, when need be!

In addition to booking your permits and holding permit liability, we plan and manage gorilla trekking, nature adventures, and wildlife viewing safaris in Uganda and Rwanda. We prepare the entire journey with you, meticulously ensuring that everything suits your desire, and take care of all the ground handling, including meals, accommodation, drinks, transport, and activities.

Email our local experts at info@nkuringosafaris.com to guide you through the whole process and share all the latest accurate information with you at no cost but your time.

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