Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has officially extended promotional rates and discounted gorilla and chimps trekking permits up-to June 30, 2021, with an allowance to consider extending the low season rates to the end of 2021. The reduced park entrance permit prices were previously set out for December 2020, January, February, and March 2021. These 2021 discounted rates include gorilla trekking permits at 57% off, Chimpanzee tracking permit at $50 off, birding fees, and all park entry fees at 50% off. See details below.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the suspension of ecotourism also meant the loss of the primary revenue source for wildlife conservation. There are fears some of those in surrounding communities who depend on tourists could turn to poach on the protected parks out of desperation. Although the government reopened the wildlife parks as early as October 2020, it’s not all glory as Uganda Safari visitor numbers are not expected to climb up immediately. The pandemic has greatly affected traveler’s expenditure, suspending leisure travel for most frequent travellers.
In an effort to quickly reverse the effects of coronavirus on Uganda’s tourism, UWA has revised fees for the most famous attractions. “Our visitors are at the heart of our conservation efforts, and as we enter into this festive season, we are glad to be able to reward them for their continued support throughout the years and more especially through this period of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Sam Mwandah, UWA Executive Director, writes in a newsletter released on November 27, 2020.
With domestic tourism being promoted more than ever, these Uganda wildlife promotional rates couldn’t have come at a better time. During the promotional period, Uganda discounted gorilla permits will cost way less than half of what Rwanda’s gorilla permits (Rwanda’s permit is at $1500 and DRC gorilla permit is $400).
Effective December 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, non-residents gorilla tracking permits will be sold at face value for US $400 per person (reduced from $700), birding fees, and park entry fees all cut by 50% for the promotional duration.
A 50% discount on the Savannah park entrance fees for
Also a 50% discount on birding fees.
Reduction on the gorilla and chimpanzee tracking fees for all visitor categories is broken down as follows;
The promotional discount on the gorilla trekking and chimp permit fees will only apply to new permit purchases between December 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, and not on rescheduled permits with cash deposits or purchased using credit letters.
When you buy a promotional permit, no reschedules will be allowed.
We also remind our Uganda safari visitors to continue to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines throughout this period. Download the COVID guidelines here.
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