2024-2026 Gorilla Trekking Permit Price-Cost in Uganda
Kisoro Tours Uganda offers the best price for a gorilla trekking holiday in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo. We also have a gorilla trekking permit price, mountain gorillas can only be found in three African countries namely Rwanda gorillas are found in Volcanoes National Park, Uganda gorillas are located in two national parks, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, DR-Congo gorillas are found in Virunga National Park, DR-Congo has also lowland gorillas which are found Kahuzi Biega national park
Starting on 1/July/2024, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has implemented revised gorilla trekking permit prices aimed at supporting conservation efforts and ensuring the sustainability of this remarkable experience. For East African residents, the permit fee has been increased from UGX 250,000 to UGX 300,000. Meanwhile, residents of other African countries will now pay $500, from the previous fee. Foreign residents, who are not citizens of African countries, will experience a price adjustment from $600 to $700. Lastly, foreign non-residents will see their permit fees rise from $700 to $800.
These adjustments reflect the ongoing commitment of the UWA to the preservation of Uganda’s rich biodiversity, particularly the endangered mountain gorillas. The funds generated from these permit fees contribute directly to conservation initiatives, ensuring the protection of gorilla habitats and the well-being of these majestic creatures. Visitors engaging in gorilla trekking are not only treated to an unparalleled wildlife encounter but also play an active role in supporting the crucial conservation work that safeguards the future of Uganda’s iconic mountain gorillas. It is advisable to check with the UWA or authorized tour operators for the most current and accurate pricing information before planning a gorilla safari in Uganda.
What is the price of gorilla habituation in Uganda for 2024 to 2026?
As of 1/July/2024 to 30/June/2026, the price for gorilla habituation in Uganda will undergo adjustments in alignment with conservation efforts and the sustainability of this unique wildlife experience. For East African residents, the permit cost has been increased to UGX 750,000. Residents of other African countries will now pay $1000, reflecting an adjustment from the previous fee. Foreign residents, who are not citizens of African countries, will be subjected to pay $1000 and foreign non-residents will be paying $1500. Gorilla habituation is exclusively conducted in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
The significant price increase for foreign non-residents highlights the exclusivity and demand for gorilla habituation experiences. This specialized program involves an extended period spent with a gorilla family during their habituation process, allowing visitors to witness and contribute to the intricate process of habituating gorillas to human presence. The higher permit fee contributes directly to the funding of research, monitoring, and conservation activities necessary to ensure the well-being of both gorilla populations and their natural habitats. This pricing structure is designed to balance the economic aspects of tourism with the imperative need to protect and preserve Uganda’s endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park. Visitors are interested in the gorilla habituation experience are encouraged to check with the Uganda Wildlife Authority or authorized tour operators for the most current and accurate pricing details.
In May 2017 Rwanda also doubled its gorilla trekking permit price from $750 to $1500 per person per trek, but if you combine and visit three Rwanda national parks on one trip you can get a 30% discount for example if you combine Nyugwe Forest National, Akagera National Park, and Volcanoes National Park on one tour you can get the 30% discount on Rwanda gorilla permits. For those who can’t afford to trek Rwanda gorillas at $1500 please do contact Kisoro Tours Uganda for more affordable gorilla trekking holidays in Uganda and Congo, we offer budget gorilla trekking tours and Uganda wildlife safaris at the prices you can ever get if you are not interested in booking the whole tour we can also help you to book your gorilla trekking permits at $50 per permit.
DR-Congo gorilla trekking permit costs remain at $500 per person, however, because of the different civil wars in Congo at the moment we are not offering gorilla trekking in Congo so those who are interested in trekking in Congo, it is advisable to first contact us to check the security situation before you book a gorilla trekking tour in Congo, one can as well see lowland gorillas in Congo, lowland gorilla trekking permit also costs $400 per person, DR-Congo lowland gorillas are found in Kahuzi Biega National Park which is in the safe zone while DR-Congo mountain gorillas are seen in Virunga National Park which is not safe at the moment.
2024-2026 will Uganda increase its gorilla permit price again like Rwanda?
Talking about Gorilla Trekking Permit Prices in Uganda, the answer is no, as Rwanda doubled its gorilla permit price from $750 to $1500, the Uganda Wildlife Authority has said that the Government of Uganda will not increase its gorilla trekking permit prices in Uganda gorilla permits for some time, Uganda gorilla permit price will remain at $800 this is one of the moves to keep Uganda as top gorilla trekking destination in Africa.
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Chimpanzee trekking permit price increases for 2024-2026/2024-2026 Gorilla Trekking Permit Price-Cost in Uganda
Kibale Forest chimpanzee trekking permit price increases: As of 2024 to 2026, the updated chimpanzee trekking prices for Kibale National Park in Uganda present an opportunity for visitors to engage with these incredible primates at a revised cost. For East Africans, the permit fee for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park is set at UGX 180,000. Foreign residents will pay $200, while foreign non-residents will be charged $250. This pricing structure aligns with the ongoing efforts of Uganda to promote wildlife conservation and sustainable tourism, ensuring that the experience of encountering chimpanzees in their natural habitat remains accessible to a diverse range of visitors.
Kyambura chimpanzee trekking permit price increases: Similarly, for those seeking the chimpanzee trekking experience in Kyambura Gorge within Queen Elizabeth National Park, the revised prices for 2024 to 2026 reflect the commitment to making this remarkable wildlife encounter accessible. East Africans will pay UGX 50,000 for a chimpanzee trekking permit in Kyambura Gorge, while foreign residents can obtain permits for $80. Foreign non-residents will pay $100 for the privilege of exploring this dramatic gorge and witnessing the fascinating behaviors of habituated chimpanzees. These adjusted prices take into account the value of primate conservation and the unique experiences these destinations offer, ensuring that chimpanzee trekking remains an enriching and sustainable Endeavor for all visitors.
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