Getting a gorilla permit in Uganda – Uganda safari news
The Mountain gorillas thriving in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park all in south western Uganda have positioned themselves as the most lucrative export that Uganda has attempted to tap in these two decades generating great sums of revenue from the travelers that undertake gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda.
The Uganda gorilla trekking experience is never guaranteed until you have secured yourself a gorilla permit. The permit which merged from a paper to an electronic card is one of the most demanded things internationally and the rush for it can be testified by those working closely with the travel sector including tour agents that organize safaris and tours to Uganda.
The gorilla trekking permits are got from Uganda Wildlife Authority at its main Headquarters in Kampala and for Mgahinga, they can be secured in Kisoro town. The total of 104 gorilla permits are available every day for Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla safari destinations but it is amazing to reach at Uganda Wildlife Authority and you are welcomed by heart breaking news that unfortunately they have Zero permits left for that very day.
This tends to happen in the high season especially in the months of June, July and August when great counts of world travelers plan to undertake gorilla safaris in Uganda. It is a common phenomenon to hear the tour agents calling upon their new clients to make the deposit as soon as possible so as to secure the permits. Unfortunately, some travelers tend to ignore this call and at last they miss out on the preferred dates causing inconvenience in the whole plan.
The gorilla permit in Uganda goes for $600 for the non foreigner residents , $500 for the resident foreigners and the valid work permit has to be provided to considered for this offer and 250,000/= for the citizens of the East African Community. However in some months of the year commonly known as low season covering April to May and November, the permits are discounted to $350, $300 and 150,000/= for nonresident foreigners, resident foreigners and citizens in the East African community. This attracts good counts of travelers to undertake a gorilla safari in Uganda so as to minimize the cost of travel.
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