The effect of reducing gorilla permits to Uganda’s tourism sector – Uganda safaris
Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park have helped in the development of the tourism sector. This is because gorilla tracking safaris have increased due to the presence of mountain gorillas. However, reduction in the gorilla permits especially in the low season can greatly increase on the gorilla visits to Uganda.
It has been discovered that during the months of April and May, there are low numbers of travellers who come for safaris to Uganda and it’s always considered as a low season in Tourism. Therefore, reducing the prices of gorilla permits will help in attracting more gorilla trekking safaris to Uganda.
Reducing the price of mountain gorilla permits is also a way of promoting the tourism sector in Uganda, hence more visitors will be attracted by the low prices and this will help in developing the country.
Uganda Wildlife Authority has always announced the reduction in the prices of the permits were by the non residents always pay $350 from $ 500 to trek mountain gorillas and the Ugandans pay only 135,000 to go for gorilla expeditions in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Gorilla trekking safaris to Uganda are bound to increase once the price of gorilla permits are reduced since it becomes cheaper to trek mountain gorillas at the same time engage in other safari activities which include , Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale national park, viewing game or animals in game reserves, engaging in cultural tours and city tours.
Reduction in the price of gorilla permits will also encourage domestic tourism in Uganda since most nationals take the activity of mountain gorilla trekking expensive, however this reduction will encourage them to participate in gorilla tracking adventures.
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