UWA lowers gorilla tracking fees for November 2013


(Posted 07th August 2013)

Anyone wanting to track gorillas in Uganda’s two national parks where they are found, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga, are in for a surprise, should they plan to visit The Pearl of Africa in November this year.

The Uganda Wildlife Authority has just announced a special deal for November tracking only, whereby the regular cost of 500 US Dollars per person per tracking will be reduced to only 350 US Dollars per person for foreign non resident tourists, while foreign residents in Uganda and East Africa will pay even less, namely 300 US Dollars per person, against acceptable ID presentation of residency.

As permits for the reduced tariffs are expected to sell like the proverbial hot cakes, anyone seeking to take advantage of this special offer should rush and contact www.ugandawildlife.org to express their interest.

A range of licensed tour and safari operators are able to put tours together, details of which can be found via the Uganda Tourism Board’s website www.visituganda.com. Accommodation, ranging from budget to very upmarket is found in the vicinity of the Buhoma park entrance of Bwindi but also on the Nkuringo side of the forest, which is reached through the town of Kisoro, where a range of accommodation options also exists. It is from Kisoro in fact that Uganda’s second gorilla national park, Mgahinga, is accessed.

While in country visits to the other 8 national parks can be organized, as well as a trip to East Africa’s adventure capital Jinja, where white water rafting, boating, quad biking, bungee jumping, horse riding and cross country cycling, to name but a few of the activities on offer, can get the adrenalin flowing. Uganda was for last year the Lonely Planet’s top global destination and National Geographic has included our country in their top ten travel destinations worldwide.

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