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What is the current cost of gorilla permits in Uganda & Rwanda?
The current cost of gorilla permits in Uganda and Rwanda has changed amidst the coronavirus and closure of gorilla parks. Recently Uganda and Rwanda have re-opened to domestic tourists following the closure of all parks amidst the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Rwanda opened Volcanoes National Park for domestic tourists on discounted permits and foreign tourists who can arrive at the country by charter flight.
Uganda on the other hand still has her gorilla trekking parks of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park still closed, however, by the time the parks will open there will be a change in the price of gorilla permits.
Currently, from June to 31st December, gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda will cost US$ 200 for all citizens of Rwanda and those from the East African community residing in Rwanda.
Foreign residents in Rwanda can now purchase a permit at US$ 500 and foreign residents will purchase the permit at US$ 1500.
Before the reopening of the park to tourists, all individuals interested in Rwanda gorilla tours purchased a permit at US$ 1500.
In Uganda, effective 1st July 2020 foreign nonresidents will require US$ 700 for a permit, US$ 600 for foreign residents, and East African Citizens UGX 250,000.
This was increased from US$ 600 for foreign non-residents and US$ 500 for foreign residents. After the parks are opened, we shall communicate in case of any discounts.
Why are Gorilla Permits Expensive?
Gorilla trekking is undoubtedly one of the expensive activities on an African safari. The cost of a gorilla trekking permit is perceived as very expensive and here is why
Gorilla conservation is such a costly investment with the need to pay for conservationists, rangers, doctors, and anyone who contributes to the well-being of the gorillas.
The survival of mountain gorillas is much dependent on conservation efforts which makes it expensive. The cost of keeping the mountain gorillas is high and this makes the total cost of each permit expensive.
However, the fact that a part of the gorilla trekking permit cost goes towards conservation makes it all worth it.
Gorilla trekking permit funds contribute to the development of the surrounding communities.
The communities living around the park depended on the forests for survival and due to conservation efforts, they were forced to live outside the forest.
Therefore, park management contributes to the community by helping with the construction of infrastructure, schools, and health facilities.
With proceeds from your permit being of help to the communities it makes it all worth it.
Only three countries in the world are home to mountain gorillas and this makes the demand for gorilla trekking permits high.
With the high demand for gorilla trekking permits the world over, there is a need to control the number of people visiting the mountain gorillas.
In a bid to protect and conserve the mountain gorilla habitat, each permit is sold at a higher price to minimize how many people get to the forests each day.
To book a gorilla trekking permit for Uganda or Rwanda contact us.
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