The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) yesterday announced changes in the Gorilla Tracking fees from $600 to $700.
The fees hike announcement comes as UWA prepares to unveil a comprehensive visitor tariff to the public for the next two years, at the close of this month.
“I would like to bring to your attention that UWA has revised its tariff to introduce new products, new rates for some products, new fines as well as clarification on some UWA products and services,” announced Sam Mwandha the UWA Executive Director
The increments he said are the permits to track the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for both local and international tourists.
“International Tourists will pay 700 dollars and foreign resident 600 dollars while the fees for East African Citizens remains the same at 250,000 Ugandan Shillings and also the fee for Mountain Gorilla Habituation experience remains at 1500 dollars”.
The hiked rates are still well below the permits in neighboring Rwanda which in 2017 were doubled from $750 to $1500.
The new rates are listed below