UWA to Offer Discounts on Gorilla, Chimpanzee Trekking Permits

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), sale a government agency that conserves and manages Uganda’s wildlife has announced discounts on gorilla and chimpanzee trekking permits for both foreigners and East Africans.

According to officials from the Authority, advice the gorilla permits which were formerly sold at USD 600 for non-residents, USD 500 for residents and UShs 250,000 for East Africans will be slashed to USD  450 (non-residents), USD 400 (residents) and UShs 150,000 for East Africans.

Chimpanzee tracking permits will be sold at USD 100 for non-residents. USD 75 for residents and Ushs 75,000 for East Africans compared to the previous prices of USD 150, USD 100 and Ushs100,000 for non-residents, resident s and East Africans respectively.

ChimpReports understands that the permits are already on sale although they will take effect in November after which they will be expired.

The bonanza is part of the annual events to promote Uganda’s tourism and give chance to travelers to enjoy the beauty that the country is endowed with.

Currently, Mountain Gorillas are listed as critically endangered and can only be found within the three National Parks of Bwindi, in south-west Uganda; Volcanoes, in north-west Rwanda; and Virunga in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

According to census data released in 2012, a total of 400 mountain gorillas was confirmed to be living in Bwindi impenetrable National Park in Uganda.

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