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Uganda Wildlife Authority cuts Gorilla and Chimpanzee permit prices

Martha Robbins assessing the habitat use, availability, population and genetic variability in Bwindi mountain gorillas.

The Uganda Wildlife Authority recently launched a festive season discount offer to incentivize Domestic, Regional and International tourists to travel to the National Parks in Uganda by reducing prices on Gorilla Permits, Chimpanzee Permits as well as National Park Entrance Fees from 01 December 2021 – 31st March 2021.

As the large majority of the UWA operating budget is made up of the revenue collected from Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee Trekking and Park Entrance Fees, the festive season discounts are being offered with a view to entice travellers to enable UWA to continue their conservation efforts.

It is also a reward to customers for their continued support throughout the years and more especially through the period of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a summary of the discounts that UWA have offered.

Gorilla Trekking Permits

East African Community residents reduced from UGX 250,000 to UGX 150,000

Foreign Resident reduced from USD 600 to USD 300

Foreign Non Resident reduced from USD 700 to USD 400

Chimpanzee Trekking Permits

East African Community resident reduced from UGX 150,000 to UGX 100,000

Foreign Resident reduced from USD 150 to USD 100

Foreign Non- Resident reduced from USD 200 to USD 150

Note: Though the reduction on Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Permits only applies to new purchases between 1st December 2020 and 31st March 2021 and not on reschedules of already deposited on permits or purchases using credit letters.

National Parks’ Entrance Fees

50% discount on park entrance fee for the following National Parks

  • Lake Mburo National Park,
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Murchison Falls National Park,
  • Semuliki National Park,
  • Toro Semliki Wildlife Reserve,
  • Katonga Wildlife Reserve,
  • Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve
  • Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve

Birdwatching Fees

50% discount on birding fees in:

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Mgahinga National Park,
  • Kibale Forest National Park,
  • Mount Elgon National Park,
  • Semliki National Park,
  • Rwenzori Mountains National Park

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Justo Nov 18, 2019

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I went on an 11 day safari visiting Kampala, Jinja, Lake Mburo NP, Bwindi NP, Queen Elizabeth NP and Kibale NP. Communications with Ngoni were prompt and easy from the start. As soon as I made my booking, Sedrick contacted me through WhatsApp and guided me through the rest of the process. Leading up to the tour he made sure I was well-prepared to begin. He was always very clear and friendly. Service was exceptional. I had the pleasure of going on this safari with three members of Ngoni's staff - Sedrick, Nelson and Joel. These guys made my comfort their priority from the moment we met. Whether it was checking if I was okay with the accommodations or making sure I always had a bottle of water, I always felt like I was being well taken care of. Nelson is an excellent guide. His knowledge about the flora and fauna of Uganda was extensive, always able to answer any questions I had and was eager to teach - it's obvious that he has a great love for his country and it's environment and is eager to share this love with his clients. My experience with Ngoni and Uganda surpassed all expectations I had. Absolutely amazing, and thanks to the guys at Ngoni it feels like a new home - can't wait to come back and visit. Webale, brothers!

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Sedrick was unique and stood out from the rest in the high quality communication he provided since the first inquiry. He called me to provide information about the itinerary and see if I had any questions even before booking the tour. We communicated through WhatsApp for any other questions that came to mind after that call. After picking me up from the airport, he and Pilot (additional tour guide) provided plenty of information about the country to give me some context and we started our long drive to the impenetrable forest. The food was delicious with many options; the accommodation was very clean with exceptional service; and the transportation from Entebbe to Bwindi park was very comfortable (although long). As a solo female traveler, both tour guides (Sedrick and Pilot) did an exceptional job at enduring I accomplished everything intended to in Uganda, and always made me feel safe. I highly recommend to book your safari with this company because the quality and professionalism will not let you down.

Shakira Dec 14, 2018

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Winnie Dec 19, 2018

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I was going on a gorilla safari with my friend and this was going to be the first ever safari for the both of us. Luckily, the communication with the office was super easy and we got answers to all of the questions we needed. The driver / guide (Sedrick) was very professional and funny and made our time very pleasant. Also, he had a proper knowledge of the local area close to the Mgahinga national park and he promptly spoke some 7 languages which we thought was super positive. The safari was surely the highlight of out East African trip!

Ritah Jan 2, 2019

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My Team and I did a five day trip, including Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls and Kidepo. It was truly an incredible experience. Our guide, Sedrick, was knowledgeable, skilled in driving in some challenging settings and just plain fun to hang out with for five days. The lodging was perfect, especially Savannah Lodge. The tents and beds were high quality. The views were spectacular. Meals were delicious and varied. I recommend Ngoni safaris Uganda with all my heart and soul!

Pilot May 28, 2019

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Our six days trip was amazing. The driver/guide had an incredible knowledge of animal and bird-life and are so interesting to talk to. His driving skills through lashing rain and massive puddles was admirable! The cooks managed to produce varied and delicious meals from the kitchen, which we ate both at accommodation or roadside when we were travelling from one place to another . At all times we felt safe and well-looked after. All in all, an incredible experience, due not only to the abundance of wildlife we were lucky enough to see, but also to the great efforts put to have our Safari a better one . The safari was full of fun. Traveling with ngoni safaris is my life time memorable experience and I highly recommend it to travellers who would love to visit uganda or EastAfrica for holidays, vacations or Adventure.. Even five stars are too small .