Uganda Increases the Price of Gorilla Permits for 2020-23

Silverback Gorilla in Bwindi

The Uganda Wildlife Authority has revised the prices of the gorilla permits and other activity fees. In this new tariff some new products have also been introduced as well as fines. This follows an ice-break by Mr. Stephen Masaba, the director of Tourism at UWA who made a significant announcement outlining several changes in tariffs including a nominal upsurge in gorilla permits from USD 600 to USD 700 per permit.

According to the latest press release to the Tourism stakeholders, gorilla permit price has been increased from US$600 to US$700 for the Foreign Non Residents and US$500 to US$600 for Foreign Residents of Uganda. For East African Citizens, the price has remained the same. With just UGX 250,000 East African nationals can go gorilla tracking in Bwindi and Mgahinga. Other changes add a huge decrease in professional fees for filming of gorillas from USD 4,000 right down to 30% of gorilla permit fees. Gorilla habituation experience remains unchanged at USD 1,500 per permit.

Chimpanzee Permit prices have also been increased in several protected areas. A chimpanzee permit has been increased from US$150 to US$200 in Kibale Forest. The popular chimpanzee habituation experience has also been increased to US$250 from the old price of US$200.

For those who love golden monkeys the price has been increased by just US$10. A permit to see these old world monkeys now cost US100.

The new tariff plan will take effect from 1st July 2020 and will be applicable for the years 2020/21 – 2022/23.

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