Uganda Wildlife Authority cuts Gorilla and Chimpanzee permit prices

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