The demand for Uganda tourism is likely to shoot up, after Rwanda development board announced the increment in the price on gorilla tracking permits from $750 upto $1500 for all visitors.
The Ugandan tourism board executive director Mr. Steven Asimwe confirmed that there will be no change in the Ugandan costs, he said that the decision made by Rwanda as a country it does not anyway affect the volume of our trackers here in Uganda, that we have low rates during low season or high during high season, they will remain as they are.
Uganda charges $600 USD per permit and it’s not going to change. Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) always offer discounts of up to 40% during low season,.
The tour operators operating in Bwindi Impenetrable forests and Mgahinga national park south western Uganda, challenged the minister for Tourism Mr. Kiwanda, to increase the number of permits available per day from existing eight.
Mountain Gorillas are an endangered species, with only around 880 remaining in the world, of those in Virunga massif, and this the biggest attraction in the region.