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Uganda gorilla trekking permits discounted from $700 to $400

Chimpanzee in Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda
Chimpanzee in Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda

Uganda gorilla trekking permits discounted from $700 to $400 effective from December 2020 to March 2021.

In a memo released on 27th November 2020, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has issued promotional prices for gorilla and chimpanzee trekking permits to revive tourism that has been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The promotional rates are valid for four months only from 1st December 2020 to 31st March 2021.

The price of gorilla trekking permits for foreign non-residents has been reduced from USD 700 to USD 400—the chimpanzee trekking permits from USD 200 to USD 150. The park entrance fees for savannah parks, including Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, and Kidepo Valley National Park, have been discounted by 50%. Other promotional rates are as follows:

  • Gorilla tracking permits for East African Community citizens are reduced from UGX 250,000 to UGX 150,000 and foreign residents in Uganda from USD 600 to USD 300.
  • Chimpanzee tracking permits for East African Community citizens are reduced from UGX 150,000 to UGX 100,000 and for foreign residents in Uganda from USD 150 to USD 100.

Note that the discount on gorilla and chimpanzee trekking permits does not apply to rescheduled permits due to the coronavirus pandemic. The promotional rates only apply to new reservations done during the four months. 

You can the official announcement by UWA here.

If you plan to visit Uganda between December 2020 and March 2021, you can take advantage of these promotional rates. Take a look at our gorilla tours and wildlife safaris, and contact us to let us know if you are interested in booking a trip with Bamboo Ecotours.

Current requirements for travelers visiting Uganda during the Covid-19 pandemic

All visitors planning to fly into Uganda must have a negative Covid test taken within 72hrs before boarding the flight. There is no quarantine on arrival as long as the negative test is available on arrival at Entebbe Airport. You will also be required to take another mandatory test within 120hrs before returning to your next destination. This would mean testing at least two days before leaving the country. The number of testing centers has also increased across the country, which is good. If the country you are visiting next has a stricter timeline below the 120hrs set by the Uganda authorities, that country testing requirements shall apply.

The current status of the Uganda-Rwanda land border ay Cyanika and Katuna

The Uganda-Rwanda land borders of Cyanika and Kisoro are still closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are not certain when the land borders will be reopened. In the current situation, Bamboo Ecotours can’t organize gorilla tours that go through Kigali, Rwanda. The best option is to fly into Entebbe Airport and make the trips within Uganda. We will continue providing updates as soon as the land borders are reopened.

 

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