• Alfy K Nsamba

Discounted Gorilla and Chimpanzee permit prices extended to 30th June 2021

Updated: Mar 17

In November 2020 the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) announced a discount offer for Gorilla Permits, Chimpanzee Permits, Birdwatching fees and Park Entrance Fees to certain National Parks. The offer was due to end on the 31st March 2021, however UWA have announced via ITB Berlin 2021 that the offer will be extended until 30th June 2021! Below is a recap of the discounts available.

Gorilla Trekking Permits


East African Community residents

UGX 250,000 to UGX 150,000


Foreign Resident

USD 600 to USD 300


Foreign Non Resident

USD 700 to USD 400




Chimpanzee Trekking Permits


East African Community resident

UGX 150,000 to UGX 100,000


Foreign Resident

USD 150 to USD 100


Foreign Non Resident

USD 200 to USD 150




The reduction on Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Permits will only apply to new purchases between 1st December 2020 and 30th June 2021 and not on reschedules of already deposited on permits or purchases using credit letters.



National Park 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 Semuliki Wildlife Reserve,

- Katonga Wildlife Reserve,

- Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve,

- Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve.


Birdwatching Fees

50% discount on birdwatching fees at the following National Parks


- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

- Mgahinga National Park,

- Kibale Forest National Park,

- Mount Elgon National Park,

- Semuliki National Park,

- Rwenzori Mountains National Park



Below is the official letter from the Uganda Wildlife Authority, click on the image to read both pages of the letter.



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