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  • Alfy K Nsamba

Gorilla and Chimpanzee permit prices cut

Updated: Dec 28, 2020

The Uganda Wildlife Authority has launched a festive season discount offer to incentivise 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. Below 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


The reduction on Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Permits will only apply 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 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 birding fees in:

- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

- Mgahinga National Park,

- Kibale Forest National Park,

- Mount Elgon National Park,

- Semuliki National Park,

- Rwenzori Mountains National Park


Download the full 2 page Uganda Wildlife Authority statement by clicking on the image below