The authorised tourism body of Uganda has decreased the price tag on a gorilla permit to help entice more tourists to the nation which has half of the mountain gorillas left in the whole world.

The Uganda Wildlife Authority has consequently reduced the fees from $500 to $350 per permit for each gorilla safari  trek. This has been done at a time when two new gorilla families have been introduced in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda. Basing on the words from the UWA Director, Dr. Andrew Seguya, this marketing move is likely to enhance the selection of gorilla safari permits sold day after day, from 64 to atleast 80. It should be noted that the price cut applies only to the months of March, April, May, October and November.

Uganda is home to the mountain gorillas in Uganda with about 700 mountain gorillas which stay in the thick tropical forest of Bwindi, the other gorillas are located in Rwanda's parc des volcanoes.

Gorilla safari tourism is the highest revenue contributor both in Uganda and Rwanda, the lowering in price is likely to bring in competition for tourist between Uganda and Rwanda.

There are various gorilla trekking companies in Uganda and Rwanda offering gorilla tours and wildlife safaris across Africa. Take care to book your safari with a recognized safari agent to avoid disappointment. If you wish to trek the gorillas cheaply, you'll be able to join a group tour so as to save. It’s also important to book relatively cheap accommodation if you have limited amounts of money to spend.
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