Uganda Increases price of Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking permits

Ugandan law requires the Uganda Wildlife Authority to promote the preservation of national parks and select wildlife reserves. UWA reviews its conservation pricing every two years and may increase, decrease, or introduce new goods and services. The Uganda Wildlife Authority has changed its tariff to include new fees for the goods they sell in Uganda with the beginning of the new fiscal year just a few months off.

Gorilla Trekking Permits

gorilla trekking permits

Most of those working in this industry have been waiting for permits for gorilla trekking; gorilla permits are demanded product here. In Uganda, trekking occurs in both Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga National Parks. The permit price for one international person has been 600 USD for the previous two years. These licenses for gorilla habitats were $1500 for each. However, beginning Jul 1, 2020, the tariffs will alter, with gorilla trekking licenses increasing by 100 USD to 700 USD each, but gorilla habituation permits remain unchanged.

Chimp Trekking Permit

chimp trekking permit

The second most popular primate activity is chimp trekking in Kibale National Park. While there are several places in Uganda and Africa where you may go chimp trekking, like Budongo forest, Tooro Semuliki reserve, Kanioyo Pabidi, Kyambura canyon, and Kalinzu forest, and others, Kibale forest continues to be the best spot. The price is increased by $50 for chimp trekking and chimp habituation. A chimp habituation permit has increased from 200USD to 250 USD, while chimp trekking permits have gone up from 150 USD to 200 USD each.

Permit for Golden Monkey Trekking

golden monkey trekking permit

The new tariff stipulates that a foreign non-golden resident’s monkey hiking permit would cost $100. Mgahinga Gorilla National Reserve offers golden monkey trekking. However, it is less well-known than chimpanzee and gorilla trekking. If you want the whole primate adventure here, you should include it in your primate. 

Filming Costs


All shooting expenses will be billed at 40% of the event, a nice variation from the high filming prices typically advised. For international nonresidents, Rwenzori Trekking on UWA-managed pathways will cost $50; this, together with several other offerings, is intended to lower hiking rates and monopolies. You can visit the Uganda Wildlife Authority website for full pricing by the end of Aug 2019.

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