The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is a public body responsible for managing the protected areas and ensuring their sustainable use has also announced the amazing discounted gorilla permits for the month of November for any Uganda safari Undertakers which could be interested in Gorilla trekking safaris. The permits are a requirement for all gorilla safari undertakers who also wish to visit the mountain gorilla havens of the famous Bwindi impenetrable National Park and the Mgahinga National Park all found in south western Uganda.
This is a card issued at the Uganda Wildlife Authority headquarters on Kira Road, in Kampala or at the park headquarters for the case of Mgahinga which also allows one to participate in the gorilla tracking activities. For the long time, the permits for gorilla tracking in Uganda cost 600 USD each for foreign Nonresidents, 500 USD for foreign residents and 250000 Uganda shillings for east Africans. Therefore, it is quite interesting to hear that the gorilla safari permits have been reduced for the month of November to 350 USD for the foreign residents, 250 USD for the foreign residents and 100,000 for east Africans. This is a great opportunity as it will enable the travelers to keep planning gorilla safaris to Uganda even in the low season and will also enable the low income earners to undertake the gorilla safaris with in the country. Rwanda has however maintained the permits for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park at 750 USD.
The mountain gorillas are great ape species which live in Bwindi impenetrable National park in Uganda and Virunga Mountains which are shared by the three protected areas of Mgahinga National Park found in Uganda, Volcanoes found in Rwanda plus Virunga National Park in the democratic Republic of Congo. These mountain gorillas are considered as endangered by the world conservation bodies like IUCN thus encountering them on any gorilla trekking safari in Uganda is considered critically endangered by the World conservation bodies.