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Uganda increases gorilla trekking fees.

Uganda increases gorilla trekking fees.

Uganda is home to half of the worlds remaining mountain gorillas. Therefore, gorilla trekking is one of Uganda increases gorilla trekking permit feesthe most popular activities that attract people to the pearl of Africa. Gorilla tracking requires a gorilla permit and over the years, we have seen how the fees for gorilla tracking have risen. From USD 200, to USD 300, to USD 400, then to 500 USD and then to USD 600. The rise has been attributed to competition from the neighboring countries and also due to the high demand.

In 2017, Rwanda another country with gorillas increased their gorilla tracking permit from USD 750 to USD 1,500. Since then Uganda too has been contemplating on increasing its fees. Uganda wildlife authority has been discussing with the private sector and proposing a range of new rates, however the private sector / tour operators wasn’t on the same page with Uganda wildlife.

Uganda increases gorilla trekking fees

Despite objection from tour operators, Uganda government has decided to increase not only gorilla tracking fees but also a number of other fees. The increment does not apply to those trekking gorillas and chimpanzees today. However, it is meant for those who intend to trek gorillas any date after 1stJuly 2020.

Therefore, for those who intend to track gorillas any date after 1stJuly and are booking today, will have to pay an extra USD 100 on the gorilla permit.

Besides gorilla tracking permits, there are a number of other activities whose prices have changed.  Below we have provided you with a list of these activities that you should take note of.

New Rates Starting 1stJuly 2019.


Current Rate

New Rate Starting July 2020.

Gorilla TrackingUSD 600USD 700
Golden Monkey TrekkingUSD 90USD 100
Chimpanzee tracking- Kibale National ParkUSD 150USD 200
Chimpanzee habituation experiencesUSD 200USD 250
Rwenzori Mountain TrekkingUSD 0USD 50
Boat Ride Lake Mburo ParkUSD 20USD 30
Access to Sempaya Hot SpringsUSD 15Free after paying Park Entry Fees
Kidepo Park HikingN/AUSD 50

For more information about gorilla tracking and the new rates for the year 2020, please contact us. 



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