The management of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has launched a Gorilla tracking promotion to enable potential visitors enjoy the same gorilla experience at subsidized rates.
According to a statement from the Executive Director, Dr. Andrew Seguya, the following promotional prices will apply for visitors wishing to track gorillas within the months April and May 2015.
Foreign Non Residents will pay US $ 350 for a permit instead of US$600, Foreign Residents US$300 instead of US $500 and East Africans will part with UGX150,000 a permit instead of UGX250,000.
Dr. Seguya says in a statement that the promotion is aimed at giving back to UWA's esteemed customers. The promotion which is open to all tour operators and partners will be guided by the following guidelines. The promotional period will run for the months of April and May 2015.
This applies to unsold permits for this period and does not include prepayments before announcement of this promotion.
Payment for all gorilla permits under the promotional rates shall only be done at the Reservations office at UWA Headquarters in Kampala only. No promotional permits will be sold at the park .Permits offered for sale under these promotional arrangements will be paid for in full (100% of value) at the time of booking. The acceptable payment methods are cash or direct bank transfers. There will be no cash refunds, reschedules, cancellations and transfers allowed on promotion permits. Promotional permits will be marked "Promotional Permit"
Uganda is a home to more than half of the world's population of mountain gorillas.Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in South western Uganda are host to the mountain gorillas which live in organised social groups.