2018 No Uganda Discounted Gorilla Permits
The Uganda Discounted Gorilla Permit no longer exist in 2018
018 – Means No Uganda Discounted Gorilla Permits. The popular Discounted Gorilla Permit Permit Program during the months of April, May, and November is over. It ended at the end of November in 2017. You will still see it on Ugandan Tour Operator Websites, however, the reality is this as we say in Uganda. “They are Over.”
No Uganda Discounted Gorilla Permits in 2018 – The reason that Uganda Wildlife discontinued the discounted Gorilla Permit offer during April, May, and November of the Year is that the present, good until December 31- 2019 Permit Price of 600 USD is reasoned enough for Visitors to choose Gorilla Trekking in Uganda where they save 900 USD instead of 1,500 USD for a Gorilla Permit in Rwanda. Rwanda does have a discount on permits of 450 USD making them 1,050 USD but by the time you meet the Rwandan Requirement for the discount, it will cost more money.
Uganda Wildlife Authority has come to the conclusion that the discounted Permits have become obsolete in light of the new market reality created by Rwanda and there is no reason for Uganda to further reduce its permit prices during the off-season.
Upmarket Gorilla Lodges are continuing the practice of reducing their rates during the off-season, the rainy season of the year. This can mean substantial savings for a 2 or 3-night stay in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The dates of discounts vary by Lodge.
A Gorilla Permit in Rwanda, the exclusive Gorilla Destination, is 1,500 USD -a three-day Gorilla Safari in Uganda, The T.J. Maxx of Primate Tourism, using a quality midrange lodge, or lower upmarket one will cost you less than the permit price alone in Rwanda and you will have money left over for spending on you, for the flight, for souvenirs.
This reality is not known by most potential gorilla trekkers, it is however easily discovered by doing the math.
Uganda no longer discounted Gorilla Permits, Uganda simply has become the year-around best price destination for a guerilla-free encounter with the Gentle Giants of the Forest.
No Uganda Discounted Gorilla Permits Uganda no longer needs to be discounted permits when the everyday price means that you can do a total three-day gorilla Safari for less than the permit in Rwanda.