When even year reach in November, Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) offer a great discount on gorilla trekking permits that are required by every tourists to visit the rare and endangered mountain gorillas in the think jungle of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Uganda is believed to host almost half of the world’s remaining population of mountain gorillas with her single destination of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest alone featuring a over 400 mountain gorillas and her second gorilla refugium Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in the far southwestern part of the country and is a part of the Virunga mountain chain that supports 480 mountain gorilla population that do not only form basis gorilla trekking tours in Uganda but also gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.
The month of November is to be sure a blissful one as it presents the chance of cutting the gorilla tour packages almost to half of the high season cost. The Uganda Wildlife Authority – the public body that features the sole privileges of the issuing of the gorilla permits gladly extended a gorilla permit markdown for three months in the whole year however as of now the April and May are as already used up thus the tourists with an interest of taking a gorilla safari in Uganda at a low cost are left with November to have realize their dream realized.
Unlike the others months where the Uganda permits are offered out to the foreign nonresidents at $600, the resident foreigners at $500 and the natives of the East African Community at 250,000/=, the month of November presents mystical decrease bringing the costs to $350 for the foreign nonresidents, the $300 for the resident foreigners and 150,000/= for the East African residents. This is an amazing cost cut that will introduce affordable gorilla trekking safaris and visits in Uganda.
Being a low season, the lodges near the national parks also tend to offer great discounts to attract business. Smart tourists can strategize to exploit this offer. A total of 104 gorilla permits are available in Uganda consistently with Bwindi taking the 96 in its four regions of Nkuringo, Buhoma, Ruhija and Rushaga where a total of 12 habituated gorilla groups are found including Nkuringo, Rushegura, Orozogo, Mishaya, Bweza, Bitukura, Habinyanja, Mubare, Nshongi, Kyagurilo, Kahungye and Busingye. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park offers 8 gorilla permits presented by its one gorilla group / family Nyakagyezi.