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Monday, 6 June 2011

Gorilla fee reduced for off-peak treks.

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced that it is to cut the cost of gorilla tracking permits in low demand periods.

The new rates will be:

Foreign non-residents will now pay $350 - reduced from $500
Foreign residents will pay $250
East Africans will pay Shs100,000 from Shs250,000.

Gorilla tracking is the major earner in the Uganda's tourism industry. Uganda's two parks are home to more than 50% of the world's mountain gorilla population, thought to be around 840, across Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Uganda is habilitating two new families of gorillas which will join six others later in 2011. Each gorilla family is allowed eight visitors a day.

It is thought that the reduced rates will apply from March to May and October.

Please follow the link for more info on Gorilla tracking and Clouds Mountain Lodge.

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