UWA Reduces Park Entrance Fees – Discounted Uganda Safaris 2021
It is absolutely amazing festive season for all tourists on Uganda wildlife safari following a 50% discount offer by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). Uganda through UWA has cut entrance fees to its tourist sites by half for 4 complete months! The move is intended to lure more tourists to come appreciate the country’s natural wonders this festive season. This comes considering the challenges still faced since the outbreak of COVID-19 that has not only affected the tourism sector but also claimed lots of lives worldwide.
The 50% promotional festive season offer covers discount on entrance fees to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve, Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve, Semuliki National Park, Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve, Katonga Wildlife Reserve. These are some of the top Uganda safari destinations tourists shouldn’t miss to miss to visit especially if you are interested in authentic wildlife viewing experiences.
The 50% discount offer also includes bird watching fees. Therefore, if you are enthusiastic birder, it is a great opportunity for you to identify variety of birds that account for a huge profusion of over 1080 bird species in Uganda alone.
With the current 50% discount offer on entrance fees, it is now possible for you to have your festive season spent well in any of Uganda’s magnificent savanna protected areas. The 50% promotional pricing also included reduction on mountain gorillas and chimpanzee trekking permits. Reduction on the rate of permits for these 2 primate trekking experiences applies across all tourists and it is a great chance for you to get up-close to both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees at affordable price.
Most importantly, all tourists are entitled to enjoy these discount offers whether you are a Ugandan, international visitor or East African resident. As per the current promotional offer, the gorilla trekking permit will go at US dollars 400 for foreign non-residents and this reduced from $ 700 the original rate; US dollars 300 foreign residents from $700 the initial rate and Uganda shillings 150000 a reduction from shs 250000 for citizens within East African Community.
Chimpanzee trekking discounted permits for Kibale Forest National Park can be purchased at Ugx 100,000 a reduction from Ugx 150000 for East African Community citizens; US Dollars 150 for foreign non-residents and this reduced from US Dollars 200 while foreign residents enjoy discount offer of US Dollars 100 from original US Dollars 150.
Uganda Wildlife Authority, an organ in charge conservation of wildlife in Uganda further stipulated that the current discount offers on these 2 primate adventures only applies to new purchases and not on permits rescheduled with deposits or permits purchases made using credit letters. If you plan to go enjoy Uganda safari this festive season then you can be beneficiary of current discount offer. The promotional offer runs from 1st December 2020 to 31st March 2021.
However, all tourists are reminded to always observe covid-19 guidelines to ensure safety of not only humans but also for endangered species like mountain gorillas, chimpanzees whose DNA is about 98% similar to humans.