| October 17, 2017


Officially, a gorilla permit costs $600 per permit in Uganda (2017)

During the high season and has a discount of $150 for you to save, this makes trekking with Uganda pocket friendly to everyone that has that trekking dream compared to Rwanda whose permits are always at $750 regardless of the season.


Uganda has high and low trekking seasons and during the low season the price of the permit drops to $450 to non residents saving a minimum of $150 and to residents its shifted to $400 helping you save $200, usually tourists are encouraged to take advantage of these low seasons as the trekking site is not crowded and accommodation rates also decrease to approximately half the original price.

Some tourists have been brought to think that this discount is because of the rainy season but this is completely far from the truth. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is located in a tropical rain forest and misty which means it receives rain any time of the day.


In April, May and November 2016 is when the gorilla permits discounts of $450 are applied instead of $600

*The tracking date must fall within the discounted months itself to qualify for this discount.

In Uganda, Gorilla trekking is either conducted in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga, but since Mgahinga is inconsistent we use Bwindi. The routes to Bwindi and its various regions are often tricky; this is a remote area. If you would like to do the gorilla trek on your own so as to save costs, you might end up incurring more but we have Safari guides that have been trained to help you with this incase you want to trek.


Uganda Wildlife Authority is offering Uganda tourists a discount on permits from $150 to$100 to trek chimpanzees in Kibale National park. It is the best for chimpanzee trekking in East Africa, the general population is about 1500 to 5000 chimpanzees and that helps you see as many as you would wish to see and study there behaviors Abacus African Vacations would be obliged to offer you an unforgettable safari with the chimps