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UGANDA SET TO SECURE TOP SPOT FOR GORILLA TREKKING AFTER RWANDA PERMIT INCREASE
Industry: Safari       

Acacia suggest, the recent increases in gorilla tracking permits by the Rwandan government will have a knock on effect on tourism in Uganda where the cost of a permit is now substantially less

(TRAVPR.COM) UK - June 15th, 2017 - The Rwanda Development Board recently announced an increase in the price of Gorilla Tracking Permits from US$750 to US$1,500 for all visitors, effective immediately. On hearing the news, leading safari specialist, Acacia Africa was encouraged by comments* from Stephen Asiimwe, CEO of the Uganda Tourism Board, after the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) reported that their current tracking charges will be maintained.

Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa, comments “The recent increases in gorilla tracking permits by the Rwandan government will inevitably have a knock on effect on tourism in Uganda where the cost of a permit is now substantially less and priced at only USD 600pp. Clearly, the percentage of revenue obtained by the use of the gorilla permits contributes to the primates’ survival, the recent baby boom in Bwindi impenetrable National Park giving hope to conservationists and exciting travellers looking to book this once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience.”

Stephen Asiimwe, CEO of the Uganda Tourism Board, comments ”Once you have looked into the eyes of a mountain gorilla, you understand how important it is to protect these primates. It is important, that not only a wealthy minority can get the chance to experience these animals in their natural environment, but everyone who wants to contribute to their conservation. Besides, we feel obliged to our tourism partners worldwide to keep prices stable.”

Acacia Africa is discounting 11 of its gorilla focused camping overland trips by 15% in its current Primate Promo, if bookings are made by 30 June. All of the tours feature gorilla viewing in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the prices include transport, camping accommodation, most meals and services of a tour leader/driver. Excludes return flight.

SAVE £210pp (15%) 18 day Mountain Gorillas to the Mara from £1,195pp (no single supplement) + Adventure Pass from £510pp + gorilla & chimp permit from £540pp. Offer valid on the following guaranteed departures: 19 August and 16 September. Starts Nairobi - ends Nairobi. Full tour price £1,405pp.

SAVE £158pp (15%) 14 day Gorilla Encounter from £897pp (no single supplement) + Adventure Pass from £100pp + gorilla & chimp permit from £540pp. Offer valid on the following guaranteed departures: 26 August and 23 September. Starts Nairobi - ends Nairobi. Full tour price £1,055pp.

SAVE £90pp (15%) Six day Troop to the Gorillas from £515pp (no single supplement) + gorilla & chimp permit from £540pp. Offer valid on the following guaranteed departures: 04 July, 22 August, 26 September. Starts Kampala - ends Kampala. Full tour price £605pp

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Acacia Africa (020 7706 4700). SATSA membership No. 1931, ATTA membership no. 20151, ATOL No. 6499 and ABTA No. W4093 PROTECTED. 

Notes to Editors

• featured on the ATTA  (the African Travel & Tourism Association) website

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