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Are 2013 gorilla permits $500 if bought before June 1?

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Are 2013 gorilla permits $500 if bought before June 1?

If we purchase two 2013 gorilla permits before June 1, will we pay $500 or $750. I'm hoping it's $500, but have a feeling it is $750...

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1. Re: Are 2013 gorilla permits $500 if bought before June 1?

According to the Uganda Wildlife Authority website, gorilla permits through June 2013 are $500 in Uganda.

However if you are actually looking to head into Rwanda to trek the gorillas, those permits are $750 in 2013. From the wording of your post, it sounds as if you may be referring to the increase in Rwanda. Rwanda did just announce the increase for their permits. All permits bought before June 1 for trekking in 2012 are still $500, but if you buy your permit after June 1 or for any trekking in 2013 or after, the fee is $750.

Hope that helps.

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2. Re: Are 2013 gorilla permits $500 if bought before June 1?

I am referring to the Uganda permits. I read that the gorilla permit fees go up to $750 after June 1. I also read that if you purchase permits BEFORE June 1 for the remainder of 2012, you can get them for $500. I'm wondering if I purchase my 2013 permit before June 1 (we want to go in May 2013), if I will have to pay $750, or can I get it for $500.

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3. Re: Are 2013 gorilla permits $500 if bought before June 1?

According to UWA Tariffs July 2011 - June 2013, Uganda permits cost 500$

After June 2013, the tariffs may either rise or may not.

Better you buy your gorilla permits as soon as you come up with travel dates.

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4. Re: Are 2013 gorilla permits $500 if bought before June 1?

Please show us where you have read that. I have the UWA leaflet, which confirms rates through to June 2013. No-one here at the moment, is aware of a price increase, as far as I'm aware. We are of course, expectant that UWA will follow suit.

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5. Re: Are 2013 gorilla permits $500 if bought before June 1?

moviechic. With respect, you are reading too much by yourself and getting confused. This is where using a knowledeble agent would help you.

To repeat what the others have said.

The price rise to $750 is for Rwanda not Uganda. Due to its sudden introduction there is/was a concession that permits bought before 31st May 2012 FOR 2012, would be at the 'old' price. 2013 will be $750 whenever you buy them (unless you have them already.)

Uganda permits are $500 for 2012 and up to June 2013. There has been no announcement in UGANDA of any increase. Wil they, won't they? Who knows.

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6. Re: Are 2013 gorilla permits $500 if bought before June 1?

What I know Early 2011 UWA wanted to increase the gorilla permit fee to 750$, but Tour operators and other Tourism organisations opposed it.

So UWA decided to leave the fee to it's initial cost which is 500$.

Could be you read outdated information.

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7. Re: Are 2013 gorilla permits $500 if bought before June 1?

OK I guess I was reading outdated information. I WILL be using a tour operator. I just think it is good to do a bit of research so that I understand what I'm paying for, where I want to go, pricing, etc. before e-mailing someone. Thanks again for clarifying.

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8. Re: Are 2013 gorilla permits $500 if bought before June 1?

The cost of the gorilla permit will change without notice and don't give it a chance buy your asp.

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9. Re: Are 2013 gorilla permits $500 if bought before June 1?

They are fixed til June 2013, those are the published prices on UWA's website and according to their Chief Customer Relations officer, they have no information about a hike in prices.

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