Monday, August 1, 2011

Rwanda and Uganda Updates!

Regional updates for Uganda and Rwanda from Classic Africa Safaris. Stay tuned for a complete Rwanda trip report from our general manager, Rachel Thompson, who just returned from an in-depth exploration of Rwanda. If you are a tour operator or safari outfitter and you are interested in joining our 10-day Uganda Exploratory trip, please contact the Kusini Collection for more information.

Uganda: As of July 1, 2011 chimp permits in Kibale Forest have been raised to $150 per person, per trek. Park entrance fees have increased to $35 per person per 24-hour stay.

Rwanda: There are 2 new gorilla groups open for tourist trekking as of August 1, 2011. At the moment, we don't have further specific details on the groups. With the addition of the two groups, this means that there are now an additional 16 permits her day. There are now a total of 10 gorilla groups available for trekking in Rwanda (80 permits).

Photo by Ron Magill.

Departure tax at the airport has increased to $37 from $20. This tax is normally included in the ticket price, but for some airlines (Coastal Air), it is not included and the clients will be required to pay at the airport before departing.

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