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The Effected of Rwanda's Gorilla Permit Price Hike

It came as a shock to everybody, when last week, the Rwanda government announced that the price of a gorilla tracking permit would be doubled, from the already expensive $750, to a whopping $1500. The Ugandan Wildlife Authority quickly made the most of the situation by announcing that the cost of gorilla permits in Uganda would be remaining at $600. So why have the Rwandan government decided to go for this increase, and what is the knock-on effect for tourism in the region. W

Is Uganda a Luxury Safari Destination?

In the past Uganda had a reputation as an adventurous safari destination, more suited to backpackers than those looking for the utmost luxury. But is this still the case? For a lot of people, what would define making a safari ‘luxury’ would be the quality of the lodges you stay in. And, over the past few years there has been huge investment in the Ugandan tourism industry and thus there are now several accommodation options at each major safari destination, catering for a lar