POST COVID19 GORILLA SAFARIS IN UGANDA, RWANDA AND CONGO

Corona Virus
There’s hope for the return of Gorilla tracking to normal after the temporary closure to protect the endangered apes from Corona virus(Covid19). Uganda Wildlife Authority took a strong decision to stop all primate research and tourism to protect the Gorillas and chimps from the highly infectious disease Covid19.
What to do for those who had booked permits
Several people had booked their permits but couldn’t track the gorillas due to the corona virus pandemic. Uganda Wildlife Authority has allowed reschedule their tracking date up to 2 years ahead without any penalties. Visitors that would love to track the gorillas and Chimps in their natural habitats can book through us at Shoebill Safaris. The cost of gorilla permits in Uganda were hiked and his takes effect on the 1st of July 2020. This however will not affect the permits that had been booked for dates before July 2020 and were unable to track due to the Covid19 pandemic. A Gorilla permits is currently at USD600 per person for foreign non-residents but has been raised to USD700 effective 1st July,2020.
SAFETY MEASURES TO STOP SPREADING COVID19 TO THE GORILLAS
Maintain at least 7 meters away from the gorillas as is with human beings.
Wear your face Mask as you track the Gorillas to keep your sneeze or cough droplets from spreading to the surrounding environment.
Do not attempt to track the Gorillas if you feel any Flu-like symptoms.
Wash your hands before and after vising the Gorillas.
Do not touch the Gorillas at any time.
Report any suspected corona virus symptoms to the nearest health facility or the park staff.
Signs and symptoms of Corona Virus
Forever
Cough
Sore throat
Difficulty in breathing
Flu like symptoms like running nose, sneezing and body weakness.