Entrance fee for various National Parks and Reserves in Uganda

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Below is the entrance fee for National Parks and reserves in Uganda 2024/2025

PARK ENTRANCE FEES

STATUS FNRFREAC
      
US$  US$US$UGX
     
     
CATEGORY A PLUS    
     
Murchison FallsAdults453525,000
      
  Children251510,000
     
CATEGORY AAdults403020,000
      
  Children20105,000
      
Kidepo ValleyUgandan  3,000
Pupils and/   
Queen Elizabeth   
or Students   
Bwindi Impenetrable(Groups)   
Mgahinga Gorilla    
Tertiary  5,000
Kibale  
Institutions/   
Lake Mburo   
    
  Universities   
      
  Uganda Wild-  2,000
  life Clubs   
     
CATEGORY BAdults352515,000
      
  Children552,500
      
Mt. RwenzoriUgandanNANA1,500
SemulikiPupils and/   
Mt. Elgonor Students   
Toro Semuliki(Groups)   
  • Katonga
  • Pian-Upe
CATEGORY CAdults1052,500

All other Reserves

Including: -Ajai, Bokora,

Bugungu, East Madi,

Kabwoya, Karuma, Kigezi,

Kyambura, Matheniko

CATEGORY D

Kapkwai sector (MEMP)FREE
  

ANNUAL PARK ENTRANCE PASSES

CATEGORYFREAC
   
 US$UGX
   
Individual350350,000
   
Couple600500,000
   
Family (Maximum 4 Children)800600,000
   
Annual Corporate pass (10 pax)1,5002,500,000
   
Safari Guide 200,000
   
Taxi Driver 150,000
   
Tour Company Driver Free
   
  • Applies to all protected areas for foreign residents in Uganda and East African citizens only, vehicle entrance paid separately
  • Not valid for package activities (Gorilla and Chimp tracking, Mountain-eering, Hiking etc)
  • Foreign residents require a work permit valid for one year to qualify for an annual pass.
  • Safari Guide; is an individual who guides guests through nature whether by vehicle, canoe, boat, horseback or on foot, explaining some of the remarkable secrets hidden within the natural environment.
  • Tour Company Driver; is an individual from a recognised Ugandan tour company who drives tourists to the park

VEHICLE, BOAT, AIRCRAFT: ENTRY AND LANDING FEES

 CLASSIFICATIONFOREIGNUGANDAN
 US$ REGISTERED
  US$UGX
    
 Saloon Cars4020,000
    
 Minibuses, Omni-buses5030,000
    
 Pick-ups5030,000
    
 Tour Company vehicles and15030,000
 4-wheel drive  
    
 Over Landers150100,000
    
 Buses and Lorries200200,000
    
 Construction equipment350500,000
    
 School Buses50,000
    
 Delivery Vehicle per entry20,000
    
 Boats up to 15 seater100250,000
    
 Launches over 15 seaters200350,000
    
LaunchesMFIFT boats up to155050,000 
 seater   
     
 MFIFT launches over100150,000 
 15 seater   
     
Parking fees for boats per day 10,000 
     
  • Vehicle and boat entry fees are charged per 24 hours, except for concessionaire visitor vehicles who will pay once per trip in the park.
  • Vehicle entrance to MFNP to be charged an addition of USD10 for foreign registered vehicles and Ugx 10,000 for UG registered vehicles
  • Rescue vehicles to be charged the same rate as other vehicles according to the vehicle classification
  • The following vehicles are prohibited in the PAs unless delivering a service within the parks and reserves or under express approval by the Executive Director; Motorcycles, trailers, vehicles with inflammable goods, livestock, produce, poles, timber, sand, and market merchandise
  • Construction equipment includes graders, excavators, bulldozers, bowsers, heavy trucks, roll loaders, etc

AIRCRAFTS LANDING FEES (PER LANDING)

ClassificationFREAC
 US$UGX
   
Gliders, Microlights1020,000
   
Up to 3 seater2040,000
   
4-6 seater3060,000
   
7-14 seater4080,000
   
15-20 seater50100,000
   
21 seats and above60120,000
   
Helicopter125250,000
   
Parking fees per day 10,000
   
  • Landing fees excludes entry fees payable by passengers.
  • Pilots enroute do not pay entry fees, if they spend less than 2 hours in the park

LAUNCH CRUISE/CANOES/MOTORBOATS

STATUSFNRFREAC
 US$US$UGX
    
MFNP302530,000
    
QENP302530,000
    
school group per groupNANA450,000
    
School group per personNANA15,000
    
LMNP (Big and small Boat)302530,000
    
TSWR View of Shoebill by Boat10080100,000
    
TSWR Ntoroko Boat Hire10080100,000
    
  • Launch cruise takes a maximum of 45 people in MFNP and 40 people in

QENP

  • Trips take approximately 2 hours.
  • Minimum boat charge is $120 for FNR and FR, and UGX 120,000/= for EAC for a minimum of 4 persons
  • TSWR Viewing of Shoebill Fee by Boat is for 3 Persons, beyond which an extra cost of $20 for FNR and FR, 20,000/= for EAC will be charged per person.

SELF GAME DRIVES (PRIVATE)

STATUSFNRFREAC
 US$US$UGX
    
Day self-game drive per vehicle101010,000
    

GUIDED GAME DRIVES (PRIVATE)

STATUSFNRFREAC
 US$US$UGX
    
Day per vehicle201520,000
    
Night per person302050,000
    
  • Only pre-registered vehicles will undertake night game drives.
  • Use of UWA guides is mandatory for night game drive.

UWA GAME DRIVE VEHICLE (WHERE AVAILABLE)

STATUSFNRFREAC
 USUS$UGX
    
Day – Per Person302530,000
    
Night – Per Person403540,000
    
  • Minimum charge for game drive vehicle is an equivalent of 3 persons.

UWA GAME DRIVE TRUCK / EXECUTIVE BUSES (WHERE AVAILABLE)

STATUSFNRFREAC
 US$US$UGX
    
When used for Lion Experiential Track-140115116,000
ing (includes tracking fee)   
    
Hire of truck for Game Drive (minimum303030,000
charge 300,000 or 300 USD)   
    
General hire of truck per day includes  800,000
driver, excludes fuel   
    
General hire of executive buses per day  800,000
includes driver, excludes fuel   
    

GUIDED NATURE WALK & BIRD WATCHING

STATUSFNRFREAC
 US$US$UGX
    
Birding302520,000
    
Day Nature Walk in BINP, MGNP, KNP,301510,000
MENP, SNP, RMNP   
    
Day Nature Walk (MFNP, QENP,151010,000
LMNP, KVNP, Kapkwai sector and all   
Reserves)   
    
Night Nature Walk402015,000
    
Gorge Walk, Mgahinga301515,000
    
Students Guided Walk (per 6 people)  10,000
    
Guided long walk – Rushaga to Nyab-504050,000
aremura   
    
Long Walk – Buhoma to Nkuringo504050,000
    
Top of Falls Walk151010,000
    
Viewing Top of the Falls101010,000
    
Viewing Top of the Falls for TertiaryN/AN/A5,000
Institutions/ Universities   
    
Viewing Top of the Falls for SecondaryN/AN/A2,000
Students   
    
Viewing Top of the Falls for Wildlife  FREE
Clubs & Pupils   
    
Guided Short Nature Walks for Chil-5510,000
dren in KCA and BMCA   
    
Painting & art work in KCA and BMCA10520,000
    
Children scouts adventurous activities101020,000
in KCA and BMCA   
    
  • Fees are per person

Rates exclude entrance fees and other activity fees

GORILLA TRACKING IN BINP AND MGNP

STATUSFNRFREAC
    
 US$US$UGX
    
Gorilla Permit700600250,000
    
Gorilla Habituation experience1,5001,000750,000
    
  • Rates include, guide fee, park entrance fees for the day and community development contribution
  • Each gorilla permit holder is entitled to a day’s free entrance into MENP and TSWR (this won’t cover the activity fees in these PAs)

CHIMPANZEE TRACKING

STATUSFNRFREAC
 US$US$UGX
    
Kibale National Park200150150,000
    
Kyambura Gorge-QENP504030,000
    
  • Rates include guide fee, exclude entrance fees except for Kibale
  • Chimp tracking fees also include nature walk

CHIMPANZEE HABITUATION EXPERIENCE AT KNP

STATUS

Full day

FNRFREAC
US$US$UGX
250200200,000
   
  • Rates include guide fee and park entrance fees for 6 hours

GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING IN MGNP

STATUS

Tracking

FNRFREAC
US$US$UGX
605040,000

Habituation experience

100

80

100,000

EXPERIENTIAL TOURISM QENP

STATUSFNRFREAC
 US$US$UGX
    
Mongoose302530,000
    
Hippo Census10080100,000
    
Lion (Predator) tracking10080100,000
    

MOUNTAIN ACTIVITIES

STATUSFNRFREAC
 US$US$UGX
    
Mgahinga Volcanoe Climbing807050,000
    
Mgahinga Platform view101010,000
    
Kidepo Lonyili Summit Hike504050,000
    
Mt. Elgon Hiking*504050,000
    
Mt. Elgon Rock Climbing656055,000
    
Mt. Elgon Mountain Biking1008050,000
    
Mt. Elgon Bushiyi Trail Excursion150120150,000
    
Rwenzori Mountains Hike504050,000
    
Bukurungu Trail RMNP504050,000
    
Kazingo Trail RMNP504050,000
    
Sebwe/Bughalista Falls504050,000
    
Kinyampanika ChimpTrail504050,000
    
  • Fee is per day except for Bushiyi Trail.
  • Fees include entrance fees except for Platform viewing in MGNP
  • *Excludes tent and porter fees below
  • Porter UGX 40,000
  • Cook UGX 30,000

BATWA TRAIL EXPERIENCE

STATUSFNRFREAC
 US$US$UGX
    
Mgahinga807050,000
    
Semuliki*101010,000
    
Bwindi404040,000
    
  • Includes entrance fees except for Semuliki*

WHITE WATER RAFTING AT MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

STATUSFNRFREAC
 US$US$UGX
    
Rafting fee505050,000
    

SPORT FISHING PERMIT

 1 DAY4 DAYS
 US$US$
   
Murchison Falls National Park50150
   
Lake Mburo National Park1525
   
Annual fishing permit (MFNP) 300
   
  • Permit excludes park entrance fees.

ACCOMODATION

LMNP CALL – 0392 711 346TYPEUGX
   
Bandas-RwonyoSingle35,000
Double40,000
 
 Family Banda60,000
   
Guesthouses – RwonyoPer room (Double)130,000 per
  room
   
 Extra person in room65,000 per
  person
   
TentsSingle35,000
 Double60,000
   
DormitoryAdults25,000
 Students(within a group)5,000
 Children10,000
   
QENP CALL: 0200 905 446TYPEUGX
   
DormitoryAdults25,000
 Students(within a group)5,000
  
 Children10,000
  
   
MFNP CALL: 0392 881 348TYPEUGX
   
DormitoryAdults25,000
 Students(within a group)5,000
 Children10,000
   
SNP BUMAGA CALL – 0393TYPEUGX
216 163  
   
DormitoryAdults25,000
 Students(within a group)5,000
 Children10,000
   
MGNP CALL – 0393 228 567TYPEFEES
   
Mt Muhabura BandasForeign Residents20 USD
 Foreign Non Residents20 USD
 East African Citizens25,000 UGX
   
  • Rwonyo guesthouse rate includes breakfast
  • Students include primary and secondary school students
  • Rates are exclusive of local tax/levy

For accommodation, please call us for more clarification

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CAMP SITES

Category A – Wilderness Camping: Maximum 16 personsUS$ 40
  
Category B – Private-advance booking: Maximum 20 personsUS$ 30
including non-paying workers 
  
Category C – Public:  with pit latrine/firewood/rubbish pit/20,000
water/fireplace/thatched shelter with security inclusive (UGX) 
  
Students (UGX)3,000
  
•Prior booking is required 
•The above charges are per person per night 
•Rates exclusive of local tax/levy 

COMMERCIAL FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

FOR ALL FILMING ACTIVITIES

  • All filming fees to be charged at 40% of activity
  • Filming fees with a drone will be charged at 50% of the activity.

FINES AND PENALTIES

OFFENCEPENALTY
  
Off-tracking driving fine$ 150 (per Person in the Vehicle,
 to be incurred by the driver)
  
Over SpeedingUGX 100,000 per incident
  
Animal Accident fee (Road kill)$ 500
  
Fine for Late Reschedule (Gorilla &25% of the Permit Fee
Chimps) 
  
Fine for Tracking in a different location50% of the Permit Fee
(Gorilla) 
  
Littering in the ParkUGX 100,000 per incident
  
Hooting in the ParkUGX 100,000 per incident
  
Sitting on Top of the Vehicle$ 100 per incident
  
Default on Tariffs$ 150
  

RESEARCH FEES STRUCTURE

CATEGORYLTRFNSRFSRFRA/VUNSRUPHDSUMSCS
 (USD)(USD)(USD)(USD)(UGX)(UGX) 
        
Application10010010010050,00020,00020,000
        
Monthly250250250150100,00050,000 
Research       
        
Report/300300300200,000100,000 
security       
deposit       
        

Note: Application fees and Research fees are non-refundable

OTHER CATEGORIES

  • Uganda Research Assistants are free
  • Foreign research assistants /Volunteers shall also be charged park entrance up to 10 days at a discount of 50%.
  • Foreign students on field short courses with valid Identity cards shall be charged park entrance up to 10 days at a discount of 50%.

RESEARCHER’S ACCOMMODATION

  • Camping: UGX 200,000 per month for a group of up to ten individuals.
  • Extra persons will be charged UGX 70,000 per month.
  • Protected Areas with Vacant Staff Houses will be rented at UGX 200,000 per room per Person per month for East African Researchers and US$ 150 per room per month by Non-East African Researchers.
  • Water and electricity will be paid separately

Ranger Guide Fees: See “Guides for Game Drives”.

SPECIMEN COLLECTION

Whole Specimen (fauna)

Application fee$ 100 each time a researcher applies for
  an export permit
Smaller mammals$ 30 per animal
Reptiles$ 30 per reptile
Fish$ 2 per fish
Insects$ 0.5 Per insect
Amphibians$ 1 per individual

Derivatives e.g., dung, skin samples, blood samples, plant samples) Permit application fee of US$ 100 each time a researcher applies for an export permit

Specimen collection fee of US$ 100 per Kg or less Liquid samples;

  1. Blood Serum Per Sample of 10 mls & below = US$ 100
  2. Other Liquids per sample of 100mls & below = US $ 100

The following will be implemented as per UWA Monitoring and research policy

Researchers’ Visitors

Visitors to Research Station

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FEES SUMMARY

MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK  
    
 FNRFREAC
    
 US$US$UGX
    
Park entrance453525,000
    
Game Drive (Day)302530,000
    
Game Drive (Night) per person403540,000
    
Launch trip to bottom of falls302530,000
    
Hiking to Top of Falls151010,000
    
Viewing Top of the Falls101010,000
    
Viewing Top of the Falls for TertiaryN/AN/A5,000
Institutions/ Universities   
    
Viewing Top of the Falls for Second-N/AN/A20,000
ary Students   
    
Viewing Top of the Falls for Wildlife  FREE
Clubs & Pupils   
    
Sport fishing per day505050
    
White Water Rafting505050,000
    
Bird Watching302520,000
    
   
QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK  
    
 FNRFREAC
    
 US$US$UGX
    
Park entrance403020,000
    
Game Drive (Day)302530,000
    
Launch trip302530,000
    
Nature Walk151010,000
    
Mongoose302530,000
    
Hippo Census10080100,000
    
Lion Tracking10080100,000
    
Chimp tracking (Kyambura Gorge)504030,000
    
  
BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK 
    
 FNRFREAC
    
 US$US$UGX
    
Gorilla Tracking700600250,000
    
Gorilla Habituation1,5001,000750,000
    
Nature Walk301510,000
    
Guided long walk – Rushaga to504050,000
Nyabaremura   
    
Long Walk – Buhoma to Nkuringo504050,000
    
Batwa Forest Experience404040,000
    
MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK  
    
 FNRFREAC
    
 US$US$UGX
    
Gorilla Tracking700600250,000
    
Gorge Walk301515,000
    
Volcano climbing807050,000
    
Golden monkey tracking605040,000
    
Golden Monkey Habituation Expe-10080100,000
rience   
    
Mgahinga Platform Viewing Expe-101010,000
rience   
    
Guided Short Nature Walks for5510,000
Children   
    
Painting & art work101020,000
    
Children scouts adventurous101020,000
activities   
    
   
KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK  
    
 FNRFREAC
    
 US$US$UGX
    
Park entrance403020,000
    
Game Drive (Day)201520,000
    
Game Drive (Night) per person302050,000
    
Bird Watching302520,000
    
Kidepo Lonyili Summit Hike504050,000
    

Pick up Fees;

  • Airstrip – 50,000 UGX
  • Karenga – 100,000 UGX

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MT. ELGON NATIONAL PARK   
    
 FNRFREAC
    
 US$US$UGX
    
Park entrance352515,000
    
Mt. Elgon Hiking*504050,000
    
Mt. Elgon Rock Climbing656055,000
    
Mt. Elgon Mountain Biking1008050,000
    
Mt. Elgon Bushiyi Trail Excursion150120150,000
    
  
RWENZORI MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK 
    
 FNRFREAC
    
 US$US$UGX
    
Park entrance352515,000
    
Rwenzori Mountain Hike504050,000
    
Bukurungu Trail RMNP504050,000
    
Kazingo Trail RMNP504050,000
    
SEBWE / BUGHALISTA falls504050,000
    
Kinyampanika ChimpTrail504050,000
    

Other Mountain climbing services Provided by Rwenzori

  • Rwenzori Trekking services
  • Rwenzori Mountaineering services
LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK   
     
  FNRFREAC
     
  US$US$UGX
     
Park entrance 403020,000
     
Game Drive (Day) 201520,000
     
Game Drive (Night) per person 301550,000
     
Nature Walk 151010,000
     
Boat Rides 302530,000
     
Cycling 302530,000
     
SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARK   
    
 FNRFREAC
    
 US$US$UGX
    
Park entrance352515,000
    
Nature Walk301510,000
    
Batwa Experience101010,000
    
View shoebill by Boat10080100,000
    
Ntoroko Boat Hire10080100,000
    
    
KIBALE NATIONAL PARK   
    
 FNRFREAC
    
 US$US$UGX
    
Park entrance403020,000
    
Chimp Tracking200150150,000
    
Chimpanzee Habituation Full day250200200,000
    
Guided Short Nature Walks for5510,000
Children   
    
Painting & art work101020,000
    
Children scouts adventurous101020,000
activities   
    
  • 20% discount on entrance fees for a group of more than 20 people on a given day.
ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY   
    
 FNRFREAC
    
 US$US$UGX
    
Park entrance202010,000
    
Rhino Tracking302020,000
    
Nature walk202020,000
    
Bird Watching202020,000
    
shoebill252020,000
    

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