The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Wildlife Conservation Tariff for July 2022 to June 2024 as officially published includes reserves and national park entry fees, permits, and guided activities costs, among others.

UWA has made a few changes, like Murchison Falls National Park now has its own category “A Plus” with higher park entry charges from Category A parks. Category A entry charges have increased by $5 and Game drive fees are now mandatory for self and UWA-guided tours. But all primate fees remain the same.

DU-Traveler makes it more interactive for travellers to find other information not related to the tariff plan.  Otherwise, you can download the official pdf flyer for your storage.

All conservation fees are quoted in United States Dollars (US$) for Foreign Non-Residents (FNR) and Foreign Residents (FR), and Uganda Shillings (UGX) for Ugandans and East African Member States Citizens (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan).

A day’s entrance ticket is valid for twenty-four hours from the time of entrance. UWA will charge you extra fees for the extra time you spent in the park after the ticket’s 24 hours.

Children are categorised as persons aged between 5-15 years; kids below 5 years don’t pay any park or conservation fees. But, gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking activities allow only persons above 15 years.

Park entrance fees are independent of package activities such as gorilla tracking, chimp tracking, mountain climbing, and Bird watching.

All visitors will be required to present valid identification documents to confirm their resident status and a Covid-19 Vaccination card.

Uganda Wildlife Authority allows commercial filming and photography in the parks but charges 40% of the park activity you are filming or photographing. E.g. Commercial filming for lion-tracking can cost 40% of lion-tracking fees. Also, drone filming in the park is 50% of the park activity fees.

UWA Contacts
Tel:  256 312 355 000
Email info@ugandawildlife.org

Uganda Reserves & Park Entry Fees 2022-24

Table Index: FNR – Foreign Non-Residents, FR – Foreign Residents (working in Uganda), EAC – East African Citizens

PARK ENTRANCE FEESFNRFREAC
US$US$UGX
Category A+

  • Murchison Falls
Adults453525,000
Children251510,000
CATEGORY A

  • Kidepo Valley
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • Bwindi Impenetrable
  • Mgahinga Gorilla
  • Kibale
  • Lake Mburo
Adults403020,000
Children20105,000
Ugandan Pupils & or
students (Groups)
3,000
Tertiary, Institutions,
Universities
5,000
Uganda Wildlife
Clubs
2,000
CATEGORY B

  • Mt. Rwenzori
  • Semuliki
  • Mt. Elgon
  • Toro-Semuliki
  • Katonga
  • Pian-Upe
Adults352515,000
Children552,500
Ugandan
Pupils,
Students
Groups
NANA2,000
CATEGORY C

  • Ajai Reserve
  • Bokora Reserve
  • Bugungu Reserve
  • East Madi Reserve
  • Kabwoya Reserve
  • Karuma Reserve
  • Kigezi Reserve
  • Kyambura Reserve
  • Matheniko Reserve
Adults1052,500
CATEGORY D

– Kapkwai Sector (MEMP)

FREE

ANNUAL PARK ENTRANCE PASSES

CATEGORYFREAC
US$UGX
Individual35035000
Couple600500,000
Family (Maximum 4 Children)800600,000
Corporate Pass (10 pax)1,5002,500,000
Safari Guide200,000
Taxi Driver150,000
Tour Company DriverFree
  • The annual park entrance pass fees above apply to all protected areas for only foreign residents in Uganda and East African citizens. Annual vehicle entrance fees are paid separately.
  • The annual fees are not valid for package activities like gorilla tracking, chimp tracking, mountaineering, hiking etc.
  • Foreign residents require a work permit valid for one year to qualify for an annual pass.
  • A Safari Guide in the pricing table above 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.

Individual Park Fees

Summarised fees for each park.

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK FEES

FNR
US$
FR
US$
EAC
UGX
Park entrance403020,000
Gorilla Tracking700600250,000
Gorilla Habituation1,5001,000750,000
Nature Walk301510,000
Guided Walk – Rushaga to Nyabaremura504050,000
Guided Walk – Buhoma to Nkuringo504050,000
Batwa Forest Experience404040,000
Birding302520,000

MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK FEES

FNR
US$
FR
US$
EAC
UGX
Park entrance403020,000
Gorilla Tracking700600250,000
Nature/Gorge Walk301515,000
Volcano Climbing807050,000
Golden Monkey Tracking605040,000
Golden Monkey Habituation Experience10080100,000
Batwa Trail807050,000
Mgahinga Platform Viewing Experience101010,000
Guided Short Nature Walks for Children5510,000
Painting & Artwork101020,000
Children Scouts Adventurous Activities101020,000
Birding302520,000
Mt Muhanbura Bandas202025,000
  • The gorilla tracking and Habituation Experience permit in Bwindi or Mgahinga includes guide fees, park entrance fees for the day and community development contribution.
  • Each gorilla permit holder is entitled to a day’s free entrance into Mt. Elgon National Park (MENP) and To-Semuliki Wildlife Reserve (TSWR), although it won’t cover the activity fees in these public areas.
  • The golden monkey tracking permit does NOT include park entrance fees.
  • Batwa trail experience fees in Bwindi and Mgahinga include park entrance fees.
  • Platform viewing in Mgahinga does NOT include park entrance fees. Also, volcano climbing does not include porter and tent fees.
Uganda gorilla tour operator and DMC, Nkuringo Safaris

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK FEES

FNR
US$
FR
US$
EAC
UGX
Park entrance403020,000
Game Drive (Day)302530,000
Launch trip302530,000
Nature Walk151010,000
Mangoose tracking302530,000
Hippo Census10080100,000
Lion (Predator) Tracking10080100,000
Chimp Tracking in Kyambura Gorge (closed)504030,000
Accommodation in DormitoryAdults
Students (in group)
Children
25,000
5,000
10,000

The chimp tracking permit in Kyambura Gorge does NOT include entrance fees.

MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK FEES

FNR
US$
FR
US$
EAC
UGX
Park entrance453525,000
Game Drive (Day)302530,000
Game Drive (Night) per person403540,000
Launch trip to the bottom of falls302530,000
Hiking to at top of falls151010,000
Viewing at top of the falls101010,000
Top of falls for institutionsnana5,000
Viewing top of falls for sec-school studentsnana20,000
Viewing at top of falls for wildlife clubs & pupilsFree
Sport Fishing per day505050,000
Whitewater rafting505050,000
Bird Watching302520,000
Sport Fishing50 (1 day) | 150 (4 days)
excludes park entrance fees
Annual fishing permit$300
excludes park entrance fees
Accommodation in UWA DormitoryAdults
Students (in group)
Children
25,000
5,000
10,000

KIBALE NATIONAL PARK FEES

FNR
US$
FR
US$
EAC
UGX
Park entrance403020,000
Chimp Tracking200150150,000
Chimpanzee Habituation – Full Day250200200,000
Guided Short Nature Walks For Children5510,000
Day Nature Walks301510,000
Night Nature Walks402015,000
Painting & Artwork101020,000
Children Scouts Adventurous Activities101020,000
Bird Watching302520,000
*20% discount on entrance fees for a group of more than 20 people on a given day

Chimpanzee tracking and habituation permits include guide fees and Kibale National Park entrance fees for 6 hours.

The chimp tracking fees also include a nature walk.

Uganda gorilla tour operator and DMC, Nkuringo Safaris

KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK FEES

FNR
US$
FR
US$
EAC
UGX
Park entrance403020,000
Game Drive (Day)201520,000
Game Drive (Night) per person302550,000
Bird Watching302530,000
Kidepo Lonyili Summit Hike504020,000
Transfer Fees:
– Airstrip – 50,000 UGX
– Karenga – 100,000 UGX

LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK FEES

FNR
US$
FR
US$
EAC
UGX
Park entrance403020,000
Game Drive (Day)201520,000
Game Drive (Night) per person301550,000
Nature Walk151010,000
Boat Rides302530,000
Bird Watching302530,000
Cycling302530,000
Sport Fishing$15 (1 day) | $25 (4 days)
excludes park entrance
Accommodation in Rwonyo BandasSingle
Double
Family Banda
35,000
40,000
60,000
Accommodation in Rwonyo guesthouses (with breakfast)Per room (double)
Extra person in room
130,000 pp
65,000 pp
Accommodation in TentsSingle
Double
35,000
60,000
Accommodation in DormitoryAdults
Students (in group)
Children
25,000
5,000
10,000

RWENZORI MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK FEES

FNR
US$
FR
US$
EAC
UGX
Park Entrance352525,000
Rwenzori Mountain Hike504050,000
Bukunguru Trail504050,000
Kazingo Trail504050,000
Sebwe / Bughalista Falls404040,000
Kinyampanika Chimp Trail504050,000
Other mountain climbing services provided by Rwenzori
– Rwenzori Trekking Services
– Rwenzori Mountaineering Services

MT. ELGON NATIONAL PARK FEES

FNR
US$
FR
US$
EAC
UGX
Park Entrance352525,000
Mt. Elgon Hiking504050,000
Mt. Elgon Rock Climbing656055,000
Mt. Elgon Mountain Biking1008050,000
Mt. Elgon Bushiyi Trail Excursion150120150,000

Hiking activity fees are per day except for Bushiyo Trail and they include entrance fees.

UWA trekking fees don’t include ten and porter fees 0f UGX 40,000 for a porter and UGX 30,000 for a cook per day.

SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARK FEES

FNR
US$
FR
US$
EAC
UGX
Park Entrance352525,000
Nature Walk301510,000
Batwa Experience101010,000
View Shoebill by Boat1008050,000
Ntoroki Boat Hire10080100,000
Accommodation in Dormitory
(Call – +256 393 216 163)
Adults
Students (with a group)
Children
25,000
5,000
10,000

ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY CHARGES

FNR
US$
FR
US$
EAC
UGX
Park Entrance202010,000
Rhino Tracking302020,000
Nature Walk202020,000
Bird Watching202020,000
Shoebill Tracking252020,000
Uganda gorilla tour operator and DMC, Nkuringo Safaris

WILDIFE GAME DRIVE FEES

FNR
US$
FR
US$
EAC
UGX
Day self-game drive (private) per vehicle101010,000
Guided day game drives (per day)201520,000
Guided night game drives (per person)302050,000
UWA day game drive truck (per person)302530,000
UWA night game drive truck (per person)403540,000
UWA game drive truck for lion-tracking + fees140115116,000
Cycling302530,000

UWA will allow only pre-registered vehicles to do night game drives.

UWA guides are mandatory for night game drives; you can’t do night game drives in Uganda without a UWA guide coming along.

The minimum charge for a game drive vehicle is the equivalent of 3 persons. So if you are two people, you must pay for the third seat.

VEHICLE & BOAT ENTRY & LANDING FEES

CATEGORYFRREGISTERED
UGANDA
US$UGX
Slon Cars4020,000
Minibus, Omni-buses5030,000
Pick-ups5030,000
Tour Company Vehicles & 4x4s15030,000
Over-landers150100,000
Buses & Lories200200,000
Construction Equipment350500,000
School Buses50,000
Delivery Vehicle Per entry20,000
Boats up to 15 seater100250,000
Launches over 15 seaters200350,000
Launches – MFIFT Boats
of up to 15 seater
20050,000
MFIFT Launches
over 15 passengers
100150,000
Parking Fees for boats per day100,000
  • 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 are to be charged the same rate as other vehicles according to the vehicle classification.
  • The vehicles are prohibited in the PAs unless delivering a service within the parks and reserves or under express approval by the Executive Director, include 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.

AIRCRAFT 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 states and above60120,000
Helicopter125250,000
Parking fees per day10,000
  • Landing fees exclude entry fees payable by passengers.
  • Pilots en route do not pay entry fees if they spend less than 2 hours in
    the park

LAUNCH CRUISE, CANOES, MOTORBOATS FEES

CategoryFNRFREAC
US$US$UGX
Murchison Falls302530,000
Queen Elizabeth302530,000
Schools, per groupnana450,000
Schools, per personnana15,000
Lake Mburo (big & small boats)302530,000
TSWR View of Shoebill by Boat10080100,000
TSWR Ntoroko Boat Hire10080100,000
  • A launch cruise takes a maximum of 45 people in Murchison Falls (MFNP) and 40 people in QENP
  • Trips take approximately 2 hours.
  • The 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
    the extra cost of $20 for FNR and FR, 20,000/= for EAC will be charged per person.

UWA ACCOMMODATION FEES

CAMPSITES
Category A – Wilderness Camping for a maximum of 16 peopleUS$ 40
Category B – Private – advance booking
for a maximum of 20 people including non-paying workers
UG$ 30
Category C – Public with pit latrine/firewood/rubbish pit
water/fireplace/thatched shelter with security inclusive
UGX 20,000
Students (UGX)3,000

UWA accommodation charges above are per person,
exclude local tax/levy and require reservation before you check-in.

UWA FINES & PENALTIES

OFFENSEPENALTY
Off-tracking driving fine$150 per person in the vehicle – to the driver
Over SpeedingUGX 100,000 per incident
Animal Accident Fee (Road Kill)$500
Fine for late reschedule for Gorilla and Chimp Permits25% of the Permit Fee
Fine for gorilla tracking in a different location50% of the Permit Fee
Littering in the parkUGX 100,000 per incident
Hooting/Honking in the parkUGX 100,000 per incident
Sitting on top of the vehicle on a game drive$100 per incident
Default on Tariffs$150

WILDLIFE RESEARCH FEES STRUCTURE

CATEGORYLTR
(USD)
FNSR
(USD)
FSR
(USD)
FRA/V
(USD)
UNSR
(UGX)
UPHDS
(UGX)
UMSCS
Application10010010010050,00020,00020,000
Monthly Research250250250150100,00050,000
Report/Security Deposit300300300200,000100,000

All application fees and Uganda wildlife research fees are non-refundable. Other research categories include;

  • Uganda Research Assistants are free.
  • Foreign research assistants /Volunteers have to pay park entrance fees for up to 10 days at a discount of 50%.
  • International students on field short courses with valid Identity cards also pay park entrance charges of up to 10 days at a discount of 50%.

Of course, when on a wildlife research trip in Uganda, you will need accommodation. Lodging choices include;

  • Camping is UGX 200,000 per month for a research group of up to ten people.
  • Extra individuals have to pay UGX 70,000 per month.
  • You can rent Protected Areas (PAs) with Vacant Staff Houses at UGX 200,000 per room per person per month for East African Researchers and USD 150 per room per month for Non-East African Researchers.
  • Water and electricity charges are not included in the accommodation charges.
  • For Ranger Guide Fees, see “Guides for Game Drives” above.

Whole Specimen Collection;

  • 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 – $0.05 per insect
  • Amphibians – $1 per individual

Permit application fee for derivatives e.g. dung, skin samples, blood samples, plant samples – of USD 100 each time a researcher applies for an export permit

A specimen collection fee of US$ 100 per Kg or less for liquid samples;

  • Blood Serum Per Sample of 10 millilitres & below = US$ 100
  • Other Liquids per sample of 100mls & below = US $ 100