Uganda Park Fees
Uganda Park Fees are all the different charges that are levied on each and every traveler that wants to access a certain national park for different activities. Uganda is a top safari destination, seeing thousands of tourists visiting the country yearly for several Uganda safaris including primate safaris, wildlife safaris, cultural safaris, religious safaris, recreational safaris, and many more safari activities. Most cases as people plan their safaris, they would like to know the different costs attached to the different parks they plan to visit, so in this article below we breakdown some of the park fees associated with the top 5 parks in Uganda.
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is a park named after the famous Murchison falls that are in the park and is located in northwestern Uganda stretching to the Victoria Nile, Karuma falls and shores of Lake Albert. This park is the largest of all the national parks in Uganda sitting on an area of 3893 sq-km. The park is home to numerous wildlife species including elephants, lions, buffalos, leopards, hippos, kobs, antelopes, impalas, warthogs, etc and bird species including the rare shoe-billed stork. Several activities are done in the park including game drives, boat cruises, sport fishing, recreational activities among other things.
Below are some of the Uganda Park Fees a tourist must keep in mind on their visit to the park;
- Park entrance – 40 USD
- Day Game Drive – 20 USD
- Night Game Drive – 40 USD
- Boat cruise to the bottom of falls – 30 USD
- Hiking to Top of Falls – 15 USD
- Sportfishing per day – 50 USD
- White Water Rafting – 50 USD
- Bird Watching – 30 USD
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most popular and most visited National park in Uganda. The park is located in western Uganda and boasts a variety of wildlife that includes but not limited to the unique tree-climbing lions, African bush elephant, hippopotamus, African Buffalos, Ugandan kob, warthog, forest hog, crocodiles, African leopard, chimpanzees and many more.
It’s also home to several bird species, diverse flora and unique crater lakes that give you a lot to look forward to on your trip to the park. Activities done in the park include lion tracking experience, game drives, boat cruises, nature walks among other things. Here are the Uganda Park Fees one should consider before they plan for their visit to the park.
- Park entrance – 40 USD
- Game Drive – 20 USD
- Launch trip – 30 USD
- Nature Walk – 15 USD
- Mongoose Tracking – 30 USD
- Hippo Census – 100 USD
- Lion Tracking Experience – 100 USD
- Chimp tracking (Kyambura Gorge) – 50 USD
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This mountain gorilla hub receives the most guests through the year, guests eager to take a trek in the mountainous impenetrable forest for a golden chance to spend an hour with the unique, famous and highly endangered mountain gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable National park currently has 20 habituated mountain gorilla families in four sectors that are available for trekking every day. The park is located in south western Uganda, about 8 to 9 hours from the Ugandan capital Kampala; the park sectors are Buhoma which is the most visited, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Nkuringo.
The park is also habitat to several Albertine endemic species, bird species, butterfly species and reptiles in its rain forest and montane vegetation. Other primates in the park include the colobus monkeys and blue monkeys.
Uganda Park fees for the main activities done in the park are:-
- Gorilla Trekking – 700 USD
- Nature Walk – 30 USD
- Batwa Forest Experience – 40 USD
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park located in south western Uganda in close proxy to Bwindi National Park. The park is also home to the endangered mountain gorillas in its biodiverse vegetation that consists of bamboo, montane and subalpine vegetation; it also consists of three volcanoes that a part of the eight virunga massifs making the park part of the Virunga Conservation area. The mountains are Gahinga, Sabinyo, and Muhavura.
The main activities done in the park are mountain gorilla trekking, mountain hiking is done on one of the volcanoes and Batwa trail experience. Below are the different Uganda park fees attached to the different activities.
- Gorilla Trekking – USD 700
- Batwa trail experience – USD 80
- Gorge Walk – USD 30
- Volcanoes climbing – USD 80
- Golden monkey tracking – USD 60
- Mgahinga Platform Viewing Experience – USD 10
- Guided Short Nature Walks for Children – USD 5
- Painting & artwork – USD 10
- Children scouts adventurous activities – USD 10
Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park is popularly known as the wildlife hub with a range of animals staying in the park, visitors to the park are delighted at what they get to experience, animals including Cheetahs, Zebras, caracal, aardwolf, Guenther’s dik-dik, mountain reedbuck, pata monkeys and many more. Kidepo’s diverse vegetation is also home to quite a range of bird species and its one the best birding places in Uganda.
This park located in northeastern Uganda is considered the furthest park from Uganda capital Kampala and Entebbe International airport; so safaris to this park are normally flying safaris however if one is up for the road trip, you travel over 10 hours in 2 days to get to the park.
Uganda Park Fees associated with the park’s different activities are:-
- Park entrance – USD 40
- Day Game Drive – USD 20
- Night Game Drive – USD 40
- Bird Watching – USD 30
- Kidepo Lonyili Summit Hike – USD 50
All the prices listed above apply to only foreign nationals visiting the country and they are all reflected are in dollars. Foreign residents in the country, East African citizens and Uganda Nationals should check with Uganda Wildlife Authority or a tour operator for the appropriate charges that apply to them.